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Backwaters Lodge

Sri Lanka
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Backwaters Lodge have fused urban living concepts with untamed wilderness. The peaceful location is a perfect spot to delve into nature as well as experience a truly unique place to stay - in rooms housed in refurbished shipping containers. The furniture here is upcycled and they also avoid single-use plastics as much as possible at the lodge. Let your host, Tarique, introduce you to the area and share the stories of Sri Lanka!
3 years experience
Fluent English
Community-Based
Refuse Plastics
Litter-Free
Wildlife-Safe
Things to Do with Backwaters Lodge
Safari Tour

What Others are saying

What others are saying

4.9 out of 29 helpful reviews
nanceke, Luxembourg
26 Jul 2019
We chose this lodge as we like the idea of an eco lodge which tries to make a difference for the environment. We were not disappointed. The container bungalows were very nice with all the necessary equipment for a back to nature experience with the necessary comfort. Staff and the owner were very friendly. Food was very good( please note that in Sri Lanka mild is not the same as not spicy - no chili should normally do the trick ). We loved the fact that you could swim in the river and we saw elephants near the river during our boat trip. Location of the lodge is very good , only a couple of minutes foto the entrance to Wilpattu NP which made it easy to be there first thing in the morning. Very good price- quality stay !
khairy60, Colombo, Sri Lanka
25 Jun 2019
We chose this lodge as we like the idea of an eco lodge which tries to make a difference for the environment. We were not disappointed. The container bungalows were very nice with all the necessary equipment for a back to nature experience with the necessary comfort. Staff and the owner were very friendly. Food was very good( please note that in Sri Lanka mild is not the same as not spicy - no chili should normally do the trick ). We loved the fact that you could swim in the river and we saw elephants near the river during our boat trip. Location of the lodge is very good , only a couple of minutes foto the entrance to Wilpattu NP which made it easy to be there first thing in the morning. Very good price- quality stay !
Ashans1, Colombo, Sri Lanka
16 Jun 2019
Stayed here for 2 days and it is easily one of the best places to immerse yourself in nature and relax. Lounging by the river on a hammock with a book in hand is highly recommend. Also recommend is the food! Sri Lankan food done right and even improved. Rooms were cozy and comfortable. The staff was great! Helpful and friendly. Plenty of great activities, we did the morning bird watching boat ride with a guide who was super knowledgeable and highly recommended. Entrance to the Willattu national park is just 10 minutes away as well and that’s superb to get an early start into the park. Can highly recommend
tarawik49, Colombo, Sri Lanka
24 May 2019
I spent two nights at this awe - inspiring location with a friend. This place never fails to enchant me (this was my second visit). The environment preserved so thoughtfully, with recycled materials used wherever possible, was well maintained. The cabins were comfortable and clean. For birders such as my friend and I, this is truly a paradise. Water containers placed discreetly under trees and bushes attracted many birds which drank and splashed about enjoying a bath. Many butterflies of different species were also observed. An early morning boat ride along the Uppu Aru was another attraction. I did not want to miss this after my experience on my previous visit. The boatman Sanoos is very interested in birds and took us to areas which he knew were frequented by them. I had 33 species on my list for the boat ride. The smooth, soundless gliding along the river is an exhilarating and relaxing experience. I would love to return to this remarkable place to experience nature at such close quarters. Tara Wikramanayake
Michael Richardson
18 May 2019

A must visit place! Discounted rates for now!