Kahanda Kanda, Galle, Sri Lanka
Kahanda Kanda is one of Southern Sri Lanka's newest boutique hotels. The property is situated in a 12 acre plantation near the coast, 15km from the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Galle, and overlooks Kogalla Lake. There are seven air-conditioned suites with panoramic views of palm fringed jungle and tea plantations. Each room has stylish, spacious interiors while the comfortably furnished Dining and Living Pavillions are decorated with antiques and are separated by lily ponds. The terrace next to the 20m infinity pool offers the opportunity for sun bathing while mountain biking, water sports and tea factory visits are available for the more energetic. The enigmatic owner and host, George Cooper, can advise on things to do, or leave you to your own devices to simply relax and enjoy your beautiful surroundings.
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Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
Your guide will take you into the walled area of the town which consists of narrow streets lined with European style buildings, traditional churches and small shops selling lace and jewelery.
Sri Lanka is becoming one of the most successful places to see both Blue and Sperm Whales, which can be found off the island's southern coast.