Kahanda Kanda

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.

Kahanda Kanda is set on top of a ridge, surrounded by a 12-acre tea estate, offering breathtaking views across velveteen lawns, tea bushes, and tropical gardens towards lush jungle and distant Koggala Lake. Just 15 kilometres from the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Galle, guests can enjoy 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.

This boutique hotel in Sri Lanka offers just 12 individually designed suites and villas inspired by local culture, and furnished with an eclectic blend of antiques and contemporary pieces handpicked by the owner, British interior designer, George Cooper. Each suite is totally unique, and all boast private terraces or verandas to sit and enjoy the fabulous setting. Eight of the guestrooms have private plunge pools and most are found in stand-alone villas, thus ensuring maximum privacy and peaceful surroundings for guests.

Within the central area of the property you’ll find the open-sided dining and sitting pavilion amidst lotus-filled ponds.  There is a large infinity edged pool beyond which a vegetable garden provides a majority of the produce used in the fusion dishes and classic Sri Lankan curries created by the talented, resident chefs.  For those wishing to learn the secrets of Sri Lankan cuisine their popular cookery classes are available on request.

The hotel’s private, tropical ambience invites relaxation; read that longed-for book by the pool, enjoy a massage or practice yoga at the hillside spa pavilion, or work out in the hotel’s fitness centre. No children under 12 are allowed to stay, which endears the hotel to serenity-seeking honeymooners and couples.  And for a change of scene, there is a free shuttle to Kahanda Kanda’s sister property, KK Beach, found on the golden sands of Habaraduwa Beach.