Guidebook for Galle and Unawatuna

James
Guidebook for Galle and Unawatuna

Food Scene

One of my favourite spots for a treat. Great food.
The Fort Printers
One of my favourite spots for a treat. Great food.
Great place to eat with toes in the sand. Good food and occasional music events.
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Kingfisher Hotel
6 místní doporučují
Great place to eat with toes in the sand. Good food and occasional music events.
Opened in 2016, a renovated merchants home now boutique hotel. Lovely décor, stylish furniture, and the food is delicious.
The Fort Bazaar
Opened in 2016, a renovated merchants home now boutique hotel. Lovely décor, stylish furniture, and the food is delicious.
A beautiful boutique hotel, 3 acre garden, large shallow pool and great food. Perfect for families.
Why House
A beautiful boutique hotel, 3 acre garden, large shallow pool and great food. Perfect for families.
A great restaurant for wood fire pizzas and pasta.
La Boheme
A great restaurant for wood fire pizzas and pasta.
All day breakfast and brunch menu. From local classic Hoppers which have been modernised, French Toast, Mini Burgers and lots more.
6 místní doporučují
SkinnyTom's Deli
6 místní doporučují
All day breakfast and brunch menu. From local classic Hoppers which have been modernised, French Toast, Mini Burgers and lots more.
Local hangout for expats and kids. Great surfing spot for beginners. Serving up some good beach food and drinks.
8 místní doporučují
The Shack Beach Cafe
8 místní doporučují
Local hangout for expats and kids. Great surfing spot for beginners. Serving up some good beach food and drinks.

Drinks & Nightlife

You can grab some good food and drink at any of these small bar/restaurants.
Old Dutch Hospital
You can grab some good food and drink at any of these small bar/restaurants.
Great sun downer spot on a perfect lagoon beach. A good selection of drinks and the thai green curry is very tasty!
33 místní doporučují
Wijaya Beach
33 místní doporučují
Great sun downer spot on a perfect lagoon beach. A good selection of drinks and the thai green curry is very tasty!
Great beach club with good food, good drinks, pool and direct access to the beach.
Sugar Beach Talpe
1048 Matara Rd
Great beach club with good food, good drinks, pool and direct access to the beach.
A new beach club located on Dalawella beach, opened in 2019. Great for all ages with pool, swim up bar, beach loungers, day beds, vip rooftop, event nights, DJ's etc
Angel Beach Unawatuna
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A new beach club located on Dalawella beach, opened in 2019. Great for all ages with pool, swim up bar, beach loungers, day beds, vip rooftop, event nights, DJ's etc
The Social (previously named RiDDiM Bar, is a lively beach restaurant in Unawatuna. A friendly service team serving great drinks and fun food. In high season Thursday nights often feature live music and Sunday from 3pm they have a DJ.
RiDDiM BAR
The Social (previously named RiDDiM Bar, is a lively beach restaurant in Unawatuna. A friendly service team serving great drinks and fun food. In high season Thursday nights often feature live music and Sunday from 3pm they have a DJ.

Sightseeing

Catch the light just right and can get some amazing pictures.
Galle Lighthouse
Catch the light just right and can get some amazing pictures.
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Japanese Peace Pagoda
13 místní doporučují
Beautiful large lake surrounded by cinnamon plantations. Great for bird spotting and boat trips to the many small islands.
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Koggala Lake
22 místní doporučují
Beautiful large lake surrounded by cinnamon plantations. Great for bird spotting and boat trips to the many small islands.
A lovely little tea plantation. It's free to have a tour which starts with a cup of tea and slice of cake at the original planters bungalow, before they take you to the factory, and then to the gift shop where you get to sample all types of tea. You can leave a donation or purchase some products!
11 místní doporučují
Virgin White Tea Plantation
11 místní doporučují
A lovely little tea plantation. It's free to have a tour which starts with a cup of tea and slice of cake at the original planters bungalow, before they take you to the factory, and then to the gift shop where you get to sample all types of tea. You can leave a donation or purchase some products!
Various bicycle trips available, located in Dalawella. Check their website for routes, prices and reservations. Ride through paddy fields, see local village life, local wildlife and a bit of exercise all at once!
Idle Bikes
Various bicycle trips available, located in Dalawella. Check their website for routes, prices and reservations. Ride through paddy fields, see local village life, local wildlife and a bit of exercise all at once!

Arts & Culture

A Buddhist Temple well worth a visit (and the steps to get up!)
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Yatagala Raja Maha Viharaya
11 místní doporučují
A Buddhist Temple well worth a visit (and the steps to get up!)

Beach

Great beach, with a safe swimming lagoon created by a reef so suitable for all ages. The turtles hang out here to feed so great chance to spot these beautiful creatures in the wild (but don't touch!!). Picture perfect for Instagram with 'Frog Rock' at sunset or the rope swing nearby.
Dalawella Beach
Great beach, with a safe swimming lagoon created by a reef so suitable for all ages. The turtles hang out here to feed so great chance to spot these beautiful creatures in the wild (but don't touch!!). Picture perfect for Instagram with 'Frog Rock' at sunset or the rope swing nearby.
A large beach lined with cafes, restaurants and hotels. Good water activities such as snorkeling, diving, jet skis, paddle boards, body boarding etc.
50 místní doporučují
Unawatuna Beach
50 místní doporučují
A large beach lined with cafes, restaurants and hotels. Good water activities such as snorkeling, diving, jet skis, paddle boards, body boarding etc.

Surfing

Good for beginners year round with plenty of surf schools to choose from. Some juice bars and local eateries. Also The Shack beach cafe do some good food and drinks.
Dewata Beach
Good for beginners year round with plenty of surf schools to choose from. Some juice bars and local eateries. Also The Shack beach cafe do some good food and drinks.
Good for intermediate and beginners. A large beach with a few restaurants either on the beach or on the other side of the main road.
Kabalana Beach
Good for intermediate and beginners. A large beach with a few restaurants either on the beach or on the other side of the main road.