Our Story

Our relationship with the wild began in the early 80’s, we wanted to offer something accessible to everyone. We fused our years of experience with modern comforts to provide a luxury experience but with simplicity in mind, so as not to take away from the experience of being in a jungle. Backwaters, experience the wild in all its untamed beauty. Immerse yourself in a forest teeming with rich and diverse wildlife.

Our Host

Meet Tarique Omar – in whose hands you’ll be well taken care of. Plus, he’s a great conversationalist – have an evening chat over a cup of Ceylon tea on the deck by the waters. Trust us, he has many stories to tell. Tarique is a wildlife veteran with a thirst for adventure. Tarique has biked through 80% of Sri Lankan roads and was a planter for over 30 years.

Our Responsibility

Conservation is our ethos. All around, you’ll find upcycled-items that would otherwise end up in a junkyard. Used shipping containers become elevated guest rooms, discarded pallets are transformed into masterpieces of furniture. We bring you the best of comforts, but not at the cost of the environment. We use local produce to prepare the meals from our very own locality – from the Kamaranka flower drink, the wild Karapincha in your curry to the Passion Fruit mallum.

Our Rooms

WE HAVE FUSED AN URBAN LIVING CONCEPT WITH THE UNTAMED WILDERNESS OF NATURE. OUR ROOMS DO NOT BLEND IN SEAMLESSLY WITH THE SURROUNDING BUT HAVE BEEN HARMONIOUSLY PLACED TO TELL THE STORY OF HOW AN URBAN INDUSTRIAL CONCEPT CAN BE EXPANDED FOR USE IN A JUNGLE TO PROVIDE A COMFORTABLE LIVING SPACE WITH AN ELEVATED DECK SO YOU CAN SIT IN THE COMFORT OF YOUR ROOM DECK AND TAKE IN THE BEAUTY OF THE WILD. WE OFFER DOUBLE/TWIN BEDS, EN-SUITE BATHROOMS WITH HOT/COLD SHOWERS AND TOILETRIES

Other Amenities

We also have decks and hammocks by the waters, where you can relax and read or even play a board game with your family. A common dining area where you will be served local meals, spiced to your liking or a fusion of western and eastern food. Sri Lanka is famed for it’s creativity with vegetables. The locals know how to prepare even bitter gourd, so that it tastes delicious. After an exhausting day in the wild, we will guarantee that you will be famished. The hearty and delicious food will be sure to satiate your hunger.

reservation

FOR RESERVATIONS PLEASE CALL TARIQUE OR COMPLETE THE FORM BELOW

  • TEL: +94 763 313119
  • EMAIL: THEBACKWATERS.LK@GMAIL.COM

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Opening Hours

Check-in Time
12 noon onwards

Check-out Time
Before 10 am

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