Dambulla, Sri Lanka
This award-winning luxury boutique hotel lies in 100 acres of farmland in Dambulla in Sri Lanka’s famed Cultural Triangle. Kalundewa Retreat is a small collection of ultra-modern chalets built from steel beams, wooden decks and wall-to-wall glass panels. It is a nature-lover’s paradise surrounded by lush mountains and rice paddies.
Offering warm hospitality, stunning accommodation and mouthwatering cuisine, Kalundewa Retreat will appeal to couples and honeymooners seeking a unique and secluded eco-chic hideaway in an idyllic setting.
Kalundewa Retreat provides six sleek and spacious rooms including four suites located in three buildings built on stilts over the water. These soothing sanctuaries have been designed with comfort and luxury in mind and offer exceptional views of the mountains and fields.
The hotel has been designed for maximum relaxation and you can do as much or as little as you wish. Lightfoot Travel can create a bespoke itinerary to ensure you make the most of your stay. Activities range from hiking to cooking classes, meditation and yoga and there is an array of excursions on offer. Or, simply relax in the natural spring pool or in the privacy of your room as you enjoy the tranquil surroundings.
Lightfoot Travel provides tailor-made itineraries that include daily tours and excursions, restaurant recommendations and bookings, and can incorporate Cultural Triangle into a greater Sri Lankan holiday. Take a look at Tea Plantations and Coastal Hideaways as an example of a bespoke itinerary that we can create for you.
Kalundewa Retreat Information
- Location & Getting There:
The hotel is situated just outside Kalundewa village in Sri Lanka’s famed Cultural Triangle. Colombo’s international airport is a four-hour drive (140 km).
Kalundewa Retreat is made up of 2 chalets and a 3-bed bungalow, which can be booked by the room or exclusively. Rooms feature exposed brick walls, wooden sliding doors, chunky steel fittings, luxurious bathrooms and all-modern amenities. Some rooms come with a Jacuzzi.
These include hiking, swimming in the freshwater spring, scenic walks, bike rides, bird watching, meditation and yoga. The hotel is 1.5 hours by car from the Kaudulla National Park. The Sigiriya Rock fortress and Dambulla cave temples are also worth a visit.
Families are welcome but given the nature of the hotel and its remote location, it is more suited for couples and there are no specific amenities for children.