Kurulubedda offers boutique luxury in a secluded natural setting. This two-villa eco-retreat is ideal for nature lovers while its high level of personalized service makes it a wonderful honeymooners’ choice too. Kurulubedda is part of the Jetwing group of hotels and is only a short boat ride up the Mahamodara River from the Lighthouse Hotel and Spa. Passing by mangroves, marsh land and beneath the boughs of huge king fruit trees enlivened by birds, the ten-minute boat ride to reach Kurulubedda confirms its privacy.
An elevated wooden decked walkway takes you to the beautiful clearing where Kurulubedda is picturesquely hidden. The resident naturalist, has recorded over 56 species of birds in the area including the brahminy kite and white-bellied sea eagle and will take you on any one of many nature trips on offer – such as upriver, along the beach or inland to the Kotawa Rainforest.
While you may like to do nothing more than peacefully relax in these tranquil surroundings, you have all the facilities of the Lighthouse Hotel on your doorstep including sea-view dining, two swimming pools, a beach and a heavenly spa.
Each room is spacious with its own terrace or balcony and feature wooden floorboards with complementing furniture, king-sized bed, ensuite bathroom with walk-in rain shower and twin vanities. The lounge is fitted with planter’s chairs and cushions affording you the comfort to admire your surroundings.
The lounge platforms provide panoramic views over the natural scene below and at night are memorable locations for private dining. Much of the fresh produce comes straight from Kurulubedda’s own organic garden while seafood and meats are sourced from the local markets fresh every day. Authentic Sri Lankan rice and curry is popular. While guests can choose from the menu, they are also invited to share their preferences with the chef who can create dishes according to their liking. Fruit juices, soft drinks and a wide variety of alcoholic beverages including a selection of wine are available at Kurulubedda throughout the day and night. While the Dining Pavilion is a perfectly serene location, private dining in the villas is also accommodated. The restaurants of the Lighthouse Hotel are another option for residents of Kurulubedda.
Just for the kids
This is a property that is best suited for couples.