We had three nights at Mangrove, staying in one of the beach cabanas. They are gorgeous wooden huts and we loved the architectural design with the bathroom underneath, but the staircase down is very steep and we were worried about falling down in the middle of the night! If you are less mobile or have kids, this might not be for you...
Rani the manager on sight was very helpful in organising safari trips to Yala and Uda Walawe, and we loved the food - great breakfasts and fantastic Sri Lankan curries (although you must order well in advance and they are not always available). Delicious prawns and fish as well.
The beach is very rough, and the rock pool safe for swimming is closer to the chalets - maybe 3-5 mins walk up the beach. There is a bar/restaurant there as well, and they provided coconuts to guests for free. Nice touch.
Overall, we enjoyed our stay very much but it was probably not as friendly or intimate as other places we stayed.
- Also Known As:
- Mangrove Beach Cabanas & Chalets Hotel Tangalle
- Mangrove Beach Cabanas And Chalets