The Tekanda Experience

We wanted to create a boutique lodge where a beach-side drink in the golden late afternoon sun could be followed with a sunset swim and dinner on top of the jungle canopy; a place where guests could be waking to the treetop dawn-calls of monkey and peacock, yet within minutes be catching the first waves of the Indian Ocean.

And so Tekanda Lodge was born – a beautiful eco-lodge set in the low hill country yet minutes from Sri Lanka finest beaches.

Whether you want to surf, birdwatch, lie on the beach, walk, fish, paint, pick tea, meditate, cook, explore Galle or just sit in our pool taking in the jaw-dropping views sipping from a coconut picked from the estate, it’s on your doorstep and we think you’ll love it.


The Tekanda Lodge Estate is situated just outside the coastal village of Kathaluwa in Sri Lanka’s Southern Province.

Its location offers guests access to the very best of Sri Lanka without feeling the need to travel around the whole country. We are surrounded by the peaceful jungle sounds of the low hill country yet the best beaches in the country are under 10 minutes tuk-tuk away and the Unesco World Heritage town of Galle is only 25 mins.

Transfer from Colombo Airport is around 2 hours.