My wife and I stayed here, for a few days, during the first week of Jan 16. I say stay; more indulge! The brochures and fellow guests reviews say it all. This is a beautiful place to bide a while, in luxury, set within a working tea plantation, on a hillside, with the sounds of the jungle and the most amazing views of lush vegetation and Koggala Lagoon, (where our sea plane had landed). The staff were attentive, yet discreet, with nothing too much trouble. There are now a baker’s dozen of secluded bungalows, of various ages and we stayed in the newest (Hibiscus). It is modern and spacious, with AC and private (outdoor) infinity pool, which we occasionally shared with a resident 3ft long lizard (I think he allowed us to share it with him!). The sounds of the wildlife are amazing and numerous birds, colourful. The perfect place to relax and unwind. Whilst you may prefer to remain within the luxurious grounds, a short tuk tuk ride to the old fort, with lovely shops and eateries, is well worth it. On the way, you will pass through the old Sri Lankan town, which is a far cry from the luxury in which you have been staying, buzzing with a sense of survival and every other vehicle a tuk tuk!
The charismatic George Cooper is the owner and perfect, attentive host, who chatted to each guest and personally ensured that their stay was nothing but perfect. He and his team deserve the 5 star ratings they receive, with ease. Sadly, we are unlikely to return, as there are so many more places to discover, but Kahanda Kanda is the one to beat. Disappointment is not an option! Thank you George and the team, for a wonderful stay. My batteries (both mine and the camera) are re-charged!
All the bungalows are secluded, but not all have a private pool. Ask. There is an infinity pool for...
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