Back of Beyond Wellness Retreat

Back of Beyond Wellness Retreat

Monera Thenna, Warnakulasuriya Mawatha, Galagagoda, Kahandamodara 82125 Sri Lanka
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4.5
#1 of 2 B&Bs in Kahandamodara
Location
4.7
Cleanliness
4.7
Service
4.9
Value
4.7
Located on the South Coast of Sri Lanka, 5 min from Tangalle and a 10 - min walk from the beach, Back of Beyond Kahandamodara 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, two 2-bedroom villas 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. 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. Facilities include a Yoga shala, ayurveda center and swimming pool. The property has around 300 m of river frontage and kayaks are available for rental. A lovely wide and secluded beach is only a 10 minute walk from the property.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Canoeing
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Car hire
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Hiking
Fishing
Couples massage
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
Open-air bath
BBQ facilities
Mosquito net
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Safe
Clothes rack
Iron
Kitchenette
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Kasun Amarasinghe wrote a review Jan 2021
Colombo
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were at Kahandamodara in September 2020, With a bunch of my friends. Amazing place with superb service..

Pool: Safe and Clean
Food: 3/4 course menu, mouth-watering food, balance, and healthy diet, Always didn't forget to check our preference as well.
Nature: Huge property, very quiet and calm, But definitely you can sing a song and have some fun.
Sleep: We stayed in the two-bedroom AC villa, super clean, and had a comfortable sleep
Service: Fast and detail, Staff has arranged surprised milk rice for my birthday. Thanks a lot 

Definitely would like to recommend it to someone who wants to relax your mind and nature lovers too...

Special thanks to Sajith Withanage who recommended this place.
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Date of stay: September 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: AC villas are very comfortable
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singaporegirl294265 wrote a review Jan 2022
Sri Lanka
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This Wellness Retreat is an absolute gem. Set in 14 acres of semi-tended gardens, the owner has set out to rewild and encourage native species. In my opinion the photos of the website don't do it justice. Accommodation is in small self contained villas. Ours was a two bed with a kitchenette and two seating areas, one upstairs. The infinity pool looks over grasslands towards a lagoon, great for bird and butterfly watching. Definitely recommend as a relaxing escape from the world. The nearby lagoon boat trip was well worth it for nature lovers.
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Date of stay: December 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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CTS wrote a review Feb 2021
Colombo, Sri Lanka
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here 2 nights and the experience was amazing. The staff was very helpful with our requirements. Best place to blend with nature and since we booked around 3 villas we got the whole place to ourselves.
The manager Chanaka who works at the Yala property took his time to come and greet us and share his experiences about the wild.
The BBQ they organized for us was truly amazing and delicious.
Overall amazing experience and with the friendly staff who would go beyond to cater you needs, would definitely recommend anyone to visit this place.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Anu W wrote a review Oct 2023
Colombo, Sri Lanka
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were a group of several families and Back of Beyond, Kahandamodera was the ideal place for us. It has several cottages scattered throughout the property and we could all meet up in the common areas and the pool and dine together, but whenever we wanted a bit of peace and quiet, we could go to our individual cottages. It rained most of the time we were there, but it did not dampen our spirits as we could really spend time together. The snacks and juices that were constantly provided by the staff and the sumptuous meals also added to our good spirits.
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Date of stay: September 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with family
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Flanker D wrote a review Jan 2020
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed 4 nights at the Wellness Retreat. It was the perfect place to unwind and relax after a hectic holiday in Sri Lanka. The resident manager / yoga guru Maja was a delight to hang out with. She was so helpful and kind to our kids! The pool was perfect and the food was amazing. The staff lead by ever smiling Wasantha was excellent. The lagoon boat ride and a dinner by the lagoon with bonfire is a must! Kids enjoyed riding bikes all around the large property. Fresh organic vegetables from the garden! Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from BoB-SriLanka, Guest Relations Manager at Back of Beyond Wellness Retreat
Responded Feb 10, 2020
Hi and thank you for leaving this lovely review. Sounds like you had an amazing experience at Lanka Wellness Retreat! I will be sure to pass on your compliments to Maja and Wasantha - they are the best! We hope you to see you again one day in Sri Lanka's Back of Beyond. Warm regards, Mandi.
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Ruwan P wrote a review Jun 2022
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nice location and friendly staff.
Very good concept.
I have been to back of beyond Pedurangala around 2017 or 2016.
This location is not very clean and may needed to staff better.
I have lived in Sri Lanka very long time, involved in projects in Shinghraja during my university day.
I expect more clean, inside the accommodation.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Good
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Sameera wrote a review Jan 2021
Yala National Park, Sri Lanka
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed two nights in kahandamodara stunning location and beautiful pool with extremely kind and friendly staff. the calmness of place is the most attractive The food and dining location was excellent. One of the best travel experiences so far.”
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Esther H wrote a review May 2022
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Thanks to the staff (Wasantha and Chananda) from BoB Kahandamodara how makes my stay there to an amazing experience. I really loved that place. Enjoyed the nature, beautiful beach and also pool and garden. My villa was perfect and I felt absolutely welcome there. The Ayurveda treatment I had was also very good. Food was amazing.
I really recommend this place.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Danushka Senadheera wrote a review Dec 2016
Colombo, Sri Lanka
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
It was a relaxing stay at back of beyond Kahadamodara, exactly what we were looking for. We stayed at one of the eco type cottage which can accommodate three. It was spacious one with a large bathroom, a rooftop terrace and a private dining area. The staff deliver food to the cottage on request even though they have limited staff at work. The cottage had no AC but it was well ventilated and bit cold at night though we expected it to be little warm. Linen were in acceptable quality.

