Sri Lanka Eco-Hotel Review

Boulders Garden Hotel

Kalawana, Sri Lanka

Produced by: Rainforest Protectors of Sri Lanka (

Last Updated: October 2015


Boulders Garden is a luxary hotel situated in Kalawana, within close proximity to Sinharaja World Heritage Rainforest, however, well outside it's buffer zone. The hotel has taken decent steps towards Habitat Loss Prevention and promoting Native Vegetation within it's property. Boulders Garden Hotel also gets good ratings for Trash Pollution Control & Recycling due to their policy of minimizing the usage of plastic and non bio-degradable items. No history of supporting Bio-Diversity Conservation projects, which is the only criteria where Boulders Garden Hotel did not get a positive score.

Non-Intrusion of Forest Buffer Zones:

Boulders Garden Hotel is located in Kalawana, among residential / estate area, well outside the buffer zone of Sinharaja Rainforest. Google Map

Habitat Loss Prevention:

Habitat Loss has been minimized by minimizing the usage of land for building structures and blending with the surrounding Environment by preserving the existing trees on the property.

Native Vegetation:

Many native vegetation present on Boulders Garden hotel property.

Trash Pollution Control & Recycling:

Noteworthy measures have been taken by hotel management to reduce Trash Pollution and increase Recycling.

Light & Noise Pollution Control:

Boulders Garden Hotel has done well to reduce Light & Noise Pollution Control.

Bio-Diversity Conservation Projects:

To date, Boulders Garden Hotel has not been active in supporting Bio-Diversity Conservation Projects in the surrounding area. Two rivers (Kuda Ganga and Delgoda Ganga) flow close by the hotel property. The triangular area formed by the Kuda Ganga, Delgoda Ganga and Kalawana/Rakwana road, with the hotel lying inside these boundaries, offer a tremendous opportunity for the Boulders Garden Hotel to launch a Bio-Diversity Conservation project. Request for such project has not been accepted by hotel nanagement to date.