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“Luxury thatched cabanas set on stilts over a man-made lake filled with wildlife. Huge rooms, large windows and decks overlook the wetlands - perfect for birdwatching. Peaceful library, large infinity pool, and spa. A unique retreat in natural surroundings. ”

“Luxury thatched cabanas set on stilts over a man-made lake filled with wildlife. Huge rooms, large windows and decks overlook the wetlands - perfect for birdwatching. Peaceful library, large infinity pool, and spa. A unique retreat in natural surroundings. ”

Hotel Review

Vil Uyana is a luxurious treat to be enjoyed at the end of a road trip or after long days of sightseeing. Allow at least two days as there is much to enjoy. The treehouses and the guesthouse on stilts with huge rooms and large windows and decks overlooking the water allow excellent birdwatching: eat breakfast watching sea eagles and Brahminy kites at close range (though quite a lot of London pigeons seem to have moved in too). A peaceful library sits over the water and there is a large infinity pool at marsh level. Opt for the Sri Lankan menu rather than Western food.

 

Written by Lincoln Seligman

Recommended For

  • Honeymoons
  • A romantic escape, popular with honeymooners looking to explore the Cultural Triangle & soak up plenty of privacy
  • Birdwatching
  • This region is known as a haven for bird watchers with over 120 recorded species visable from your porch!
  • Back to Nature
  • A nature-focused favourite, with stilted huts over a man-made lake in a wetland wildlife reserve
  • Sights nearby
  • The resort lies under the shadow of the World Heritage Site of Sigiriya or "Lion Mountain".
  • Other Activities
  • Take a tour of the Minneriya National Park and witness 'The Gathering' the largest congregation of elephants in Sri Lanka.
  • Wildlife Area
  • Situated on a private wetland reserve, the hotel holds its own wildlife watching tours.
  • Great walks
  • Explore the reed beds and paddy fields of this man made wetland reserve.
  • Learning
  • Trekking
  • Mountain biking
  • Remote
  • Secluded setting
  • Eco
  • Quiet
  • Wedding license
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Views
  • Organic food
  • Barefoot Luxury
  • Outstanding location
  • Full of character
  • Wellbeing
  • Spa
  • Lakeside
  • Restaurant
  • Boutique
  • Riverside
  • Landmark
  • In/by a Nature Reserve
  • Quirky
  • Traditional
  • Charming
  • Luxury
  • Intimate
  • Romantic

Facilities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Lovely Outdoor Pool
  • In room DVD
  • No pets
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Car not required
  • Wedding license
  • Bar
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Outdoor dining
  • Massage
  • Wifi
  • Bicycle hire
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Garden
  • Spa
  • Room service
  • Private villas
  • Views
  • Hot Tub
  • Satellite / Cable TV
  • In room music system

Activities

  • Birdwatching
  • This region is known as a haven for bird watchers with over 120 recorded species visable from your porch!
  • Sights nearby
  • The resort lies under the shadow of the World Heritage Site of Sigiriya or "Lion Mountain".
  • Other Activities
  • Take a tour of the Minneriya National Park and witness 'The Gathering' the largest congregation of elephants in Sri Lanka.
  • Wildlife Area
  • Situated on a private wetland reserve, the hotel holds its own wildlife watching tours.
  • Great walks
  • Explore the reed beds and paddy fields of this man made wetland reserve.
  • Learning
  • Trekking
  • Mountain biking

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