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.
Over the centuries, the seas below us brought the world to these very shores. As the waves crashed against our rocky coast, we watched as foreign cultures melded with our own, in a thriving harmony that transformed an ancient trading post into the bustling coastal city we are proud to call our home. The influences of the world have shaped the very fabric of Galle as we know it. From the iconic Dutch fortress in the heart of the city, to the traditional fishing villages at its fringe, these cross-cultural charms have since extended into the nature of our legendary hospitality, and have been brought to life in an architectural masterpiece designed by Geoffrey Bawa, which will always remain open for you to come and discover our heritage of tropical luxury on the southern coastline of Sri Lanka.
An iconic Galle hotel
This property is 2 minutes walk from the beach. Boasting beautiful views of the Indian Ocean, the hilltop Jetwing Lighthouse is 2 km from Galle’s centre. Minimalistic and elegant, this luxurious colonial-style hotel features 4 dining options, 2 outdoor pools, and a spa. Jetwing’s spacious rooms have a private balcony and a dressing room. Each room has cable TV, a DVD player, and tea/coffee making facilities. The attached bathroom is fitted with a bathtub and shower. Guests can join a yoga class, exercise in the gym, or play tennis. The hotel arranges whale watching trips and city tours. Services include laundry, car rental and currency exchange. Wi-Fi is free throughout the hotel. Open 24 hours, Cardamom Café offers light meals and refreshments. Anchor Bar and Grill serves sandwiches and grilled dishes. Coats of Arm Bar features a pool table and library, as well as sweeping ocean views. Jetwing Lighthouse is 146 km from Colombo’s Bandaranaike International Airport. It is easily accessible from attractions like Galle Fort, Galle Markets and the shopping street.