Article by HolidayHorizon.net
Jetwing Vil Uyana, a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World,(SLHW) is an amazing amalgamation with nature and natural ecosystem. If you want to experience something out of the ordinary, let Vil Uyana exceed your expectations. With its luxurious dwellings built over water, the surrounding of the entire property is created as wetland, paddy fields or forest areas. The name “Vil Uyana” translates to “Garden in the pond” which aptly describes the surroundings of this magnificent luxury hotel. Locate in the dry zone of the island nation of Sri Lanka, this hotel is in close proximity to the World Heritage site of Sigiriya rock fortress. If you are looking to get away from a strenuous life and enjoy rustic yet luxuriously pampered holiday, Vil Uyana is the perfect place.
Vil Uyana and Its Surroundings
The habitat surrounding the property is a heaven for nature lovers. It is a place where man can merge with nature. From the infinity pool that blends on to the surrounding lake to the forestry around the dwellings, guest may feel they are in fact living amidst the jungle in a lost world of natural serenity. While you relax and unwind yourself at this amazing eco-destination, you can be the privy to the site of rare and exotic animals that are indigenous to Sri Lankan dry zone. The site of a shy and elusive Northern Grey Slender Loris peering through a green shrubbery or a heard of wild elephants at the water holes nearby can set a nature lover’s pulse to high beat.
Vil Uyana and Sri Lankan Rural Life
Visitors staying at Jetwing Vil Uyana are treated to a unique experience of the Sri Lanka rural culture which is hinged on paddy or rice cultivation. Part of the land area surrounding the hotel is cultivated with paddy and it is simply a breath taking site when the golden stream of rice grains are arching down, ready to be harvested. If you are game to see more of what rural island life style offers, mingle with the local villagers while you take a bicycle ride along the winding Vil Uyana cycling trail.
Vil Uyana Dwellings
When you enter the individual dwellings at Vil Uyana, you know you have found luxury in the middle of a jungle. The space is a hall mark of such luxury, giving your body and soul the freedom to open up and unwind yourself. Tastefully designed to ooze comfort and rustic luxury, the Vil Uyana accommodation will be a treat to the senses. The privacy of Vil Uyana experience is heightened by private dining under the stars or in your own dwelling.
Things to Do at Vil Uyana
While you are at Vil Uyana, the main theme is to relax, contemplate and “be one with nature”. But if you feel the need to do some sightseeing, the 8th world wonder is just few kilo meters away. You may climb the Sigiriya rock and marvel at the wonders of ancient architecture, town planning and landscape techniques used by the maverick King Kashyapa who decided that life can still be enjoyed, while trying to protect the kingdom and crown from invading armies. To achieve this, he built his kingdom as a citadel on top of this rocky protrusion rising 200 meters above the surroundings. You may also enjoy a visit to the Iron Wood forest containing iron wood trees endemic to Sri Lanka and used widely in the traditional Ayurwedic medicine of the country. If you visit the iron wood forest, then you will also be treated to a rare geological attraction , the Rose Quartz Mountain, a rock formation with rose, violet and white colour quartz. This rock formation is believed to be over 500 million years old, dating back to the prehistoric era. If you are interested in finding out about Buddhism and its historic development in Sri Lanka, there are many religious sites with archeological and historic value.
So, if you want to find yourself all over, or connect with the inner you, come stay at Jetwing Vil Uyana. Let yourself be encircled and lulled in to tranquility by the surroundings and the world renowned Sri Lankan hospitality and warmth.