Tucked away in Sri Lanka’s south-western region is the Kanneliya Forest Reserve, a place that boasts a rich biodiversity and offers an exciting trek through forests which seem as old as time itself. If you are looking to base yourself at Sri Lanka boutique hotels along the South Coast from which to make excursions to such sites, then consider Saman Villas. This luxury hotel Sri Lanka has to offer can be found near Bentota and is an ideal starting point to your adventures.
Make sure to plan a trip to the Kanneliya Forest Reserve which can be found in the Galle District and which is known for its endemic plant and wildlife species. Featuring a lowland wet evergreen forest, this lush reserve is nestled between the Nilwala Ganga and the Gin Ganga and is a great place to explore. Those planning a hike here can try the Anagimala Ella trail or the Narangas Ella trail giving you the chance to “lose yourself” in the lush green landscapes. The Kanneliya Forest Reserve is also an ideal site for bird watching and one can see a variety of species such as the Blue Magpie and the Green billed Coucal which are both endemic to the country.