The main lodge has four large bedrooms with a sitting area, hand-made wardrobes, AC, en-suite bathrooms and private verandas with views over the surrounding lowlands and paddy fields, plus a quintessentially Sri Lankan central courtyard. The rooms have direct access to shared day-rooms with day-beds.  The beautiful open-sided communal deck with living, dining and bar space is the focal point of the Main Lodge and from every angle there are the trademark jaw-dropping Tekanda views. The deck looks over our 15m infinity jungle pool framed with palm trees and indigenous forest.

We should make clear, while life at Tekanda is far from basic – it is a hand-crafted lodge set amongst jungle hills. If a tropical, bio-diverse environment is not your thing and you prefer your hotels hermetically sealed – then this is probably not for you.