For a traveller with a purpose, making a real diference to the lives of people of Sri Lanka can be rewarding and exciting. At The Hide, while you enjoy the constant sunshine, exotic natural environment, abundance of birdlife, you will also experience the local touch of the warm friendly rural people of deep south of the Island.
Offer to you is a carefully planned experience of a caring and sharing holiday option. Having undergone a lengthy process of constantly working with communities in the south coast of the island for over 3 years, we have conceptualized a deeper and a more meaningful holiday travel experience for visitors to Sri Lanka.
The Hide @ Kalamitiya is located close to one of Sri Lanka’s most biologically rich and ecologically diverse bird sanctuaries. It offers discerning travelers and serious bird watchers, an 88 year old Sri Lankan villa restored true to its original ambiance with all modern comforts.
As a guest, you will be a participant in a social entrepreneurship programme as well. The Hide's revenue is invested in the community and any income you help generate through your stay will support community projects in the villages of the RUK area. We have identified a number of sustainable community owned small tourism businesses, school and health care facilities , women in development programmes and other social welfare development activites. Key area of focus is environmental conservation practices for bio-diversity conservation, education and awareness building.
The Hide @ Kalamitiya is approved by Sri Lanka Tourist Board as a Heritage House suitable for tourist accommodation.
(meaning Ambiance) Located with entrance from the main hall, contains a king-sized bed, bathroom with a bath-tub and shower cubicle. A/C, ceiling fans and an intercom telephone is available.
(Peacock) Located opposite the Chamara room in the inner part of the house, contains a queen-sized bed, a separate study-room, a bathroom with bath-tub and shower cubicle. A/C, ceiling fans and an intercom telephone is available. Ideal for long staying guests wishing to undertake writing assignments or conduct research activities.
(Wind) Located in the area of the open courtyard, provides two single beds, a bathroom with bath-tub and shower cubicle with a door opening to the garden. A/C, ceiling fans and an intercom telephone is available.
The bonus offer for our guests are the birds and the bird sounds, chanting of Buddhist sutras in the nearby temple to wake you in the morning, walks through the Kalametiya bird sanctuary, interactions with people of the area sharing their lifestyles, visits to temples in the evenings or participate in ceremonies on special occasions and on-call unlimited serving of herbal and fruit drinks. In essence, you can enjoy the magic of rural Sri Lanka in reasonable comfort.
A 38’X15’ well equipped swimming pool with a relaxing deck operating from 6 am to 10 pm. (Available from October 2006)
Activities Available in The Hide - Kalamatiya
City - Kalamatiya
Category - Adventure and Wildlife Hotels
Distance from Colombo - 210 Km (5.45 hour drive)
Distance from Airport - 240 Km (6.30 hour drive)
Price Guide - Rates On request
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