Wilderness Basecamp


Kandalama Lake, Sri Lanka

Prices From: $159

Watch the hotel emerge from the lush foliage of the mountainside. Enter the fantasy ambience of five star luxury suspended in a natural dreamscape. Relax and let your vision blend the sapphire blue of the infinity pool with the cool grey of the Kandalama Lake, where time has stood still for 2000 years. Wander the corridors amongst the twittering swifts and befriend the monkeys lazing among the branches. Watch green blend into green from floating rooftop lawns to virgin woodlands. Gaze upon the Sigiriya rock citadel from your room window. Absorb the magic of Kandalama; transcend time and reality.

The accommodation at Kandalama embodies the architectural genius of Geoffrey Bawa. Each room is unique. As every room is set at a different angle to its neighbours, even the view from each room is unique. Once you enter your room, feel as if you are alone in the 230 acre Kandalama estate, cocooned in five-star luxury; you are in your own private world.

Heritance Hotels represent a unique Green Philosophy that combines responsible tourism with environment friendliness. The Heritance Kandalama has won awards as the most eco-friendly hotel in the world. It is by far the most environment friendly hotel in Sri Lanka. Heritance hotels have pioneered eco tourism in Sri Lanka.

The Heritance Kandalama is the ultimate eco-tourism destination in Sri Lanka. To enjoy the wildlife of this area, you don't even have to leave the hotel. Birds nest in the corridors and outside windows, and accompany you with their soft twittering. Grey Langurs and monkeys sit on branches almost within touching distance and watch you with bold curiosity. A deer family lives in the thicket in front of the check-in desk. During the dry season elephants come to the Kandalama lake. We offer a vast variety of leisure activities from hot air balloon rides to elephant rides, from nature tours to our luxurious Six Senses Spa.


Region: Asia - South

Kandalama Lake
Sri Lanka


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