Jetwing Vil Uyana

Location: Cultural Triangle & Eastern Sri Lanka | Sri Lanka

Price guide: £££££ £100-£200 per person per night

Vil Uyana immediately envelops you in the  wonder and tranquillity of Sri Lanka’s cultural triangle, with views of the Sigiriya rock fortress rising through the mist, and spacious stilted bungalows that lie amidst undulating rice paddies and wetlands.

Perfect forCouples and honeymooners who want somewhere peaceful and atmospheric to stay in the Cultural Triangle.
In the knowOn the summit of the Sigiriya Rock Fortress are some ponds leftover from  the royal gardens, and it is believed wind-power was used in order to bring up water from the ground level and fill them.

Recommended for...

  • History & Heritage
  • Cultural Immersion
  • Family-friendly
  • Honeymoon

Hotel Overview


A three hour drive from Colombo, and within a short distance of all the UNESCO heritage sites.

Rooms at Vil Uyana

25 thatched-roofed hideaways hover above the swaying rice paddies and wetlands on stilts, offering a real sense of serenity and an open, elegant feel. Choose from rice paddy, marsh, or forest locations, and wake up to lush green curtains of woodland, rustling reed beds, or the lake gently lapping beneath you.

Food and facilities

After a day of exploring the cultural sites, dining at Vil Uyana is your time to relax and take in the mesmerising scenery. Surrounded by lanterns, and overlooking the Sigiriya lake, you’ll be treated to Eastern and Western cuisine, and can partake of the well stocked wine cellar. You can also enjoy a traditional Sri Lankan ‘harvesting’ picnic in amongst the rice paddies.

Activities at Vil Uyana

Staying at Vil Uyana, you’ll be perfectly placed to explore the five UNESCO heritage sites contained with the Cultural Triangle: climbing the vertiginous staircases of the Sigiriya Rock Fortress (with orange-cloaked monks sprinting past you on the way), feeling like Indiana Jones as you venture into the Dambulla Cave Complex, and then relaxing back at Vil Uyana with spa treatments, tranquil picnics in the rice paddies, and bike rides.

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