Nestled amid tropical jungle and lush tea plantations, Kahanda Kanda is an ideal base for exploring Sri Lanka’s southern beaches and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Galle Fort. Alternatively, you can spend your time learning the secrets of Sri Lankan cuisine or simply lounging by the sparkling swimming pool.
The ten attractive, standalone guest villas at Kahanda Kanda possess distinct personalities. The Dubu for instance, is a unique thatched house imported from Java with woven palm walls, exposed rafters and an elaborately carved ceiling whilst the Peacock is a minimalist abode featuring a chic monochrome palette. Nevertheless, all are decorated with authentic antiques and are eco-friendly, with solar-powered water heaters. Three of the villas also have their own infinity edge pool.
The cuisine at Kahanda Kanda is fresh, healthy and delicious, served in the airy restaurant or out under the stars. The friendly culinary staff can show you how to prepare Sri Lankan fare, as well as accompany you to a local market. Work off all that food with a yoga session in the dedicated pavilion, on a bicycle tour or by strolling the ramparts of Galle Fort. Other activity options in the area include exploring the rainforest at Kanneliya, surfing in Weligama Bay and touring the many temples of Sri Lanka’s south coast.