Galapita always has and always will be known for its local cuisine, cooked by local people with local ingredients, producing a distinctly Galapita flavour. A few international favourites are also on the menu as well as snacks, nibbles and juices to keep adults and kids happy throughout the day.
Four pavilions - each one dedicated to a particular gem of the Navaratne – make up the accommodation options at Galapita. Pearl, Emerald, Diamond and Cat’s Eye all bear the hallmark architecture that blurs the line between inside and out. But they are all unique in the vibe they radiate, the space within and the special location they occupy. The more adventurous may also brave a night in a tree house.
Galapita is a place of balance. So healing is an almost inevitable outcome for the visitor. It is only natural that the practice of Ayurvedha finds a home here. Our repertoire of remedies covers the gamut of human wellbeing, while healers of various disciplines are often in residence.
If nature and balance is the soul of Galapita, Yoga is its heart. We can cater to individuals or groups and even procure the services of particular instructors. Yoga teachers are welcome to use Galapita as a location for their own programmes. With a little advanced notice we can arrange special tailor-made retreats to suit any requirement.
The moment you enter the forest garden through the rustic door you are filled with a sense of return to nature. At the core of the garden is Rathri Weva where Eagles come to fish and Peacocks come to nest at night. Vairodi Maluwa (Cats eye) the ecological Villa is nestled by the meandering River with a splendid view of Galapita Gala (rock on a rock) over the rice fields.
Another attraction in the garden is Agasti Gallery showcasing rare Mineral specimens glittering jewels, fragrant spices, natural Gems and Terracotta artifacts from a bygone era.
If you cross the Ridge, stepping over the swaying bridge you reach the Secret Garden in the River Island. At the heart of the garden is a rock pool sculptured by the rhythm of the gem river since the dawn of time. Around the contours of the rock pool are five sleeping pavilions and Navaratna Lounge is where nutritious meals made with fresh ingredients on wood fires and served on banana leaves.
If Secret Garden is the heart, Healing Garden is the soul of Galapita. This vibrant forest is home to exotic birds and rare "flying squirrels" that play in the forest canopy from dusk to dawn. Mystical healing garden is sprinkled with tree houses, Yoga and Aruveda shalas among groves of Frangipani, Palmyrah and lotus ponds.