Koggala in the deep South seems to be the new hotspot for ‘country style horizontal living’ complexes, property analysts say. Koggala is a laid-back resort town set between a lush tropical lagoon and one of the finest beaches in all Sri Lanka, where modern amenities and leisure facilities meet a rich cultural and historical tradition, they say.
The trend to start country style housing in this area was initiated by Catalina, the first-ever luxury independent living. It is now being replicated by at least two large investors, analysts say. “Since Catalina has been a large project in this area, another is being sought approval from the Board of Investment,” a business analyst told the Business Times. Koggala, boasting one of the longest beaches in the country is within 15 minutes’ drive from Catalina. “Several beautiful beaches lie within easy reach, with luxurious resorts, classy boutique hotels, spas and beach front restaurants. The area is home to a sizeable expatriate community, attracted by the area’s unique charm, atmosphere, history and its wide choice of restaurant and entertainment options. The Southern Expressway offers easy access to Colombo and the international airport,” the analyst said.