What We Love
- Secluded location far from city noise
- Private balconies overlooking the tea plantation in just about every room
- The Thai-trained executive chef, Ruwan Silva, uses organic vegetables, fruit and herbs from the hotel’s own garden
- A massage bungalow set in the tea fields
- Air conditioning in the rooms (not always found in Sri Lankan hotels)
What To Know
- Children under 12 are not permitted
- Galle and the beaches on the south coast are a 15- to 25-minute ride away by tuk-tuk
- Colombo is a two-hour ride away in a private car
- The spa consists only of the massage bungalow
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Located in Koggala (Galle District), Kahanda Kanda is close to Handunugoda Tea Museum and Martin Wickramsinghe Folk Museum. This 4.5-star hotel is within the vicinity of Mihiripenna Beach and Yatagala Raja Maha Viharaya.
Make yourself at home in one of the 10 air-conditioned rooms featuring fireplaces. Rooms have private balconies or patios. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Conveniences include safes and desks, and housekeeping is provided daily.
Enjoy a range of recreational amenities, including an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and bicycles to rent. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and barbecue grills.
Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel’s room service (during limited hours). Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar.
Featured amenities include luggage storage, laundry facilities, and a library. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
Why reinvent the wheel? I simply commend you to comments made by the many previous guests to Kahanda Kanda who rated this slice of heaven a very well deserved 5 stars. I agree with the comments, observations and experiences.
We stayed here and enjoyed KK thoroughly.
It would be unfortunate,and misguided, to be influenced by the naysayers who rated KK less than 5 stars but these guests typically come to new destinations with a facile “glass half empty” attitude.
My one reflection is that the serenity, small number of guests that KK accomodate and the unobtrusive, yet attentive service makes you feel that you are the only person here. It’s like you are at home: a home that is a very comfortable resort. KK is a perfect resort that allows total relaxation with a mix of learning experiences about Sri Lanka. For most, it is a voyage of discovery onboard a very luxurious vessel.
My husband and I stayed in the Hibiscus villa at KK, which is beautifully appointed, with one of the most comfortable beds we’ve ever slept in. The villa is fairly secluded, with a private plunge pool and terrace to relax from.
The dinner was incredible, as was the Sri Lankan breakfast we chose to enjoy. The chef went to great lengths to consider food allergies, and we felt considered and cared for by the entire team.
We enjoyed mango lassis by the pool on a hot day, and their yoga pavilion for sunrise yoga, and massages by their in-house therapist. The team went to great lengths to make us feel special, as this was part of our honeymoon stay.
We loved it so much that we wanted to return for our last night, but they were fully booked.
From the moment you arrive you know you’re in for a unique experience. With just 10 suites (some with pools) we were lucky to have a seven night stay in the beautiful and secluded “Heliconia”.
This very private villa has a plunge pool surrounded by lush gardens. A verandah with table setting under a fan and sun beds under an umbrella ensure there is always somewhere to relax while not in the pool.
The air conditioned villa is thoughtfully appointed with french doors on three sides a super comfy bed, surrounded in a mosquito net and, a garden bathroom. The housekeeping, gardeners and pool attendants kept the place fresh everyday and at times we felt like we were the only guests in the resort, even though most rooms were booked every night.
The food was delicious with a good variety for breakfast. Favourites were roast tomatoes with labne on house made bread, house made granola and the banana slice. Across the 7 nights we dined in the restaurant each night and the menu was a mixture of a la carte and Sri Lankan curry buffet - all very good. The ingredients are locally sourced and the freshness could not be faulted. Make sure you try the roasted coconut ice cream!
This resort is in a jungle setting and while around the pool in our vila we saw mongoose, iguanas, birds and the delightfully shy monkeys that swing in and then out again.
As stunning as this resort is, the team at Kahanda Kanda are what make this place really special. What a treat for us to meet such warm hearted and sincere people. I won’t be able to name all of you but; Henry, Thirandu, Gihan, Prasad, Arun and at KK Beach; Dinish and Kasum, plus the countless others working behind the scenes, you made our stay so memorable.
Happy and loyal teams don’t happen by accident and everyone we spoke to had nothing but the highest of praise for George Cooper, who built this slice of paradise in the jungle. We were lucky to meet George on our last night and you can feel his passion for what they do.
Our stay could not have been better and I sincerely hope we can return one day. Thank you all for making this an unforgettable honeymoon for my husband and I.
Incredibly secluded place in a beautiful part of Sri Lanka. Even though there were other people staying there, the feeling my husband and I had was that we were the only two there. Showered with great food and wonderful service if we needed it, this place really impressed.
Kahanda Kanda is a truly exceptional property.
During our three-day stay here, we experienced outstanding service, privacy and comfort. The staff is so well-trained, extremely personable and attentive.
Our villa was exquisitely decorated and very well-appointed.
Housekeeping is IMMACULATE!
And the food!!!! Large selection of interesting dishes, beautiful prepared and presented. The chef here is absolutely inspired, truly some of the best dishes I have ever eaten in my life.