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This peaceful retreat near to many of the best sites in the cultural triangle is surrounded by acres of woodland. The ruins of ancient capital Anuradhapura are very close by so this is the perfect base for exploring this fine archaeological site.
The hotel has 20 individual villas. including the two bedroom Nikawewa Suite, set in sprawling forests. The original ancestral mansion is now the hotel reception, and communal area. Each chalet has its own plunge pool to soak up the scenic views of the nearby paddy fields and, in keeping with the natural surroundings, they are run on a very eco-friendly basis. The hotel also uses local ingredients and produces as much food as possible from the organic garden.
The Liya Wella restaurant offers a range fusion food to cater for all tastes. Guests can also request private dining on the decks of their chalet, under the stars, or as a picnic.
The hotel offers many activities such as horseback riding, kayaking and archery, there is a spa which uses holistic Sri Lankan therapies and finally an infinity pool. For the keen birders, over 90 species can be spotted within Ulagalla's 60 acres of land.
Guests can request a barbeque in the paddy fields - a stunning sight when the rice is vibrant green.
Rosie, Original Traveller