Serendipity's Guidebook to Galle & Unawatuna

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Serendipity's Guidebook to Galle & Unawatuna

Sightseeing

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Galle Dutch Fort
Church Street
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Thalpe beach තල්පෙ වෙරළ තීරය
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Koggala Lake
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Handunugoda Tea Estate
Handunugoda Road
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Japanese Peace Pagoda
Jungle Beach Road
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National Museum
Church Street
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Galle International Cricket Stadium
Colombo Main Road
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Maritime Archeological Museum (Galle)
Queens Street
The place to be. Possibly the biggest attraction in Sri Lanka. -It’s historical -Many great restaurants -great shopping -beach -Fortifications -walk the ramparts -churches, temples, mosque
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Galle Dutch Fort
Church Street
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The place to be. Possibly the biggest attraction in Sri Lanka. -It’s historical -Many great restaurants -great shopping -beach -Fortifications -walk the ramparts -churches, temples, mosque
Lanka Living Gallery

Popular beaches

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Unawatuna
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Jungle Beach
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Great for surfers. Many surf schools along the beach if you want to learn surfing.
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Dewata Beach
540 A2
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Great for surfers. Many surf schools along the beach if you want to learn surfing.
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Wijaya Beach
A2
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Hikkaduwa Beach

Neighborhoods

Galle is a city on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka. It’s known for Galle Fort, the fortified old city founded by Portuguese colonists in the 16th century. Stone sea walls, expanded by the Dutch, encircle car-free streets with architecture reflecting Portuguese, Dutch and British rule. Notable buildings include the 18th-century Dutch Reformed Church. Galle Lighthouse stands on the fort’s southeast tip.
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Galle
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Galle is a city on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka. It’s known for Galle Fort, the fortified old city founded by Portuguese colonists in the 16th century. Stone sea walls, expanded by the Dutch, encircle car-free streets with architecture reflecting Portuguese, Dutch and British rule. Notable buildings include the 18th-century Dutch Reformed Church. Galle Lighthouse stands on the fort’s southeast tip.
Unawatuna is a town in southern Sri Lanka. It’s known for its coral reef and its palm-lined beaches, like Unawatuna Beach. Nestled in nearby jungle, the Japanese Peace Pagoda has a stupa with ocean views. The Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery south of town protects endangered species. North across the bay is the city of Galle’s fortified old town, founded by the Portuguese and expanded by the Dutch in the 17th century.
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Unawatuna
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Unawatuna is a town in southern Sri Lanka. It’s known for its coral reef and its palm-lined beaches, like Unawatuna Beach. Nestled in nearby jungle, the Japanese Peace Pagoda has a stupa with ocean views. The Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery south of town protects endangered species. North across the bay is the city of Galle’s fortified old town, founded by the Portuguese and expanded by the Dutch in the 17th century.

Food scene

Good hotel with many restaurant options
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Jetwing Lighthouse
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Good hotel with many restaurant options
Nice place for afternoon tea or a fancy dinner. A historic hotel 🏨
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Amangalla
10 Church St
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Nice place for afternoon tea or a fancy dinner. A historic hotel 🏨
Cute cafe in Galle Fort that serve amazing desserts, pancakes, and quick eats.
KiXi
3A Lighthouse Street
Cute cafe in Galle Fort that serve amazing desserts, pancakes, and quick eats.
All day beach club open late. Pool access and music
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Angel Beach Unawatuna
436 ගාලු පාර
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All day beach club open late. Pool access and music
Beautiful restaurant by the beach on an ultra chic hotel
The Fortress Sri Lanka
Beautiful restaurant by the beach on an ultra chic hotel
Good quality consistent food
Sugar Bistro & Wine Bar
Hospital Street
Good quality consistent food
Nice beachside restaurant popular with expats living on the Galls area.
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The Shack Beach Cafe
472 Matara Rd
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Nice beachside restaurant popular with expats living on the Galls area.
The best pizzeria in the area. Authentic Napoletana pizzas with premium ingredients!
AQUA Pizza
The best pizzeria in the area. Authentic Napoletana pizzas with premium ingredients!
Resort style hotel offering a number of restaurants and bars. Day passes available to use facilities such as pool and kids play area.
Araliya Beach Resort & Spa Unawatuna
Resort style hotel offering a number of restaurants and bars. Day passes available to use facilities such as pool and kids play area.
Authentic Indian quality food at reasonable prices. Try their “Hydrabadhi Biryani”
Indian Hut
Authentic Indian quality food at reasonable prices. Try their “Hydrabadhi Biryani”
Cute Italian cafe serving amazing breakfast and street food. Try their crispy ice cream bun for breakfast if you want to try something super different!
AQUA Forno
Cute Italian cafe serving amazing breakfast and street food. Try their crispy ice cream bun for breakfast if you want to try something super different!
Isle of Gelato
60a Pedlar St

