We opened our first Back of Beyond lodge at Pidurangala to guests in 2007. Today, our Back of Beyond properties have gradually increased to four. In addition, we have undertaken to manage another bungalow which was originally built as personal holiday home. We are glad to welcome like-minded friends and guests to these five lodges and bungalows.
The Sigiriya rock is probably the best landmark for our two Back of Beyond retreats in Pidurangala and Dehigaha ela. Back of Beyond Pidurangala hides in the forest at the base of Pidurangala rock, a mere 5 minutes from Sigiriya. Back of Beyond Dehigaha Ela on the other hand is an unique open grassland ringed in by streams, trees and hills down a maze of red earth village roads. Moving up to Anuradhapura, on the banks of Tissawewa is the serene Water’s Edge Bungalow, looking out to the ancient city.
Deep down on the south coast, between Tangalle and Hambantota, is a little village on the estuary – Kahandamodara. Back of Beyond, Kahadamodara is on the banks of the Urubokka Oya river, just as it makes its way to the sea. Moving further along the coast, just 15 minutes from the entrance to the Yala National Park, are our little Back of Beyond Safari Lodge cottages.