Kahanda Kanda

AREA South
FROM COLOMBO 116km - 3 hours 30 minutes


Situated in the Southern Coast not far from the city of Galle, Kahanda Kanda is one of the newcomers to boutique chic in the south. Promising sumptuousness, delightful cuisine and a homely feel, Kahanada Kanda will take four hours to reach by road or consider taking an air taxi to Koggala.


Kahanda Kanda was originally built as a private holiday home in 2000. It is set on a small hill, amidst a 12 acre estate, and has a modest five suites on offer. The interiors are plush though the experience is highly personal and relaxed. Kahanda Kanda is a retreat in every sense of the word, its interiors abound with personality and it is undoubtedly amongst at the apex of Sri Lankan hotels. Trip advisor named Kahanda Kanda in the ‘Hidden Gems of Asia’ list in 2009 as well as Conde Naste travelers ‘Hot List’ in 2007- both accolades earned are well deserved. A spectacular feature here is the Saffron Wall which runs along the length of the property, separating the suites from the public areas of the hotel.


The five suites are divided in to four pavilions and come with en suite bath, canopied four poster beds, tasteful furnishings, electronic safe, tea coffee making facilities and WiFi internet access.Peacock Suite is the master and features a dark ebony four poster bed, window seats with cushions, private courtyard with sun loungers and two open concept bathrooms. It is endowed with windows right round allowing for panoramic views of the Koggala Lake as well as the tea estate.Tamarind and Mango suites are set behind the saffron wall and feature a private verandah, sitting room, en suite bath and overlooks the estate while Garden and Tea suites are located further down the property by the pool.


The infinity pool at the property is ideal for swimming laps or for basking in the sun. The sitting area and lounge are open sided and set amidst lotus ponds, and the dining pavilion is approached via a floating walkway set on top of one. The cuisine is prepared predominantly from produce grown on the property itself and even if bought from outside the most stringent of quality standards are adhered to. The chef will prepare delightful cuisine served by the pool or at the impressive 10 seater dining table or even in the privacy of your own suite. Menus can be customised to suit even the health conscious. Health and wellbeing programmes have recently been introduced consisting of cleansing diets, pilates and full body massage.


The Koggala Lake is ideal for boating expeditions, and you can visit the much loved Madol Doowa, the beloved island of the Martin Wickramasinghe fame. The nearby UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Galle Fort, is just a 15 minute drive away and has many treasures to offer a keen tourist. For a full list of activities, visit our South Coast Destination Profile.

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