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Top 10 Beachfront Hotels near Galle

Sri Lanka is well-known for its pristine beaches around the island and when it comes to Galle, it is no different. Galle as a city is famous for the historical Galle Fort, but also for its marvelous beaches nearby. You will find it a daunting task to select which beach front hotel you should stay and in this list we have broken down the best 10 hotels for you with uniqueness of each of them.

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Hikka Tranz by Cinnamon

Hikka Tranz by Cinnamon

This luxury hotel emanates celebratory vibes, as it endeavours to reflect the atmosphere of a party through décor and other means. The rooms are spacious and vibrant, featuring views of the sea. The restaurant and bar call for guests to loosen up and chill, feeling the ocean breeze run through their hair as they release the stresses of everyday life with the holiday of a lifetime by the sea.

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Aditya Resort

Aditya Resort

A beautiful collection of suites, Aditya Resort is the ultimate seaside getaway. Each suite is decorated exquisitely, and they have a luxurious but homely feel to them. The suites have individual pools or Jacuzzis attached and some have deep green ponds lining the private gardens in which pink lilies blossom. There is also a villa that is a combination of two suites, resulting in the villa having the atmosphere of a deluxe cabana that one can have all to oneself. The restaurant has the distinction of being open 24 hours a day.

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Jetwing Lighthouse

Jetwing Lighthouse

An iconic hotel, Lighthouse is one of Galle’s most beautiful buildings. Designed by world renowned Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa, the hotel is the height of island tropical extravagance. The hotel looms over the deep blue of the Indian Ocean, providing stunning views of the gleaming seas from its rooms. Each room has been decorated with a combination of airy elegance and warm hospitality, and all rooms are contemporary tropical in style. For those with a sense of adventure, there are also three themed suites that call to mind the history of Galle itself.

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Coco Bay Unawatuna

Coco Bay Unawatuna

A short, pleasant drive away from Galle, Coco Bay Unawatuna is the quintessential beachfront hotel, combining the kind of blissful ease we have come to associate with holidaying by the sea with pristine service and luxury. Coco Bay also offers Yoga programs, featuring relaxation techniques that will help guests rejuvenate their physical bodies as well as their mental, and spiritual health with holistic techniques.

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Kumu Beach

Kumu Beach

Kumu Beach is situated in Balapitiya and includes 10 contemporary rooms that have been decorated with tropical decadence. The dining areas lounge in the open air, mixing the salty sea air with the delectable tastes that the hotel’s restaurants have on offer. Kumu Beach also has an infinity pool, and access to the soft sands of the beach nearby. With only ten rooms, there is an exclusivity to this hotel that guests will love, just as they will love the sun themed décor of the rooms.

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Shinagawa Beach

Shinagawa Beach

An intimate affair, Shinagawa provides a soothing ambiance that invites guests to enjoy their cosy, hospitable hotel. Located in Bentota, Shinagawa boasts access to one of the lesser known and thus lesser crowded beaches, and guests have the opportunity to witness endemic bird life as well as occasional turtles.

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Calamansi Cove by Jetwing

Calamansi Cove by Jetwing

Off the shore of Balapitiya Beach, Calamansi takes its name from the fruit, and promises to be as refreshing and vibrant as its namesake. As tranquil and sheltered as a cove, the hotel is a boutique resort that is a collection of 12 stunning villas that are private even as they bask under the golden sun. Featuring a sequestered beach, everything about Calamansi promises the most vivacious experiences of nature coupled with an intimate, secluded atmosphere.

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Heritance Ahungalla

Heritance Ahungalla

This hotel sits next to a stretch of vivid blue ocean, and seems to eschew time altogether, simply working as coolly and naturally as the ripples of the sea. The suites are a standout; luxurious, warm, and welcoming. There is also a spa called Diviyan (Coco) which uses only natural products and oils and cosmetics made locally.

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The Habitat by Asia Leisure

The Habitat by Asia Leisure

Another underrated spot, Kosgoda Beach, houses The Habitat, an exotic masterpiece that is ideal for all kinds of guests, whether couples or families, friends or solo travellers. The hotel strives to be a home away from home, albeit a truly indulgent one.

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Citrus Hikkaduwa

Citrus Hikkaduwa

When it comes to Hikkaduwa beach hotels, guests usually look for ease of access to the beach, and cosy but luxurious accommodation. Citrus Hikkaduwa doesn’t disappoint on either count, as it is situated right near the beach, so that guests can wake up to the sound of waves and walk along the golden sands of this famous coastal spot. The restaurants are a particular stand out, and guests can have a hearty dose of authentic Sri Lankan cuisine. The Citron Senses Spa is also ideal for some relaxation by the sea.