Koggala Lake, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

On a lakeside in Sri Lanka, a firebrand health retreat is breaking all the rules and bringing a new twist to the country’s colonial-style hotel scene.

Tri is Sri Lanka’s first truly contemporary sustainable luxury design hotel.

Not far from Galle Fort, on the shores of Koggala Lake (Sri Lanka’s largest natural lake) and within easy reach of the best beaches in the south, 11 suites spiral a six-acre hill of outstanding natural beauty.

Ecotourism has never been so inspiring.

The layout mirrors nature in every way: from echoing the curling and unfurling of plants to the use of local materials that complement the region’s landscapes, while the golden ratio informs the unique dimensions and placement of each structure.

Living walls, green roofs, solar arrays, edible gardens and entirely local materials unify accommodations and landscape.

Sequential spaces emanate from a central water tower that captures spectacular 360 degree views.

Creative experiences stimulate body, mind and soul, proudly showcasing Sri Lanka’s finest ingredients, materials, services and facilities.

Guided by nature, evolved with aesthetic passion, and fortified by an all-encompassing sustainable philosophy, Tri is a masterpiece of forward-thinking flair.

Koggala Lake, Southern Province, Sri Lanka
From family villa for 4 to water tower suites for 2
Sleeping up to 22 guests in 11 stylish suites and villas, and catering for up to 100
Dining Room & Bar with modern menus of both Sri Lankan & International cuisine
Spacious living room in the main house
Ypper level lounge beneath a cantilevered roof
Wide sunbathing terraces
Yoga sala
Restaurant with indoor and outdoor dining areas, both with lake views
Communal 21m pool by the main house
Select units come with private pools
The villa is supported by a selected team of highly trained staff, comprising a villa manager, villa attendants, gardeners and cook
Additional staff (e.g. driver, spa therapists and babysitters) available on request for an extra charge
Complimentary WiFi throughout
For private parties and celebratory dinners, the lakeside hideaway is transformed for elaborate al fresco dining, whilst destination weddings see the hotel bedecked with flowers, lanterns and candles for the exchanging of vows.
If transport is required, your villa manager will be pleased to call one of the island’s taxis, or organise day or half-day car and driver hire for sightseeing

Alive with birds and tiny islands rich in tropical greenery, Koggala Lake in Galle District in the Southern Province feels like you’re the very first to discover this oasis of untouched nature.

Take a tour of the lagoon in our boat, find a Buddhist temple and visit cinnamon farmers at their home and the only others you might wave hello to are a fisherman or two on the water.

The abundant mangrove-fringed lake provides them with prawns, crabs, fish and even oysters.

The Communal Main House

The open-plan Main House works with the gentle slope to create a multi-tiered living space: an upper-level lounge beneath a cantilevered roof, wide sunbathing terraces, and 21-meter pool aligned with two distant lake islands; on the lower level, indoor and outdoor dining areas – all with lake views.

The Water Tower

Befitting its location in Sri Lanka’s cinnamon heartland, the Water Tower (home to three lake-view suites) is an elliptical cinnamon-clad edifice with a dramatic 360° viewing deck.

In addition to marking the site’s mathematical centre, the tower – encircled by a spiral-shaped water feature and gardens – underlines Tri’s marriage of manmade and natural into a living, useable whole.

The Library and Shala

The library and yoga shala float gently in a bamboo grove above the spa.

100% recycled jak wood gives the floors and walls a characterful warmth and its earthy cinnamon stick balustrade further helps it to blend into the surrounding nature.

The library is completed with simple contemporary furniture locally made from kumbuk, mango and teak.


From lake to table, and garden to plate, dining at Tri is as organic and seasonal as it gets.

The guiding culinary concept under chef Neil Wager’s expertise is fresh Sri Lankan fusion: contemporary, creative dishes that are as delicious and appealing as they are nutritious and local, all presented on unique handmade crockery.

Food and drink is a highlight of staying at Tri – for guests of the hotel and those keen to visit us for lunch or dinner.

Light snacks are available by the pool and in your villa.

Experience contemporary, creative dining The relaxed living room menu offers a fusion of Sri Lankan and international cuisines throughout the day, from a trio of mini hoppers and short eats to platters of fresh local sushi.

The restaurant boasts an ever-changing multi-course menu of seasonal produce and local dishes.

Starting with kurrakan roti and cashew nut butter, guests are invited on a gastronomic journey of local flavours, from a maldive fish hopper amuse-bouche to Tri cinnamon quail or lagoon crab curry, finishing with smoked wattalapam panna cotta or soursop doughnut for dessert.


Wellbeing at Tri is rather special.

Overlooking the treetops, the two treatment rooms with cool white terrazzo walls, natural slate floors and large windows, and sheltered relaxation space, promise tranquility in which to enjoy expert Ayurvedic and other therapies.

Light and airy, the spa comprises two ensuite treatment rooms with cool white terrazzo walls, natural slate floors and large windows that catch the breeze and overlook the treetops.

A sheltered relaxation area – with handpicked granite flooring and soothing water feature is flanked by stone walls, tall bamboo and banks of scented white flowers.

The tranquil steam cavern has white terrazzo walls and an outdoor shower surrounded by nature.


Family Villa

We call it the Family Villa, as it is two separate Lake Suites which share a plunge pool, an ideal arrangement for 4 people.

Each open-plan suite has a king size bed and a spacious living area with a daybed which can sleep one extra person (we welcome children over the age of 12).

Both bathrooms have a large walk-in shower.

All rooms and villas have complimentary WiFi, bottled water, air-conditioning and organic Kemara products.

Tri Villa

The most spacious accommodation we offer – as well as a king size bed, the living space has a daybed which can be used to sleep an extra person.

The en suite bathroom has a bathtub as well as a large walk-in rain shower.

All rooms and villas have complimentary WiFi, bottled water, air-conditioning and organic Kemara products.

Lake Villa with Pool

These breezy stand-alone villas are 96 sqm with a king size bed, and a daybed which doubles as a single bed.

As well as a terrace that overlooks Lake Koggala there is a private plunge pool. The ensuite bathroom has a walk-in rain shower.

All rooms and villas have complimentary WiFi, bottled water, air-conditioning and organic Kemara products.

Lake Villa

These spacious open-plan stand-alone villas are 72 sqm with a king size bed and a daybed which is also a single bed. The ensuite bathroom has a walk-in shower.

The terrace overlooks Lake Koggala which is especially beautiful at dawn. All rooms and villas have complimentary WiFi, bottled water, air-conditioning and organic Kemara products.

Lake Suite

There’s a king-size bed and a spacious living area with a daybed which can be used as a single; the open-plan bathroom has a large walk-in shower.

All rooms and villas have complimentary WiFi, bottled water, air-conditioning and organic Kemara products.

Water Tower Room

These cosy, romantic guest rooms are in the cinnamon-wood-covered hilltop water tower at the centre of the property.

These spaces are smaller than the suites/villas but come with king size beds and have east and west views.

Ensuite bathrooms have slate floors, hand-cut terrazzo walls, rainfall showers and organic Kemara toiletries. All rooms have complimentary WiFi, bottled water and air-conditioning.

  • GYM
Different rates for using
  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 bedrooms


$325 $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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