Villa Karamoja - a haven of natural beauty

The villa sits on a rocky outcrop on the edge of Lake Koggala and has beautiful 180 degree views over the lake towards the sea about 1 km away.

Its favourable position means you benefit from the natural sea breezes without having the hassle of being on the hectic coast road.

Early morning light and evening sunsets are frequently glorious.

The villa sits in a full acre of gardens, ensuring privacy and tranquillity, whilst enabling guests to enjoy the abundant wildlife that frequents the gardens.

Designed in the ‘traditional’ style with accommodation for 6 people, the villa has plentiful verandas for shade and comfort, in addition to a beautiful 8 metre pool.

It is staffed by two longstanding Sri Lankan employees available to provide help and assistance throughout the duration of your stay.

Villa highlights

Ideal for families, couples and small groups

The villa sleeps six in 2 large double rooms and a twin room with 2 large single beds. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms and air conditioning (as well as ceiling fans and mosquito nets). The new owners endeavour to follow sound ECO values in managing the property.

Flexible stays

The villa can be rented as a whole, or, outside of peak season, individual rooms can be rented allowing you the full use of the villa whilst enjoying the company of others who may be staying at the same time.

Food & drink

Fresh local produce

A range of chef facilities are available during your stay


Sri Lankan and Classic English available. See menu ideas.

Lunch & Dinner

Can be arranged on request with Prasad at the villa. See menu ideas.

Things to do



Koggala (also called Habaraduwa) beach is only minutes away and has miles of unspoilt sandy beach, wonderful for sunset walks.

Wijaya and Unawatuna beaches are safe for swimming.

Ahangama, Midigama and Welligama beaches are famous for surfing at all standards.

Yoga & Massage

Yoga is widely practised in Sri Lanka. The villa has arranged for a local European yoga instructor to take one hour lessons for up to 5 people at the villa at a cost of aprox £25 for the group. Carsten explores many aspects of the body and mind in his regular yoga classes; including nutrition, wellbeing, fitness, flexibility, breath and Yoga. He will tailor his classes to all ages and abilities.

Massage treatments can also be arranged in the privacy of the villa.

Boat Rides

Whale watching trips can be arranged from nearby Mirissa to see blue whales that are normally resident off the south coast.

Take a sunrise or sunset boat trip round Koggala Lake (arrangements can be made with Prasad at the villa).


Take a conducted bike ride through the paddy fields on small local roads. Your guide will highlight the local bird and animal life as you go quietly past.

Visit a local Tea Plantation and see the pickers at work in the terraces and the processing of the tea leaves.

Attractions / Excursions

Tuk-tuks or cars can be arranged by the villa to take guests to local sites.

Galle Fort

A UNESCO World Heritage site, this historic Dutch trading fort is crammed with history. Largely restored, the streets are full of small shops and restaurants making for hours of interesting exploring.

The Galle Literary Festival takes place each February and has become internationally recognised.

Test match cricket is still played on the scenic Galle cricket ground in front of the Fort.

Stilt Fishermen

The iconic sight of Sri Lankan stilt fishermen can be seen at several places along the coast from Ahangama to Thalpe.

Local Temples

Kathaluwa Old Temple, Ahangama

Giniwella Temple, Ahangama


Anagimale Ella Waterfall is in the Kanneliya Forest Reserve. About 1.5 hours away it is surrounded by a wide variety of flora and fauna.

Kitulgala White Water Rafting & Canoeing

Waterfall trekking, bird watching, cycling and river expeditions can all be had on the Kelani River at Kitulgala. Situated in the hills between Kandy and Nuwara Eliya it would require an overnight stop.

Yala National Park

Enticingly close now that the expressway has been completed. See large numbers of elephant, leopards and many other animals in their natural environment.

The location

20 minutes away from the historic Galle Fort – 2 kms from Koggala Beach – nearby to Ahangama and Welligama surfing beaches – Mirissa and whale watching – stilt fishermen.

Visitor reviews

People who stayed in this apartment, have only the best opinions about it.

  • star rating  We have been 3 times now to Karamoja and it has always been amazing for us as a family
    It is restful, peaceful and we have always been so well... read more

    avatar thumb Anne W
    March 12, 2018
  • star rating  The beautiful villa is built in a quiet spot overlooking the lake and surrounded by different kinds of old trees. The place was clean and comfortable and we got to... read more

    avatar thumb CYUKH
    February 10, 2017
  • star rating  We cannot speak too highly of villa Karamoja. It is in a beautiful setting with a large garden and views from the infinity pool across the lake. The photos on... read more

    avatar thumb Christine...
    December 28, 2016
  • star rating  We stayed for the first two weeks in July. Villa comfortable, clean, high quality and plenty of space. View over the lake is stunning. Lots of local wildlife to see.... read more

    avatar thumb Mandy S
    August 1, 2016
  • star rating  I've recently returned from a 10 day trip to Sri Lanka which included using Karamoja as a base. The layout, design and quality of the property is superb as is... read more

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    July 27, 2016
  • star rating  We spent 10 weeks staying at Karamoja at the beginning of this year and it was an absolute delight. The villa is nicely done in the local vernacular with lovely... read more

    avatar thumb RR1969-07
    March 29, 2016
  • star rating  We spent 5 nights and 6 days at Villa Karamoja and I can certainly say that the villa is a perfect rejuvenation spot. The simple yet beautiful, elegant and classic... read more

    avatar thumb Natasha D
    July 18, 2015
  • star rating  Karamoja is a beautiful, elegant, secluded and pensive villa just outside the Village of Habaraduja in southern Sri Lanka.

    The Villa itself is spacious and luxurious, with elegant... read more

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    July 17, 2015

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