Gal Oya Lodge

Ampara, Eastern Province, Sri Lanka

What to know before you go :

— This hotel is a beautifully crafted place to stay in a very out-of-the-way location

— No internet service

— Water Safari, Walks, Wildlife Activities were with our assigned Naturalist

About the property:

Gal Oya Lodge is the perfect haven for wildlife enthusiasts and those looking to live in the heart of nature. Set amongst 25 acres of private forest in the East of Sri Lanka, there’s no better place to experience all the amazing wildlife Sri Lanka has to offer. Just 3.5 hrs drive from the city of Kandy and 2 hrs drive from Arugam Bay, our high end eco lodge is situated on the border of the Gal Oya National Park, one of Sri Lanka’s least explored National Parks. It’s the perfect location to stay and enjoy the island’s only boat safari. The lodge is made up of 7 secluded bungalows and a 2 room villa. Each bungalow is a fusion of the traditional and the contemporary, blending natural materials such as illuk, cadjan and wood with modern touches of comfort and luxury. Every bungalow has a spacious bedroom including a king sized bed, plus a sitting room opening onto a private veranda. The bathroom is fit for two, containing his and her sinks and indoor and outdoor showers - complete with solar powered hot water. Local furnishings add touches of Sri Lankan style to the interior, providing a colourful and comfortable setting for an intimate retreat within the forest. The main lodge has a bar and spacious restaurant, providing both eastern and western cuisine. All meals are carefully prepared using locally-sourced fresh produce. Guests can also enjoy produce from Gal Oya Lodge’s very own organic kitchen-garden.

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Bungalow From 13500/night

Every bungalow has a spacious bedroom including a king sized bed, plus a sitting room opening onto a private veranda.

Upto 2 Adults Breakfast Included

Villa From 21800/night

This is a 2 bedroom Villa

Upto 4 Adults Breakfast Included


Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation received more than 30 days prior to arrival: No charge
  • Cancellation received between 30 and 15 days prior arrival: 50% cancellation fee.
  • Cancellation received less than 15 days prior arrival: 100% cancellation fee.


From 1400 hours


Until 1200 hours

Children & Extra Bed

  • Children 05 years old and below, stay for free when using the existing bedding configuration.
  • They enjoy complimentary breakfast as well as 50% on other meals.

Gal Oya Lodge, Sri Lanka can be reached by road or by air. Approx. driving time from some main cities are as follows

  • Kandy 3 1⁄2 hrs
  • Pasikudah 3 1⁄2 hrs
  • Tangalle 5 hrs
  • Arugambay 2 hrs
  • Ella 3 hrs
  • Polonnaruwa 4 hrs