What our guests are saying about us!

Great place for a relaxed start, end or boosting moment during your trip!

Sofie – The Netherlands

Very friendly and open welcome at Manthally cabanas! The owners realized an amazing place in their little jungle area where they immediately will make you feel like home. They are very helpful and it’s their enthusiasm, English humour and their love for the country with its animals and nature that makes your stay complete. The cabanas are amazing; new, clean, spacious, great bathroom and a comfy bed! The small pool is great for a refreshing dive, there is WIFI and all meals are home-cooked. Both beaches are at 20-30 min walk, but it’s just as easy to arrange a tuctuc. It was our last stay after 3 weeks of traveling, so perfect to relax before our way home.

A week in the jungle

Nikki – New Zealand

We had a wonderful week at Manthally Cabanas, Ian and Christine were amazing and we felt so comfortable there. Great food with a flexible chef :) nice walk into town or tuk tuks easily available.

Absolutely wonderful! Excellent location, staff and delicious food!

Majd – The Lebanon

The best srilankan breakfast in town! the owners and staff are super friendly and helpful, everything is available on site, it’s a hidden gem in the jungle only 3 minutes from town!

Stay whilst you can because this will be a sell out soon!

Holly – United Kingdom

The best accommodation we stayed on during our 3 week tour of Sri Lanka. Beautiful jungle setting which was only a 5 minute tuktuk ride from Hikkaduwa and the beach; not beachside but close by. The cabanas are spacious with everything you need inside. There are only 4 cabanas so you receive excellent and personal service from the hosts, Christine and Ian. Food is outstanding and whilst there is no pressure to eat in house, you should. The menu is great and they are happy to make any special requests! Very highly recommended.

Fireflies, monkeys, peacocks and great coffee

Lucy – Australia

We knew we had chosen a really special place from the moment we arrived at Manthally Cabanas. Hidden in the jungle with nature all around, we were lucky enough to experience, black monkeys in the trees above, peacocks and fireflies. All this while still being close to the beach where we were fortunate enough to see giant sea turtles feeding on seaweed. It is not only the setting and the cabanas which are beautiful and very comfortable that made our stay magical. The owners and staff are welcoming and do everything they can to tailor your experience to your needs. The food was a highlight cooked with fresh ingredients, delicious and very reasonably priced. We also loved the breakfast and were especially happy to have good coffee with fresh milk. We will definitely be back and recommending Manthally Cabanas to everyone!

Nolwen – Maldives

A very very warm welcome! You already fell at home after a few minutes… Everybody is so kind, helpful, smiling and happy to have you around. Christine is such an amazing and funny person! Her husband a great chef! Local people are really helpful by taking care of you all time. The place is so relaxing far from highway, surround by birds sound and many animals… A piece of heaven in the middle of the jungle. Thank you for everything

We do definitely recommend this place

Aleksandra – Sweden

Very pleasant, nice and helpful host! Everything is new and clean! It really looks in reality as it does on the pics! You can choose between the English (fruits and 6 different styles of eggs) and Sri Lankan breakfast (which was super super delicious)!


Josephine – Germany

When we arrived at Manthally Cabanas we immediately extended our stay till our date of departure – like a lot of other tourists did when they arrived. It is such a beautiful and peaceful small paradise in the jungle. You can relax under palmtrees beside the pool while having a cold coconut or a Milkshake like we often did. Especially after travelling around a lot this is a perfect place to relax afterwards. The staff is the Soul of Manthally Cabanas, so cute and helpful they do everything for you to have a nice stay. Ian is a fantastic cook and you can tell him whatever you want – he will do it for you. We tried something different every evening while sitting together with other guests and Ian and Christine. It’s a very Special, familiar atmosphere there. Breakfast is also great you can choose between Sri Lankan and Western. If we ever come back to Sri Lanka we will definitely come back to Manthally Cabanas and we absolutely recommend it to everybody else!