Koggala, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

This majestic five-bedroom villa stands proudly on a verdant hillside just inland from Sri Lanka’s beautiful southern coast.

Exceptionally spacious, private and tranquil, Villa Pooja Kanda is wrapped by a two-acre tropical garden with an extensive lawn at the front.

Borders overflow with flowering shrubs and exotic foliage, and this tamed wonderland makes a paradise for wildlife and birds.

Designed in the Dutch colonial style, Villa Pooja Kanda blends the new with the old.

Imposing pillared verandas furnished with rattan loungers spill onto an emerald lawn and lead into airy living and dining areas through elegantly arched doors.

Two of the bedrooms are on the ground floor while the remaining three offer garden views from the upper floor.

The villa’s jungle swimming pool is blissfully inviting, as are the cabinets of well-thumbed books and the air-conditioned TV room sporting an oversized cushioned daybed.

Nothing is too much trouble for the staff team; whether you need a tuk-tuk to explore the local sights, a sumptuous seafood barbecue or a special birthday surprise, they will make it happen.

Groups of friends and families will love the spaciousness of Villa Pooja Kanda, which comes with plenty of children’s facilities including a pool safety fence, two extra beds, a cot, a variety of games and other essential baby equipment.

Even if you come as a big family group, the villa’s roominess allows each generation ample space to relax and unwind.

Villa Pooja Kanda is located in a rural village a few kilometers inland from Habaraduwa, with many attractions close by.

The villa makes a blissful base for enjoying the region’s golden beaches, the serenity of Koggala Lake and the southern tea plantations, while the striking UNESCO-listed Galle Fort is only a 20-minute drive away.

Activities include cycling Galle’s hinterland, scuba diving, and seasonal whale watching.

Koggala, South Coast, Sri Lanka
10 people (4 king-bedded rooms, 1 queen bedroom)
Additional 3 single mattresses available on request (for children, no charge)
Spacious fully-furnished sitting room and verandas, indoor dining for 10, outdoor dining for 6, air-conditioned TV lounge
8x8x1.5m private pool
Villa supervisor, chef, service staff, gardeners, service staff, 24-hour security (masseuse and babysitter on request at additional charge)
A selection of Western and Sri Lankan dishes
Requests accommodated (including special diets)
WiFi internet, telephone for local calls
42-inch flat-screen TV with satellite connection, iPod docking station, books, games
Villa staff will arrange for a trained masseuse to come to the property at a prearranged time at your request
Pooja Kanda is exceptionally well equipped for families
Facilities include a high chair, baby cot, car seat, books, games, pool fencing, stair gates, playpen, baby monitor and changing mat
On request, and for an additional charge, your villa supervisor can arrange for a car and driver
Barbecue, First Aid Box
664 sqm (villa), 8,000 sqm (land)

– Living room with multiple sets of elegant arched doorways spilling onto the front veranda, furnished with sofa, day beds and table with four chairs
– Fan-cooled dining room with wooden dinning table for eight
– Fully equipped kitchen
– Air conditioned TV room with built in sofas and 42-inch Satellite TV
– Swimming pool (10 x 7m) fringed by lush foliage, veranda and deck chairs
– Al fresco, glass-topped dining table for six on back veranda
– Billowing gardens filled with frolicking monkeys and birdsong
– Small outdoor dining table in verdant jungle setting
– Stone steps leading to a high rocky outcrop with built-in seat
– Wide, pillared verandas encircling both floors of the villa
– Located on ground floor
– This room is interconnected to Bedroom 2, making these rooms an ideal family suite
– Super king-size bed draped in mosquito netting
– Lush garden views
– Furnished with wardrobe and sofa
– Ensuite with hot water shower and bathtub
– Air conditioned
– Located on ground floor adjacent to master bedroom
– Kind-size four-poster bed draped in mosquito netting
– Lush garden views
– Air conditioned
– Ensuite bathroom with hot water shower
– Three air conditioned bedrooms are located on the first floor
– Four-poster beds
– Encircled by shady balcony
– Light and airy with arched doors framing serene garden views
– Air conditioned
– With twin sinks and hot water showers
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International airport
161 km
Pooja Kanda sits on the top of a hill near Koggala and the south-coast market town of Habaraduwa, ten minutes’ inland from the beach.
Famous for accommodating the celebrated Sri Lankan author, Martin Wickramasinghe (who has an interesting museum dedicated to him in town), Koggala has a fine stretch of beach and is renowned for its enchanting lagoon.
Here, rich jungle spills onto a meandering expense of water traversed by fishermen leaving nothing but soft ripples in their wake.
A boat ride to spice gardens, bird-filled islands and Buddhist temples is the best way to familiarise yourself with these sensational surroundings and be absorbed by local life around the lake.
Galle’s seventeenth-century Dutch fort – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – is a 20-minute drive away.
The fort’s narrow cobbled streets are home to splendid colonial buildings, tiny cafes, churches, boutiques and museums whilst its mighty grass-tufted ramparts are the place to be for superb seaside sunsets.
Different rates for using
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 5 bedrooms


$343 $309/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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