Front view of cabana.Jungle shower in the bathroom.
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Experience a unique stay in Dreamtime Kurumba Cabana, one of three freestanding cabanas built with nature in mind (if this cabana is booked on your dates please check our other listings for cabana availability). Take a two minute stroll to the beach and return to your cozy cabana surrounded by a tropical garden or have a dip in our saltwater pool. Our space is where honest hospitality, nature and an authentic experience combine.

Start your day with a complimentary Sri Lankan breakfast.

The space

Our aim: To create a relaxed and homely space in Hikkaduwa for our guests, we have built our cabanas around the trees and have focused on preserving and adding to the natural environment. Follow the reclaimed wood pathway to one of three freestanding cabanas. Considering our garden is home to an abundance of Kurumba (young coconut) trees, some of which are enveloping this cabana we felt the name 'Kurumba' cabana was very fitting for this room.

Relax on your terrace and take in the tropical surroundings. Our garden is home to an abundance of wildlife: keep an eye out for native birds, squirrels, lizards, monkeys and more! Listen to the birdsong and branches swaying in the wind. When the swell is big you can even hear waves crashing in the distance. There are so many plant varieties that we have lost count. Jungle plants are thriving and the bamboo tree is the centrepiece of our grounds.

Enjoy a complimentary Sri Lankan breakfast in our quaint cafe prepared by Mum each morning. Our newly built saltwater pool is waiting to be enjoyed.

The cabana design is open plan with a comfortable spring mattress, ceiling fan and mosquito net. The bathroom is fitted with a hot water shower and more plants of course!

Our cabana is the perfect place to relax and unwind and an ideal base to explore all that beautiful Hikkaduwa has to offer. Enjoy a 15 minute beach walk or 3 minute tuk-tuk ride to the main surf point. Get close to wild turtles, snorkel, dive, swim and explore local Hikkaduwa town.

Guest access

Guests can feel free to wander around the garden or chill by the pool.

Guests also have access to the refrigerator in our kitchen and are able to refill drink bottles as we have free filtered water available.

Interaction with guests

We are a sociable couple who live on site. When we are not out and about you will most likely find us in the garden or communal areas. We are happy to answer any questions and will do our best to make your stay pleasant and memorable. We arrange tours and are full of advice on the the what to do and where to eat in the area.

Other things to note

Please note this is a unique space immersed in nature and not your average hotel. If you are adventurous and a nature lover you will love our place! Our garden is home to lizards, squirrels and other creatures endemic to a tropical environment. This is part of the experience of staying with us and we hope you enjoy it!

All linen is provided.

Supun is a surf instructor and has an Australian surf instructor licence. We can organise surf lessons and packages to suit your ability. Be aware once you stand up on a wave it becomes addictive.

Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises

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House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM

There is a guide in each cabana that provides an overview of your stay. Overall, please respect our space and the surrounding natural environment.


Safety features
First aid kit

2 nights minimum stay

31 Reviews

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Ed User Profile
April 2017
Awesome cabana near the beach but set in tranquil gardens with lots of wildlife. The cabana was one of the nicest places we stayed in on our trip - the design was well thought out with lots of little details. Supun and Mel are very friendly, and offer great recommendations along with activities such as surfing. The included breakfast was also excellent. Thanks again!

Judith User Profile
March 2017
Oh how wonderful Supun's and Mel's place is. Everything is just absolutely perfect. Mel and Supun are two very friendly, lovely and smart people with a huge sense for hospitality and an amazing passion for what they do. The cabanas are everything you need. The breakfast and lunch Supun's mom made for us are super delicious and one of the best meals we had in Sri Lanka. We can highly recommend staying with them if you get the chance - and if you don't, go there any ways :)

Tyll User Profile
March 2017
Our stay with Supun and Mel was amzing. The cabines are decorated lovely and the jungle shower has been the best shower we used in Sri Lanka. They serve a rich and tasty Sri Lankan breakfast. I also very much recommend eating dinner cooked by Supuns mother. Supun and Mel are very helpful, caring and chatty. We felt very comfortable and welcomed and met a lot of nice people at our stay.

Dominic User Profile
March 2017
Awesome place to stay. The breakfast is yummy and every day there is something new to try out. Room was clean, bed is comfortable and ambience is very cozy. Mel & Supun were the best hosts we had during our trip in Sri Lanka. By the way they also have the best mosquito net! Consider to take some surf lessions there. Supun is a black-belt ninja on the board and a pationed instructor as well

Suriya User Profile
February 2017
My husband and I have stayed in several AirBnbs in the last few years - but none compare to the hospitality offered by Mel and Supun. They ensured that we had a pleasant stay at their cabanas. They were extremely helpful in arranging transport, directing us to the best places around and in also helping us find accommodation for the last day in Hikkaduwa since their place was already booked. About the cabanas The cabanas were spotlessly clean, very organic in terms of the interiors, a beautiful shower and clean toilet. It was equipped with all that we needed including insect repellent and a clean mosquito net around the bed. The cabanas were extremely private and tranquil situated in a vast garden with lots of trees and plants that attracted a lot of beautiful birds and animals that we watched while having the delicious breakfast prepared by Supun's mother. It is situated very conveniently - a 5 minute walk to the calmest part of the beach and a 15 minute walk to the center where the beach shacks and restaurants are located. Surf lessons My husband enjoyed taking surf lessons from Supun who is an Australian certified instructor. Very attentive and professional. Hikkaduwa is a great place to for beginners. In a nutshell, a very special place that we will return to.

Abby User Profile
February 2017
We had a great stay at Mel and Supuns, they are a friendly and helpful couple. The room was fantastic, it was much more interesting than 'usual' accommodation. The location was good, just a short walk to a lovely spot on the beautiful beach. The Sri Lankan breakfasts were delicious. We would not hesitate to stay here again or recommend to friends.

Polly User Profile
January 2017
Our favourite stay & best breakfast of the trip! If you are planning a trip to Hikkaduwa and want to be away from the busy / touristy area, dreamtime cabana's is honestly so perfect :-) The cabanas were beautiful and everything was so well thought out. The jungle shower was amazing and little touches such a fresh flowers were so sweet. Breakfast cooked by Supun's mum was so delicious and the communal area was such a welcoming and nice place to relax, we felt so at home. The garden is incredibly beautiful , so many birds and little animals! Just a short walk to the really quiet, beautiful area of the beach and maybe a ten min walk up galle road towards restaurants. Mel and Supun were so accommodating and helpful :-) All in all we loved our stay! Thank you for having us xxxx

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Hikkaduwa, Sri LankaJoined in May 2014
Supun And Mel User ProfileSupun And Mel is a superhost.

We are an Australian/Sri Lankan couple who share a mutual enjoyment for the beach, nature and travel. We want to provide our guests with a space which they want to return to and tell their friends and family about the positive experience they have had.
We have lived in Australia for the past two years although it seems that we couldn't stay away from one island in particular...Sri Lanka. This country truly is our favourite place in the world and we want to give our guests the real Sri Lankan experience.

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