Sleep in an elephant’s belly
Located in Buttala this eco resort is the perfect base for exploring some of Sri Langka’s amazing forests and wildlife. Visit the nearby Yala Wildlife Reserve; home to elephants, peacocks and other endangered species. The area has been populated for over 9000 years and was once home to a sophisticated ancient civilization. It was then the base of the famous Ruhuna Kingdom and 1200 enlightened beings were said to live here making it a site of pilgrimage for today’s Buddhists. Kumbuk River Resort boasts a two-story primary villa in the shape of an elephant located on the banks of a pretty river. With room for only ten guests at any one time, privacy is guaranteed. Take a dip in the fragrant herbal plunge pool and then learn about the environment and Sri Langka’s rich biodiversity. Waterfalls are nearby as are beaches and Arugam Bay, one of the world’s best beaches for surfing.