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Rainforest Edge

Waddagala

Overview

Highly recommended, not yet reviewed by our consultants

This unique location is for the lovers of uncommercialised, 'unDisneyfied' nature. The resort perches on the top of a mountain, giving panoramic views of green hills and the Sinharaja Forest in a pollution free, tropical atmosphere.

Isolation does not mean spartan and the villas are complete with warm water, mains electricity, and all the usual amenities of a hotel suite.

This is your opportunity to learn about and enjoy your environment on foot, mountain bike or jeep, either on your own or with the expert guides available to you.  Relax on your return with a refreshing dip in the natural swimming pool, or take a few hours 'off' and indulge yourself in ayurvedic treatments in the Spa.  

It is an ideal companion to a stay in the bustling, sociable beach towns of the S.W. coast, allowing you to push back the clock and see into the heart of Sri Lanka and time immemorial.   

Lows

It is expensive, so be prepared for simple living at high costs.                                                                               

   Swimming Pool
   Ayurveda
   Bird Watching

Rooms

Recommended not yet reviewed

The 7 spacious eco rooms each have their own private balcony on which to enjoy the wonderful stillness of Rainforest Edge. The rooms simply and appropriately reflect the location with much use of local stone, pottery and wooden carvings. 

The  smooth, polished wooden ceilings contrast  with the heavy, rough hewn timber used beneath the bed platforms in a pleasing balance.  Colourful cotton throws and pillows add the only other accents.

Electricity is in your suite and  generous bed side and overhead lighting.  Solar heated water is plentiful in the ensuite bathroom.  A laundry service is available if your days  filled to the brim with trekking etc. leave no time or inclination for domesticity

A 'snack house' is open 7am to 6 pm for complimentary tea/coffee & snacks  which may be taken to your room terraces

Dining

Dining is enjoyed in the thatched, open air restaurant.  This too has spectacular views by day, and a cosy 'other worldly' atmosphere in the evening, when the night time sounds of the forest feed the imagination.

Cuisine is traditional Sri Lankan in style, and the intimate size and nature of the resort means that exhausted  explorers have no need to dress up  - they can nurse their blisters whilst dipping a toe in the infinity pool.

Things to do & local tips

  • Mountain biking
     
  • Kayaking
     
  • Jungle trekking
     
  • Nature trails
     
  • Bird watching
     
  • Jeep safari into Sinharaja Forest
     
  • Ethno-botanical walking safaris

All of these may be guided and accompanied by a local expert.