Kahanda Kanda

Location: Southern & Southwest Coast | Sri Lanka

Price guide: £££££ £100-£200 per person per night

Kahanda Kanda is an exquisite couple’s retreat, home to a handful of lavish and individually-designed villas, adorned with a stylish array of owner-curated artwork and antiques from across the world. Wrapped by pond-sprinkled tropical gardens, the hotel’s idyllic setting – a 12-acre working tea estate – is blissfully private, and a paradise for escapists. Excellent fusion cuisine adds further allure.
Perfect forHoneymooners, escapists and couples seeking a spacious, stylish and very secluded retreat.
In the knowThe hotel's scattered pavilions, indulgent suites and tropical tea bush-edged lawns make this a truly romantic setting.

Recommended for...

  • Hideaway
  • Setting & Views
  • Couples
  • Peace & Quiet

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

Kahanda Kanda is near Koggala Lake, a 20-minute drive inland from Galle, on Sri Lanka’s south coast.

Rooms at Kahanda Kanda

The gorgeous villas all have their own veranda, and share views of the tea estate, the tropical gardens and Koggala Lake. They are spacious and extensively furnished, with a mix of eye-catching antiques and contemporary pieces. If you’re on your honeymoon, pick Dubu, a secluded antique Javanese joglo-for-two amidst tea-edged gardens, which comes with its own pool.

Food & Drink

In-the-know locals rate Kahanda Kanda’s restaurant as one of Galle’s best, and its heady menu of inventive fusion meals, Thai-infused dishes and delicious Sri Lankan cuisine is crafted from fresh estate-grown produce. Menus vary daily and mealtimes are at your discretion; opt for a simple lunch beside the pool or a romantic three-course candlelit garden affair for dinner.


Indulge in spa treatments, take a dip in the gorgeous pool, have a workout in the gym, and enjoy Sri Lankan cookery lessons and tours of the estate. 

Activities at Kahanda Kanda

Take a guided bicycle tour through Galle’s inland hinterland or enjoy a trip on a punt atop Koggala’s jungle-clad lagoon. Meanwhile, the region’s beaches and Galle’s historic Dutch-built fort are only a 20-minute drive away.

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Hotel location

Kahanda Kanda is approximately 2.5 hours from Colombo's Bandaranaike International Airport.

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