Most would know Patrick Okogwu by his stage name Tinie Tempah. Yet, few would have realised that this well-known British singer, songwriter and sensational rapper was actually on holiday in Sri Lanka. In an interview with a British newspaper, Tinie Tempah rated very highly his visit to the country and stay at the Kalundewa Retreat.
Referring to Sri Lanka as a perfect location for a holiday, he remarked on his visits to temples and the Sigiriya Rock Fortress, insights into Buddhism, and having tried his hand at cooking Sri Lankan dhal curry.
Kalundewa Retreat was described as amazing and Tinie Tempah spoke about the wildlife and being immersed in nature with no digital distractions.
The tranquil resort is situated in Dambulla. Chalets, a floating villa, suites and deluxe rooms make up the hotel’s accommodation options. Its Tree House restaurant offers flavourful local and a la carte dishes made with organic ingredients produced on-site. The restaurant affords magnificent views of the rich green paddy fields and the serene lake. Al fresco dining is arranged on request with a setting of your choice: paddy fields, placid lake, a grove of trees, poolside or under the stars.
This charming haven for nature lovers is nestled in a lush 100-acre property. Kalundewa Resort is also within close proximity to culture and history filled areas such as Kandy, Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, and Kurunegala. Also nearby is the Wasgamuwa National Park.