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Dublin
Reviewed October 23, 2016

Back of Beyond REALLY is something special. The best of nature, health, food and quality time and space. We were treated so well here! Food... Incredible home-grown, organic food- and so much of it! (these guys are generous!) Activities... A fantastic yoga shala to use, a great pool, lagoon, kayaks, bikes. Also we got 2 x massages which were EXCELLENT...

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BoBLanka, Public Relations Manager at Back of Beyond - Kahandamodara, responded to this review

Dear Andrew! Thank you so much for the lovely review. We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us at Kahandamodara - including the nature, activities and smiles. I will forwards your kind works to Nelson and his team. You are right, this place is heaven for people who want to get in touch with nature....

Perth, Australia
Reviewed October 9, 2016

Had a wonderful time at this resort - only regret is we didn't plan longer (a theme throughout our trip). It is quite a challenge to find with virtually no signage so numerous chats with tuk-tuk drivers and local people for directions are required. But it is well worth it. The very cheery Mr Nelson and Mr Sumit greeted us...

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BoBLanka, Public Relations Manager at Back of Beyond - Kahandamodara, responded to this review

Dear Dudley, so wonderful reading another one of your lovely reviews! Thank you so much for visiting us (also in Anuradhapura and Sigiriya) and sharing your experiences, I am surely forwarding this one to Mr Nelson and his team in Kahandamodara. We are really happy that you and your family enjoyed the BoB experience, taking home lots of memories and...

Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed September 10, 2016

After a rather packed first half of our 3 week vacation in Sri Lanka Back of Beyond was the perfect place to relax for two days. As it was low season we were fortunate to have the place all to ourselves. Back of Beyond is located next to a lagoon, away from the big road, so very quiet and peaceful,...

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BoBLanka, Public Relations Manager at Back of Beyond - Kahandamodara, responded to this review

Welcome back home and thank you so much for your review! We are very glad that you enjoyed your relaxing stay with us and will be happy to welcome you back at Back of Beyond. Have you also seen our other locations? Best regards, The BoB-team

Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Friendly every smiling staff locally sourced fresh sea food barbecue was the highlight. And curd ( local buffalo milk yoghurt with palm tree treacle) is heavenly. Fresh fruit and Internet available. Water cooling is from the traditional earthen ware pot like in a n ancient Sinhalese village! Near by lagoon and beach is walking distance. Thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated.

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BoBLanka, Public Relations Manager at Back of Beyond - Kahandamodara, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review! We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay with us - including the delicious curd - and we will be happy to welcome you back at Back of Beyond for some more time close to nature. Have you also seen our other beautiful eco-retreats? Best regards, The BoB-team

Dubai
Reviewed June 17, 2016

All was fine, Nelson and the rest of the crew very helpful and made a lot of difference. It is not a resort, which is why we chose it, and it stays in your memories much longer. Not 5 star because we felt that the price was as expensive as a resort and the road to get there is very...

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BoBLanka, Public Relations Manager at Back of Beyond - Kahandamodara, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! We are very glad that your family enjoyed your stay with us - hopefully keeping lots of good memories - and we will be happy to welcome you back at Back of Beyond. Have you also seen our other beautiful locations? Best regards, The BoB-team

Reviewed May 16, 2016

Back of beyond Kahandamodara is amazing eco-friendly holiday inn to travel. It was awesome. We had a great time in the place. The staff is very helpful and friendly. Their hospitality is excellent. Food was really good. I recommend this place to nature lovers. If you are staying in there you should try Kayaking on the urubokka oya/lagoon. It’s very...

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BoBLanka, Owner at Back of Beyond - Kahandamodara, responded to this review

Dear Milinda We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our beautiful retreat. We look forward to your next visit. In addition to kayaking, we also offer boat rides in the Oruboku oya and can recommend a great boat service in Kalametiya. best regards Yohan

Caernarfon, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 15, 2016

This was an unusual place, it is made up of 4 wooden cabins set in clearings and far apart. To start with you wondered what was going on, but we soon settled down. We felt as if you had the world to yourself. The only noises were the birds and the sea which was nearby. There were many walks and...

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Sofia, Bulgaria
Reviewed January 30, 2016

It is a little far away from cities and towns in a beautiful place surrounded by a river and lakes a lot of animals, birds and the ocean is near. People and service is great. They really want to help you, this is a natural hospitality and these people have it. Food is amazing - we do not have to...

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Galway, Ireland
Reviewed January 25, 2016

Had an amazing stay at Back of Beyond. This is a real gem in the middle of nowhere but yet close to a lovely beach, very quiet but perfect for a morning stroll. We felt really welcome and we really enjoyed the visit of the gardens, discovering the fruits, spices, etc. Our bungalow was very nice, very spacious and loved...

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Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed December 17, 2015

Nelson and his staff were amazing. The rooms were lovely and food was outstanding. If we had any food allergies or requirements, they accommodated us. Almost all the food is grown on site. It was a vegetarian dream. They also can do vegan and celiac. It was delicious and they were happy to tell us what delights we were enjoying....

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Beachfront
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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 

Additional Information about Back of Beyond - Kahandamodara

Address: Warnakulasuriya Mawatha, Galagagoda | Kahandamodara, Ranna, Kahandamodara 001, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Kahandamodara
Price Range: $68 - $187 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Back of Beyond - Kahandamodara 2*
Number of rooms: 9
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“Get out of bed early to do kayaking trip on lagoon. Would love to have stayed longer to do some fishing as well .... next time”
 of 5 bubbles 190dudleyc, Oct 9, 2016 | Read review
“If you love the nature you should go to this place”
 of 5 bubbles milindab2016, May 16, 2016 | Read review
“The rooms are in villas. It is non-air conditioned. There are fans in each room and mosquito nets. It was very comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles H5891VFstephanies, Dec 17, 2015 | Read review
“New Villa is good”
 of 5 bubbles dilrukp2015, Jun 17, 2015 | Read review
“we stayed at a room on the far left and it was a peaceful location.”
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 of 5 bubbles Ashan253, Apr 26, 2015 | Read review
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