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Sunday, September 4, 2016

Introducing Polwaththa's Home-Stay


The website is coming soon but here is what you can expect..

Kandy, the last kingdom and the second largest city of Sri Lanka, is visited by almost every foreign tourist to this country for her rich history, culture and beauty, and by large numbers of domestic tourists as pilgrims to the Temple of The Tooth (of The Buddha).
Nestled between mountains,  450 meters above sea level, the climate is relatively mild. Rain-fall is mostly from November to mid January (North-East monsoon) and to a lesser degree, from May to August (South-West monsoon).
In recent times, Kandy and her surroundings have become more popular amongst foreign tourists for the rich flora and fauna. Mountains, ever-green jungles, water-falls, rivers, rice-fields and tea-plantations are common sites just outside the city. Together with a local community whose lives are strongly influenced by the Buddhist way of life, where hospitality to strangers comes naturally to them, the Kandyan area has become a must-stay place for all those who love nature and culture.

The first of the Polwaththa Home-stays called “Polwaththa (Superior) Home-stays” - so called for it’s spacious new rooms with large verandas offering more comfort, is located 16 Km East of Kandy from where villages replace towns and water-buffaloes replace tractors, stretching right up to the East coast of Sri Lanka where the best beaches are. To offer a fine blend of nature and culture, this Home-stay is built in a small village, surrounded by trees and mountains and hosted by a typical village family who will enthusiastically show you how they live. For activities based on nature and adventure, guests can participate in all the treks offered by Polwaththa Eco-lodges (www.polwaththa-ecolodges.com) situated just 400 meters from the Home-stay. The two guest rooms are detached from the home – far enough to provide privacy when required (to both the guests and the host) and close enough to provide a real experience in village life in Sri lanka.



Monday, February 29, 2016

Gallery 1.1


Want to see what you can you expect? Check out some of our latest photos.











Sunday, April 19, 2015

Our very own Coffee.


We grow our own Coffee, both Robusta and a type of Arabica in our 6 hectare land. Only the ripe berries are plucked and sorted to remove the bad-quality berries.

Thereafter the berries are sun-dried and pounded in the traditional way to remove the husk and cleaned again.The berries are then roasted in the traditional way on a hearth until they turn to dark brown - almost black in colour.

We now have a blend of Robusta and Arabica which is gaining in popularity.

A blender and sifter then convert the roasted beans into a fine powder.

The coffee is then immediately packed into glass bottles (Jam bottles re-used after cleaning and drying well).

The old-fashioned Italian Peculator is often used to cater to small numbers. 

Our coffee powder is suitable for Cappuccino and espresso. 

Simply check out Trip Advisor to find out what our guests think of it. 




Wednesday, October 15, 2014

What to think about when visiting us


As we are very unique in relation to other hotels in the Kandy region  there are certain things to consider. 
a)       Plenty of soft T-shirts and shorts - please understand that the Sri Lankan culture is very  different to the West which require ladies to wear their shorts down to the knees and cover their bikinis with a T-shirt when bathing/swimming in public areas, but swimming in a bikini is fine in less popular areas (please speak to your guide on arrival)
b)      Rubber slippers
c)       Walking shoes for trekking
d)      Swim-wear to swim in rivers and also waterfalls!
e)      Light rain-coat in case of rain.
f)    Insect Repellent in case you are fearful of small bugs when walking around. (All lodges are sealed and sprayed to avoid insects indoors)


Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Sounds of Polwaththa

Want to hear the sounds you can expect? Just listen to our teaser.


Those are the sounds of the wildlife you will wake up to. This includes over 60 species of birds, monkeys and giant squirrels jumping from tree to tree.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Certificate of Excellence!


The certificate says it all! We would like to thank Trip Advisor for this award, but most importantly, all our guests who reviewed. us. We take all comments very seriously and we appreciate all the kind words. They continue to give us enthusiasm and belief in what we are doing.

Friday, May 2, 2014

New bird watching spots coming!


For those looking to visit Sri Lanka for endemic birds and other wildlife, make sure to visit us. With over 60 species of birds including 17 endemics we are one the prime locations for bird watching in the central and Kandy district of the island. 

We are trying to bring you as close to the birds as possible and with that we have constructed a birding spot which will be one of many to come. 

For a list of our bird checklist please go here: http://www.polwaththa-ecolodges.com/birds.html