Lunuganga was once the country home of the world renowned Sri Lankan architect, Geoffrey Bawa. Recognised for his unique ability to blend distinct buildings with their natural surroundings, Lunuganga was transformed into one of the most seductive, passionate pleasure gardens of the twentieth century and includes 10 bedrooms furnished delicately with antiques and art.
Geoffrey Bawa spent 40 years transforming this once abandoned rubber estate - a few miles inland from the island’s west coast beaches - into a tropical idyll, with elegant gardens, courtyards, lily ponds, walkways, romantic pavilions and inspirational views over Dedduwa lake and the surrounding jungle. Lunuganga is situated in Bentota and is midway between Colombo and Galle, and about 1.5 hours' drive from both as well as the international airport.
The house speciality is Sri Lankan food served to various recipes and preparations that were part of the life of the house during the life of Geoffrey Bawa. We aim to provide an authentic experience of Sri Lankan home cooking to all guests. A changing menu, which includes both Sri Lankan and international cuisines, is available and uses a variety of seasonal ingredients in its preparation. There are a variety of dining options at Lunuganga available to resident guests and mealtime visitors.