My partner and I just had the pleasure of staying with Dinuka and team at Coco Tangalla and we can't recommend it highly enough. It's a cute boutique hotel tucked away on the beach of Tangalla. If you're looking for a respite from the real world, then this is the place. It's great for relaxing, rejuvenating and enjoying good food and comfort.
Our travel agent booked it for us and I had not read anything about it prior to our arrival, but once we walked in we knew it was special. Dinuka and his team were gracious hosts and made our stay a great mix of good service but not doting over us. We were lucky in that we had the whole place to ourselves for the entire 4 days, a treat one cannot count on, but it made it even more special.
We will return to Sri Lanka just to stay at Coco! It's that good. Great job to Dinuka, Chomil, Isuru and the rest of the Coco team!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Coco Tangalla is a 6-bedroomed black and white colonial villa, this Tangalle hotel is managed by the owner of The Kandy House and The Last House. Book by the room or as a whole house, it is well suited for couples and families. The main house has four bedrooms and an adjoining annex with an additional two bedrooms. The interiors are stylishly decorated with a mixture of modern furniture and period antiques, local art, with infusions of colour and exotic fabrics. The living and dining areas introduce some art deco features. All to create warm and informal rooms to relax.For couples planning their Sri Lankan beach wedding, Coco Tangalla is a beautiful luxury villa, ideal as a stylish wedding venue, offering delicious food and exceptional service. With a variety of wildlife, cultural and heritage destinations to visit in the area, it is situated very conveniently to explore. From Coco Tangalla you can visit Yala National Park on safari amongst the word’s highest concentration of leopards, or enjoy the company of large herds of elephants at Udawalawe Reserve, or visit the Turtle Conservation Area at Rekawa. Blue Whales have become a key part of any trip to the island. Whale watching Sri Lanka style can be organized with trips from Mirissa only 45 minutes away. Or for chance sightings while Dolphin watching Sri Lanka. Closer to home, get aboard our Fishing Boat to try your hand alongside Mawella’s fishermen, dive off the boat to swim or snorkel, or just observe the Blow Hole at Kudawella from the sea.Alternatively a short trip away are the Mulkirigala Caves boasting a remarkable temple and monastery carved out of a large and sheer rock formation in the surrounding forest. Also nearby, fans of Bawa’s architecture should visit Ruhuna University and Claughton House. There’s the Dutch Fort at Matara to warm you up before a visit to Galle and its own UNESCO World Heritage Site at the Galle fort, also an oasis for some browsing and shopping in its' boutiques. ... more less