After living in Africa for nearly 10 years in 2015 husband and wife Richard and Charlie re-ignited a love affair with Sri Lanka that had started over 20 years earlier. Having searched the Southern Province for the perfect location to create a boutique eco-lodge, in 2016 they stumbled across a neglected Tea and Coconut estate set high on a hill behind the coastal fishing village of Kathaluwa.  

With views over Koggala Lake to the West and distant views to the Indian Ocean to the South, their vision had always been to develop a stunning destination for like-minded guests. 

They began building in early 2019 and, despite the upheavals of the 18 months between, the Lodge was completed in March 2021.

Take a look at the Tekanda journey

1 - Early days

2 - Estate

3 - Roof

4 - Deck

5 - Pool

6 - Handmade

7 - Cabanas

8 - Baths, solar & water filter