Luxury hotel holiday Jetwing Vil Uyana Sigiriya

Jetwing Vil Uyana near Sigiriya is an eco-friendly luxurious base from which to explore the Cultural Triangle. This is a very special hotel which is located in an unusual and stunning location. Very spacious, individual bungalows sit atop stilted foundations and hover above the paddy fields. Jetwing Vil Uyana is a rare treat; it is a fusion of luxury and character and Expressions clients often stay an extra night here to enjoy the unique ambience. We feature this property as our luxury option in our Highlights of Sri Lanka touring holiday - it is an ideal location from which to explore both Sigiriya and Dambulla.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with Sri Lankan Airlines
  • Transport by private car with driver-guide
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, board and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Jetwing Vil Uyana, Sigiriya

Jetwing Vil Uyana is a luxury boutique hotel in a stunning rural location. Oneness with nature is key to this hotel and guests can experience it in the cuisine, stunning grounds and excellent spa facilities.

Facts in brief

Official star rating Luxury boutique

Location In the countryside, approximately five miles from Sigiriya

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Colombo International Airport

Distance from airport About 4 hours' drive

Hotel facilities and services

2 Restaurants, Special dining options, Wine cellar, Bar, Lounge,Swimming pool, Island Spa, Ayurveda treatment rooms, Small boutique, DVD Library, Research centre (for study trips).

Land sports

Gym.

Out and about nearby

Near to Jetwing Vil Uyana are UNESCO World Heritage Sites at Sigiriya, Dambulla, Polonnaruwa, Anuradhapura, the monastic ruins of Ritigala, Popham Arboretum, local buddhist temples, handicrafts, National Crafts Council handicraft village.

Sports nearby

Nature walks, cycling, hot air balloon rides.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Paddy dwelling for 7 nights

From about

£1,890

Holiday Code EXH318

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Jetwing Vil Uyana, Sigiriya

Jetwing Vil Uyana near Sigiriya has been inspired by local and rural traditions, designed to enable guests to experience nature alongside the modern amenities of a luxury hotel in an atmosphere of total peace and calm. The 25 individual 'dwellings' at Jetwing Vil Uyana have been discreetly placed in and around a wetland system with reed beds, rice fields and lakes, specially reclaimed from disused land, making it a haven for wildlife and a place of tranquility for guests. Four different room types are offered at Jetwing Vil Uyana according to the setting: some 'dwellings' are built over the paddy fields or the marsh, others over the water and some are situated in the forest. All of the rooms make use of natural materials, predominantly wood, and draw upon local styles. Most have their own plunge pool and outdoor wooden deck. Guests at Jetwing Vil Uyana can choose to dine under the stars or in the privacy of their own room, or enjoy a meal in one of the two restaurants. The Island Spa provides calming surroundings in which to relax with a treatment and guests will also be able to make use of the yoga pavilion. Specialist ayurvedic treatments are administered in a separate pavilion in the grounds. An excellent range of excursions are possible to explore the local area, from the Sigiriya Rock Fortress, which can be seen in the distance from the hotel, to elephant safaris, Loris watching in the hotel grounds and visits to the local village. Jetwing Vil Uyana near Sigiriya in Sri Lanka's Cultural Triangle combines luxurious surroundings with a real commitment to the local environment and its people.

Room descriptions

Jetwing Vil Uyana has 25 dwellings

Paddy Dwelling or Marsh Dwelling Dining deck, Private bathroom with bath and shower, Satellite TV, BOSE Home entertainment system, DVD/CD player, Air-conditioning. Some rooms have plunge pool.
Forest Dwelling or Water Dwelling Large Villas with private pool and decking, Dining deck, Private bathroom with bath and shower, Satellite TV, BOSE Home entertainment system, DVD/CD player, Air-conditioning

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Paddy dwelling for 7 nights

From about

£1,890

Holiday Code EXH318

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Jetwing Vil Uyana, Sigiriya

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Jetwing Vil Uyana in Sri Lanka, our clients fly to Colombo, usually with Sri Lankan Airways on a direct flight from London Heathrow (or with Emirates from other UK airports via Dubai). This hotel is 3 hours and 30 minutes' drive from Colombo airport and is usually stayed at as part of a tailor-made touring holiday accompanied by a driver-guide.

