Rafters Retreat, Kitulgala
Eco Lodge Tree House
Double Room With Balcony
Family Room With Balcony
About Rafters Retreat, Kitulgala
Welcome to Rafters Retreat, Kitulgala, the main white water rafting location in Sri Lanka! This is a get-away for independent travelers, family, adventurous couples and for adrenalin junkies. We are located in Kitulgala, 90 Km from Colombo (a 2.5 hr drive) on the banks of the Kelani River of 'Bridge on the River Kwai' fame. Adventure, action and living with nature is key in this Robinson Crusoe hideaway. Owner, Channa, is the epitome of life in the woodland and on the river-safari shorts, braces, a woolly beard and a love of wildlife. Channa is an excellent host, inviting families, single travelers and adventurous couples into his self-built tree houses
The surrounding hill country is teeming with every fruit and vegetable imaginable. Fruit orchards and lowland tea plantations entice you to take a stroll in the early morning. Reward yourself en-route with a fresh mangostine or wood-apple or stop by at a local farmhouse for buffalo curd and treacle. Adventure, action and living with nature is key in this Robinson Crusoe hideaway. Owner, Channa, is the epitome of life in the woodland and on the river-safari shorts, braces, a woolly beard and a love of wildlife. Channa is an excellent host, inviting families, single travelers and adventurous couples into his self-built tree houses
Location of Rafters Retreat, Kitulgala
This property is 64 km from Bandaranaike International Airport.
Accommodation at Rafters Retreat, Kitulgala
Rustic accommodation features wooden interiors and a balcony. Each room is fitted with a fan, and a private bathroom with shower facilities.
Facilities at Rafters Retreat, Kitulgala
For the best activity it offers, rafting at alongside the retreat is action-packed, adventurous and promises loads of fun for the entire family. The Kelani River, with its grade three rapids, is ideal for both intermediate rafters as well as beginners 10 eco lodges/tree-houses set 6 ft above ground level. Each has twin beds, lampshades and hooks made from natural woods from the estate. Roofed with palm leaves and walled by wooden slats, yet discreetly modernised with electricity and plumbing. The restaurant is open to the woodland and set on two floors. Tables and chairs are all from the local wood and can get a little hard on the 'derriere' after a few hours. Breakfast and lunch menus are fixed-Western or Sri Lankan breakfast and rice and curry for lunch using local organic vegetables and meat / fish from Colombo