When you arrive at this wonderful small resort, you can hardly believe that Tangalle in one of the most touristic areas of Sri Lanka. The resort is located at the end of a small road in the middle of nowhere. When the front gate opens, you see an incredibly well maintained garden with palm trees, a swimming pool and several two-floor bungalows. Looking slightly too modern and functional from the outside, the interior of the bungalows is simply stunning. Weiterlesen
This little resort is close to Trincomalee in the eastern part of Sri Lanka, an area that hasn’t been accessible for foreigners for many years due to the civil war. It was a tip of a former colleague and turned out to be a true hideaway.
The heart of the resort is an open-space building with a well-equipped bar, restaurant and a lovely pool. The rooms are spread to both sides of the main building. Well, rooms is maybe not the right word. Every party has its own bungalow of app. 50 square meters that is almost as big as our old apartment in Munich.
We stayed in a Jungle Bungalow, which is a good compromise between the pretty expensive Beach Bungalow and the Lagoon Bungalow that faces the street. Weiterlesen
View from Heritance Kandalama by David Leo Veksler CC BY 2.0
Arriving from Colombo, we first stayed in a small eco lodge as we decided that it was time for some “back to nature” feeling. Unfortunately, I didn’t feel good after an amazing day trip to the Sigiriya Rock on the second day. In the evening I suddenly became a high fever. This was the moment when we decided to leave our totally open and beautiful, but very basic bamboo hut and look for a more convenient hotel.
As always my wife had done a lot of research before the trip and thought that the Heritance Kandalama wasn’t far away. We decided to give it a try. It took us almost 45 minutes to go there on curvy roads, passing some small villages and a huge lagoon. Driving through the lonely and dark nature reserve with a small tuk-tuk maybe was the best way to approach this hotel – albeit it probably was a very unusual one. Weiterlesen