About the Homestay
Two big doubled bedrooms on first floor with over looking lush and greenery
big sheredd balconey with sofa and large table with cheir and two large laying airm cheir
two separate bedrooms with attached bath and toilet .
fan , mosquitos nets, wardrobs, towel racks, in each rooms
High speed Wi Fi
can sleep 02 adults and two kids age below 06 in one big bedroom
all together can stay 4 adults and 04 Kids age below 6 years
And banana tree room and woodpecker room house also have one smaller bed room sitting room , kitchen,with crokery cutlury Refrigerator,gass stone
One privet bath room & Toilet one bathroom with toilet just shire one doubled room and small room guest
Lovley garden view terrace
- Bikes for use
- Games Room
- Internet Access
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our House is located in the South-West of Sri Lanka, a safe Area next to Hikkaduwa and Galle. It is quiet and you can go by a cheep Tuk tuk to all Attractions near the Area.
You can relax on the Beach, go snorkeling or shopping, make a Boat Trip in the Lagoon and Cinnamon Cultivations.
Also I go with you to the Local Market, to buy all things we need for a Cooking-Lesson, which I can give to you.
Local Area Facilities
- Bus Stop
- Train station
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
Available on request at an extra cost
- Full Breakfast
- Half Board
- Full Board
- Packed lunch
Diet Type available on request
Guest can smoke thire room balconey and out side of sitting room
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
Chani and Nimal made us really feel at home in their family. Their warm wellcome on arrival lasted till the last second of departure. Chani is such a warm caring person and above all a great artist in the kitchen; a cooking lesson with her is quite an experience, especially when accompanied by a walk in the surrounding forest when she points out the various ingredients for her meals. From her and Nimal and their oldest son Danith we learned so much about Sri Lanka and we are gratefull for that. Their help to create excursions that fitted our physical disabilities was magnificent. The room-en-suite with balcony (and forestview) was comfortable and well equipped with fans. The many birds and butterflies, the squirels and the far away monkeys completed the scene. The quiet fisherman's village of Dodonduwa with it's pristine beach, away from the touristhub Hikkanduwa, is a real jewel along the coast. We hated to leave and we long to return. We don't think we could have been better off. Thank you Chani, Nimal, Danith and Thurya for these wonderfull 11 days. It was a tru 'homestay' with excellent service and good value. We wish you 'full-house' for the years to come.
We arrived at our lovely Homestay after two very hectic weeks cycling around the sights an d sounds of Sri Lanka. lt was pretty tiring not only cycling but sight-seeing as well. So when we arrived early to the Homestay, the family made a real fuss of us both from the minute our Tuk-Tuk dropped us at the gate. The accommodation was perfect, our own separate room with en-suite and a balcony where you could sit, read & relax and listen to the birds. The 3 children (22, 19 & 15) made a real fuss of us and were very knowledgeable on Sri Lanka and were always happy to sit down, have a chat and answer any of our questions.
ln our first two weeks of travelling we though we had some great food, but here this was a level up again. Both Chani and Kusal are excellent cooks, real authentic cooking and plenty of it. They were only to happy to explain the recipes and show you where they had sourced many of the ingredients. Happy to cook whatever you wanted, great fish market. Both breakfast and dinner were excellent, better than any restaurants.
Don't miss out on a Chani cookery lesson, so insightful, in the space of two hours we saw and helped produce 6 great Sri Lankan dishes, a real experience.
Having had two hectic weeks we really only wanted to relax and visit the beach, which is exactly what we did. But it is clear Kusal has a real knowledge of all things Sri Lankan and was always happy to suggest potential trips out i.e. snorkling. We did however visit the: Tsunami museum; Moonstone mine; Turtle hatchery and the Weaving/Batik workshops. All were pretty local.
The family just allowed us to use their home as if we were part of the family, we had a truly great experience and would not hesitate in recommending any of our friends to visit Dodunduwa and stay at the Nimal Homestay. Just PERFECT!
Nimal and Chani welcomed us with big warm smiles, when we arrived. Their food is fantastic and every meal is a real treat. They went the extra mile several times a day, to make the stay great for us and our two kids on 6 and 3. We stayed in two rooms in the second floor with a big balcony connecting them (15 sq.m.) The balcony has a nice view over a jungle scene, with monkeys in the morning and parrots and squirrels through the day. Nimal has extensive knowledge about the surrounding plants and wildlife and know all the right spots for great experiences. We can especially recommend to go snorkling with him in Hikkaduwa. Here we saw octopus, which he spotted camouflaged as a rock, then cought with his hands and let it escape in a cloud of ink. It was the most fantastic snorkling experience, even though it was very accessible, going out from a beach. Besides the colorful amazing fishes, the six year old was most amassed that we saw a shark. Only 80cm, but still pretty cool. Chani and Nimal has showed us a different side of Sri Lanka, and we are very happy that we stayed with them for eight days.
