Mandalay Lake Villa , Koggala Lake

This three-bedroom villa – its name evocatively inspired by the Rudyard Kipling poem IF – sits on the tranquil banks of lush Koggala Lake, one of Sri Lanka’s largest inland waterways. The villa sleeps up to six and thanks to a huge first floor master suite Mandalay Lake Villa is as ideal for families and groups as it is for decadent couples looking for an indulgent and immensely private retreat.

Common areas in the villa include a ground floor lounge with satellite TV and a spacious tiled pool house with dining table and pantry kitchen. The villa’s pool is incredibly generous and the perfect place to cool off during the hottest hours of the day. The spacious tropical lakeside garden is home to much wildlife including monitor lizards, mongooses and electric blue kingfishers.

The villa is staffed by an efficient team including cook and backed up by an on-call management company who can assist with local transport and tours.

Key Facts

key fact

  • 3 a/c bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms
  • Sleeps 4 adults + 2 children
  • Fully staffed with cook
  • Satellite TV/WiFi
  • Lakeside jetty
  • 18-metre swimming pool
  • Pool house with pantry & dining facilities
  • 30 minutes from Galle


  • Explore Koggala Lake, a tranquil fishing lagoon, by boat
  • Relax with an in-villa massage or a beauty treatment
  • Head to lakeside hotel Tri for an invigorating yoga session
  • Tour the atmospheric streets of historic Galle Fort
  • Take a guided bicycle ride through Galle’s rural hinterland
  • Embark on coastal cruises or whale/dolphin watching (seasonal)
  • Visit an ancient local temple, such as nearby Kathaluwa
  • Go shopping or eat out – ask us for recommendations


  • Koggala is 15km from Galle
  • The air taxi landing spot is 3.5km away
  • The nearest train station is at Koggala, 3.5km away
  • Distance to Colombo is 139km (via the Southern Expressway)
  • Distance to the Bandaranaike International Airport is 167km

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