Why House

near Galle, Sri Lanka

Serene and secluded on Sri Lanka's south coast

Why House is a beautiful home situated within a lovely landscaped three acre private walled garden of tropical plants, fruit and spice trees, and is only a short walk from the pretty beach of Wijaya and a fifteen minute drive to the world heritage site Galle Fort.

The Why House is a gorgeous eight bedroom hotel that you can either rent by the room or as a whole as an exclusive fully-staffed house. Why’s spacious ensuite guestrooms are spread between two architecturally designed buildings and a pair of cabanas that smoothly blend sophisticated European elegance with the Sri Lankan tropics. This scattering of rooms within the garden provides not only privacy from each other but also a good deal of individuality, as each of the bedrooms is unique. Boasting superb 360-degree views of the garden, the dining pavilion is a wonderfully sociable space and comes with a second open kitchen for the smiling staff to concoct drinks or aromatic snacks from the open-top grill and BBQ. The large swimming pool provides a relaxing place to unwind after a busy day exploring.

Ramble around coastal ramparts, colonial villas and atmospheric streets in the striking Dutch fort of Galle, another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Perhaps the most atmospheric of Sri Lankan towns, cobbled streets are lined with colonial villas and hotels. Galle is also a centre for crafts that include lace-making, ebonycarving and gem-polishing.

Serene and secluded yet just a short drive inland from the buzzing beaches of south coast Galle Why House is a much sought after tropical oasis.

You will love

  • Beautiful boutique hotel
  • Small and intimate
  • Large swimming pool
  • Within easy reach of Galle‘s sites
  • 3 acre private walled garden

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