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A 2020 Christmas Guide to Galle

Nov 12, 2020
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Spending Christmas in Galle, on a honey-hued beach embracing the tropics and sipping a refreshing thambili, is the ideal way to celebrate the festive season. As 2020 draws to an end, AQUA Forte invites you, your family, friends or your special someone to celebrate Christmas in the charming Galle Fort, where history, romance and festive cheer await you.

Presents Under the Tree

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Don’t worry about packing your presents and hauling them along for the journey too. With numerous stores in Galle Fort, you can easily buy all your gifts here. Shop from a variety of Galle and island-themed gifts that will complement your tropical vacation. Boxes of tea, gems and jewellery, batik outfits and so much more to choose from! Shop from a local store and you’ll even be contributing back to the community this festive season.

A Stroll Around the Galle Fort

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After unwrapping your presents and enjoying a festive breakfast on Christmas morning, head outdoors for a stroll around the Galle Fort. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the oldest living forts in the world. Dotted with historic attractions like the Galle Lighthouse, the National Maritime Museum, and other structures that are more than 400 years old, the Galle Fort is a treasure trove for the intrepid traveller.
There are numerous attractions in Galle that you can visit. Follow our quick guide to exploring Galle Fort by foot.

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Beyond Galle

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Explore the sights and sounds beyond Galle. Visit the nearby town of Unawatuna and its attractions, from Jungle Beach to Peace Pagoda. Or travel further down south to Weligama and learn how to surf! Weligama Beach is ideal for beginners, as the shores are dotted with surf schools to guide you. It’ll be the perfect excursion for your Christmas afternoon, whether you’re with family, friends or a special someone. If you’re looking to embark on a more thrilling excursion, head over to Mirissa early morning for an exciting whale watching safari, as December is the best time to spot whales and dolphins in Sri Lanka’s south coast.

A Christmas Dinner

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Head back to Galle Fort for your grand Christmas dinner. AQUA Forte has prepared a feast for you and your companion to celebrate the festivities of the season. Indulge in delectable delicacies that transport you to the European nation, like our authentic pastas prepared using our traditional recipes and ingredients imported directly from Italy, to give you a true experience of Italian cuisine. Each of our dishes pairs well with a range of wines available on our wine menu. Simply ask our Chef Roberto for the best wine to complement your meal. Treat yourself to a typical Italian Christmas dessert or try one of the other mouth-watering sweet treats on the menu instead.

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What’s the Weather Like in December?

The weather in Galle, in December, is usually met with hot, sunny days and warm, balmy nights. The evenings are often blessed with salty sea breeze, making it ideal to enjoy a stroll through the cobblestoned ramparts before heading over to AQUA Forte for your Christmas dinner.

Reserve a special table for your Christmas lunch or dinner. As we are strictly adhering to safety and hygiene measures, early bookings are highly recommended to avoid disappointment.

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