Lunuganga, Bentota

(4.2/5 based on 220+ 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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  • Paradise, according to the great local architect Goeffrey Bawa: a landscape architecture that blends the lush local landscape, with the English garden, introducing neoclassical components. The set is in need of restoration, but you can still appreciate the concept of beauty of your Creator and your way of life. A Curry Lunch location can be enjoyed on the terrace of the main village, by appointment, enjoying the panorama that extends below the Hill and climbs up the river.
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  • An abode of peace and serenity, Lunaganga is a piece of masterful art, brought to life by the great Geoffrey Bawa. Its exquisite gardens and landscapes are a sight to behold. This is a must visit for ...  more »
  • Designed by architect Geoffrey Bawa, well worth a visit by tuctuc from Bentota. Beautiful garden with an informative guide.  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.
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  • Nice garden in the forest side by Bentota lake. You can try to eat special Sri Lankan curry that Geoffrey Bawa ate.