Luxury hotel holiday Tri Lanka Koggala

TRI in southern Sri Lanka is a refined luxury resort with a keen focus on sustainability. Stay here as part of a longer tour around Sri Lanka to experience the unmissable tropical panoramas, the unique glass-walled treetop rooms, and the lake activities. TRI is a magical touring destination that carries an air of exclusivity, serenity, and elegance from the first moment of your arrival, via boat over Lake Koggala.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with Sri Lankan Airlines
  • Transport by private car with driver-guide
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, board and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Tri Lanka, Koggala

Tri Lanka is an exclusive luxury boutique hotel in a beautifully secluded lakeside location. Luxurious eco-friendly accommodation, exquisite, organic, farm-to-table cuisine and indulgent spa facilities afford guests a truly relaxing and indulgent experience in the magnificent Sri Lankan countryside.

Facts in brief

Official star rating Luxury boutique

Location Less than half an hour from Galle Fort, on the banks of Lake Koggala.

Closest airport Bandaranaike International Airport

Distance from airport 103 miles

Hotel facilities and services

21m pool, Library, Yoga Shala, Steam cavern, Tailor-made Ayurveda spa treatments, Exercise bikes, Holistic parkour circuit, and Personal trainers.

Complimentary

Wifi.

Land sports

Yoga classes, Holistic parkour, and Bird watching.

Out and about nearby

Aside from enjoying the facilities at TRI and the Kabalana Beach Club and Restaurant, guests may be interested in taking part in the water sports available on the shore or heading west to Galle Fort to explore this historic area. The Yala and Uda Walawe National Parks are within driving distance and offer a further insight into this tropical island and its flora and fauna. Fishing villages and towns line the seafront and lake shores.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Water tower room for 7 nights

From about

£1,950

Holiday Code EXH1885

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Tri Lanka, Koggala

Room descriptions

TRI has 10 suites which spiral around the promontory, all with a contemporary style and eco-friendly focus. Some of the Lake Suites and Villas come with private plunge pool secluded by plants and trees. Suites and Family Villa are suitable for 4 guests, but all other rooms are only suitable for 2, though additional daybeds can be added to suites and villas.

Water Tower Room
Lake Suite
Family Villa
Tri Villa
Lake Villa
Lake Villa with Pool

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Water tower room for 7 nights

From about

£1,950

Holiday Code EXH1885

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Tri Lanka, Koggala

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Tri Lanka in Sri Lanka, our clients fly to Colombo, usually with Sri Lankan Airways on a direct flight from London Heathrow (or with Emirates from other UK airports via Dubai). This hotel is 2 hours and 30 minutes' drive from Colombo airport and is either a stay in its own right, in which case you will have a car transfer to the hotel and back, or it is stayed at as part of a tailor-made touring holiday with a driver-guide, in which case the hotel is usually approached from Tea and Hill Country to the north or from Yala National Park.

Additional information

Minimum stays: 2 nights in mid season, 3 nights in high season.

Children: Only children above the age of 12 are permitted at the resort.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Water tower room for 7 nights

From about

£1,950

Holiday Code EXH1885

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Tri Lanka, Koggala

Highlights of Galle and the south coast

Fascinating Galle has plenty to offer the visitor: Galle Fort – UNESCO World Heritage Site, and one of the few living fort cities in the world; Walk around the ramparts of Galle at dawn or at sunset; Arts & crafts shopping – jewellery, lace, rush & reed, home décor, furniture, antiques, batik and boutiques; The Dutch Reformed Church; Galle Literary Festival in January; National Museum; Maritime Museum in the Dutch warehouses of Galle Fort, just re-opened; Galle Markets; Galle Cricket Stadium; Hot-air balloon ride (December to April); River boat trip. A little way inland from Galle/Koggala: Hiyare Nature Reserve (volunteering possible); Kottawe Nature Reserve; Kanneliya Forest; Samakanda (organic farm, visit, walks and lunches available upon request); Village life bike rides; Handicrafts in the villages e.g. lace-making, rush & reed, woodcarving; Yatagala Temple. On the way from Galle to Yala you can enjoy: Stilt Fishermen; Cinnamon plantations; Unuwatuna beach; Martin Wickramasinghe’s house – museum (literary and 20th century life); Koggala Lake; Hinduangoda White tea factory and estate; Lace-making – Weligama, Dickwella; Surfing – popular surfing beaches from Unuwatuna to Mirissa; Weligama Bay; Coastal villages and fishing harbours; Whale Watching and Dolphin Watching (from Mirissa); Diving (from Mirissa); Deep-sea fishing trips (from Mirissa); Provincial town of Matara (Dutch heritage – fort and church); Dondra Head and Dondra Lighthouse; Kudawala Blow Hole; Mulkirigala Buddhist temple (inland); Uda Walawe National Park and Elephant Transit Home (inland); Sea Turtles laying their eggs on the beach, usually February to July (Rekawa Turtle Project); Kalametiya bird sanctuary; Bundala Nature Reserve (bird-watching mainly); Yala National Park; Kataragama – centre for Buddhist, Hindu and Muslim pilgrimages; Tissamaharama - ancient ‘tank’ and dagobas.

Cultural highlights of Galle and the south coast

There are many places to visit in Galle and the area along the south coast of Sri Lanka. In Galle itself, Galle Fort is home to a national museum housing Dutch and Singhalese exhibits of historical interest as well as a newly-opened Maritime Museum, a lighthouse and a 17th century Dutch Reform Church. The narrow streets within the Fort are fascinating for their architecture, lined with official buildings, shops and old town houses, some of which have been converted to stylish villas and boutique hotels. Outside the ramparts, Galle functions busily as a provincial town and port - brightly painted fishing boats line the shore and there is a lively market area with a whole pavilion dedicated to fish. Galle and the surrounding villages are full of artisans – lace makers, jewellers, woodcarvers, painters and people making things out of coir, rush and reed. The National Crafts Council has a centre by the old entrance to Galle Fort and there are plenty of small shops selling crafts, jewellery and antiques, as well as a few designer boutiques. Slightly further afield, there are numerous beautiful beaches and fishing villages including Thalpe, Unuwatuna, Matara, Koggala, Weligama Bay and Tangalle, as well as a number of National Parks with plenty of wildlife.

Festivals in Galle and the south coast

January: The Galle Literary Festival - this 4-day festival brings together Sri Lankan and international authors from around the world for writing workshops, talks, exhibitions and more at various locations in Galle. Past guests have included Vickram Seth and Gore Vidal. July: Unuwatuna Perahera - a 7-day festival commencing on full moon day. Matara/Dondra Perahera - with dedications to Lord Vishnu. Kataragama Esala Festival - a 10-day festival when pilgrims give penance to the Hindu war god, Skanda. July to September: Kite flying on the ramparts of Galle

Climate in Galle and the south coast

The average temperature on the South coast is 32° C with 65% humidity, though it is cooler and more humid in the west, getting progressively hotter and less humid the further east you go, especially the east of Tangalle. The evenings are a little cooler and the coasts enjoy sea breezes. Rainfall is experienced mainly during the south-west monsoon from May to August. The ‘calm’ season is December to April, when the seas are general calm and there is little rainfall. Whilst the sea appears calm out of the monsoons, there are still undercurrents and riptides.

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