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“Peaceful Location”

Mangrove Garden Beach Cabanas
Ranked #61 of 176 Restaurants in Tangalle
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Description: We found this listed in Lonely Planet and decided to check it out as we were desperate for good food options in Tangalle. It was a wonderful discovery, but its quite hard to find in the dark, so going there for dinner the first time was probably not a great idea! We liked it so much that we returned the next day for lunch too. Location & ambiance are great. Food was good value for money & it has a lovely relaxed atmosphere that is great for chillin. Would probably book their cabanas for a nice beach holiday next time. Great place!
Reviewed 22 December 2012

We stayed at Mangrove Garden Beach Cabanas for 2 nights. It's located in the middle of nowhere and feels like an untouched piece of paradise. Nobody on the beach, literally! We took the free kayak's available to hotel guests for a paddle in the lagoon and saw monkeys, birds, and even an iguana swimming across the lagoon. We ate at both of the restaurants but prefered the amazing ambiance at the one located on the lagoon! Gorgeous!! The hotel/restaurant staff were extremeley helpful and orgnaized a last minute tour of Yala national park for us in a matter of minutes. The private chauffered drive to Yala was less than 2 hours, we then had a private jeep all to ourselves, entry to the park, and then back again for 60$ per person. Leaving at 5am and back by 1pm, it was perfect. This hotel is paradise for those looking to 'get away from it all' and yet still do an oustanding day trip to Yala!

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Reviewed 21 December 2012 via mobile

We took a walk from Sandy's cabanas after our check in and the mangrove beach bar became a usual destination once a day. They have good sri lankais breakfast, fresh fruit juice, good cocktails and a very tasty menu overall. It's a little cheaper then other places on the beach. Go chill there the service is excellent!

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Reviewed 19 December 2012

We took a walk along the beach from Patini Bungalows one evening (20 mins) and came across Mangrove. The restaurant setting was perfect and very well thought out. The service was good and the food was nice although not the best meal we had whilst in Sri Lanka. Slightly more expensive than some of the other restaurants in Tangalle. The only negative was the leaky roof when it started to rain.

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Thank Nina T
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Reviewed 29 October 2012

We stayed here 4 nights after booking in for one! Beautiful place, unspoilt beach and safe place to swim by the beach bar. Friendly helpful staff, lovely accomodation and super resturant, so good we are going back before we head home to UK
We have come back and so glad we did as we were blessed to see a turtle laying her eggs on the moonlit beach close to the cabanas, this has made our holiday and we will never forget our stay here!

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Thank Nicocaran
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Reviewed 25 August 2012

Arrived at the Lagoon restaurant in error only to be told that Beach restaurant was closed. Odd, as it was functioning absolutely fine when we wandered up the beach to it. Even more baffling, they had our booking but were under the impression we had pre-ordered vast quantities of prawns. We hadn't.

Service charming but very slow. Food not bad at all, and quite good value, but not very inspiring. Glad we have tried it, not sure we would rush back. Actually not sure "rush" is in the repertoire!

Thank EdwardLowy
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