Kahanda Kanda

Kahanda Kanda Kahanda Kanda the boutique hotel, can be found just 5 kilometres inland from the coastal Galle Road (as the crow flies), perched at the north east shore of Koggala Lake. Only 15 kilometres from the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Galle, KK gives guests a taste of gentle and timeless "country life" while still being only ten minutes by tuk tuk or taxi from culture, shopping and sun kissed beaches. The best of all worlds - as hotels go!

Kahanda Kanda, one of Southern Sri Lanka's newest boutique hotels, offers the indulgent luxuries of a private villa with the service of a five star hotel, and is situated near the southern coast not far from Galle. Five air conditioned suites with breathtaking panoramic views of palm fringed jungle and the Indian Ocean promise stylish, spacious interiors, ideal in which to unwind - the perfect example of getaway boutique hotels.

Overlooking Koggala Lake and surrounded by the lush greenery of a working tea estate, my home turned award winning boutique hotel offers discerning travellers a unique wellness escape with quick access by charming tuk tuk to timeless treasures inside Galle Fort as well as some of the world's best beaches, for which Galle and Sri Lanka are so well known.

Peaceful, tropical ambience, world class heartfelt service and fresh fusion cuisine that lures guests from surrounding hotels in and around Galle, Kahanda Kanda is an idyllic environment for a wedding, a honeymoon or a holiday of absolute relaxation, all on a working tea plantation.

KK use only fruits, vegetables and herbs grown on the estate along with a selection of the freshest local produce to create simple, fusion dishes and classic Sri Lankan curries to pamper our guests' palates with good health. Both the two resident chefs have been trained in Thailand, and offer a mouth-watering range of Thai dishes, as well as western fusion specials.

As important as the food itself, mealtimes are entirely at your discretion. Breakfast and lunch are usually served at the poolside table while dinner moves to the Dining Pavilion but any other impromptu picnic spots on the property are yours for the asking.

Breakfast kicks off with a just picked exotic fruit and juices, local specialties such as string hoppers or Western egg dishes prepared as you like, and of course hot Sri Lankan tea or fresh brewed European coffee. Lunch is usually three courses, whilst dinner is a three-course gourmet affair. For a romantic dinner, may I suggest the staff set up a table in the garden for supper under the stars?

For those who are hell-bent on losing weight, we offer a calorie counted series of menus, but we do not enforce this on everyone!
Distance From Colombo : 137 km
Built in 2000 as a private villa, Kahanda Kanda is now one of the chic brigade of boutique hotels, perched on top of a ridge and surrounded by a 12-acre tea estate. It is 15km from Galle, and is in the depths of the countryside, for that genuine Sri Lankan feeling. Here a member of staff, with a refreshing fruit drink and chilled hand towel, greets you, and the KK experience truly begins.

Walking along beside the saffron wall, you will see that the main area of the villa consists of three detached rooms running adjacent to the wall - first is The Peacock Suite and then the Living Pavilion. On each side of the huge airy Living Pavilion are Lily Ponds, over which you step to reach the Dining Pavilion.

Beyond the Dining Pavilion is the infinity edged pool, 20 meters in length and looking cool and inviting, with its dark green polished cement sides. Beside the pool is a recessed area, shaded by white bougainvillea, where breakfast or lunch may be taken. Glimpsed beyond the Saffron Wall are Tamarind Suite and Mango Suite, whilst Tea and Garden Suites lay beyond the pool, surrounded by lush tropical greenery...

Although close to Galle, the atmosphere is utter peace and tranquillity - a truly unique hotel among boutique hotels.
Kahanda Kanda
Activities :
There are several good ones in the Galle area, including Wijaya, Unawatuna and Mirissa. Hikkaduwa is a little further away, but is good for surfing.
Water Sports
At Bentota, there is water skiing, wind surfing and jet skiing, as well as deep sea fishing.
Mirissa Water Sports Centre has a 54 ft Indonesian fishing trawler for sports fishing and coastal cruises, as well as a 24ft gaff rigged dhoni for bay sailing.
enquire now