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Amari Galle Sri Lanka’s Swimming Pool
Amari Galle Sri Lanka’s Swimming Pool

Indeed it was by no accident that our motley crew found ourselves in Amari Hotel. If you find yourself in Amari Hotel Galle then understand that you are not there by accident, or due to some coincidence. It is no chance event you being in Amari Hotel Galle. You are there because this resort cannot be kept a secret. Its beauty cannot be measured in words and the resort itself has a will of its own – an irresistible pull upon the heart and mind of the traveller.

Amari Hotel Galle recently celebrated their first anniversary by inviting a group of media people to see for themselves why it is one of the best hotels in the island.

Once you are within the resort you see exactly why Amari is the destination for the discerning traveller. Its architecture has been designed in such a way that the entire experience becomes something like a wonderful dream. It sort of reminded me of a scene from Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief when the trio of friends are in Lotus Hotel and Casino created by the Lotus Eaters. Once you enter that hotel you never want to leave. Because that is exactly how it felt at Amari.

Originally from Thailand and expanding across Asia, Amari has a rich and long-standing heritage and is well known amongst travellers worldwide. Amari celebrates the colours and rhythms of modern Asia with each hotel highlighting the textures and flavours of its unique setting through architecture, design, cuisine and service.

“Set amidst the rich culture and history of the city of Galle, this beachfront property comprises 172 rooms and suites, each with private balconies spectacular views of the Indian Ocean. The hotel’s stunning architecture and design, thoughtful amenities, service from the heart and diverse culinary offerings ensure that all guests will have a fun and relaxed stay at Amari Galle. The hotel is situated ten minutes away from the magnificent Galle Fort, twenty minutes from prominent attractions such as Unawatuna and Hikkaduwa, and two and a half hours from Sri Lanka’s international airport in Colombo,” said Amari General Manager Puneet Dutta.

Galle is the destination any tourist needs to go to. A destination any tourists must go to. It is part of Sri Lanka’s splendid history. In a very short time of one year, Amari has already made its mark in the country and especially in the Southern Coast with much more to be expected in the years to come.

Amari Galle’s architecture and design takes inspiration from the natural beauty of the Galle coastline, panoramic view of the ocean and the gentle sea breeze. All the rooms are ocean facing and has a balcony, so the sunset cannot be missed. The resort is designed in such way, that no matter where you are, you know you are in a beautiful destination like Galle with a breath-taking view of the ocean.

“I have been in Sri Lanka for over 2 years and five months now.

I started my journey as the pre-opening manager and it has been extraordinary seeing the transformation taking place. I have never felt like an expat in Sri Lanka.

Whilst it is difficult to directly compare destination resorts, Indian Hotels are renowned for their hospitality. So is Amari Galle, with warm southern smiles of the team that greet guests upon arrival. We always strive to provide a tailor-made experience to suit the traveller and try to exceed their expectations,” stated Dutta.

Amari Galle is still young and new, yet the resort has already won the hearts of many. The resort will continue to amaze its guests in the years to come. The Amari brand is well known amongst its travellers who are loyal to it. Amari is known to be relevant to travellers of all segments, being sensitive to their different needs and requirements.



Every guest room and suite at Amari Galle offers sea views and private balconies.

Light-filled and spacious interiors capture the tranquillity of the coastline with soothing colour schemes that create a beach house feel and artwork which reflects the common sights of the surrounding area.

The hotel offers accommodation options in five broad categories: Deluxe Ocean View, Deluxe Terrace Ocean View and Grand Deluxe Ocean View Rooms, One Bedroom Suites, and the 360-square-metre Presidential Suite complete with roof terrace and private plunge pool.

Ahara Gourmet Gallery, the signature market-style restaurant of Amari Galle, offers guests the opportunity to interact with chefs and experience the vibrant flavours of Asian and international cuisines inspired by the region’s rich street food culture.

Shoreline Beach Club provides the ideal setting for guests to take in the calming view of the ocean while sampling a variety of snacks and cocktails.

The rooftop bar, Bommu, named after the local expression “let’s have a drink”, is the ideal place to unwind and mingle. The ambience of the bar is picturesque with the serene and ever-changing ocean horizon as the backdrop.

Bommu introduces a range of classic and innovative cocktails, locally inspired tapas and soothing tunes from the house DJ. Reflecting the Amari commitment to facilitating shared experiences, all three of Amari Galle’s dining locations provide the perfect atmosphere for sharing and togetherness.

Another feature unique to Amari is the Voyager Lounge, a comfortable and relaxed space ideal for informal gatherings, reading, working or light meals. Open to all guests, this 24-hour facility also features a library, showers and luggage-sized lockers, perfect for travellers who are arriving early or departing late at night.

Amari Galle is well positioned to cater to a wide variety of guest needs. For families with children, there is a kids’ pool, a supervised kids’ club, and babysitting services on request.

Guests who wish to indulge in complete relaxation can visit Breeze Spa, which offers a range of mood-based therapies. Concocted especially for Amari Galle, the signature treatment at Breeze Spa is the Galle Ceylon Retreat Package, a locally inspired therapeutic ritual infused with the country’s iconic spices and herbs.


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