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Galle Fort is easily one of the island’s main point of attraction: the UNESCO World Heritage Site is a city that’s brimming with a host of different cultures and activities, effortlessly enveloping you into its fascinating microcosmic world. There are many Galle Fort villas to choose from, which are among the most beautiful properties in Sri Lanka – behind their anonymous doors are enchanting courtyards filled with frangipani trees and open-sided living spaces ideal for sheltering from the heat of the day. With Galle Fort right on your doorstep and your own private paradise to retreat to when you are tired, the villas in Galle Fort are highly coveted – and highly recommended, especially for groups of friends or families.

There are a range of other villas near Galle, including a selection of beachfront properties ideal for younger children seeking to play in the sand or couples looking for a private beach getaway. See our full list of recommendations below:

Galle Villas

Like most other properties in this area, Ivory House is inspired by the Dutch colonial architecture. This 70-year-old property, which underwent a recent renovation, was built to exacerbate the beautiful views of its surroundings. Children over five are welcome.

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The four A/C double-bedrooms which overlook the expansive ocean beyond are designed with a deliberate earthy charm. There’s ample space to lounge about in, and the in-house staff ensure that you are perfectly taken care of. A maximum of two children under 12 are allowed.

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Kikili Beach has just one bedroom, providing its guests with total privacy. It has an en-suite bathroom, A/C and is decorated with a vast array of vibrant colors. Though best for couples or solo travelers, children can be accommodated too.

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Mandalay is a property with two pavilions, one containing the bedrooms and the other housing the living spaces. It can accommodate up to six people, two of whom can be children. However, it’s best for couples, groups of friends or families with teenagers.

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This four bedroom villa is perched on eight acres of land, comprised of three separate buildings all featuring strong notes of Dutch architecture. They welcome children of all ages.

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Samudra is a beach villa located 20 minutes away from Galle Fort. They have two expansive, chic and beautifully-furnished rooms to choose from, although a third room can be arranged on request. More suited to families with older kids.

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Sergeant House is a five-bedroom boutique villa that was built in the 1800s and its architecture incorporates both Dutch and Portuguese influences. It can be rented per room or as a whole. Children are welcome, but only those over the age of 10 are advised to visit.

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Sisindu C can only be booked in its entirety, accommodating four people in spacious rooms – although more beds can be added as necessary. It is certainly family-friendly and has plenty of kids’ activities as well.

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This six-bedroom villa is located in the midst of an eight acre tea estate and is utterly splendid and rejuvenating. It has 360 degree views, six en-suite bedrooms and is furnished with antiques and plush modern additions. Children of all ages are welcome.

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Sleeping 8 people, 25 Rampart Street comes with four en-suite bedrooms. Great for families, though if you’re booking it in its entirety then you must stay for a minimum of two nights. This early 19th century offers colonial grandeur and modern comforts.

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