Spending a holiday inside of Galle’s 17th century Dutch Fort can be a unique experience. There are several refurbished colonial period villas that you can stay in. The newest addition is Misamja located at the edge of the ramparts and is walking distance of Fort’s historic buildings, museums and restaurants. Within Galle Fort, this is probably the closest villa to the waters of the Indian Ocean. The views from the master bedroom and the rooftop terrace are fantastic and the through wind utterly refreshing. Interior white washed walls are covered with colourful art and spiral stairways leads to characterful bedrooms and a small roof-top terrace. Although there is no swimming pool, Unawatuna’s beaches are only 10 minutes away. This is a great holiday villa for even families with teenage children. The three bedrooms can accommodate upto about seven guests. Misamja is well equipped with all mod cons and is rented on a self-catering basis, but there is staff that can help you with cooking and housekeeping. Misamja is definitely worth considering if your travels take you towards Galle.