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Back of Beyond - Kahandamodara

Warnakulasuriya Mawatha, Galagagoda | Kahandamodara, Ranna, Kahandamodara 001, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent place to relax and the closeness of the rooms to nature is awesome. The nature inspired bathroom is a unique feature. Make sure you walk to the beach and do some kayaking in the river. There is no light pollution to obstruct your stargazing in the night, I've seen a very clear night's sky there. The staff is also... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

My husband and I had a wonderful time at back of beyond Kahandamodara. We loved the environmentally friendly architecture and construction of the buildings, the large open spaces and lawns, many trees including so many local varieties of fruits on the property. Many vegetables and fruits are grown organically on the property. The food was the best we have had... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I was there on last January 2014 with my family.we stayed at 2 bedroom cottage. Place was very clarm, spacious and clean. Awesome mouthwatering Sri Lankan style food.specially Nelson(caretaker) very friendly person and he was patronizing to show us all the places ,challets in the ecoretriet. Enough spaces for children to play. Close to nature. This place ideal for nature... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Kahandamodara was the first of the BOB place we visited. We climbed Sigiriya / Pidurangala and Ritigala. The place was warm and homely and my friends and I had a great time. We even did a trip with the village boatman in the sanctuary and saw many unsual bird species. The food and the services was excellent. I recommend this... More

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Wareham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

This was the second Back of Beyond place during our trip to Sri Lanka & although different to Pidurangala it had its own special charm. Great location for bird watching with plenty of ponds within a short walking distance. Also, very close & an easy walk down country lanes to the coast & lagoon. An active fishing community provided some... More

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Colombo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Having been to other Back of Beyond locations at Pidurangala and Dehigaha-ela, Kahandamodara was next on our list. We were warmly welcomed to this lovely hideaway by the friendly staff - Nimal and team. We had a truly wonderful time at this place, the food was really great with chef Nimal whipping up all kinds of scrumptious village style food....the... More

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Galle, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Nice Place Near Ranna. 10 mIn travel distance to Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary. Exellent for Bird Lovers. < 500 m distance to beach. Lagoon Boat Rides Also available. Excellent Meals. eco friendly cottages. in our cottage can accommodate 2 -3 families. for more details visit http://www.backofbeyond.lk

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Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

My husband (German) and I had had enough of CMB and family delights and just wanted to speed away on the expressway to a secluded beach and that's exactly what we did. Backofbeyond has a great formula and it works for us: 2 kids who need to get to grips with slow vacation pace, nature in their face, cosy cottage... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Back of Beyond has just opened a new place on the beach at Kalamtiya about 1.7 miles down from Kahandamodara. It is simple, but more than adequate, clean, well tended, lovely location. The house, with two bedrooms and a bed in the living area, sleeps five easily. Food was terrific, all the string hoppers and curry we could eat. They... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Kahandamodara consists of three separate villas - one sleeps 9, the other sleeps four and the third sleeps two. We went with a party of 11 and booked the large and medium villas which while being close to one another wouldn't have interfered with our holiday if it had been booked by complete strangers. The villa that sleeps four has... More

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Address: Warnakulasuriya Mawatha, Galagagoda | Kahandamodara, Ranna, Kahandamodara 001, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Kahandamodara
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Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Located on the South Coast of Sri Lanka, 15 minutes from Tangalle and a 10 - minute walk from the beach, Back of Beyond Kahandamodara (Monera thenna) is named after the flock of peacocks that strut across this land. This 10-acre property lies on the eastern back of a river that flows out to the sea around 500 m from the property. The lodge consists of a 3 bedroom bungalow, 2 bedroom villa and a single bedroom cottage. These units can be booked independently or together for large groups. This retreat has been built mostly out of locally available materials including large mud bricks, bamboo, thatch for roofs etc. In keeping with our environmental policy and energy minimization, no AC nor swimming pools are available. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms with hot water showers. The rooms have either king-size double beds or twin beds. All rooms have ceiling fans and mosquito nets. Due to the thick clay brick walls, high ceilings and maximization of natural ventilation and tree cover, the buildings are very cool and airy. Most toilets have an open to air area (all are enclosed) to enhance the natural experience. The large open spaces and lawns around the buildings make this retreat a favourite for children to run around and cycle. The property has around 300 m of river frontage and kayaks are available for rental. The areas around the property and adjoining village roads are excellent for cycling and bicycles are also available for hire. A lovely wide and secluded beach is only a 10 minute walk from the property. Guests can help fishermen draw in their nets in the morning, or enjoy fishing in the nearby estuary. The Kalametiya bird sanctuary is only 15 minutes from the property. Bundala and Yala National parks are also 1.25 Hr and 2 hr from the property. A well-stocked library with books on archeology, history and fauna and flora of the area is available in the bungalow. A separate kitchen, staff quarters and drivers quarters is also provided. Most fruits and vegetables are grown in-house. ... more   less 
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