Additional information

Children: Children under 2 years old are accommodated free of charge.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Paddy dwelling for 7 nights

From about

£1,890

Holiday Code EXH318

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Jetwing Vil Uyana, Sigiriya

About Cultural Triangle

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to the Sri Lanka's Cultural Triangle gives visitors the opportunity to experience a melting pot of heritage, culture and wildlife in the central dry, which is home to a wealth of UNESCO world heritage sites and beautiful landscapes, still rich in wildlife and natural habitats. It is essential to visit the Cultural Triangle during a holiday in Sri Lanka. Most visitors spend a day or two visiting the cultural sites as part of a touring holiday around Sri Lanka, yet we think this area is so rich in culture, local life and wildlife that it can also merit a week’s stay, discovering the culture and enjoying the natural environment. The local people here lead a largely agrarian life often centring round rice cultivation. Today’s landscape on these flat, dry, red earth plains is dotted with vast tracts of water - fields of rice paddies and water lilies and the ancient reservoirs known as ‘tanks’ - interspersed with forests and smallholdings, solitary rock mountains, temples and villages. Wild elephants are often sighted inside (and sometimes outside) the national parks, whilst monkeys, swamp hens, cormorants and mynah birds are commonly seen. This area is considered to be the cradle of Sri Lanka’s Buddhist civilisation as we know it today. It is also the epicentre of Sri Lankan Ayurveda, the science centrifugal to a healthy life – if you want to find a really authentic, traditional Ayurvedic doctor, this is the place to be. There is a great range of high-quality hotels in the Cultural Triangle - we have carefully selected hotels throughout the area which we believe to be the best at what they do. They all enjoy tranquil and beautiful rural settings and range from luxury boutique hotels such as Ulagalla Resort, to eco-friendly resorts such as Jetwing Vil Uyana. There are many highlights of Sri Lanka's Cultural Triangle including four UNESCO World Heritage Sites which between them telling the fascinating story of Sri Lanka's Civilisation. As well as Sigiriya Rock Fortress, the Cave Temples of Dambulla, the Mediaeval capital of Polonnaruwa and the sacred city of Anuradhapura there are numerous other places of interest which are well worth a visit.

Highlights of the Cultural Triangle

Sigiriya Rock Fortress; Dambulla Cave Temples; Polonnaruwa – ruins of the ancient capital; Anuradhapura – sacred city; Wildlife safari in Minneriya National Park (or Kaudulla National Park); Elephant rides/treks; Birdwatching on the ‘tanks’; Hot air balloon ride; Cycle ride – local village life; Ayurveda health treatments, massages, herbal steam beds and aromatic baths; Ritigala monastery ruins (walking required); Aukana Buddha; Mihintale; the story of Buddhism; the story of Ayurveda. Day trip or continue on to Kandy, visiting spice gardens, batik workshops, Temple of the Tooth, Kandy market, city centre, view from hills, workshops for woodcarving, brass and musical instruments.

Cultural highlights of the Cultural Triangle

Four of Sri Lanka's eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites are in what is popularly known as the Cultural Triangle. Between them they tell a fascinating story of Sri Lanka’s civilisation. The 5th century Sigiriya Rock Fortress is one of Sri Lanka’s most awe-inspiring archaeological sites and its prime tourist attraction, well worth climbing to see the majestic views from the summit. Nearby are the Dambulla Cave Temples, each cave filled with murals and gilded statues depicting the life of the Buddha. The well-preserved ruins of Polonnaruwa, the 12th century capital, tell a story of Buddhism, royalty, kinship, war and power. Highlights are the Royal Palace, Council Chamber and four graceful Buddha statues of Gal Vihara. The ancient city of Anuradhapura is a vast archaeological site of palaces, monasteries, temples and dagobas, mostly in ruins, although some have been resorted. This was one of the grandest monastic cities that the world has ever seen. Other sights worth seeing are Mihintale Sanctuary, known as the ‘cradle of Buddhism in Sri Lanka’; Ritigala, ruins of a 9th century monastery hidden amongst dense forest; and Minneriya National Park, a park filled with wildlife including elephants, buffalo, wild boar and crocodiles.

Festivals in the Cultural Triangle

The Buddhist festivals: monthly on Poya (full moon) days, especially Vesak (May) and Poson (June). Poson marks the introduction of Buddhism to Sri Lanka by Arahat Maha Mahinda, son of Asoka of India at Mihintale in 3rd century BC. July to October – the Elephant Gathering: during this season in the evenings, hundreds of wild elephants gather along the banks of the Minneriya Tank.

Climate in the Cultural Triangle

As the climate is very hot with an average temperature of 30° C, it is best to do sightseeing and activities in the early mornings and late afternoons, with time to relax at the hotel, eat or travel in air-conditioning at the height of the day. Average humidity is 60%, with very little rainfall most of the year - most of the rain falls between November and February when the North-east monsoon prevails.

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