Koggala Lake, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

Mandalay is a gem of a property that sits on a peaceful area of the massive Koggala Lake about 15 mins from the historic town of Galle.

The main house has 2 double rooms and a twin – all with ensuite bathrooms and air con.

The master suite is upstairs and has floor to ceiling doors that open fully to reveal beautiful views of the garden and lake and there is an also a private terrace.

There is a tub in the bathroom as well as a shower.

In a pavilion that overlooks the pool is housed the living area.

An open-sided area with dining table and comfortable seating.

In addition, there is a garden pergola full of cushions with spectacular views across the lake.

Being on a lake you would expect the fish on your plate to be fresh and sure enough local fishermen will bring their catch to the private pontoon.

Negotiate on the spot and the cook will prepare lunch or dinner with the fish caught only minutes before.

The house is actually in the quiet village of Kathaluwe that plays host to the famous Giniwella temple and the ancient Kathaluwa temple known for its Buddhist murals.

Being close to fabulous beaches and a 5-star spa staying at Mandalay allows you the easy option of venturing out to the surf followed by a massage and then retreating to the peace and calm that this fabulous house offers.

Koggala Lake, Galle, Sri Lanka
15 minutes from Galle Fort
10 mins to tropical beaches and surf break.
Up to 6 guests
2 doubles and 1 twin ensuite
Lounge with TV/ DVD. L shape sofa. French doors that open fully to garden and pool
Dining area that is Open sided facing pool, garden and lake. Teak dining table with 10 chairs.
Shaded timber platform with roof overlooking lake for meditation
Private pool In front of dining pavilion.
Villa manager, cook, pool attendant/gardener, housekeepers
A wide variety of Western and Asian dishes
Requests accommodated (including special diets)
WiFi internet, telephone for local calls (IDD additional charge)
Kids snug, kids bunk room, water slide
On request, your villa manager can arrange for a car and driver
577 sqm

Bedroom 1 Master Bedroom
Occupying entire first floor, King size 4 poster bed, Air con, Over head fan, Ensuite bathroom with shower and tub, Private terrace with seating and lake views
Bedroom 2 Guest double
Ground floor, King size 4 poster bed, Air con, Over head fan, Ensuite Indoor /outdoor bathroom
Bedroom 3 Guest twin
Ground floor, Two single beds, Air con, Over head fan, Ensuite bathroom with shower, French doors to garden
Located by the side of Koggala Lake, Mandalay Lake Villa is and just a short drive from Galle, but in total tranquillity, far away from the noise and crowds.
Different rates for using
  • 3 bedrooms


$485 $437/night

Rates vary according to seasonality. Contact us to discuss your holiday needs.


Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is an island nation south of India in the Indian Ocean. Its diverse landscapes range from rainforest and arid plains to highlands and sandy beaches. It’s famed for its ancient Buddhist ruins, including the 5th-century citadel Sigiriya, with its palace and frescoes. The city of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka’s ancient capital, has many ruins dating back more than 2,000 years.
Staying with us
  • Travel concierge: We listen to help you plan
  • For big villas and chalets, special rates for smaller groups (reduced occupancy)
  • Limited time deals, exclusive perks
  • The best rates, guaranteed
Planning your luxury holiday, we are with you every step along the way.
If the villa of your choice is already booked, our team is happy to suggest equivalent alternatives and take care of the details. You can expect your vacation to be personalized to suit your tastes.
Private, insured, direct airport transfers to and from the villa can be arranged. A villa manager will meet and greet you at the airport ensuring your transfer to the villa is smooth and effortless.
Private tours and boat hire can also be arranged in advance. We will handle the arrangements to collect and return you to your villa after the event. Why not enjoy a fabulous day out and explore the surrounding islands and national marine park on a luxury speed boat?
Book a car with us and have it waiting at your villa when you arrive, we have a wide range of vehicles from a 2 seat Suzuki Jeep to a 7 seat Toyota Fortuner. Price includes comprehensive insurance, unlimited miles, collection and delivery, and optional baby and booster seats.
Prior to your arrival we will send you a food and wine shopping list allowing us to stock the villa with your favorite foods and beverages.
Once on site, your resident villa staff will ensure the villa is kept clean and tidy. Your villa manager is available to cater to guests’ specific needs and can help organize island activities, massage and spa treatments, as well as helping communicate requests to the Thai chef and dealing with any matter arising at the villa. Bed linen is changed every third day and towels are changed as necessary. Pool towels are provided and replenished as deemed necessary.
Planning your Sri Lanka Experience
Depending on the number of guests arriving at once, a variety of vehicle options are available including saloon cars, 4 wheel drives, and people carriers, as well as fixed wing sea planes and helicopters.
Sometimes the simpler things in life provide the greatest pleasure. Guided bike tours through the lush green paddy fields give a glimpse of an often unseen part of Sri Lanka. Marvel at kingfishers and bee-eaters, glimpse the daily rituals of village life or just enjoy the cool breeze of free-wheeling through a magnificent landscape. This has been a longtime top excursion.
There’s nothing better after a long journey than delicious smells coming from the kitchen and a few bottles chilling in the fridge. We will send you the villa menus and work with the best suppliers to produce a fantastic collection of wines and champagnes to complement any palette. Wines need to be paid for in advance of arrival.
An intimate front row seat of the unique Kandyan Dancers – expect back-flips, drums, masks and fire display – all from the comfort of the villa. Most villas have a shrine and guests can benefit from a visit by Monks from a nearby Temple to conduct a blessing for a gentle and moving experience.
From December to April Whales and dolphins, including the mighty Blue Whale, can be seen off the southern coast. Seeing one of the largest animals on earth in one of the most agreeable temperatures is a truly amazing experience. We always recommend a private boat so that guests can swim or snorkel before coming ashore.
Udewalawa and Yala are the big two and offer fantastic game viewing of Leopards, Elephants, Buffalo & Sloth Bears. For birders, SL is a dream destination. Kalametiya and Bandula National Park are a must and some 197 different species of bird will stop here throughout the year.
Setting out from Mirissa harbor to enjoy the sunset from the comfort of a luxury catamaran has been one of our top-rated experiences. For 3 hours embrace the joys of the ocean, sipping a sundowner or snorkeling. This is an unforgettable experience and one your clients will treasure forever.
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