Note that there were mosquito nets which we haven't use hence got bitten by few mosquitos.

They have a small pool about 15m or 20m and 1m deep which was more than enough for two of us since there were no one else at the time we went there. They have a large dining area by the pool that can accommodate large groups and meals prepared on request from their menu. They prepare tasty food, at least those ones we ordered.

Staff was very helpful and let us stay for a late checkout since there were no other bookings for cottage we stayed.

Only disappointment for us was that the hotel was about 1km away from the beach, we expected it to be little bit closer.
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Date of stay: December 2016Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from BoBLanka, Public Relations Manager at Back of Beyond Wellness Retreat
Responded Dec 27, 2016
Dear Danushka, Thank you so much for your nice review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us at Kahandamodara and we hope to welcome you back soon. Have you visited some of our other beautiful eco lodges? Wishing you a happy new year, The BoB-team
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granthamLondon wrote a review Nov 2009
london
5.0 of 5 bubbles
if you are dreaming of getting away from a fast pace of life, forget about dreaming and think about taking a break in Kahandamodana! Recently we were fortunate enough to experience a truly memorable few days there.
This idyllic, peaceful place restores ones peace of mind and puts us back in touch with nature.

The accomodation is simple yet perfectly suited to the location. spacious rooms with showers open to the sky remind you that you are indeed in a small paradise. wake up the the calls of peacocks and other exotic birds. it is possible to walk to a small lake obseving the flora and forna and to meet with a few locals who meet there in the evening to bathe and pass the time of day.
a short drive or cycle ride takes you to a beautiful natural beach with a lagoon which affords safe bathing for all age groups. staff at Kahandamora are warm friendly and sensitve to their guests requirements. we arrived exhausted and left restored. we were looking for peace and found it. Kathy and Jimmy London UK.
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Date of stay: August 2009
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with family
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Nissan G asked a question Aug 2018
3 contributions
Is there any air conditioning
Keith Wijesuriya wrote a tip Jan 2023
Colombo, Sri Lanka106 contributions20 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you are indulging in an ayurvedic massage (which you MUST), rooms at Debara or Bulu will be closer to the massage rooms"
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Ruwan P wrote a tip Jun 2022
3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Good"
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Kasun Amarasinghe wrote a tip Jan 2021
Colombo153 contributions24 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"AC villas are very comfortable"
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Tara W wrote a tip Dec 2018
Colombo, Sri Lanka10 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The rooms / chalets all have pleasing views,"
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Dilee15 wrote a tip Aug 2018
Colombo, Sri Lanka73 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All bungalows are built with the nature. Good for anyone who enjoys the wild."
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PRICE RANGE
$59 - $133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Sri LankaSouthern ProvinceKahandamodara
NUMBER OF ROOMS
11
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Frequently Asked Questions about Back of Beyond Wellness Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Back of Beyond Wellness Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Kalametiya Lagoon Bird Sanctuary & Wetland Park (3.0 miles), Kalametiya Eco Bird Watching (2.8 miles), and Kalametiya Bird Watching & Ecotourism (2.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Back of Beyond Wellness Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Back of Beyond Wellness Retreat?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Back of Beyond Wellness Retreat?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Back of Beyond Wellness Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Upoint - Kalametiya, All view resort, and Priyamoon Cafe and SeaFood Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Back of Beyond Wellness Retreat?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Back of Beyond Wellness Retreat located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the center of Kahandamodara.
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