The best boutique hotels in Galle & The South

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Tri, Koggala

    Rooms from £70 per night (for residents)

Leafy and luxurious, this pioneering lakeside hideaway is perfect for couples, friends and families to relax and unwind in blissful tranquility.

Kulu Safaris, Yala

    Rooms from £100 a night (for residents)

Kick back in glamping bliss at this intimate jungle camp. Spot myriad marvellous creatures on a guided Jeep safari through Yala National Park. Adventure awaits!

The Kip, Ahangama

    Rooms from £75 a night

A bohemian hideaway tucked just 200 metres from the beach in Ahangama, The Kip features four spacious rooms and an enchanting garden café, with a focus on local craftsmanship and slow living.

The Fort Printers, Galle Fort

    Rooms from £82 a night

A calm heritage retreat right in the heart of the Fort, beckoning travellers with its smart, grown-up style, intriguing history and delicious food.

Cantaloupe House, Ahangama

    Rooms from £85 a night

A tranquil retreat in a verdant tropical setting, Cantaloupe House is a painstakingly restored heritage villa perfect for a serene south coast stay just moments from a popular surfing town

PALM, Ahangama

    Rooms from £80 a night

East London industrial chic meets laid-back tropical living at this haven of great food, top tunes and jungle vibes amid the paddy fields of Ahangama.

Salt House, Hiriketiya

    Rooms from £60 a night

A barefoot hangout in one of the south coast’s hippest spots – especially recommended for surfers, yoga lovers and beach bums.

Owl and the Pussycat, Thalpe

    Rooms from £102 a night

A wonderfully whimsical small hotel with character in spades, the Owl and the Pussycat is a gorgeous beach hideaway within easy reach of Galle Fort and some of the south coast’s top surf spots.

Fort Bazaar, Galle Fort

    Rooms from £150 a night

A beautifully appointed boutique hotel housed in a renovated seventeenth-century merchant's house, fusing contemporary cool with a charming Middle Eastern vibe.