Archive for May, 2013
Tuesday, May 28th, 2013
The Green Paradise Resort location
The Green Paradise Resort is located in Dambulla, home to Sri Lanka Holidays Cultural Attraction of Rangiri Dambulu Viharaya [Sinhala: Golden Dambulla Rock Cave Temple], a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Dambulla, the central location and a transportation hub of Sri Lanka Holidays Cultural Triangle is located 148km from Colombo in Wewe Bandi Rata [Sinhala: land of the man-made irrigation reservoirs] or the north-central plains of Sri Lanka.
Reaching The Green Paradise Resort, Dambulla
The Green Paradise Resort can be reached from Colombo first by taking A1 main road and then continuing on A6 main motor road.
Setting of The Green Paradise Resort, Dambulla
The Green Paradise Resort is set amidst the lush vegetation of the agricultural zone of Dambulla. All 67 eco-oriented villas of The Green Paradise Resort are ensconced in the verdant gardens.
Sustainable tourism (Green i.e., eco) credentials of The Green Paradise Resort : to be edited.
Type of the Hotel & Star rating of The Green Paradise Resort : an eco-oriented hotel that offers accommodation in the form of villas.
Accommodation at The Green Paradise Resort
Green Paradise Resort features 17 Cozy Deluxe rooms (35 sqm), 40 Superior Duplex rooms (90 sqm) and 10 Garden Suites (120 sqm).
Superior Duplex rooms that accommodate up to 4 persons are perfect for families or guest are furnished with queen size bed, teak furniture’s, shower with private bathroom, TV, air conditioning, safe box, mini bar, tea and coffee facilities and private veranda.
Garden Suites that accommodate up to 4 persons are semi detached units consisting of 2 suites per unit, all with interconnecting doors are ideal for large families or groups who wish to have their own private space.
the rooms features king size bed, wooden flooring, teak furniture’s, shower with private bathroom, TV, air conditioning, safe box, mini bar, tea and coffee facilities, outdoor Jacuzzi and a large private veranda for private dining and relaxation.
Facilities at The Green Paradise Resort
Swimming Pool with Bar, kids pool, jacuzzi, Spa Centre, Gym,
Shopping arcade, Wi-fi and internet connectivity
Sports area to play cricket and soccer
Dining: restaurans and bars
Orchid Restaurant , the main restaurant, set up with elegant dining tables, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with aselection of choice international dishes. Theme nights are held on selected days of the week.
The Salt & Pepper Restaurant, a fine dining restaurant serves snacks and light meals.
Pizzeria Al Forno by the poolside serves pizza.
Blue Elephant Bar serves a range of cocktails. The night entertainment includes light music programs, weekly fashion show and traditional cultural shows.
Excursions off The Green Paradise Resort
The central location of Dambulla, a Sri Lanka Holidays transportation hub makes it easier for the Sri Lanka Holidays tourists to visit most of the surrounding Sri Lanka Holidays attractions
Sigiriya Lion Rock Citadel located 10km north-east of The Green Paradise Resort
Ibbankatuwa Ancient burial ground 17km south-west of The Green Paradise Resort
Dambulla Rock Cave Temple 13km south-west of The Green Paradise Resort
Kandalama ancient irrigation reservoir 5km west of The Green Paradise Resort
Thursday, May 23rd, 2013
Cranford Villa location
Cranford Villa is located in scenic Diyatalawe [157km from Colombo; altitude: 1500 meters above sea-level] of salubrious climate encompassed within Sri Lanka Health Triangle of the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka. Diyatalawa, the military canton town of the Central Highlands is also in the zone where Ceylon Tea of Sri Lanka, the finest Black Tea is produced.
Reaching Cranford Villa
Reaching Cranford Villa in Diyatalawa can be reached from Colombo by Sri Lanka’s Highland Railway line [ Diesel Electric Locomotive Engines] as well as by motor road.
Setting of Cranford Villa
Cranford Villa is set amidst the misty mountains and tea plantations.
