Kahanda Kanda


Set amidst the palm fringed jungle and tea plantations of southern Sri Lanka, Kahanda Kanda is a hidden gem where culture, wellness and luxury combine. Our boutique hotel in Sri Lanka offers 10 individually designed villas (3 with private pools) to relax and unwind, just a short tuk-tuk ride from the UNESCO world heritage site Galle Fort.

Our bespoke villas are inspired by local culture, featuring elegant art and antiques within each of the spacious rooms and gardens - a sanctuary where guests can indulge in serenity, privacy and personalised five-star service.

KK is fifteen minutes inland from the south coast of Sri Lanka, so ideal for exploring the nearby beaches or visiting Galle Fort or some of the many other activities available. Or you could just lie by the pool and read a book – the choice is yours!


Experience luxury and relaxation in our collection of uniquely designed suites spread throughout the grounds of our romantic resort in Galle. Each bedroom suite is in a stand-alone building, except for the Garden and Tea Suites, thus ensuring maximum privacy and peaceful surroundings for guests. Decorated in a different style, all of our villas near Galle Fort are filled with an eclectic and individual mélange of antiques as well as more contemporary pieces - sourced locally and from all over the world. As part of our Responsible Tourism policy, all suites have solar power heating for the hot water, we re-cycle our waste and we ask that you also act responsibly towards the planet we inhabit.

  • Dubu Suite - This unique antique Joglo House, imported from Java, has an incredibly elaborately carved wooden ceiling. woven palm walls interspersed with numerous louvred doors, for a truly open feeling.
  • Peacock Suite - This expansive suite has two bathrooms with outdoor Showers, and bosts some of the most sensational views over the tea estate and Koggala lake.
  • Hellaconia Suite - Situated a little way from the main part of the hotel, the Hellaconia Suite is approached via an old Jaffna door set into a wall. The suite is in a most luxuriant garden setting.
  • Hibiscus Suite - This latest addition to the hotel has incredible views overlooking the tea estate and Koggalla lake, and the added benefit of its own infinity edged plunge pool.
  • Tamarind Suite - Filled with blue and white antique porcelain, this suite has a King Size wrought iron Four Poster Bed and a large verandah overlooking the Tea Estate.
  • Mango Suite - Like the Tamarind Suite, this is a bird watcher's paradise, with its wide verandah as a vantage point. This bedroom has a King size Four Poster bed made from teak.
  • Nelum Suite - Accessed by a flight of steps from beside the Living Pavilion, this suite has sensational views looking towards Koggala Lake. Decorated in cool green and white tones.
  • Araliya Suite - Like the Tamarind and Mango Suites, this suite also has a wide verandah overlooking the tea estate, providing the perfect viewing spot of the local wildlife.
  • Garden Suite - 3 King Not for the minimalist, this suite has a beautiful painted English 18th Century style King size Four Poster Bed, along with a selection of oil paintings and antiques.
  • Tea Suite - Sharing its verandah with the Garden Suite, this suite has a pair of Antique Colonial style Single Size Four Poster Beds which can be converted into a King size double bed.


Indulge your taste buds with fine food that is fresh, delicious and healthy at Kahanda Kanda. We use only fruits, vegetables and herbs grown on the estate, supplemented with a selection of the freshest local produce to create simple, fusion dishes and classic Sri Lankan curries to pamper our guests' palates with good health. Two of the three resident chefs have trained in Thailand, and offer a mouth-watering range of Thai dishes.

As important as the food itself, mealtimes are entirely at your discretion. At breakfast we offer a selection of local specialities as well as Western dishes. Lunch can be three courses, or you can choose from our Snack Menu. Dinner is a gourmet affair and if you would like a romantic dinner, may I suggest we set up a table in the garden for supper under the stars?

For those who are hell-bent on losing weight, we offer a calorie-counted series of menus, but we do not enforce this on everyone!

We are pleased to offer Cookery Classes for our guests wishing to learn the secrets of Sri Lankan or Thai cuisine.

From US$ 806

2 Nights for 2 people at Kahanda Kanda on BB Basis