Immerse yourself in the fascinating and colourful Sri Lankan culture with a number of experiences at Why House. Join the owner - and chef - as she puts on an insightful and interactive in-house cooking demonstration, guiding you in how to use local ingredients and spices to make the perfect Sri Lankan curry. Try your hand at making the renowned street food, 'Hopper' - a filled pancake bowl, before sampling the delicious culinary creations. For a glimpse at the spectacle of Sri Lanka's dazzling performers and history, enjoy a glorious pre-dinner show - comprising dancers, traditional costumes, fire breathers, tumblers and more!
Just a short walk or authentic tuk tuk ride from Why House stands the beautiful Dalawella Beach, a picturesque lagoon created by a protective reef. Swim in the refreshing and calm waters, snorkel in the pristine reefs - spotting an array of captivating marine species - or soak up the rays as you lie back on the golden sand, before refuelling at one of the laid-back, beachfront restaurants.
For a once-in-a-lifetime Sri Lankan experience, Why House can arrange for a charming and friendly elephant to visit the house, allowing you to ride the graceful creature through the extensive gardens, before rewarding it with plenty of bananas! In addition, the Why House team can arrange a fabulous dolphin and whale watching tour nearby, so you can glimpse pods of dancing dolphins and, even, captivating Blue Whales, the largest animal on earth.
Why House is very family-orientated, with many of the guest rooms and suites providing excellent family accommodation. A babysitting service is available, provided twelve hours of notice is given. A daily nanny can also be arranged, although plenty of notice is required.
Spa & Wellness
Truly unwind on your trip to Why House with a luxurious Ayurveda treatment in the elegant massage pavilion - set among the lush garden and surrounded by the relaxing sound of local wildlife. Relax further with a calming yoga session, either in a group or one-to-one, in the authentic yoga shala.