Kahanda Kanda is one of Sri Lanka’s best kept secrets and a gem of a find to those lucky few who discover it. A genuine boutique hotel offering stylish luxury, exquisite service and spectacular cuisine.
The former home of its talented interior designer owner, Kahanda Kanda is set on top of a ridge, surrounded by a 12-acre tea estate, offering breath-taking views to Koggala Lake and the lush greenery of the palm fringed jungle. Located just 5 kilometres inland from the coastal Galle Road (as the crow flies), Kahanda Kanda is only 15 kilometres from the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Galle, providing guests with a taste of gentle and timeless “country life” while still being a short ride by tuk tuk or taxi from culture, shopping and sun kissed beaches.
The boutique hotel in Sri Lanka offers just 10 individually designed villas (3 with private pools) inspired by local culture, featuring elegant art and antiques within each of the spacious rooms and gardens – a sanctuary where guests can indulge in serenity, privacy and personalised five-star service. Each suite is totally unique, and all boast private terraces or verandahs to sit and enjoy the views and the abundant wildlife. Each bedroom suite is in a stand-alone building, except for the Garden and Tea Suites, thus ensuring maximum privacy and peaceful surroundings for guests.
Within the central area of the property you’ll find the Dining Pavilion, Living Pavilion and infinity edged pool beyond which a vegetable garden provides a majority of the produce used in the simple, fusion dishes and classic Sri Lankan curries created by the talented, resident chefs. For those who are hell-bent on losing weight, a calorie-counted series of menus is on offer but not enforced on everyone and for those wishing to learn the secrets of Sri Lankan cuisine their popular Cookery Classes are available on request.