Sri Lankan Jetwing Galle Heritage Home opens its doors to guests this season – TravelDailyNews Asia

This property promises an authentic cultural immersion while offering modern amenities and proximity to Galle’s iconic landmarks.

Jetwing Hotels and Villas introduces its latest addition to the eclectic portfolio, Jetwing Galle Heritage Home. The private villa is a restored traditional Southern Sri Lankan manor, nestled in the historic city of Galle.

Drawing inspiration from the nation’s very own rich architectural heritage, the heritage villa has been meticulously restored to its former glory, serving as a living testament to the island’s traditions. While most heritage structures in the country represent a fusion of colonial and local influences, Jetwing Galle Heritage Home truly reflects the island’s age-old design principles and aesthetics, making it the first and only authentic Sri Lankan boutique home.

An opportunity to experience the rich tapestry of history, culture, and tranquillity that graces the Southern coast of Sri Lanka, Jetwing Galle Heritage Home is positioned within a 10-minute drive from the iconic Galle fort, in the residential town of Milidduwa.

Hiran Cooray, Chairman at Jetwing Symphony PLC, said, “Our recent transformation of a traditional Northern home in the heart of Jaffna – Jetwing Mahesa Bhawan, gave us the confidence to take on more similar projects, resulting in our latest opening of a heritage home in the Southern capital of Galle. As a company committed to Sri Lanka in every way, we are pleased to contribute to the restoration and preservation of heritage properties across the Emerald Isle and create new experiences for discerning travellers.”

The heritage villa comprises of three spacious rooms, including two deluxe rooms and an enchanting attic suite, where modern comforts seamlessly blend with the traditional. A fully equipped kitchen, inclusive of a wood-fired clay stove and a gas stove, is available for guests to prepare their own meals, along with a private chef who will be at the property to prepare meals on request.

Nature and adventure enthusiasts will find themselves in paradise, with numerous exciting excursions nearby, from exploring archaeological and religious sites such as Rumassala, to witnessing the richness of art and culture at the nearby traditional mask museums. Discover the mesmerising natural wonders of Kanneliya rainforest and Hiyare reservoir, where tranquil nature awaits exploration. Moreover, the Southern coast offers an array of thrilling activities such as snorkelling, scuba diving, and whale watching, promising an unforgettable adventure.

With a legacy spanning over half a century in the tourism industry, Jetwing Hotels has established itself as a pioneer in curating unique experiences and offering authentic Sri Lankan hospitality. As a family-owned brand, Jetwing continues to be a leading advocate for sustainability and responsible tourism, with ongoing initiatives focused on community upliftment, environment conservation, and resource efficiency. The brand’s diverse portfolio includes a range of luxury hotels and villas, each offering a unique perspective on Sri Lanka’s rich cultural heritage and natural beauty.

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