We were a group of 10 who had come to Sri Lanka for my Bachelors Party.
For the first time ever, I have booked a place online and found the place to be far better than the pictures posted on the Internet.
Right from the time we entered Pooja Kanda we felt at home with the warm and courteous staff. The location just perfect, lush & regal. There was absolutely nothing we could complain about the Villa and its amenities in any way.
Since we were celebrating my bachelors party at Pooja Kanda, we were having late night pool parties at the Villa. Special thanks to Sushant (Chef) and the house boys (Tharanga & Dickman) who put up with all our late night food requests. They made us feel at home with their everlasting smile and eagerness to make our stay comfortable.
The food too was absolutely stunning (Sri Lankan Cuisine) with Sushant preparing Huge Spread's fit for the Royals!
A HUGE Thanks to the Pooja Kanda Team for giving us a Memorable and Unforgettable Experience.
P.S: We are already in the process of planning our next trip back to Pooja Kanda, hopefully by the year end.
We felt very much a part of village life even though we were perched well above the nearly out of sight homes. Loved the early morning chanting,mullahs calls to prayer,drumming,and morning fires. Watched the morning ritual of monkeys crashing through the trees on their way to a day out feeding and watched it all in reverse at dusk. Marvelled at the busy birds of all colours and laughed at the squirrels antics. Pooja Kanda was a paradise for us....lush and floral. The property was beautifully maintained and the staff delightful. We ate delicious Sri Lankan cuisine for breakfast,lunch and dinner. Tell the chef how you like it and give him his head. Can't wait to go back...Cheers Charmaine.
The splendid villa, delicious cuisine carefully prepared by the chef and his team.
Loku, the supervisor has organized a party for a birthday party with dancers and musicians, fireworks, BBQ, ..... unforgettable.
Everything was done for our comfort and we really enjoyed!
Thank you to Rob, the manager and his team (supervisor, cooks, gardeners, cleaning lady, Guardians) .... it was a dream for us and you've done!
At another time perhaps, but with the kids because I think it will be paradise for them too!
Sylvie, Sophie, Joelle, JF, Benoit, Michel.
Although it is in the (vaguely) touristy South Coast of Sri Lanka it is located in a little real neighbourhood, and it seems as if it is the only foreign-owned house in the vicinity. So when we went walking around with our 3 sons, the people who live there were so friendly and gracious and seemed genuinely quite happy to come outside to wave to us or have a chat.
The staff at the villa could not have been better. The cook was sublime, and the staff were so helpful and kind. My son celebrated his 6th birthday there and they rushed out and bought him a cake and decorated the room and provided a traditional Sri Lankan breakfast. Amazing.
If you are looking for a modern, state of the art villa right on the beach this is not the place for you. But if you are looking for a quiet and peaceful snippet of real Sri Lankan life (Langur Monkeys in the garden and all) then this is the place for you. We really loved it.