Jetwing Vil Uyana, Sigiriya

At a glance

  • Pavilions surrounded by wetland ecosystem
  • Private nature reserve

Facilities Jetwing Vil Uyana, Sigiriya

Swimming pool, spa*, fitness centre, boutique*, bicycles to hire*

Restaurants & bars

Drinking and dining options within the resort included Apsara, the main restaurant where both local and international dishes are served; Sulang, a casual spot where you can enjoy light meals; and the Graffiti Bar which overlooks a pretty lotus pond and serves a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. There are also a variety of Signature Dining experiences allowing you to dine in places such as the spa, at the seasonal Spill dining area, a tree house or even on the nearby Parker's Peak.

Spa & wellness

Island Spa: A secluded haven where you can unwind in peace and luxury. Therapies at the spa: • Massages • Facials • Body scrubs • Wraps • Manicures and pedicures • Steamroom • Plunge pools • Spa programmes • Ayurveda treatments and programmes • Yoga

Sustainable features

The Jetwing Vil Uyana is the first man-made wetland resort in Sri Lanka, providing a habitat for slender loris, endangered fishing cats, otters and over 120 species of bird. This boutique hotel is in a nature reserve only three miles from Sigiriya Rock Fortress and is making great strides for wildlife conservation, sustainable architecture and projects in the local community.

• First man-made wetland resort in Sri Lanka
• Provides a habitat for slender loris, fishing cats, otters and many species of bird
• Dedicated Loris Conservation Area and Loris Information Center
• The resort is also home to Project C.L.A.W.S, established to research and preserve threatened species of local cats, including the fishing cat, jungle cat and rusty-spotted cat
• Frequent wildlife surveys have shown that all groups of animals have shown increases, especially birds – with over 120 species recorded
• Jetwing Youth Development Project (JYDP) trains school leavers from disadvantaged farming families in Sigiriya, giving them a working knowledge of hotel operations
• Four acres of land are dedicated to traditional methods of paddy cultivation for the involvement of the local community
• An onsite farm produces local fruits, vegetables and herbs for use in the resort’s kitchens
• Open architectural design to reduce the requirement for artificial illumination and ventilation
• Electric buggies transport guests around the resort, while staff use bicycles
• All wastewater from hotel operations is treated onsite and used for irrigation purposes to reduce freshwater usage
• A purpose-built biogas plant processes all food waste and produces up to 33m3 of gas
• Garden sweepings and tree clippings are composted and used as a nutrient-rich soil enhancer in the gardens and at the organic farm
• The man-made lakes at Jetwing Vil Uyana are filled with water harvested entirely from rain
• Only native fish species were introduced to the man-made reserve – all other flora and fauna have naturally chosen to make Jetwing Vil Uyana their home
• There is an on-site bee-keeping project

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*Denotes local charge