Tri - a glimpse

Tri Lanka

Galle, South Coast, Sri Lanka

At a Glance

  • Marvel at the panoramic views as you dip your toes into the glistening lakeside infinity pool.

  • With just 11 villa suites and rooms, attentive and personalised service can be expected at this sustainable luxury hotel.

  • Nestled into the jungle-like landscape, the Lake Suites feature private balconies with spectacular views across the emerald-hued Koggala Lake.

  • Tri Lanka takes sustainability to a whole new level with living roofs planted with purslane and bamboo; bedrooms crafted from entirely recycled local jak wood; and the establishment of an innovative mangrove planting programme.

  • Food and drink is arguably a highlight of any stay at Tri Lanka, where dishes are as fresh as they are fancy, and local flavours are combined with the very best seasonal produce.

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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.

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Insider's View

Enjoy a complimentary yoga class with the owner's wife, Lara Baumann, a yogi who specialises in quantum yoga.

Be sure to go out onto the lake on Tri's boat during your stay.

Head up to the top of the water tower for a sundowner - where unparalleled views and an honesty bar are both on offer.

If you are looking to spice up your cocktail hour, try the beetroot or carrot Martini.

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Bordering the emerald-hued Koggala Lake, Tri Lanka is a property where sustainability has been seamlessly blended with luxury. From the restaurant's lake-to-plate concept, to the glistening infinity pool, this stunning hotel makes for a truly unique stay.

Tri is set in luscious tropical gardens with views over the majestic Koggala Lake, with an impressive, ancient banyan tree taking centre-stage in the resort's pristine, landscaped surroundings. A meandering pathway leads you around the stunning gardens, past the striking cinnamon clad water tower to a three-storey building housing the hotel's contemporary spa, library and yoga shala.

Each of Tri's elegant and spacious Lake Suites and Lake Villas feature a garden roof, bordered by swaying bamboo trees to provide privacy, as well as picturesque views of the lake gardens. Some even benefit from a private plunge pool allowing the perfect space to cool off from the midday sun. The hotel's main infinity pool reaches out towards the lake and sits above a dining space with stunning views. Alcoves with cushioned day beds surround the pool area and also enjoy spectacular lake vistas.

Tri Hotel truly captures the essence of paradise on earth and is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of Sri Lanka's metropolitan centres.

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Alice Woodford (Staff)

Tri is a thoughtfully designed property with a sustainable focus and contemporary aesthetic, I was sold at the view over the pool and lake! The lake is an incredible backdrop for such an incredible project and the natural/wild surroundings envelop the rooms and encourage the accommodation to seamlessly blend with the environment. The pool is stunning; bar is located in a great place accessible and sociable. There is a boat to take guests out on the lake which during my stay was a wonderful way to start the day and really lets you see the whole site and gain perspective of just how striking the location is.


Scarlett Richard (Staff)

Tri is a luxury boutique hotel overlooking the beautiful lake Koggala. With amazing views, a breath taking infinity pool and locally sourced food, a stay here offers relaxation, wellness and understated luxury. During any stay guests can go kayaking in the lake, explore the lakes islands, mountain bike through the local villages or take a day trip to the historic town of Galle. It has the perfect blend of relaxation and excursions and the service here is second to none. Owned by a British couple the service is very personal, attentive and they will go out of their way to ensure you have the best time.


  • 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 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.

Location & directions

Galle, South Coast, Sri Lanka

Tri is located in the heart of the Koggala lake just a short drive from Galle on the southern coast of Sri Lanka.

How to get there

Tri can be reached by private transfer via an 85-minute drive down the Colombo Expressway from the capital. Alternatively, Air Taxi services lands on the lake from destinations around the country.

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