Eirik, Martha, Jo & Anniken
Kusal and his family were so overwhelmingly welcoming! It is a great start/end to your holiday as he can drop you to the airport
He took us to local cinnamon farm, showing us about local trades for making materials for clothes and rubber, then to a moonstone mine and a turtle hatchery. He has lots of knowledge on local life and great to speak to about Sri Lanka. We also had a cooking lesson which was interesting and great fun
They are very accommodating and it’s a great place to stay to experience real life in Sri Lanka.
Him and his wife Chani made us amazing home cooked Sri Lankan food and their home was lovely to stay in. Breakfast was amazing aswell!
It was a lovely homestay with genuine people and made us feel very at home!
Thank you so much! If you’re looking for a personal stay with lots of Sri Lankan traditions please book this one! Couldn’t have been happier
We honestly cannot put in to words how amazing this Homestay was. From the moment we arrived we lived the dream. Nimal had ensured we had safe transport waiting for us at the airport which brought us to his beautiful home. The family are so welcoming, and Chani never stopped smiling! Their kindness was so humbling and their enthusiasm to do everything they can to meet your holiday needs was unbelievable. Nimal was able to take us snorkelling, on a lagoon safari, to a tea plantation, a turtle sanctuary, a moonstone mine, to see the whales and to a rainforest and to see the most amazing wildlife at one of Sri Lanka's most stunning wildlife parks. He is very proud of his culture and this enchanting country and rightfully so. Chani and Nimal prepared fresh local cuisine every day, giving us the opportunity to try the tastiest and healthy meals we will probably ever eat. Their home is really clean and spacious and their garden has exotic fruits, impressive trees and delicate flowers, and delightful wildlife. Our stay in this breathtaking country, at this delightful home, with these gracious, big hearted people has given us memories which we well treasure for a lifetime.
We were given a very warm welcome. As vegetarians, it can be quite difficult to eat well, but Nimal and Chani are wonderful cooks; just as much at ease with local as European cooking styles. This was definitely vegetarian heaven! The room was simple, but comfortable, and the balcony looked out on a lush, green area with mongooses and woodpeckers. Dordandua is a small fishing port, not a big tourist destination, but it was a very short walk to the beach where we watched the boats going out to fish, and where there were lots of rock pools to explore at low tide.
J'ai passé 4 jours chez Chani et Nimal. L'accueil était au top: Chani est vraiment aux petits soins pour que le séjour se déroule le mieux possible, en plus elle cuisine super bien. Pas besoin d'aller au restaurant! En plus elle donne aussi des cours de cuisine!
La maison est à 5 min de la mer, c'est vraiment un super endroit! Merci encore!
We are from Ireland stayed at Nimal's Homestaynear the start of our holiday and could not have had a better introduction to this beautiful country. Nimal and Channi were so helpful and welcoming, answering all our questions and making such helpful suggestions that enhanced our holiday. Their home cooking was sublime - we never are better food for the rest of our holiday. We loved living within a small community and got a real sense of Sri Lankan life. I cannot recommend Nimal's Homestay high enough. It exceeded all our expectations. By the way, there is a lovely private local beach where you can safely swim and Nimal will take you snorkelling at another beach where the fish life is stunning. It is a short 15 minute journey by tuk tuk to Galle.
Nimal and his family are such wonderful hosts! We stayed for 6 nights over Christmas and had a fabulous time. The rooms (upstairs) are nice and very clean with big, comfortable double beds, equipped with mosquito nets. The bathrooms are very nice, the cleanest and best ones we had on our whole stay in Sri Lanka (only cold water showers, but we didn't mind). The rooms share a big balcony overlooking the greens in the lovely, calm neighbourhood. Perfect for families or friends to share. We loved Dodanduwa, perfect if you want to stay away from the tourist crowd, but still in walking (or tuk-tuk, or local bus) distance along the beach to Hikkaduwa. Nimals place is located by the lake (you go in from the main road by the big white sign for "Chineese food", cross the railway and just 2-3 houses away on your right hand side you find the homestay. If you see the small shop on your left hand side you have gone to far), away from the traffic noise. Breakfast and dinner (dinner on request) is served on the first floor, where the lovely family lives. Both Nimal and his fantastic wife Chani are excellent chefs! They also arrange cooking lessons, and Nimal will be happy to arrange tours and sightseeings for you if you wish. This is a place we do recommend by heart! Thanks a million for a wonderful stay and so many nice memories to bring back home :)
Love from Angelica with family
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