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 seafood barbecue we had for dinner was also really nice with the biggest lagoon prawns ever :).
It was our son's birthday and we were delightfully surprised when we were presented with traditional Sri Lankan sweetmeats and a birthday cake. Our little one also had a great time exploring the surrounding wilderness, playing in the sand pit and also checking out the animals that are reared on the mini-farm. There are also lots of other activities such as kayaking, boating, night fishing etc that are very enjoyable. The adjacent beach was clean and really lovely and we were able to witness the drawing of the nets in the morning. There are also several archaeological and historical places of interest in the area. All in all it was a wonderful holiday for our family and we are really looking forward to going back again in the near future!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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