This fantastic Fort in Galle was built by the Portuguese in 1588 before being extensively fortified by the Dutch in the 1600s. Recognised by UNESCO, it   was declared a World Heritage Site in 1988 and is now home to a wonderful array of shops and restaurants.  Around 30 mins away.

Martin Wickramasinghe folk museum.
A novelist and champion of Sri Lankan folk culture.  8km 15mins.

Tea Factory.
Handungoda Tea Estate.  Herman Gunaratne’s award winning Virgin White tea estate. 7km 20mins. 

Islands on Lake Koggala.
Visit the Cinnamon Island, Bird Island or the wonderful Talathuduwa Temple Island by boat.

The Beautiful beaches of Unawatuna, Wijaya and Thalpe just approx 20 mins away.


Bicycles/bicycle touring.  Rent our bikes or see

Yoga at the house by  arrangement or at a Yoga centre.

Massages at the house by arrangement or at a Spa/Yoga centre.

Cooking lesson in traditional Sri Lankan kitchen on the property.

Walking tours around Galle Fort.

Scuba Diving in Unawatuna with Pearl Divers, Unawatuna.

Whale watching in Mirissa (seasonal) with

Lake fishing or boat trips with a local fisherman by arrangement.

Places To Visit Further Afield

Yala National Park.
This park is best known for its large population of Elephants, Leopards, Sloth Bears and Aquatic Birds however its very busy. A great place to stay and the only recommended safari is:- Yala is around 4 hours away.

Mulkirigala Rock Temple near Tangalle.

Udawalawe National Park.
Not as busy as Yala and not as large, this National Park is home to Tropical Birds and many Elephants. Udawalawe is round 3 hours away.

Lunuganga & Brief.
The House and garden of the late architect Geoffrey Bawa and his brother Bevis. Lovely place for lunch. See the websites here and here. 1 hour away (74km)