Jetwing Vil Uyana, Sigiriya
For a luxury experience among paddy fields, reed beds and lakes, we highly recommend a stay at the beautiful Jetwing Vil Uyana which is set within a private nature reserve. If seclusion and style are important to you following a climb of the iconic Sigirya Rock Fortress or exploring ancient ruins then this resort is for you. There's a mix of contemporary luxury and the simplicity of rural life as well as a real sense of place and space. Night trails, wildlife watching and birding tours are just a few of the experiences you can enjoy from here. For those with relaxation on their mind there's also a beautiful spa surrounded by reed beds which provides a wide range Ayurvedic and naturopathy treatments.
As you would expect from such a fantastically situated resort, Jetwing Vil Uyana's main restaurant Aspara has a charming water-side setting and provides local, Asian and western cuisine accompanied by views towards the iconic Sigiriya Rock. Light refreshments and drinks are available from the Sulang café while exotic cocktails and wine varieties are served at Graffiti Bar.
Accommodation is set in a scattering of villas – or pavilions – nestled amongst reed beds by the lake, in the forest or over paddy fields; this is truly a unique setting. Relax and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere where you may spot monkeys, peacocks and butterflies from your terrace. Opt for a Paddy Pavilion with Pool for views out over the verdant fields and your own private plunge pool, or if you would rather be by the lake, choose a Water Pavilion. The two-storey Forest Pavilions are probably the most private accommodation options at the hotel as they are surrounded by towering reeds.