We visited the Bawa Estate in 2011 for a garden tour and decided we would try staying in one of the rooms on our next holiday. We were not disappointed. As well as the obvious benefits of having the freedom to explore the enormous landscaped gardens alongside a beautiful lagoon, one can stay in a small number of individual rooms created by the architect. Most of these were not designed to be bedrooms but have been adapted. We had the gallery room which is a two - level suite of large size. The bathroom is obviously a recent addition or update and works very well. The kindness and attentiveness of the managers, Damien, Asha and Michael cannot be over-emphasised. Indeed all of the staff were truly considerate and excellent. Meals are tailored to your individual requirements and were all of high quality; we particularly liked the Sri Lankan cooking which was very varied and tasy. We also had a boat ride on the lake which was very attractive and gives new perspectives on the landscape. Birdlife here is also very good and we watched the unusual spectacle of the huge sea eagle hunting and catching flying foxes over the lake every evening from the terrace. In total this is a unique experience in Sri Lanka at the home of Bawa's country retreat. There is a special atmosphere arising from the location, the tranquility and the warm hospitality provided.
- Also Known As:
- Lunuganga Hotel Bentota