Lunuganga, Bentota
(4.3/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
Admire the engineering work of art by renowned architect Geoffrey Bawa, who converted the abandoned cinnamon plantation at Lunuganga into a luxury compound. The estate lies secluded in the Sri Lankan wilderness, where gardens decorate the Deduwa lakeside and outdoor rooms offer peace and quiet. Explore the remarkable courtyards, walkways, lily ponds, and pavilions, all set within an exotic jungle. Spend some time at the gallery room to inspect a lovely collection of art and antiques. You can also go on boat trips or sign up for a bird-watching tour amid palms and banyans. For Lunuganga and beyond, use our Bentota vacation generator to get the most from your Bentota vacation.
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  • Driving through the narrow country roads to reach Lunuganga is well worth the effort. This is indeed a stunningly beautiful property by the lake and Geoffrey Bawa's architecture, vision and life comes...  more »
  • Loved the tour through the property of this amazing architect. After the tour we sat down for lunch and the food was superb. Really worth the time and money spent here. 
  • This magnificent, private estate was the creation and playground of Jeffrey Bawa - the Capability Brown of Asia. Take a private, guided walking tour of lakes, a river island and shaded glades. Also ge...  more »
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  • Ammazing architecture place in the Benthota doing by mr.Jefry Bawa
  • As far as I could tell from online research, the only way to see this place is to stay there. So I booked a room for the weekend (I was in Sri Lanka for work). I hired a car in Colombo, headed down the very nice expressway, and about 2 hours later we arrived. True, there are no signs. It's deliberate. You've got to ask left and right to get the right road. BUT IT'S ALL WORTH IT. The place is beautiful. If you need wifi, this isn't the spot for you. If you like Tropical Modernism (design/architecture) you'll like it. It's also the place for you if you like being one of only 6-10 guests on the property (quiet, secluded). I stayed in the gatehouse and had dinner on site (very nice dinner). I wish I could have stayed longer... Just go - it's like getting to spend the night at the house of a famous creative person. I mean it IS exactly that - not "like" that.
  • very interesting and so wonderful
  • Be there to get inspired! !
  • Nice garden in the forest side by Bentota lake. You can try to eat special Sri Lankan curry that Geoffrey Bawa ate.