Koggala Lake, South Coast, Sri Lanka
The Foreign & Commonwealth Office has updated their travel advice for Sri Lanka and are advising that travel can now resume. We've been following the situation closely and with the recent changes in security, we're pleased to say that we can support the people of Sri Lanka and once again offer trips to this beautiful country. To encourage visitors to return, the Sri Lankan government are now offering free visas on arrival to key countries (including the UK) beginning August 2019.
At a Glance
Located in Habaraduwa, Samudra House sits on Koggala Beach
Just 10km from Galle, enjoy day trips to visit historic Galle Fort
Fully staffed, the villa's chef can cook you up a storm
Two bedrooms make the villa ideal for one family or two couples traveling together
Chic beachside villa, enjoy the open plan living space
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From May to August the Yala monsoon brings rain to the island’s south western 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.
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Samudra House is a small and charming villa, just 10km from Galle. Located in Habaraduwa, famous for its mile long beach, this is just the spot for beach lovers. With a wide pool and two elegant bedrooms, enjoy the open plan design and well-kept lawn.
Samudra House sits on Koggala Beach in Habaraduwa with access straight onto this sand. This area is known for its flat wide beach, perfect for a morning stroll but the villa is also just 20-minutes by car from Galle Fort.
Upon entering the villa, head up the path and enter the open plan ktichen cum living room. The wide covered verandah sweeps along the entire property, where to the right you will find the two large bedrooms. The pool also stretches in front of the living area, complete with sun loungers for sunbathing.
Enjoy private dining around the large dining table, or ask for our recommendations and head to one of the nearby restaurants. For those wanting to make the most of the villa, your private chef can cook up some delicious local delicacies for you or anything else you fancy. Samudra House comes fully staffed with a chef and house staff including a laundry lady, allowing guests to totally switch off.
With just two bedrooms, this is perfect for a small family wishing to get away. Each double room comes with an ensuite bathroom and both are very charming in style. There is the also the option of a third bedroom upstairs with a single bed, but please be aware this is located at the back of the house and is much smaller in size.
There are just two bedrooms at Samudra House, each with King size beds and en suite bathrooms. There is also the option of using a small third bedroom upstairs, but please note this is separated from the rest of the house and comes with a single bed.
Children are welcome at Samudra House and will love this home away from home. Babysitting can be arranged, but please note there are no specific facilities available for them.
Dining at Samudra House is very flexible depending on what you would like to do. Choose to eat out in Galle Fort or one of the nearby restaurants, or dine in and enjoy the comfort of your villa. Your chef will liaise with you and buy the ingredients for your meals based on your likes and dislikes. Choose to cook yourself, or let the chef cook up a mix of Western and Sri Lankan dishes.
Sri Lanka has so much to offer visitors and for those wanting to explore more than just the beach, we can arrange some fun and engaging activities for you to enjoy. Head to Galle Fort, steeped in history and also home to many shops, bars and restaurants. Teens can enjoy the waves and try their hand at surfing, or for something more cultural, enjoy an authentic village experience and learn how to cook famous Sri Lankan hoppers and a delicious curry. Back at the villa, the pool offers a break from the heat, and Koggala Beach is perfect for a stroll before breakfast or dinner.
Galle Cooking Experience - Food for the Soul
During your time in Sri Lanka you are sure to dine on some soul-stirring dishes, including the traditional Sri Lankan rice and curry. Food lovers will love this cooking experience, from the vibrant market of Galle to cooking in a local village.
Galle Fort Tour with a Local Host
Galle’s main attraction is the 17th century Dutch Fort. Much of the old Fort and the township still remain, within its well-preserved bastions including its public buildings, churches, the famous lighthouse and a maze of narrow cobbled streets.
Hopper Cooking Class at Why House
The foodie in you will love this hands on cooking class at the beautiful Why House. A delectable Sri Lankan staple, hoppers are iconic in Sri Lanka and are delicious when served with a range of chutneys, sambols and curries.
Weligama - Deep Sea Fishing
Enjoy some deep sea fishing in the waters of the southern town of Weligama. Perfect for beginners or those more experienced at fishing, let your skipper help you catch some big game fish from sharks and tuna to marlin and swordfish.
Whale and Dolphin Watching by Private Catamaran
On this full day boat trip you will have the opportunity to spot vast amounts of marine life from blue whales, false ores, sperm whales and bottlenose dolphins.
Whale Watching by Private Speedboat
Spend three relaxing hours on a private speedboat off the coast in search of the planets largest mammals.
Location & directions
Koggala Lake, South Coast, Sri Lanka
Samudra House is located in Habaraduwa, just 10km from Galle and close to Koggala Lake. Situated on Koggala Beach, this is one of Sri Lanka's most beautiful coastal spots.