“Diyabubula means “bubbling fountain” – there is a bubbling spring on the property. Diyabubula also symbolizes the power of the earth and the creativity bubbling up in this magical location.”
Diyabubula, the Barberyn Art & Jungle Hideaway, is a small luxury lodge, a boutique hotel consisting of five villas, located near the town of Dambulla, in central Sri Lanka. Renowned Sri Lankan artist Laki Senanayake designed the place as a hideaway to compliment his water garden. He chose 100 year old railway sleepers as basic building material. This wood, seasoned by sun and rain over a century, has been combined with sleek and beautiful timber sourced from all over Sri Lanka, and hand-crafted right at Diyabubula.
We share this beautiful oasis with Laki: he continues to live and work in his minimalist space.
The Barberyn Art & Jungle Hideaway
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Quotes from Guest reviews
“Dreamy place, excellent for resting, meditating and visiting the nearby Dambulla caves…”
“Such a beautiful property with absolute private villas in the jungle and excellent food.”
Dining at Diyabubula
Dining at Diyabubula
The small and cozy dining room of our boutique hotel serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Your comfort at Diyabubula means everything to us: if you like to get some refreshments or snacks outside meal times, our chef will be happy to produce everything your heart desires. Fresh fruit juices and tea are available all the time.
In accordance with the Barberyn philosophy, we do not serve meat, and we do not serve alcohol. We serve fresh vegetables, fruits, fish and seafood, deliciously prepared by an experienced chef and his staff.
Breakfast comes international style – start the day with Western dishes as well as Sri Lankan specialties. Lunch could be a Sri Lankan meal of rice with a range of curries and fish. If you desire just a light meal, order spaghetti, lasagna, or anything else – just inform the chef in time. He will prepare all dishes freshly. Dinner will be Western style – consisting of a starter, soup, main dish and dessert. Every day, our chef will discuss your choice of dinner menu with you.
Diyabubula Jungle & Art Hideaway