In a Nutshell

KK Beach is a stylish, chic 10-bedroom boutique hotel overlooking the Indian Ocean in Habaraduwa, close to Galle in Sri Lanka.

At a Glance

  • Contemporary 10-bedroom boutique hotel
  • Just 12kms from Galle and overlooking a gorgeous beach
  • All rooms have balconies overlooking the ocean
  • Really wonderful cuisine
  • Impressive service
$ $ $
Boutique Hotel
Swimming Pool

The Detail

KK Beach is the sister property of the acclaimed Kahanda Kanda which is located in the hills above Galle. The two work in conjunction with each other, offering shuttle tuk tuk journeys between them. KK Beach is just 12kms from Galle, overlooking a stunning stretch of beach. 

There is a unique feel at KK Beach, with its chic, almost Miami-beach house feel. Contemporary art blends with clean lines and stylish surroundings. Downstairs you find cosy sofas looking out to an open exterior, looking out to the gorgeous pool that overlooks the beach beyond. Kick-back in the bar, serving up a range of tasty cocktails, before falling into your chair in the restaurant that offers a selection of Sri Lankan and western favourites. The menu depends on the night, so this could be a seafood BBQ, a thai-fusion menu, a three-course western menu. In addition, there are so many options to head out for dinner in and around Galle. Breakfasts are lovely, with the option of eggs any-way, crispy bacon, fresh bread and fruit and our favourite – the option of marmite on your toast.

There are 10 rooms, all with impressive sea views. These are split into three types: Standard, Suites and Penthouses. All rooms have balconies, with the Penhouses being large enough to have two sun-beds. The Standard Rooms offer full height picture-windows, king-size beds and large walk-in showers. The Suites have double-aspect windows with the addition of a sitting area. At the top of the pile are the Penthouses which are located on the top floor and also have the addition of a  bathtub. All rooms have TVs, safe-deposit boxes and luxury toiletries. 

Being close to Galle, you can easily spend a day in town with a decadent lunch. Other experiences include visiting local tea plantations, cycling through the paddyfields surrounding Galle, whale-watching, or whiling away the days beside the pool and walking down the beach which is about 2 miles long. 

All-in-all, KK Beach is an affordable, boutique hotel in a great location and ideal for 3-4 days to combine beachside relaxation with the cultural delights of Galle.

Millis Potter Insight

KK Beach Club has quite a different vibe than many of the other boutique hotels on Sri Lanka’s south coast in that it is very modern, chic and stylish, rather than colonial and traditional. The service is absolutely second-to-none, partly as a result of their history in running Kahanda Kanda. We thought the food was really rather delicious, although we would tend to eat out on the days they serve up western cuisine (we wouldn’t miss their seafood BBQ day). Being that little bit away from Galle, you have a really great beach to walk along. You can swim in the sea, but the currents are fairly strong, so most guest stick to the pool or just spend an hour walking up the beach and back. There are a few local beach restaurant you can try up from the hotel, and also the 5* Fortress Hotel right along the beach. There isn’t a spa, gym, or much beyond the main communal area, but its a great place to sit and read a book (or write a hotel review as we are doing now!). It’s on the same stretch as Apa Villa and Frangipani Tree which we both love and for 3 days or so this is a great place. You could of course combine with Kahanda Kanda for an ultimate twin-centre – or head to either one for dinner or lunch.

Mr and Mrs Molony, Sri Lanka, April 2017

Marcus Potter organised our trip to Sri Lanka.  This included Tea Trails, using Dunkeld Bungalow, the Amanwella at Tangalle and the Amangalla at Galle.  We couldn't find fault with any of them.  The side trip to Yala was fantastic - no leopard but plenty of elephant, deer and crocodile.  The hotel in Galle is inside the old Dutch fort which gives added interest to the location.  The whale watching is a must.  Well done to Marcus.


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