Deep in the heart of rural Southern Sri Lanka, yet just 30 minutes’ drive from the heritage city of Galle, Crocodile Rock Villa is a traditional Sri Lankan style country home – or ‘gama gedera’ off the small village of Kathaluwa. Set beside the scenic Koggala Lake, and surrounded by over an acre of natural habitat, the villa itself is built on high ground and bordered by terraced, landscaped gardens – giving you a choice of panoramic views over the lake and the forest as well as plenty of private, secluded hideouts to lose yourself away. The abundant bird and animal life around you will keep you fascinated whether you are a nature lover or not.

The elevated infinity pool is 8 foot deep and is built around the Crocodile Rock – perfect to soak in the views across the lake and to the distant foothills beyond.

Food & Drink

Breakfast on the veranda, lunch in the garden and dinner under the stars – be free to choose your ideal place and your cuisine too. Our resident chef Lahiru will personally prepare a range of fare to suit your tastes, ranging from authentic Sri Lankan dishes featuring local produce as well an array of Western favourites. Fresh vegetables, greens and fruit from the garden and the days catch – fish and crab off the lake that local fishmongers bring over every day make meals extra special.

Fresh juices and mocktails are also mixed to perfection. We also serve locally grown low-country tea, as well as an array of herbal brews.


  • Meals provided on request
  • Wifi
  • Swimming Pool
  • Air conditioned
  • Hot Water
  • Laundry