Koggala Lake, South Coast, Sri Lanka
At a Glance
Set right on the beach in Habaraduwa, KK Beach is just 12km away from Galle
There's a free shuttle service to sister property Kahanda Kanda, if you fancy a change
Very open plan, this boutique property is chic and contemporary luxury right on the beach
The property is filled with unique pieces of Sri Lanka art and chic bold fabrics
The hotel's restaurant serves up delicious seafood barbecues, Sri Lankan delicacies and Western dishes with a twist
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From May to August the Yala monsoon brings rain to the island’s southwestern half, while the dry season here lasts from December to March. 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.
To start planning your holiday to KK Beach
Just 12km from historic Galle, KK Beach offers a contemporary retreat on Sri Lanka's beautifully craggy southern coast. This beach front property only opened at the end of 2016 in Habaraduwa and features six stylish suites with ocean views.
Sister property to the wonderful and eccentric Kahanda Kanda and owned and run by charismatic interior designer, George Cooper, KK Beach is one of Sri Lanka's most celebrated boutique hotels due to its unique contemporary design.
Perfectly located on a wonderful stretch of beach, just 15 minutes from the historic town of Galle, KK Beach is ideal for those looking for a cool sea breeze and easy access to UNESCO protected Galle. Home to narrow streets lined with boutiques, cafes and restaurants, Galle is a fantastic place to explore during your stay at KK Beach.
Blending contemporary design with cheerful fabrics and colourful Sri Lankan art, KK Beach has a very different vibe to the more traditional boutique hotels that pepper the hotel landscape in Sri Lanka. Expect architecture that looks a little more Miami than colonial chic - we love that it's a little different from everything else along this coast.
With only 6 suites expect attentive service, sumptuous organic cuisine and a quiet pool for you to take a dip in the heat of the afternoon. You can also catch the free shuttle service to nearby Kahanda Kanda for a change of scene at lunch or dinner. In the evening at KK Beach offers a small and authentic Sri Lankan rice and curry buffet, a seafood BBQ or Thai fusion - all depending on the night.
For those who are more active, its possible to go whale watching, cycling, deep sea fishing and even a boat trip on Koggala Lake. We can easily organise this in advance, or you can book when you are there.
We feel this is a fantastic addition to Sri Lanka's fantastic variety of boutique hotels and we have no doubt that it will be as successful as Kahanda Kanda.
There are six rooms in total spread across three different categories; Standard, Suites and Penthouse. Standard Rooms offer full height windows, king size beds with soft white linens and colourful fabrics and art. They all have large walk in showers. The Suites are a little larger with double aspect windows, a seating area and the option for a second bed. They are similar in style; chic, contemporary but also colourful. Larger again are the spoiling Penthouses; these are expansive and are on the top floor and therefore offer the best views. The terraces are wonderful with private sunloungers.
Between 1st May and 30th November, children above the age of six years old are welcome. Until 30th April and again from 1st December onwards, only teenagers aged 12 years and above may stay at the resort.Although children are welcome, we believe it is more suited for adults and couples due to the intimate feel and small number of rooms.
Facilities at KK Beach include a 20m long infinity pool, sitting room and restaurant.
The dining options at KK Beach include light lunchtime favourites including a mix of both local and international dishes. For dinner on Mondays and Wednesdays, the chef cooks up a delicious fresh curry buffet whilst on Saturdays the restaurant comes alive with a popular seafood barbecue. On the remaining evenings guests can choose from a fusion of fresh Asian dishes.
Activities at KK Beach include yoga classes with the option of a private class, in-room massages which can be easily booked and cooking lessons. Just 20-minutes away from the hotel, you'll also find the fishing town of Galle and the historical Galle Fort, filled with boutique shops and great restaurants.
Jack Mace (Staff)
I was fortunate enough to spend a couple of nights and the recently opened KK beach and I absolutely loved it! Different in design to most of the hotels along the south coast, KK Beach has opted for stylish and contemporary vibe. The hotel boasts stunning bedrooms overlooking the Indian Ocean and a magnificent pool which is perfect spot to escape the heat. The restaurant offers a relaxed and tasty lunch menu with various Sri Lankan and international dishes cooked to order. In the evenings you'll have one of Asian/fusion, Seafood BBQ or the Sri Lankan Rice and curry, just ask us which will be on when you're staying. Whilst you're here you can dine as much or as little as you'd like, it's completely up to you.
