Kudakalliya consists of two unpretentious bungalows set on three acres of garden, fronted by a secluded beach stretch with views of the mighty Elephant Rock. Kudakalliya Sayura, the main bungalow, opens on to an enclosed garden and the beach, whereas the other bungalow, Ganga Adhara, overlooks a small river and is surrounded by lush foliage that attracts numerous birds, monkeys and even the occasional wild elephant. Simplicity is the key to Kudakalliya's charm: there is no television or internet, and the bungalows are decorated with timber walls, polished cement floors and broad balconies and terraces that let you take in the breath-taking views. The two eco-friendly bungalows at Kudakalliya can be booked by two different parties on a villa only basis.
Kudakalliya Sayura: The upper floor consists of two double rooms and a spacious open-plan lounge that sleeps four guests dormitory-style. Of the two rooms, one has an ensuite bathroom, whilst those sleeping in the second room and the lounge share one bathroom. Room are furnished with twin beds fitted with mosquito netting and overhead fans. Bathrooms are equipped with a w/c, wash basin and shower. Sayura can accommodate up to 8 guests, and is ideal for a group of friends or two families travelling together.
Kudakalliya Ganga Adhara: This is a smaller two-storey bungalow with two ensuite double rooms – one on each floor. The bedrooms open out to a terrace or balcony looking out to the river and paddy fields as well as the sea. Ensuite bathrooms have w/c, wash basin, and open-air showers. Four guests can be accommodated.
A helpful couple cooks and does the housekeeping at Kudakalliya: if you wish to eat at the bungalow, fresh produce can be bought from the local market or the grocery store in town and the cook will prepare tasty Sri Lankan meals and BBQs. In the larger bungalow, meals are served in the ground floor dining room which is furnished with an eight-seater table. Kudakalliya Ganga Adhara has a ground floor veranda and spacious balcony on the upper floor where meals can be served. Guests are welcome to bring their own alcoholic beverages
Why we like it
Exacting Jetwing standards in a small property helping to raise the quality of accommodation around Arugam Bay.
Kudakalliya is a peaceful eco-retreat comprised of two bungalows set on an isolated bay just 5km south of Arugam Bay on the south-east coast.