Article by HolidayHorizon.net
If you are in the Southern part of Sri Lanka and looking to get away and lose yourself in a quaint yet luxurious nook on Earth, then check yourself in to Kahanda Kanda, better known as KK. Owned and operated by George Cooper, a British who traced his family lines two centuries back to locate a relative who has been a tea planter in Ceylon, KK reflects the minimalistic charm which entwines with local heritage. Being an interior designer turned hotelier, George has created a truly luxurious property where guests are welcomed and pampered as if they are personal friends. From its Mulberry hued infinity pool to the saffron walled open air pavilions, this is a place where chick meets rustic and the hospitality and charm steals your heart away.
Kahanda Kanda and the Surroundings
KK perches on a hilltop surrounded by a low country tea estate and the serene Koggala Lake. The villa is surrounded by lush foliage and greenery dense as a jungle. Part of the estate is cultivated with world renowned Ceylon cinnamon and there is an orchard and spice garden which produces exotic and fresh produce that helps offer star class cuisine to the guests. The surroundings add to the tranquility and serene peace which you will be looking for in a getaway retreat of this nature. You may enjoy watching the antics of the monkey families in the surrounding trees, or watch the pastel hues over the Koggala Lake as sun sets. The open, airy pavilions and rustic yet extremely classy deco excludes elegance which just reminds you that you are enjoying star class luxury in your own secluded corner of world.
An Invitation to Relax and Unwind
KK might be a small boutique hotel, but it is one of the best, and recognized so by the international critics and authoritative voices in the industry. TripAvisor named it as one of the “10 Best Hidden Gems in Asia” in the 2009 Travelers Choice Awards while House and Garden magazine gave it a rave review. It’s among the top hotel list of Sri Lankan hotels featured in Conde Nast Traveler who described it as a “Boutique hotel of stratospheric standards and a seriously beautiful hotel.” So, if you are planning for a holiday that allows you to unwind and relax in tranquility, Kahanda Kanda, Galle, Sri Lanka can be your destination. Who knows, you may even become a Yoga fanatic by the time you leave KK.
Interior and Accommodations at KK
Kahanda Kanda translates in to Saffron Moon lit Mountain and this theme is all around in the saffron color walls to the mulberry hued pool, and the pretty subtle colors used in the interior of the suites. The interior is plush and tastefully appointed with distinctly decorated 5 suites themed as The Peacock Suite, Tamarind Suite, Mango Suite, Tea Suit and the Garden Suite. Four poster beds, secluded courtyards and sky showers bring romance to the agenda without the needs of words.
Meal Times at Kahanda Kanda
Kahanda Kanda meal times are unique in many ways. First of all, the food we prepare use own home grown produce to give you freshest tastes and health benefits. You may enjoy the mouth watering Sri Lankan menu but the head chef and the team at KK are internationally trained and will cater to you Western fusion food or Thai food whims as well. If you are interested to maintain your calorie watch even though you are on holiday, they will fully support your commitment. The meal times at KK are at your call and we serve in open pavilion or any garden spot you may pick as your picnic spot. The theme of food is to keep it fresh, simple, full of flavor and healthy. You are bound to enjoy food at KK in a special manner than what you are used to. The hotel also provides cookery classes on Sri Lankan cuisine to those who fall in love with the rice and curries dishes or the Thai food prepared by the chef.