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Explore Galle

Galle has long been a stopover for foreign travellers; Sinbad the sailor, the chinese admiral Cheng Ho, Marco Polo, the Portuguese admiral Lorenzo de Almeida, the Dutch VOC company and even the first package tours in 1842 with the arrival of the first P & O passenger ship.

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Historical Scholars link Galle to the Old Testament city of Tarshish to which King Solomon sent his merchant ships to "procure gold, silver,ivory, apes and peacocks" and to where Jonah fled from the Lord.

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Events

Come and experience the literary festival in Galle. A 4 day program bringing the best Sri Lankan & international authors from around the world. The program will include cooking classes, writing workshops, keynote speakers, exhibitions and walking tours and much more.

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In recent years there has been an explosion in trendy shops and gourmet dining. Since fashions and popularity are always changing, our in house room guides and our ebullient manager Miss Henri will give you all the latest knowledge on arrival.

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Activities

At the Sun House our staff will assist you plan your days so that you get the most out of your stay in Galle.

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Map of the Galle Fort (881kb)

Map of the South Coast (1.49Mb)

The Sun House on Google Maps

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Frequently Asked Questions

The best time to travel to Sri Lanka is between the main green seasons. The period from November to April is the driest season on the south west coast.

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Ideal Reading

Rough Guide to Sri Lanka
When asked where his most fantasy holiday would be, Mark Ellingham, the founder of The Rough Guide series, replied:"Taprobane..a small island off the coast of Sri Lanka"

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“A remarkable haven of sophistication…the temptation to do nothing but be pampered is almost irresistible.” The Bradt Travel Guide

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Our Partners

Charity
Adopt Sri Lanka an organisation helping those in need in the Southern Province of Sri Lanka and with a special emphasis on education www.adoptsrilanka.com

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“had a magical stay! The hospitality has been amazing & the attention to detail has made the whole experience so memorable.”

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Special Occasions

The Sun House and its sister properties are ideally placed to handle any special occasion or event. An In house team are at hand to tackle even the most complicated of requests.

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Our Collection

The Taprobane Collection is a privately owned portfolio of properties carefully chosen by the owner for their outstanding locations, their sense of history, their serendipity, their style and their ability to let visitors truly relax and unwind. Emphasis is placed on their individual uniqueness.

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