Things to do

The lake, one of the largest freshwater lakes in Sri Lanka, If you’re into meditation, two monasteries beacon you from within the tranquil waters of the lake while the Cinnamon Island will let you into the age old ways of the production of the famous spice where wars have been fought over to control the trade. A typical trip would cover most of the above places and last about 02 to 03 hours on a boat excursion.

Among the down south hotels Sri Lanka, South Lake Resorts is an ideal location for water sports. Ranging from surfing to game fishing, whale watching in the open ocean or lake fishing, a visit to the Turtle hatchery for the less adventurous, this beautiful resort is the ideal vacation getaway for the adventure seekers. The surf in Kathaluwa can be a bit daunting for the inexperienced surfer but the golden sands will still be great to chill out by simply walking along the beach watching the stilt fisherman at work, which is unique to this part of Sri Lanka.

Kathuluwa purana maha viharaya is a temple renowned for Kandyan style painting’s dating from the early 19th century. The ancestral home of Martin Wickramasignhe, a prolific Sinhalese author, hailing from Koggala has been turned into a folk art museum showcasing traditional folk art of the southerner.

Half an hour away is the Dutch fort of Galle, is perhaps the most atmospheric town in Sri Lanka. Cobbled stoned narrow streets, colonial style villas and the old ramparts guarding the approach from the sea from a bygone era. Best times to visit is January, when the Galle literary festival kicks off and is also a centre for lace-making, ebony carving and gem-polishing industries.

Lake Tours

Take a Sunset cruise on the famed Koggala Lake, one of the largest lakes and attractions in Galle, creating scenic views during sunset. The Lake is area of 3,800, is the best place to go island hopping with a picnic lunch in an open power boat.

Water Sports

WW2 Base

Down South is home to a number of historical places in Sri Lanka. Among all, Koggala air base holds a significant importance relating to the World War II. Koggala air base was home to RAF PBY Catalina's Short Sunderlands, the famed Sea plane squadrons, 202, 204 & 205 of WWII.

Surfing

As any surfer would tell you, beaches are not only for sunbathing and scenic views. Sri Lanka is blessed with over 1,400 kilometres of beach around the island.

Golfing

Eagle’s Catalina, the nine hole golf course with its lush green fairways in the south coast of the Sri Lanka Air Force Base at Koggala, offers the growing community of golfers a unique opportunity to experience the country and its beauty in style while leading golfing in Sri Lanka to another level.