Kalus Hideaway, Uda Walawe Sri Lanka, The Deep South
Kalu’s Hideaway is a unique jungle retreat, owned by Sri Lankan World Cup cricketing legend Romesh Kaluwitharana. Lucky guests might even get to meet the man himself, but even if you don’t, this eco-friendly hideaway is perfect for safari enthusiasts, outdoor lovers, and action travellers. Located on the border of Uda Walawe National Park, the vibrant green grounds feature volleyball courts, a top notch swimming pool, thatched summer huts, an outdoor bar, and a jacuzzi. The friendly staff at Kalu’s Hideaway are always helping guests plan day trips for cycling, hot springs tours, guided nature hiking and bird watching, among others.
Modern and compact in size, the resort features fourteen spacious bedrooms, each with two double beds, modern bathrooms, and polished cement flooring. Guests will find satellite TV and DVD players available in each room, but to be honest, you’re more likely to spend your time outdoors, socializing and relaxing on the property, or exploring the region.
The outdoor beach bar stocks great assortments of cold beer and cocktails, and the restaurant serves both Sri Lankan cuisine, and international favourites. Regular barbecue dinners are organized on-site, a great way to meet fellow travellers, get local travel tips, and coordinate your sightseeing. The prominent elephant population of Udu Walawe is a great drawcard, and Kalu’s Hideaway is the perfect base to explore the region and meet the local wildlife.
Superior - This is what we would describe as our standard category. These will be decent 3/4* hotels providing a really good level of service. We would generally expect them to be providing a little something extra, in terms of character, guest experience or facilities too.