Lunuganga, Bentota

(4.2/5 based on 240+ 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.
Create a full Bentota itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Bentota

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Finding the location was a bit difficult with Google maps, had to ask around. Entrance costs Rs.1500 per person just to have a look at Geoffrey Bawa's masterpiece and fully worth the price. The vision...  more »
  • Beautiful gardens, nice trees and sitting opportunities. Nice to walk in the garden and it's good that it is always a guided tour.  more »
  • Until his death as a villa of architect Geoffrey Bawa and Bawa itself ideal for renovations and is was restored. Now used as a hotel, accommodation is also available. I, book tee times and visited. Tour, lunch and tea always requires prior reservation. Bawa spent on so vast House, chicken coop, and rice's, had been left Oklahoma in his life, such as upland, well, like a lot. I think a valuable place Bawa aesthetics with the five senses! Objects can feel a breeze! Come and try! Sculpture is the God of the dance! I was excited! Bawa house overlooks the River, relax drinking tea. Inside the room, I sense is also excellent!
    View original
Google
  • 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.