Sustainable tourism (Green i.e., eco) credentials of Cranford Villa: to be edited.
Architecture & Interior deco of Cranford Villa
The renovated building retains its British colonial architectural beauty intact beginning with the very entrance that features a flight of stone steps, leading to a wide colonial-style spacious veranda facing the garden, to all sections, not to forget the quaint fire-place.
Type of the Hotel & Star rating of Cranford Villa: a renovated and refurbished British colonial bungalow.
Accommodation at Cranford Villa
Cranford Villa consists of five newly refurbished bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. The two deluxe rooms feature their own televisions set up with local and international channels.
Facilities at Cranford Villa
Cranford Villa takes pleasure in arranging barbecue, outdoor breakfast and Candle-lit dinner in the landscaped garden or in the summer house. Meals, prepared of fresh vegetables grown in the Cranford Villa’s garden, are served at timings suited to the guests.
Hot water Jacuzzi
Leisure at Cranford Villa
Stroll in the extensive garden of Cranford Villa
Outdoor games of basketball or badminton.
Indoor games of carom & darts
Extensive DVD library of Cranford Villa
Excursions off Cranford Villa
The central location of Diyatalawe makes it easier to visit most of the surrounding Sri Lanka Holidays attractions
Horton Plains National Park [a UNESCO World Heritage Site]
Lipton’s seat [a vantage point in a tea estate where Thomas Lipton used enjoy the surrounding views in the mornings] in Sri Lanka Holidays Haputale
The magnificent opening amidst the mountain ranges called Ella Gap in the paradise village of Ella
Ravana Ella & Diyaluma Ella waterfalls
Dambatenna Tea Factory
Demodara railway loop
16th century Bogoda Wooden Bridge
Friday, May 17th, 2013
Centara Passikudah Resort Location
Centara Passikudah Resort in Passikudah Beach is located 238km north east of Colombo on the eastern coast of Sri Lanka.
Centara Passikudah Resort is 114km south of Sri Lanka Holidays attraction of ancient & colonial sea-port city of Trincomalee and 34km North of Batticoloa.
Reaching Centara Passikudah Resort
By motor road
Passikudah can be reached from Sri Lanka Holidays attraction of Trincomalee [114km] and Sri Lanka Holidays cultural attraction of Polonnaruwa [73km] of Sri Lanka Cultural Triangle as well as from Colombo [238km]
It is reached either by road from Polonnaruwa of Sri Lanka Holidays Cultural Triangle, or via a Sri Lanka Air Force Helicopter Flights to the nearby town of Batticaloa or by a short 90 minute drive on a fine stretch of road from Trincomalee, which can be reached by road as well as by air.
Setting Centara Passikudah Resort
Centara Passikudah Resort is right on the beach of Passikudah bay. With a large coral reef that protecting the bay. The calm and shallow sea is always in ideal condition for swimming wind surfing as well as kayaking.
Sri Lanka Holidays Sustainable tourism (Green and eco) credentials of Centara Passikudah Resort: to be edited.
Accommodation at Centara Passikudah Resort
The hotel features beautifully appointed 126 spacious rooms and suites with each featuring a private balcony or terrace. The rooms categorized Superior, Deluxe Ocean Facing, Premium Deluxe Ocean, Deluxe Suite Ocean Facing, Deluxe Family Residence, Deluxe Center & Premium Deluxe Spa Suite
Facilities at Centara Passikudah Resort
Coffeemaker, refrigerator and Internet access
In-house facilities at Centara Passikudah Resort
24 hour room service, disabled facilities, babysitting & family room,
Airport transfer & elevator
laundry service/dry cleaning
Free WiFi access, business center, concierge & meeting facilities
Bay Ballroom with a capacity of 150 persons.
Dining: restaurants and bars
Reef Café(main restaurant) all-day dining restaurant offering breakfast, lunch and dinner
Spice Market (Sub Restaurant Asian, Thai)
Elements (Asia, India, Middle eastern)
Aqua (lounge bar), serving drinks and light meals al fresco style overlooking the Infinity Pool and the beach.
