The house has three rooms in a guest wing with a further separate garden room down by the pool. A fourth double room in the house is the one we use but can also be available at times when we’re away. All rooms are en-suite with a private section of veranda and veranda furniture. Furnishings and curtains are high quality using mahogany and raw silks.
Woodpecker (pictured) is our family room with a large double bed, a single day-bed and a trundle bed which can be pulled out from under the sofa. Situated at the end of the house it has the benefit of double aspect views – across to Hunasgiriya and the Knuckles mountains as do the other rooms, but also off to one side and the nearby escarpment of Oorogala (“Pig Rock”). A couple can ask for this room at the same price as other doubles but if we then get a family booking for the same nights we may require you to move to Purple Coot, our double room.
Barbet is the middle room of the three and is our twin room with two generous (3’6”) single beds. There is room for a third smaller folding bed to be added if required. Larger families often take both Woodpecker and Barbet rooms.
Purple Coot is our double room with a generously sized bed and also enough space to fit in an extra single folding bed if required.
Kingfisher is our budget “garden room” separate from the house which has a double bed and four bunk beds with attached bathroom. It also has a kettle and mini fridge. Set in our kitchen garden, it is close to the pool. Kingfisher is available to rent by the bed – Rs 1,500/- per person per night including breakfast, or as a family room for Rs 9,000/- per night B&B.
Back up in the house, Minivet is our own bedroom, separate from the three main guest rooms. It has an enormous sleigh bed and a vast wardrobe, enough to stash away our clothes and leave space for guests’ use if it’s booked while we’re away, or if the whole house is booked It also has the luxury of a bathtub! However when we are in residence, this room is only available if you are taking the whole house for a minimum of five nights.
We designed Jungle Tide as a modern take on the traditional planter’s bungalow, notably the high ceilings and wide veranda running the full length of the house. Due to the design and also the elevation (a little under a thousand metres above sea level) there is no need for air conditioning. Fans do the job when it gets a little warm. Mosquitoes are rare at this height but nets are available if you want them.
The centrepiece of the house is the large, light and airy dining and lounge room. Off this is the modern kitchen which guests are welcome to use to make drinks and snacks, and to store things in the fridge. Beyond this is the staff wing with their kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, drivers’ room, laundry and stores. The house is completed with our private study.
If you book for a week your seventh night is totally free!
The prices shown below are for bed and breakfast in the main house on the basis of two people sharing a room. Our Kingfisher (garden room) prices are quoted above. Link to currency converter.
|Period||Low Tide - All other times||High Tide August & from 20th Dec - 5th Jan|
|Double room – per night||£45||£60|
|Double room – full week||£270||£360|
|Whole house – per night||£180||£240|
|Whole house – full week||£1080||£1440|
The prices shown above include all taxes and charges.
- Children under 5 are free. We have two cots. We also have a high chair.
- Driver accommodation is free provided no more than 2 drivers. We cannot guarantee free accommodation for tour guides, but please contact us to discuss options
- Extra beds are Rs 1,000/- per night for children aged 5 – 15, Rs 1,500/- for adults (16 and over).
Meals, drinks and snacks
The room price includes a simple western or Sri Lankan breakfast. If you want a full English or Sri Lankan breakfast we need 24 hours’ notice and there is an extra charge of Rs 500/-per person.
Dinners cost Rs 1,000/- per person and light lunches – either eaten at the house or packed for your day trip – are Rs 500/- per person. Unless you tell us otherwise, we will assume you want dinner on the day of your arrival and will prepare a delicious Sri Lankan meal for you. After that, you can decide on a day to day basis whether you want dinner and, if so, whether you want Sri Lankan or western food. Whenever possible we include home grown vegetables and fruit, and eggs from our own hens.
We can of course cater for vegetarians, vegans and also provide gluten free diets on request. Let us know if you have other dietary requirement and we’ll see what we can do.
Tea, coffee and drinking water are free on a help-yourself basis.
You are welcome to bring your own snack food and drinks and to use the well equipped kitchen. We are not licensed to sell alcohol but please bring your own, we don’t charge corkage.
Jungle Tide is a Homestay and there is no menu. But you can choose between Sri Lankan and western meals and we keep some home-cooked basics in the freezer including vegetarian options and non-spicy food. We are always happy to provide earlier evening (5-6pm) child friendly meals for younger children too.