The Sun House, built in the 1860s, was a forerunner of Galle’s boutique market and set impeccable standards from the outset. This stylish boutique property, situated on a quiet, leafy hill, glows with lightness and subtle style. It overlooks the harbour of Galle, the Sri Lankan south-coast town that has become a haven for the discerning traveller. All seven rooms are fitted with cast-iron double beds, en suite bathrooms, a/c (except one) and overhead fans. As with the Dutch House, the décor cultivates a soothing environment with an emphasis here on whiteness, lightness and simplicity. This lavishly-praised boutique property has two beautiful tropical gardens; The fragrant frangipani (“temple tree”) garden leads to the swimming pool, and the mango garden has a distant view of Galle harbour.