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Mangrove Beach Cabanas & Chalets
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Reviewed 7 February 2015

We stayed 3 nights. After staying in great places all around Sri Lanka we approached the beach Cabana with some trepidation, but fell in love with it immediatly.
The beach is exceptional as is seeing anyone else on it! The sea is magnificent but highly dangerous with 3 metre crashing waves- not safe to swim. The Cabana is basic with the unusual hardwood trap door down to the basement bathroom, the door is very heavy- take care. The bathroom once down is good- and big. Had a great nights sleep here, quiet, the only noise was the waves.
Food was good, as were the drinks. The staff were very friendly and helpful- service a little slow- but no problem. good hammocks.
There is a brackish lagoon next door ( not the main lagoon) which has some really good birds.
-waders, stilts, sandpipers, terns, and the usual passerines.
wished we had stayed longer-- if only we had known

  • Stayed: January 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 February 2015

Absolute best place to stay in Tangalle. Beach Cabana's were amazing (and cheap). Cabana's had everything you need, service was excellent, strong wifi and on a beautiful part of the beach! We booked for 3 nights but loved it so much we stayed for 5!

  • Stayed: January 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 February 2015

I don't think it's a secret that this place is a little piece of heaven. In mid-October we tried to book a place for Christmas week and it was already fully booked. Instinct told us to change our travel itinerary to stay here instead of picking another hotel. I am so glad we did!!
We stayed in a beach villa (just like the cabanas and in the same row, but the villa is larger and has comfy daybeds out front to lounge on.) The villa was spacious, the bed comfortable, the mosquito net in good condition, the sea steps away and the view breathtaking, the bathroom was gorgeous - protected from view by solid walls, the sink area has a partial roof, but the rest of the bathroom is open to the sky: showering under the stars!
If you're coming from a big city, the seriously laid back nature of the staff can catch you off guard at first. Just breathe and sit on the beach and you'll soon realise the staff here are simply wonderful. They were so good to us - accommodating requests for vegetarian food and bringing cold drinks over to the villa when there isn't technically any room service! They'll organise a tuk-tuk for you whenever you need one and can arrange various tours if the beach isn't keeping you entertained. There are kayaks at their sister home - Mangrove Chalets - which is just a few minutes walk either along the track road or along the beach (even with high tide you can wade through the water where lagoon and sea meet to arrive at the chalets.) We went kayaking on the lagoon and saw kingfishers, egrets, herons, peacocks, monkeys and a host of birds I can't name.
Things to note: the food here is great if you order the Sri Lankan dishes. Really delicious. The other food is, as you might expect, a bit uninspired. So many guests were eating "European" food and missing out on great Rice and Curry and traditional breakfasts.
The sea here can be rough and the current can pull. But the water is clean and warm. We swam in the sea - albeit careful not to go far and quick to move through the rough waves as they break on the beach. There is also a safer pool that gets created by a rock barrier just a little way along the beach by the chalets. Your experience here will entirely depend on the tides. There are no lifeguards and many Sri Lankans don't swim so their gauge of what is safe to swim in won't necessarily be the same as yours. Use your common sense.
Minor points to consider: the bathroom is open to the sky which means it's also open to the lizards and beetles and mosquitoes. It didn't freak me out and I can be a little jumpy but know your own limits. The cabanas and villas are set close to one another and there is a gap between roof and walls, and the windows have blinds that come down but no glass in them so sound travels. Everyone was quiet and respectful while we were there but it does mean you feel the need to whisper even in your own room.
At the end of it all, we didn't want to leave. Who doesn't want to fall asleep to the sound of the waves and wake up to see the sun glinting off the ocean from your four poster bed?

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  • Stayed: December 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 February 2015

We spend there 2 nights, to relax a bit after visiting the inland of Sri Lanka. It must be a taste of heaven : a beautiful beach, very clean, with coconut trees bringing some shadow, fine sand, great sunsets. You may lay on long chairs or hamacs. The sea is warm, just know that you can only bath before a small rock barrier, that protects you (partly) from waves and stream. It is too dangerous to go further than that. The chalets are comfortable, large and located under the coconut trees, a few meters from the beach. Note that they are open, but your bed is protected by mosquito nets. And last but not least, the restaurant, a few tables on the beach, is simply excellent. Complete breakfast (fresh juice, fruits, toasts, curd, coffee/tea), excellent seafood, nicely cooked ; and what a pleasure to eat on the beach, just looking at the Indian Ocean ! All the place is constructed with natural material, especially wood, some of it floated wood from the sea. And all that for a reasonable price (70 € incl. breakfast, for three of us).

  • Stayed: January 2015, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 January 2015 via mobile

We pre booked 4 nights at the simple beach cabanas for 50€ a night.
The place is wonderful set, right by the beach, surrounded by palm trees and hammocks, we felt like Robinson Crusoe.

We decided to change our plans and skip 2 nights. We did not accept a refund for the 2 nights, but without a question the management gave us the money back!
Wow, what a great service.

Breakfast by the beach was great, and the staff very kind and helpful.

Thank you BEACH CABANAS!

Stayed: January 2015, travelled as a couple
2  Thank Justin R
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Additional Information about Mangrove Beach Cabanas & Chalets

Address: Kapuhenwela | Marakolliya, Tangalle 82200, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Tangalle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 140 Speciality Lodging in Tangalle
Price Range: ₹ 2,212 - ₹ 7,743 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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