Martins Lodge is the only lodge in the Sinharaja rainforest. We first went here about 5 years ago and was very simple then but has been upgraded over the years, but please still do not expect too much.It is a very simple lodge living alongside Mr Martin and his family who cook you basic but tasty homemade meals, Dahl, fresh veg, popadoms etc. Do not expect a bar, take your own drink and make sure they know its yours otherwise the other guest will enjoy your hospitatlity. There is a very very bumpy 20 minute track in a very uncomfortable track that is in a bad state or repair but worth every minute when you get there if you want the rainforest to yourself ( we have only ever had 2 other couples there with us at anytime). You will of course bump into the Sri Lankan magpie here and most probably one of the few places you will see it. Rooms are basic, but a good supply of hot water. Do not go here if you want a comfy bed and spacious room this is the original eco lodge. I have been here 3 times enjoyed just sitting on the balcony looking out into the rainforest. Go only if you are truly interested in the wildlife, not much to see but very few places left in the world where you can sit uninterrupted in the rainforest.
- Also Known As:
- Martin`s Simple Hotel Galle