The small resort of Koggala really is a paradise in the Indian Ocean. Located in the south of the island of Sri Lanka, this tropical haven has golden stands, coconut palms, stunning Buddhist temples and the all-important traditional Sri Lankan welcome. Of all our Sri Lanka holidays, this holiday in Koggala is certainly one of the best.
Travelling to Sri Lanka is sure to give you a wealth of wonderful holiday memories to treasure for years to come. This is a picturesque island where the pace of life has remained the same for centuries. On our Koggala holidays, visitors often marvel at the authentic view of the country they can experience up close. For example seeing local fishermen perched on sticks and fishing in the traditional manner takes great skill and is a technique only practiced in this region.
As well as stunning beaches, Koggala holiday makers have lots of other places of interest close by. Galle Fort was built by the Portuguese in the 16th century and is designated as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site.
Sri Lanka holidays are also great for those with a love of nature. The wonderfully tranquil Koggala lagoon with its rocky islands and mangroves is bursting with exotic birdlife. One of the islands even features a cinnamon plantation. The turtle hatchery near Koggala is also a popular spot for visitors as they can see how newborn turtles are cared for and then released back into the ocean.
Why not enjoy your own slice of paradise and book your Koggala holiday with Mercury Holidays? We offer options to suit different budgets whilst making sure that your every need and comfort is catered for. A holiday in Sri Lanka is a magnificent way to get away from it all.
Let us organise your perfect holiday in Sri Lanka. Our experienced and friendly reservations team can make all your arrangements including flights and transfers, so that your Koggala holiday experience is wonderful from the off.
Sri Lanka has a typically tropical climate, temperature and humidity (approx 70%) remain high all year round, although on the coast a light coastal breeze makes this heat comfortable. Inland, the heat is significantly reduced due to the higher altitude. Rainfall is highest in May, and in Oct/Nov. The south-western coast has higher rainfall than the rest of the country, although many people find this a refreshing break, generally this occurs in the afternoon and is accompanied by thunder. The highest rainfall occurs in May (371mm) and the lowest is Feb (69mm). There is an average of 6-8 hours of sunshine per day, all year round.