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Stay Different

Experience Different

Boat Safari

Explore the surrounding mangrove jungle on a festively decorated boat.

Safari departs from our private dock and includes a guide, life jackets, and seat covers.

45 USD supplement per villa | 35 USD per villa for shared boat safari (Departs at 3:30pm)


Please reserve a few hours in advance

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Cooking Class

Learn how to make rice & curry, Sri Lanka's national dish.

Includes lunch and a drink.

30 USD per adult| 20 USD per child

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Floating Breakfast or Lunch

Enjoy breakfast or lunch in your pool.

10 USD supplement per villa

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Romantic Welcome

Say I love you with:

  • Dozens of oil lamps arranged on a heart-shaped floating platform

  • Fresh flower arrangement

  • Flower petals

  • Birthday, anniversary, or honeymoon banner


35 USD

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Wear a Traditional Outfit

Wear a traditional outfit similar to those worn in the Kingdom of Kandy.
Historically, these clothes were only for those with aristocratic status.
We acquired 4 of these dazzling 
 hand-embroidered outfits.

5 USD per person

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Free Activities

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Play billiards on a piece of history.  The teak billiards table was originally on a colonial tea estate​.


Indoor Games

The Game Cupboard in the Billiards Room has many games.



Our library includes reference books on various aspects of Sri Lankan wildlife, architecture, and history.  There are also many novels for guests to take free of charge.

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Explore at your own pace while getting exercise.

Explore by bicycle.  Signs around the neighborhood will point you back to Waterland.

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Bat Migration

Watch hundreds of fruit bats migrate across the river at sunset. 

At sunset, watch hundreds of fruit bats cross the river.

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Meet the animals

The staff have rescued and cared for birds, kittens, and puppies. 

At sunset, watch hundreds of fruit bats cross the river.

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