Polwaththa Eco Lodges is run by a family with strong ties with the village and the villagers themselves. True sustainable tourism is practiced here where Solar power is widely used, rain-water is harvested, almost all employees are selected from the village and all guests are encouraged to plant a tree before leaving. The lodges are clean and offer a magnificent view from the spacious balconies. The facilities exceed the expectation of an Eco lodge - there are tea/coffee-making facilities and hot/cold water in taps, all done in true eco-style while most lodges have a room telephone and a safety deposit box. The space between the lodges is large which provides ample privacy and freedom to the guests. The whole lodge is dressed in nature - green all round making it a haven for birds (60 species/15 endemics) and wild animals (barking deer, wild boar, porcupine, giant squirrel, flying squirrel and monkeys) along with the owner's dogs, cats and chickens for those who love pets. There are 7 Eco lodges, a dormitory and a camping site. Traditional cooking methods - the hearth and the clay pots are used to cook, which helps to call their rice & curry probably the best in Sri Lanka. A demonstration kitchen provides you the opportunity to cook yourself. The entire staff is friendly, eager to help and makes you feel at home. Being 700 meters above sea level and covered with trees, Polwaththa Eco Lodges can boast of a perfect climate, which leaves out the need for air-conditioning and instead offers a clean and fresh air. There is plenty of opportunities for cultural interaction with the community where the Village-walk & River-bath conducted by local villagers being the best.
Inside of Restaurant