Kahanda Kanda

Southern Beaches

Located on Sri Lanka’s southern coast, a short tuk-tuk ride from Galle, Kahanda Kanda is a stylish, intimate retreat on a working tea plantation. Known affectionately as KK, this boutique hotel has the ambience of a private residence complemented by impeccable service and first-class amenities.

Each of the 12 suites and villas feature a fusion of stately teak furniture, vibrant textiles, window-seat daybeds, four-poster beds, and squashy chairs. Each villa has a private veranda and walled courtyard, some with outdoor showers and 8 have private pools.

Kahanda Kanda is ideally situated from which to visit Galle and the historical Galle Fort. Enjoy strolling along the ramparts of the fort, showing you a unique insight into a patchwork of bustling life. There are many wonderful beaches which can be explored from the hotel and Hikkaduwa is just a little further away but is fantastic for surfing. A relaxing 3-hour bike ride through paddy fields, temples, and jungle is a must and this can be with a guide who can help you to discover the history and culture of Sri Lanka as you pedal along. A visit to the Handunugoda Tea Estate, just 10 minutes away provides a fascinating tour, to enquire about the production of the white tea which this particular tea estate has become famous for.

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Location & Getting There
Kahanda Kanda is conveniently located near the southern coast of Sri Lanka, 3-4 hours drive from Colombo's Bandaranaike International Airport and a short 15-minute drive to beaches nearby.

The boutique hotel offers 12 air-conditioned villas. The Dubu Suite has an exclusive infinity pool and two large outdoor bathrooms; Peacock Suite boasts a private courtyard garden for private dining; Hellaconia Suite is set in a luxurious garden offering total privacy; the Tamarind Suite features a large verandah overlooking the tea estate; Mango Suite also has a wide verandah, which is a vantage point for bird watching; Nelum Suite contains two sun loungers in the private garden; Araliya Suite comes with a private library and wide verandah; Garden Suite and Tea Suite share a large verandah from which garden views can be enjoyed.

Kahanda Kanda is ideally situated to visit Galle and the historical Galle Fort. Guests can engage in a relaxing 3-hour bike ride through paddy fields, visit the Handunugoda Tea Estate just 10 minutes away, surf at Hikkaduwa beach, take a boat trip on Koggala Lake, take a walk through Hiyare Rainforest, explore an old shipwreck while scuba diving in Unawatuna, visit the hundreds of Buddhist temples in the area and discover wildlife at Yala Game Reserve.

Only children above the age of 12 are allowed.

Lightfoot Travel provides tailor-made itineraries that include daily tours and excursions, restaurant recommendations and bookings, and can incorporate the South Coast into a greater Sri Lankan vacation. Take a look at From Cultural Sri Lanka to Paradise in the Maldives as an example of a bespoke itinerary that we can create for you.

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Why we recommend Kahanda Kanda

We’re big fans of Kahanda Kanda's unique and peaceful atmosphere, and the feeling of seclusion despite it being within easy reach of the main sights of Galle Fort. For a small boutique hotel, it has fantastic facilities – a little tea-fringed spa, a yoga pavilion, and a gym. Opt for a villa and you get your own private pool.

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