South Coast, Sri Lanka
Coco Tangalla is a chic six-bed-roomed, colonial-period villa perched on a small rise directly overlooking the Indian Ocean on the south coast of Sri Lanka in Tangalle. It can be booked in part or as a whole and can accommodate up to thirteen people.
At a Glance
A small intimate villa which can be booked as a whole thus making it a very popular choice for families - they do however only accept children over the age of 12 years.
Great views directly out to the rolling waves of the ocean, but unfortunately this means there is no sea swimming from the property
As a small property there is no restaurant so meals are served in the open-sided garden pavilion overlooking the sea - although there is a varied menu during a longer stay you may feel you want to venture out for meals
A stylish and chic beach retreat this property is great value for money
Located just off the main south coast road, we were concerned about traffic noise but surprised that the newly built wall blocked out most sounds - light sleepers may want to opt for the forward facing sea-facing rooms
Thee are good local restaurants not far from the property perfect for exploring Sri Lankan cuisine.Emma Mark
Another lovely Manor House property be assured that you will be very well taken care of.Scott Dunn team
The sea can be rough at times but there is one beach in particular where the waves are much more gentle. Ask the staff where the best place to swim is.Jessica Campbell
Lovely setting. Sit outside with a book and a glass of wine as you watch the sunsetScott Dunn team
If you fancy trying surfing the lovely bay of Hiriketiya is the perfect spot and just down the roadJack Mace
The interiors of Coco Tangalla are simple but stylishly decorated with a mixture of modern furniture and period antiques, local art and infusions of colorful, exotic fabrics. The living and dining areas introduce some art deco features, which help to create informal rooms in which to relax.
Stepping out onto the front terrace, the stunning infinity pool is located just a few steps below the main house and overlooks the Indian Ocean. There is an ambalama next to the house where you can sit, lounge and read between refreshing dips in the pool. This is also a great spot to watch the sunset.
Meals are served in the open sided garden pavilion overlooking the sea. Sri Lankan, Thai, Indian, Chinese and western cuisine is served and is prepared by the chef using fresh seafood purchased daily from the local fisherman and vegetables from the local market.
As the property is not in a suitable place from which to go swimming in the sea, guests at CocoTangalla are welcome to spend a morning at their sister property, The Last House, which is 10 minutes away in Tangalle bay. The turquoise seas fronting The Last House are ideal for swimming and snorkeling during the season if you are looking for a change of scenery you may also dine here.
The Main House consists of three doubles and one twin room. Adjacent to the main house is the annex with two more bedrooms. These rooms can interconnect if required, and are ideal for a family.
There is no conventional restaurant as this is a small property. All meals are served in the open sided garden pavilion overlooking the sea and created by the in house chef.
The south coast offers an attractive mix of beaches, history, wildlife and adventure. The beaches are secluded, long and unspoiled by overdevelopment. An extensive coral reef along the coast, has given rise to several bays, which are ideal for swimming and snorkeling. Just four kilometers away from Tangalle is Seenimodara, one of south coast’s best beaches. For wildlife enthusiasts, there is the Yala National Park, home to many species of animals including the elusive Leopard. Bundala’s wetlands, which combines 20km of beach, lagoons and scrub jungle hosts more than 150 bird species. Visit Rekuwa, a small fishing village near Tangalle where a fascinating Marine Turtle Conservation project is helping to save this endangered species. Mirissa Water Sports offers several activities including whale watching, snorkeling, sailing, river trips, and sea kayaking.
Location & Directions
South Coast, Sri Lanka
Tangalle is located along the southern coast of Sri Lanka .
When to go
From May to August the Yala monsoon brings rain to the island’s southwestern half. The southwest has the highest rainfall – up to 4000mm a year. There is also an inter-monsoonal period in October and November when rain can occur in many parts of the island. Colombo and the low-lying coastal regions have an average temperature of 27°C. The sea stays at around 27°C all year. Climatically speaking, the driest (and best) seasons in Sri Lanka are from December to March for the west and south coasts.