Leisure and recreation at Centara Passikudah Resort
Kids club,Spa, fitness center, swimming pool kids pool &garden,
Kayaking, windsurfing and water sports
Excursions off Centara Passikudah Resort
Kalkudah beach close to Passikudah
Nilaveli beach at Trincomalee
Other Sri Lanka Holidays luxury tourist beachfront hotels in Passikudha beach
Anilana Pasikuda that features chalets, suits, lofts & rooms
Uga Bay, a 5 star luxury beachfront hotel Uga Bay that offers of 46 spacious rooms, a Bay Suite and a Beach Chalet.
Malu Malu Resort & Spa, Pasikudah that consists of 40 chalets.
Amethyst Resort Passikudah (Pasikuda) that has 40 Chalets
Saturday, May 4th, 2013
98 Acre Resort and Spa Location
98 Acre Resort is located in the paradise like village of Ella that forms the easternmost point of Sri Lanka Holidays Health Triangle, which also encompasses market garden town of Bandarawela, military canton township of Diyatalawa and Nuwara Eliya, the capital city of Ceylon Tea. All of these were sanatorium hill stations to ailing soldiers, motor road & railroad builders and irrigation engineers etc of British Ceylon.
The undisputed highlight of the village of Ella is Ella gap: an opening in the mountain range that affords, on a clear day, a telescopic sight through the plains nearly 1000m below and across to the Great Basses lighthouse off southern sea port and Int’l airport city of Hambantota of the Deep South of Sri Lanka.
Reaching 98 Acre Resort and Spa
The village of Ella can be reached by Highland railway line from Colombo-Kandy-Bandarawela-Ella as well by main motor road Colombo-Hatton-Nuwara Eliya-Ella [226km].
The resort owned helipad offers the convenience of landing just 5 minutes away from the resort and transport would be arranged via golf buggies to transfer the guests from the helipad.
Setting of 98 Acre Resort and Spa
98 Acre Resort’ is built on Central Highland’s Tea Estate that spans no less than 98 acres. It’s hidden highland haven: it is of stunning landscape it is well shaded and sheltered; it is green; it is salubrious climate. Still more the resort is a novel conception that would suits all comers: families on holidays; weary trekkers; eco lovers.
Sri Lanka Holidays Sustainable tourism (Green and eco) credentials of 98 Acre Resort and Spa
The resort is built on an exclusive concept that interweaves pure relaxation with eco friendly tourism. The bulk of materials used in the construction are recycled products.
‘Illuk’ [a tall grass] straw has been made use of the set up the interior a s well as the roofing resulting in a cosy atmosphere in the salubrious climate, giving the resort an unmistakable rural appearance.
The battery powered golf buggies used in the transportation of guests within the hotel compound are of zero emissions and minimal sound pollution.
Architecture & Interior deco of 98 Acre Resort and Spa
Discarded railway sleepers have been put to good use in the construction of decks, walls and furniture. The furniture has been made by expert artisans from the locality using local and widely available timber which helps create a warm and rustic atmosphere. Rough hewn granite rock lend a simple, hand crafted elegance to the look and feel of each villa.
Accommodation at 98 Acre Resort and Spa
Resort has luxury and comfort guaranteed beautifully crafted six chalets with 12 rooms (six deluxe and six standards). There is ample space left in between the chalets making it ideal for quiet honeymooners or even for families.
Each Chalet opens up to scenic views of the misty mountains and is equipped with all modern amenities.
Each of the deluxe rooms has its own private living area and brings in mystique views of the Ella Gap and the Small Adam’s Peak.
The Standard rooms are bright and completed with laminated wooden balconies.
Facilities at 98 Acre Resort and Spa
The Resort’s open air restaurant that accommodates 50 pax serves a wide range of cuisines from authentic Sri Lankan dishes to Western, Continental and Oriental cuisine and ready to take on the choices of the guests.
