Polwaththa (pronounced pol’watha) is a unique and authentic nature experience that offers you the best of nature & traditional Sri Lankan village culture. Polwaththa means "coconut estate" which indicates that you will be surrounded by coconut palm trees and a variety of other trees that provide a lush greenery throughout the year, giving you a ‘living-in-the-jungle' feeling.
The jungle is filled with wildlife that include 60 different species of birds of which 15 are endemic (for details on bird watching click here). Monkeys, barking deer and the giant squirrel roam about during the day while wildboar, owls, flying squirrels and bats appear at night. Therefore we are a haven for bird watchers and nature lovers alike.
The jungle and environment provide a calm and tranquil atmosphere in a comfortable temperature zone ranging from 20-28ºC . This experience is enhanced with a personalised service of a truly traditional style.
Our vision at Polwaththa is to practice true ecotourism while maintaining a degree of discretion to protect our unique identity and provide adequate safety to our guests. We started in 2010 as one of the first to introduce ecotourism to the Kandy region, and we hope our philosophy will be an inspiration for others to follow.
The Wood Cabin
This is our wooden lodge which is situated closest to the restaurant (approx.30m). It is made purely from wood and is built on pillars giving a tree house feel. It is one of the most popular lodges and has been nicknamed by guests as Tarzan’s Tree-House.
Sleeps max. 2
The Brick House
As the name suggests, it is made of brick and entirely done by the villagers with our own clay and baked at site. This lodge is approx.60m from the restaurant and is close to the Wood Cabin which makes it ideal for those who wish to take two lodges close to each other. This lodge is also accessible for wheelchairs.
Sleeps max. 4