Shopping & Markets

Supermarkets Local markets Shopping
The biggest super market in the area. All groceries including imported items, furniture and electronics.
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Arpico Supercenter
Matara Road
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The biggest super market in the area. All groceries including imported items, furniture and electronics.
Speciality store that carry imported food items that’s not generally available at local supermarkets.
8 místní doporučují
Sea Fair Food City
16 A2
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Speciality store that carry imported food items that’s not generally available at local supermarkets.
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Keells - Galle
46 Colombo Rd
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Cargills Food City
10/8 Wakwella Rd
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Department store. Nice homeware items
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MANJARI Galle (මංජරි)
116 Wakwella Rd
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Department store. Nice homeware items
Local fruit market. Exotic fruit finds and interesting for photos
Galle Fruit Market
Sea St
Local fruit market. Exotic fruit finds and interesting for photos
Local fish market. Fresh catch available daily.
Fish market
A2
Local fish market. Fresh catch available daily.
Specialty high-end designer women's active-wear store. For all you yoga, running, fitness needs. Carrying some of the most exclusive brands made to order in special batches. Some of the clothing is specially made for the store. Ultra-chic and sophisticated.
Sports Boutique
Specialty high-end designer women's active-wear store. For all you yoga, running, fitness needs. Carrying some of the most exclusive brands made to order in special batches. Some of the clothing is specially made for the store. Ultra-chic and sophisticated.
tpv store
43 Leyn Baan St
Best speciality grocery for your cheeses, imported meat items, sauces, pastas etc. Done by a very experienced team based in Colombo.
Park Street Gourmet - Galle
Best speciality grocery for your cheeses, imported meat items, sauces, pastas etc. Done by a very experienced team based in Colombo.
Funky customized flip flops and some beach wear.
Waves Store Galle
Funky customized flip flops and some beach wear.

Salon & Spa

The best Hair Salon on Galle. Possible in whole of Sri Lanka. Theowner Ravi is a legend in the industry! Highly recommended. They also offer a spa with various other beauty treatments.
Bien Etre salon
The best Hair Salon on Galle. Possible in whole of Sri Lanka. Theowner Ravi is a legend in the industry! Highly recommended. They also offer a spa with various other beauty treatments.
Recommended professional spa and your favorite Spa Ceylon merchandise at one place!
SPA CEYLON BOUTIQUE II – Galle Fort
Recommended professional spa and your favorite Spa Ceylon merchandise at one place!

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Co si sbalit

Sunscreen, Cigarettes & Snickers

If you're a smoker it's best to bring your supply. Cigarettes' are super expensive in Sri Lanka comparing to other things and only a few brands are available as it's monopolized by BAT. It's very difficult to find good sunscreen. The locally made brands does not do it and the rare imported brands cost a fortune! Flip flops are essential for the beach so is a pair of snickers. Your feet will get tired walking on gravel roads in flip flops and you'll crave a pair of good snickers that you won't find anywhere other than in Colombo.
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Trains, Buses & Taxi

Trains in Sri Lanka are great and inexpensive. Galle is a major train station and connects to lots of local as well as regional travel. You can buy tickets at the station or reserve in advance for long distance travel to make sure you get a seat. Busses are also available as above but less comfortable for long distance travel. AC buses are available in Galle that goes to a Colombo. Tuk Tuks (three whalers) are easy to flag down. Please make sure you agree to the fair before getting in.
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Shop & travel like locals

Shop at markets with fixed pricing. Don’t fall into tourist traps. Walk where you can… if the price is not clear don’t buy or get into taxis.
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Beachwear & Attire

It is not recommended to walk in the streets in swimwear. Cover your knees and shoulders when visiting temples and other religious places.