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river island. near yala jungle

from £68 /night help

Excellent 5/5 Score from 5 reviews

from £68 /night

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Chalet | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

$38 per night and $15 per person after the first 2 people.

the chalet will be given to one family at a time, so even if you are only 2 people you will have it only to yourself.complete privacy.

This 1 acre hideaway is bounded on two sides by streams.the dry zone scrub that surrounds the house is not landscaped but we do plant native jungle trees that are a haven for birds.

It is called river island because it is very secluded and feels like an island due to the 2 waterways.yet it is in close proximity to the tissamaharama road [also called the colombo galle highway],10 minutes by tuk tuk

attractions nearby

Yala National Park 45 minutes

Bundala bird sanctuary 20 minutes

Udawalawe National Park 1hour

Kalametiya bird sanctuary 30 minutes

Lunugamvehera National Park 1 hour

Kataragama (holy site/temples) 1 hour

Usangoda beach. 45 minutes

Galle (world heritage listed fort) 2 hours

Safari jeeps could be organized.

The wattle and daube architecture is characteristic of a village house but it is lockable.

The house consists of an open plan sleeping and seating area, 2 modern bathrooms and a large verandah for relaxing by the stream.steps built into the bank takes you down for a quick bath/swim before lunch. The kitchen is equipped with a fridge, cooker, pans crockery and cutlery

Crisp white linen sheets and large mosquito nets make up your six mattresses on the sleeping platform. Towels are provided.

You could ask our manager samantika to go down to the market to buy fresh local produce and cook you up a down south curry and rice for an extra charge. hambantota also has a large supermarket and restaurants.

Basic and beautiful. no a/c and no hot water.

And if you are truly blessed, on a moonlit night you may see an elephant crossing the stream for a wander in your garden.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach 1 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: mattala airport
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Staffed property
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (6), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Private fishing lake or river
Access Secure parking

About this location

Southern Province region

Hambantota District is part of the traditional south known as Ruhuna. In ancient times this region, especially Hambantota and the neighboring areas was the centre of a flourishing civilization. Historical evidence reveals that the region in that era was blessed with fertile fields and a stupendous irrigation network. Hambantota was known by many names 'Mahagama', 'Ruhuna' and 'Dolos dahas rata'.

Hambantota, located in the Deep south, along the eastern coasts of Sri Lanka is renowned as the home to some of the biggest wild-life sanctuaries of the country and boasts to own some of the most beautiful and unspoilt beaches with the best surf in Sri Lanka. Yala, Bundala, Weerawila and Uda Walawe are among the Wild Life Parks and Bird Reserves that are located in the region. Culture and Heritage is also on the list of attractions, with the Sacred City of Kataragama and Madunagla Hot Water Wells, a short distance away.Located 237 Kms from Colombo, the commercial capital of Sri Lanka, Hambantota is the ideal get-away to experience nature at its best.

Hambantota

attractions nearby

Yala National Park 45 minutes

Bundala bird sanctuary 20 minutes

Udawalawe National Park 1hour

Kalametiya bird sanctuary 30 minutes

Lunugamvehera National Park 1 hour

Kataragama (holy site/temples) 1 hour

Usangoda beach. 45 minutes

Galle (world heritage listed fort) 2 hours

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5 Feb 2015

5/5

"Fantastic experience!"

We stayed 2 adults and 3 children (4-6 years old) at River Island for four days, and it was the highlight of our five weeks in Sri Lanka. Living with animals literally all over the place. There are ne… More

12 Nov 2014

5/5

"Wonderful place to stay for the nature traveller"

Great place. Fantastic Sri Lankan food prepared by caretaker "Samanthika". Open plan sleeping for 5. Two small waterways run on either side of the cottage. Great place for nature lovers. Our… More

Thank you for your lovely review. You must come again

3 Aug 2014

5/5

"The place is unique! Beautiful."

This amazing house is located away from the tourist track in a small cute village but it was very easy to reach there. Being far from the regular tourist hubs, it is very relaxing to just BE there, surrounded by nature.
No hassle at all to reach there. It is a totally safe place.
The house is located at a small stream and we were able to observe so many birds, monkeys, snakes and monitor lizzards. It is a place for nature lovers.
The caretakers took so nicely care of everything. They cooked great meals for us and gave us the utensil needed for doing laundry.
Nelun organised a jeep safari in the Yala National Park for us, which was great. We could observe plenty of colourful birds as well as crocodiles, deers, elephants, monkeys, snakes and many more wild animals.
Nelun was not only there for us while staying at her place, but she helped us druing our tour too.
We highly recommend to stay at this peaceful place and to relax in this place's energy and atmosphere and to enjoy the hospitality of the caretakers.

30 Jul 2014

5/5

"Mooie plek met geweldige verzorging"

We zijn drie nachten in River Island geweest en hebben het geweldig gehad. Nelun reageert snel op mails en regelt alles prima. Bij aankomst werden we verwelkomd door Samantika en haar man, die alles d… More

thank you so much for your kind review. samantika was so happy to host you. maybe we will meet again

24 Apr 2014

5/5

"Sleep in the Jungle!"

My family stayed here for 4 nights and we really enjoyed the remote jungle aspect with the quiet, the many monkeys, peacocks and snow herons. It is true there were many bugs near the lights at night, … More

thank you so much iam so happy you enjoyed river island

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