Villa Pooja

As the driveway winds its way up through ever-increasing jungle to the top of a verdant hillock just inland from the coast at Koggala you know you’re going to be in for a treat once you reach the summit. Slowly emerging through billowing vegetation resonating with vivacious birdcall you’re greeted at the top by a statuesque building fringed by crimson heliconia that sensationally frames the gorgeous garden views. Rising up taller than the building itself, trees lift their leafy branches towards the sky and provide a playground for the monkeys that visit every morning and night, keen to meet their human neighbours. Below, the two-acre garden completely encircles the five-bedroomed house and envelopes the swimming pool, rising up finally towards a rocky outcrop that’s perfectly placed for surveying the scene. Pooja in Sinhalese means ‘hill of worship’: the property’s natural setting is indeed a temple of relaxation and serenity, and its graceful interiors an inner sanctum of calm. Even the most overworked minds will be eased gently into a state of renewal in no time at all, assisted along the way by a staff team intent on making you feel very much at home. Pooja is perfect for families and groups seeking a secluded base close to Galle. Lie back on the shallow pool ledge and let your worries drift away under the meditative gaze of the elephant god Ganesh, or find your own peaceful hideaway in one of the trio of furnished alcoves within the expansive wrap- around balcony upstairs.



  • master bedroom with king bed 200x200
  • bedroom 2 with king bed
  • bedroom 3 with king bed
  • bedroom 4 with king bed
  • bedroom 5 with queen bed 180x180
  • small bedroom that can be used to sleep a nanny


  • Wi-Fi internet
  • air conditioning
  • sattelite tv
  • safes
  • dvd player
  • stereo system
  • microwave
  • blender
  • oven

Service & staff

  • welcome drink and cool towel for all arrival times
  • laundry services
  • dry-cleaning services
  • breakfasts included
  • able to organize cars and drivers
  • spa treatment
  • cook
  • maid
  • 2 houseboys


19/12/201108/01/2012110$650 per night7 nights
09/01/201230/04/2012110$500 per night5 nights
01/05/201230/06/2012110$400 per night2 nights
01/07/201231/08/2012110$500 per night5 nights
01/09/201230/11/2012110$400 per night2 nights
01/12/201218/12/2012110$500 per night5 nights
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Pooja sits on the top of a jungly hillock near Koggala, encircled at the bottom almost invisibly by local village homes that appear to blend into the rich green tapestry of vegetation. Famous for accommodating the celebrated Sri Lankan author, Martin Wickramasinghe (who has an interesting museum dedicated to him in town), Koggala has a fine stretch of beach and is renowned for its enchanting lagoon. Here, rich jungle surrounding its meandering expanse spills onto a still surface traversed by fishermen leaving nothing but soft ripples in their wake. A boat ride past spice gardens, bird- filled islands and Buddhist temples is the best way to familiarise yourself with these sensational surroundings and witness the unique lakeside life.


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