Rafters Retreat is an ecologically-themed riverside retreat owned by Channa – a local environmentalist and wildlife enthusiast who has created this `Robinson Crusoe’ styled retreat on his ancestral estate. His century old `walawua’ or ancestral home where he lives, is also situated on the same property. Adventure, action and nature are the essence of Rafters Retreat. Don’t expect
five-star luxury. It offers accommodation at its most basic and natural – in the form of specially designed eco-lodges resembling tree houses. The kitchen serves up traditional Sri Lankan rice and curries served at the open sided restaurant overlooking the river. Bird watching is utterly rewarding at this site with Grey Hornbills and a variety of other rare birds that can be easily spotted.