Leonora McNabb (Staff)
I had a wonderful stay at KK Beach, it was everything I hoped it would be and more. The epitome of laid-back luxury, this beach side hotel has been lovingly designed by renowned interior designer George Cooper, and it does not disappoint. Staying in one of the Penthouse Suites, my room boasted wonderful views of the sea and palm trees below as well as offering plenty of space to relax. Each room comes complete with all the modern amenities you might need so you can simply sit back and relax. The staff were friendly and welcoming, whilst the food was delicious. A simple but varied menu, guests are spoilt for choice and both the traditional Sri Lankan dishes, and the more modern fusion of flavours will be sure to whet anyone's appetite.
KK Beach, Sri Lanka - Complimentary Dinner and Spa TreatmentStay four nights and receive a complimentary dinner and 30 minute spa treatment once during your stay.
|Book from||01 January 2020 to 31 December 2022|
01 January 2020 to 31 December 2022
A Southern Blend - Visit a Tea Plantation
It is not just Sri Lanka's Hill Country that is home to tea plantations; not far from Koggala Lake is the South Coast's very own tea plantation. See the ladies plucking tea leaves and visit the tea factory and learn about Sri Lanka's most famous export.
Cycling Tour outside Galle
Spend half a day cycling through the beautiful Sri Lankan countryside outside Galle.
Explore Galle Fort
While staying in the Galle Fort take the time to discover this fascinating colonial town, filled with history. Founded in 1588 by the Portuguese, the fort was subsequently occupied by the Dutch and the British, so there is plenty to explore.
Explore the Kapu Ela River by boat & Cycle through Rural Galle
Enjoy a scenic and immersive tour through the beautiful countryside surrounding Galle. Your journey will take you down the Kapu Ela River by boat and then by bike across the paddies, ending with a traditional Sri Lankan meal and a lesson in hopper making.
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.
Jeep Safari at Yala National Park
Enjoy a jeep safari to Yala National Park, the most famous National Park in Sri Lanka.
Kanneliya Rainforest Trek
One of Sri Lanka's hidden secrets, Kanneliya Rainforest Reserve is an enchanting forest reserve which is home to some incredible wildlife. Within the thick canopy, explore this wild and undisturbed scenery, accompanied by your wildlife tracker.
Sailing & Snorkelling Excursion
Climb aboard a beautiful 48ft catamaran, and sail along the south coast of Sri Lanka stopping at private coves to stand-up paddle board, snorkel over colourful reefs, swim or soak up the sun while your crew take the helm.
Visit a Cinnamon Plantation
Today head to Villa Mayurana, close to Koggala on Sri Lanka's South Coast. Learn about the process of growing cinnamon and the history that goes with it. Still a major export, cinnamon has medicinal values as well as being used in everyday cooking.
Walking Tour of Galle Fort
Go on a walking tour of Galle with a local resident / guide.
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 Cruise from Mirissa
Go on whale and dolphin cruise in Mirissa in the months of December to March.
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.
50% off Tea and Beach Itinerary
Colombo, Hatton, Koggala Lake
from £2400 pp inc flights & transfers for 8 nights
- Save 50% off a 8 night trip in Sri Lanka
- This trip can be as relaxing or active as you like
- Relax in the Hill Country and take in the views with a cup of local tea
Classic Sri Lanka
Kotugoda, Sigiriya, Kandy, Dickoya, Yala & Habaraduwa
from £4000 pp inc flights & transfers for 14 nights
- Explore the Cultural Triangle including a visit to the mighty Sigiriya Rock Fortress
- This itinerary covers all the highlights of Sri Lanka allowing you experience everything that makes this island so special, wildlife, culture, history and stunning coastlines
- You will have your own private driver/ guide to show you around
Honeymoon to Sri Lanka
Koggala, Yala National Park, Nuwara Eliya & Bentota
from £3600 pp inc flights & transfers for 12 nights
- A lovely honeymoon itinerary with relaxing beach stops sandwiching stays with a little more action and adventure in Yala National Park and the Hill Country
- Take the slow lane along Sri Lanka's southern coast with a dash of wildlife in Yala National Park
- Enjoy a private driver/guide throughout as well as expert naturalists in Yala National Park
Simply Sri Lanka
Kotugoda, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya & Koggala
from £2900 pp inc flights & transfers for 10 nights
- Fantastic mix of landscapes, from the tea plantations to beautiful tropical beaches
- Great chance to experience the culture of Kandy and lush countryside of Nuwara Eliya
- Inclusion of Koggala Beach, the longest beach in Sri Lanka, within easy access to the historic town of Galle
Location & directions
Koggala Lake, South Coast, Sri Lanka
KK Beach is located just 12km from Galle on the west side Habaraduwa on the south coast of Sri Lanka.
How to get there
10-hour 45-minute direct flight to Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo. From Colombo airport it is about a 3-hour drive to KK Beach.
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