The Ark Mathugama


In rural Sri Lanka, a ‘watch-hut’ is adopted as an elevated refuge for the farmer to protect the cultivation overnight. In retrospect ‘The Ark’ is a contemporary style elevated estate villa nestled on a raised terrain of a 40 acre estate in Mathugama, where the rubber plantation stops and the jungle begins. It’s unique and elevated sitting allows a breathtaking view of the estate, the valley below and hills beyond, leaving you in lush green seclusion.


Bordering the tropical Rainforest ‘Sinharaja’, ‘The Ark’ tempts both adventurers and people looking for a relaxing hide-away in a natural paradise. Our 40 acres of private reserve offer various possibilities to discover the magic of wilderness.


Spend your days discovering Nature Trails, Bird Watching, Mountain biking, exploring the rain forest, photography and filming, or maybe take a quick drive to the beach to indulge in some water sports. You might want to try your hand at the centuries old art of tea-plucking & rubber-tapping, or perhaps you’d fancy a dip by the secluded, refreshing stream that runs alongside the boundary of the property.

The Ark has three double rooms, with attached bathrooms, which can accommodate 6 people. Two additional people can be accommodated on camp beds if required.
The Ark is situated in Matugama, approximately 64 km to the south of Colombo and just 2.45 hours’ drive from the Colombo International Airport.

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