Galle Me Maybe: Our Sri Lanka Travel Guide

For a little sunshine, idyllic beaches, tea plantations, scrumptious food… oh the list just goes on and on and on.. there can only be one island in the sun: Sri Lanka. I still find it astounding that such a little island can offer so many wondrous activities. Whether its whale watching, scuba diving or golf, Sri Lanka is literally a hop, skip and a jump away.

Of course every perfect tropical holiday destination needs a perfectly tropical wardrobe to match!

Cruising around Colombo
Sri Lanka’s capital city, Colombo, is a beautiful tranquil city situated on the west side of the island. Famous for its colonial architecture, semi-precious jewelry shops on Galle road, and of course its delicious seafood, it’s a great stop off point when entering or leaving the island. For the perfect urban island vibe we love Sabyasachi’s red floral printed jumpsuit: dress it up with a high pony tail and a pop of red lipstick, or wear it with natural hair, natural make up and and a pair of sandals – it’s perfect for a night on the town.

Our must do’s are:

  1. Jewellery Shopping on Galle Road
  2. Bathing the elephants at Pinawalla Elephant Orphanage
  3. Cracking crab at Ministry of Crab

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Holidaying around Hikkaduwa
Hikkaduwa is often referred to as Sri Lanka’s Hippy Capital. It’s reminiscent of Goa was, decades before it became over ran by tourists and India’s urban elite. Famous for surfing and snorkeling, it’s a beach lover’s paradise set less than 100km south of Colombo. Once devastated by the Tsunami, it has slowly rebuilt to become one of Sri Lanka’s must visit destinations. To channel our inner hippie we love Papa Don’t Preach’s tie-die draped concept sari – so versatile, you can wear it all together or mix and match to create countless different outfits. Wear the beaded top with some wide leg trousers, or tie the drape sari like a sarong and team it with a cropped white t-shirt. Either way, keep the look chilled with beach hair and lots of gold jewelry.

Our must do’s are:

  1. Snorkelling or Diving through the corals
  2. Visit the Tsunami Photo Museum
  3. Take some surf lessons

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Gallivanting around Galle
Galle, famous for its European influenced architecture, sits on the southern most point of the island. Known for its cultured colonial calm, it is a sleepy coastal town jammed full of colonial history. Also devastated by the Tsunami, although thankfully the UNESCO heritage Galle Fort survived, this colorful seaside town is a paradise for history and beach lovers alike. We love Payal Singal’s floral printed lehenga skirt with a button down crop top for wandering around the dainty streets of galle. It’s easy to dress up and down, and even easier to mix and match with. Wear it with some flowers in your hair and some locally made semi-precious jewelry to infuse some of that laid back beach charm into your style.

Our must do’s are:

  1. Go Whale Watching
  2. Wander around Galle Fort & Flag Rock
  3. Chill on Unawatuna Beach

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