Swimming Pool

The beautiful designer swimming pool at Elephant Stables Dambulla looks out over tree tops where you can glimpse an infinite forest that stretches for miles beyond.

The pool is divided in to two sections. A shallow part that is approximately 3 ft 6 inches deep and a deep end that is around 5 ft 8 inches towards the far end.

Please Note: Young children using the pool must be supervised at all times by an adult.

Riverside BBQ

For a very special dining experience we take our guests down to the Dambulu Oya River that borders our property.

We set up a night time BBQ area that includes a campfire and outdoor wicker furniture for dining next to the gushing waters of the Dambulu River.

The BBQ consists of a mixed grill of chicken, pork, beef, sausages etc with coleslaw and condiments.

There is music, wine, beer and selected spirits on offer.

Hot Air Ballooning

Treat yourself to one of Sri Lanka’s most amazing experiences by flying over the Cultural Triangle in a Hot Air Balloon.

The 3 hour flight goes over the Sigiriya and Pidurangala rocks, the jungles of Minneriya National Park and spectacular views of the Hill Country in the far distance.

Please Note: Hot Air Ballooning in Sri Lanka is entirely dependent on the weather. Cancellations are possible even at short notice. Full refunds are given.

Guided Excursions

You can explore the wonders of the Cultural Triangle by booking excursions via our trusted collection of driver-guides.

We have a selection of extremely friendly and reliable Tuk Tuk drivers that can take you to all the nearby sights at very reasonable prices.

Also available are A/C Cars and Mini Vans for those that prefer a more comfortable way of travelling.

Private jeep safaris at Minneriya and Kaudulla National Parks are also organized by the resort.

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Mountain Bikes

Elephant Stables Dambulla has many delightful forest trails that are perfectly explored by Mountain Bikes.

By Mountain Bike To Sigiriya Rock Fortress
The most popular adventure excursion at Elephant Stables Dambullafeatures a rarely used village trail that ends up at Sigiriya Fortress after an 18 Km journey through beautiful back roads.

By Mountain Bike Through The Teak Forest
A variety of forest trails runs through the adjoining 100 acre teak forest.

Mini Moke

The lovely Mini Moke at Elephant Stables Dambulla can be used to take guests through charming rural landscapes of the Dambulla area. You can explore teak forests, rice fields, mango orchards and pretty villages in the vicinity of the resort.

Longer excursions are possible in the Mini Moke to visit the Dambulla Cave Temples, Sigiriya Rock Fortress and even the medieval capital city of Polonnaruwa as day excursions from the hotel.

Indoor Games

Elephant Stables Dambulla has a large collection of classic retro board games that are a perfect way to get families interacting and actually speaking to each other away from their I-phones, I-pads and I-pods!

Games include Monopoly, Scrabble and Trivial Pursuit. You can also try Carrom, the national game of the island.

There is a pool table in the restaurant recess for use by hotel guests.

Music And Movies

The music system in the restaurant plays a selection of classic songs from the 1950s to the present day, including Sri Lankan calypso and Portuguese influenced ‘Baila’ music. There is Sri Lankan pop music too if you want to have a listen!

Each chalet contains a media player with a classic film collection featuring the best movies of all time. Also included are a selection of beautifully filmed documentaries about wildlife and nature in Sri Lanka.

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