This is a very special place to stay and really deserves their Certificate of Excellence 2014 from TripAdvisor. These renowned Sri Lankan eco-lodges in Digana are located right in the middle of the jungle providing the chance to have nature all around you – there is so much wildlife here (serious bird-watchers will love it here), as well as doing very different walks down through the nutmeg and cinnamon plantations Sri Lanka is famous for, down to the local village where you can see everyday life going on, and then perhaps take a dip in the local river. There are a number of eco-lodges here from the more basic Mudhouses to the Superior Lodges (though these are still basic) – of particular note are: Tarzans Tree-House which being on stilts, really does feel as though you are in the trees, and Lake View which has stunning views of the lake and the mountains beyond. The lodge restaurant is charming and the food is totally delicious- you can watch it being cooked over the open fire. If you love nature, the Polwaththa Eco-Lodges in Sri Lanka are perfect.
Things to do at Polwaththa Eco-Lodges in Sri Lanka
Perfectly situated for trekking into the Knuckle Mountains, the eco-lodges offers soft, easy and hard treks so you can take in the beautiful sights and rich flora that has made the range a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Polwaththa is one of the best places on the island for bird watching with 5-10 sightings of endemics typical within 6-9am, so Polwaththa Eco Lodges are a great place to stay for birdwatchers visiting Sri Lanka.
Eco-Lodges at a glance
- Standard: Eco-lodge- basic
- Rooms: 2 Mudhouses (Standard) – both sleeping 2; Superior lodges - Wooden Cabin known as “Tarzans Tree-House”(sleeps max 2), Brick House(sleeps max 4), Parrot Lodge(sleeps max 3), Corner Lodge(sleeps max 4), Lake View (sleeps max 3)
- Mosquito nets
- Wi-Fi in the restaurant