Near Sigiriya, Cultural Triangle, Sri Lanka – Deluxe
Jetwing Vil Uyana, near Sigiriya, has raised the standard of hotels on offer in the ‘Cultural Triangle’. The eco-themed hotel & spa has been built on land formerly used for ‘slash and burn’ agriculture. This land has been transformed into a seasonal wetland linking lakes and paddy fields – a haven for wildlife.
The 25 luxury villas that make up Vil Uyana are built around the parameter of the main lake. There are four categories of room – Paddy Chalets, Water Chalets, Marsh Pavilions and Forest Villas – all differing slightly in form and design. Each comes attached with a private plunge pool and is a kind of hybrid between traditional eco methods and sleek, modern design.
Some are raised on stilts others are spread over two floors, with bathroom, showers and plunge pool on the ground level and the bedroom and balcony above. The assortment of thatched roofs, matted fibre walls, crystal clear glass, waxed woods and polished cement are used to create a unique property. Raised wooden walkways link the villas around the paddy fields, which are harvesting traditional grains with traditional methods.
Upon arrival guests can chose their mode of transport to the room – walking on foot, electric buggy or by boat along the waterways. A library, information centre and fine dining restaurants are located around a large swimming pool in the centre. There is also a fitness centre and an excellent spa complex offering a variety of treatments. The fine food can be served anywhere – from in your room to out under the stars.
The ancient rock fortress of Sigiriya can be seen on the horizon, providing a splendid backdrop to this elegant, luxurious resort. Service is first-rate, with an excellent staff to guess ratio and dedicated butlers for each cluster of villas. All the remarkable sights of the Cultural Triangle are within easy reach. There are also plans to monitor and research the development of wildlife and ecosystems through a research centre, integrated into the hotel.
As a member of the Small Luxury Hotel’s of the World, Jetwing Vil Uyana is a haven for those who wish to escape from the norms of everyday life and for those nature lovers who wish to indulge in their hobbies whilst pampering themselves in luxurious comfort.
For those looking to unwind and pamper within the Jetwing family, try their pristine beach hotels in Negombo and Galle.
From GBP £240.00 per night (based on Low Season)
Bed & Breakfast, luxury transfer service within a 10km / 6 mile radius, day-use facilities for early arrivals and late departures, communication centre with 24-hour complimentary internet access, limited complimentary Wifi connectivity in all rooms and public areas, daily Cape wine experience and free undercover and surface parking.
All welcome. There provide a special kiddies turn-down, gingerbread decorating and African story time.
This is world class hotel and will appeal to those seeking the highest standards of service in a superb location.
Recommended length of stay
We would suggest a minimum stay of 4 nights in Cape Town.
Speak to any of the team at Inspirational Travel about holidays or honeymoons to Sri Lanka.
Tel: 01778 382 764