Gal Oya Lodge
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Located on the fringes of the Gal Oya National Park, Gal Oya Lodge blends naturally into its forest surroundings, offering innovatively designed luxury accommodation in the island’s south-east.
Spread across 20 acres of private forest, the loge is strategically located for guests who want to enjoy boat safaris over Sri Lanka’s largest reservoir. Gal Oya Lodge practices environmentally responsible tourism and each of its ten bungalows have been constructed from locally sourced natural materials.
Sightings of a resident elephant herd are frequent throughout the year, and the real magic lies in seeing them swim between islands. Gal Oya is also home to over a 150 species of birds, other animal species and rare medicinal plants used in Ayurveda medicine.
Each bungalow is placed in the midst of the forest to conserve the landscape and ensure the best views. They are spacious and come complete with a private living room and a bedroom that has a built-in king-sized bed. Enjoy both indoor and outdoor showers, as well as the conveniently adjoining bathroom.
The Villa provides a more indulgent and exceedingly private experience. It includes an open plan living room that connects both bedrooms. Relax on the wrap around veranda that offers panoramic views of the jungle beyond. Though each of the rooms can be booked individually, it’s idea for a large group of families and friends.
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The menu consists of western and Sri Lankan fare, picnic lunches and breakfasts can be organized at beautiful locations around the national park.
This peaceful lodge takes environmental responsibility seriously and does much to ensure that guests preserve the nature around them as much as possible. With up to 30% self-sufficiency for fruit and veg, a no-plastic water bottle policy and several other eco-friendly initiatives, Gal Oya Lodge is an ideal place for those keen to keep a low carbon footprint.
Just for the kids
Gal Oya Lodge welcomes children of all ages.