The elegantly designed swimming pool affords peaceful dips to all guests while the kids would enjoy in the safety of the baby pool
Leisure and recreation at 98 Acre Resort and Spa
The resort facilitates a detailed bird watching programme or the bird lovers to explore the surroundings guided by the resident naturalist.
the resort provide cycles for its guests to trail along the woods within the area and explore the tranquil hillside with ease.
Excursions off 98 Acre Resort and Spa
Waterfalls Dunhinda, Diyaluma and Ravana
Lipton’s seat at Haputale
World’s End at Horton’s Plains
Thursday, May 2nd, 2013
Location of Chaaya Wild Yala
Chaaya Wild Yala (previously Yala Village) is located in the village of Kirinda, 10km south of Sri Lanka Holidays cultural attraction of Tissamaharama [264km from Colombo], the gateway to Ruhuna Yala National Park, Sri Lanka’s second largest wildlife park.
Reaching Chaaya Wild Yala
Chaaya Wild Yala can be reached from Colombo [CMB] as well as from the newly opened International airport at Hambantota [HIA].
From Colombo, Chaaya Wild Yala can be reached by A2 Southern coastal Road to the village of Debarawewa via southern seaport and Int’l airport city of Hambantota [238km] and then to Tissamaharama the gateway to Ruhuna Yala National Park.
Chaaya Wild Yala also can be reached via Sri Lanka Holidays Ratnapura [A4 main road], Uda Walawe and Nonagama [A18] and to Tissamaharama.
Setting of Chaaya Wild Yala
Chaaya Wild Yala is set, bordering the Ruhuna Yala National Park on the east and the Indian Ocean to the south. Spanning 10 acres of jungle and endless miles of beach, Chaaya Wild is truly a nature resort of untamed beauty.
Sri Lanka Holidays Sustainable tourism (Green i.e., eco) credentials of Chaaya Wild Yala: to be edited.
Type of the Hotel and Star rating of Chaaya Wild Yala Hotel: When a hotel by the beach isn’t a beach hotel but a Safari Lodge- 4 star.
Architecture & Interior deco of Chaaya Wild Yala
Chaaya Wild Yala built bordering the buffer zone of Ruhuna Yala National Park is seen as an extension of the park itself. Designed with rustic elegance it resembles game lodges in Africa.
Chaaya Wild Yala features wooden floors and interiors that resemble a camp, with textures and materials such as canvas, abstract animal prints that highlights a rugged, rustic look.
Accommodation at Chaaya Wild Yala
Chaaya Wild Yala consists of 68 rooms and 8 beach chalets. All rooms & chalets are air conditioned and equipped with mini bar and telephone.
The Beach Chalets constructed in the beach on stilts are equipped with a private balcony that opens out to a view of the Indian Ocean.
Jungle Chalets are situated inland. The verandahs of Jungle Chalets bring in views of wild animals roaming in the bush.
In-room facilities at Chaaya Wild Yala
Air conditioned, Telephone with IDD, Cable TV, WiFi
Tea and coffee making facilities, Mini bar
Hair dryer, Complimentary toiletries
DVD Players (Available upon request),32″ LCD TV
Facilities at Chaaya Wild Yala :
Chaaya Wild Yala has a pool, bars, restaurants, wheel chair access etc.
Facilities at Chaaya Wild Yala:
Chaaya Wild Yala features a pool, bars and restaurants. Furthermore the amazing observation deck on the 2nd floor affords a bird’s eye view of Ruhuna Yala National Park.
Excursions off Chaaya Wild Yala
A Jeep Safari in Sri Lanka Holidays Ruhuna Yala National Park
Visitng Sri Lanka Holidays Cultural Aattraction of Tissamaharama.
Visiting ancient Rock Cave Monastery at Situlpauwe
Enjoy net fishing [ Maadal]at Palatupana beach
A tour of Debara Wewa ancient man-made irrigation reservoir
Visiting Sri Lanka Holidays city of Kataragama, the domain of god Skanda