Gal Oya Lodge is set in 20 acres of a private forest, against the backdrop of low lying mountains, in the vicinity of the forgotten Gal Oya National Park. It also borders the country’s largest lake, Gal Oya and offers the opportunity of seeing wildlife from boat safaris, especially the swimming elephants. The hotel promotes environmentally responsible tourism by incorporating locally sourced natural materials in its building, furnishing and amenities.
8 spacious lodges are nestled in the forest with impressive views all around. Each bungalow is 800sqft, consisting of a private living room, a spacious bedroom with a king sized bed, large en suite bathroom and indoor and outdoor showers. Both rooms feature spectacular floor to ceiling glass windows and doors which open onto a private veranda.
A two-bedroom villa is perched at the highest point of Gal Oya Lodge, offering sumptuous views. Connecting both bedrooms is a spacious 680 sqft open plan living room which is the perfect spot to lounge and enjoy the sounds and sights of nature. Each bedroom has a wraparound veranda with wide views over the canopy to catch both sunrise and sunset.
Gal Oya Lodge has a pool with views of the mountains and wilderness. An organic farm in the hotel grounds provides fresh fruit and vegetable. You also have the chance to meet the aboriginal people of the area and trek through the countryside. Gal Oya National park is an unbeaten territory where the country’s largest inland body of water, Senanayaka Samudraya is located. This is a wonderful place to see the Asian elephant and the only place where boat safaris are possible to spot stunning wildlife, as they come to the water’s edge to drink and forage along the shore. You can also look forward to jungle drives and nature walks.