Mandalay Lake Villa


Mandalay Lake Villa Designed in consultation with Sri Lanka's greatest architect Geoffrey Bawa, Mandalay is the epitome of Sri Lankan style. Situated in the small village of Kathaluwe on Lake Koggala, Mandalay comprises of two separate pavilions, one for sleeping and the other for dining and entertaining. Both capture the spectacular views across the water to the mystical, uninhabited island of Madol Doova. A 25 metre pool sits on the verdant lawn that rolls down to the lake about 15 minutes from the historic town of Galle.

Mandalay is a tranquil haven, allowing one to relax and revitalize. You will be enthralled by the diversity of wildlife and all that nature has to offer. In a lovely sheltered position away from blasting ocean breezes, Mandalay has extensive views. From the lovely old railway bridge to the left, to the opening of the larger section of the lake to the right. The historic, uninhibited island named, "Mandol Doova", is your direct view.

Take breakfast on the pontoon. Enjoy lunch at the dining table beside the pool. What about sunset cocktails under the lake side attap? Then have dinner anywhere you choose. Mandalay's courteous and talented staff will look after your every whim.

The main bedroom suite covers the entire upper floor of the sleeping pavilion with a spectacular, private balcony with views over the lake. The other spacious bedrooms both have modern en suites, and one of the enclosed living areas can be transformed in to a fourth bedroom, if so needed.

Mandalay is only 5-10 minutes from some of Sri Lanka's finest restaurants and bars.

But if you prefer to stay in, and many do, you can cast a line from the jetty and catch your own dinner. Of course if they're not biting that day, don't worry. The local fisherman will bring their catch of the day to your gate every morning.

You'll find everything you're looking for at Mandalay. You may even find yourself.
Distance From Colombo : 128 km
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Kitchen / Food Staff
  • Breakfast Pontoon
  • Easy access to internet cafes
  • Clawed bathtub, shower and toilet
  • Double bedrooms with lounge room
  • Ten seater dining table
The main house has 3 double bedrooms all with ensuite bathrooms and air conditioning. Further beds can be arranged in the sitting room for two more people. The master suite is upstairs and floor to ceiling doors that open fully to reveal beautiful views across the garden and lake. There is also a private terrace. There is a tub in the bathroom as well as shower.

In a pavilion that overlooks the pool is housed the living area. An open sided area with dining table and comfortable seating. In addition there is a garden pergola full of cushions with spectacular views across the lake.

The house is actually in the quiet village of Kathaluwe that plays host to the famous Giniwella temple and the ancient Kathawula temple known for its Buddhist murals.

Being close to fabulous beaches and a 5-star spa, staying at Mandalay allows you the easy option of venturing out to the surf followed by a massage and then retreating to the peace and calm that this fabulous house offers.
Mandalay Lake Villa
Positive :
  • Tranquil getaway, so peaceful and beautiful you may forget to breathe...
Negative :
  • Takes around 5 hours drive time OW from the CMB Intl Apt.
Activities :
  • None, we call it pure relaxation. Mastering the art of relaxation.
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