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WildGrass Nature Resort

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

WildGrass Nature Resort, Sigiriya

Location of WildGrass Nature Resort, Sigiriya
WildGrass Nature Resort, a jungle hideaway is located at 175 km away from Colombo in Lenawa of the Kumbukkadanwala village in the background of the forest of Sigiriya. Proudest feature in the zone of Sigiriya is the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sigiriya Lion Rock Citadel. WildGrass Nature Resort is within 15 minutes drive from Sri Lanka Holidays Sigiriya Lion Rock Citadel as well as from Golden Dambulla Rock Cave Temple. Kaludiya Pokuna [Sinhala: Black Water Pond], an ancient large bathing pond enchantingly set within the all green surroundings, is 5 minutes away from this eco resort.
The location of WildGrass hotel at Sigiriya, the at the heart of Sri Lanka Cultural Triangle make it a convenient base to do excursions to the UNESCO World Heritage cities of Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Golden Dambulla Rock Temple.

Wild Grass Nature Resort restaurant, Sigiriya
Setting of WildGrass Nature Resort
WildGrass Nature Resort is luxurious eco-retreat set amidst the 30 acres unfenced wilderness bordering the of all green forests over the village of Kumbukkadanwala. The premises of the resort, rich in birdlife is visited by deer, rabbits and wild boar.

Sri Lanka Holidays Sustainable tourism (Green i.e., eco) credentials of WildGrass Nature Resort
WildGrass Nature Resort had adopted a nature conservation philosophy preserving the natural eco-systems of the rural area. Out of the requirements of fruits and vegetables at the resort, some are cultivated within the premises by using Organic farming methods. The shortfall is bought from the villagers of the surrounding areas.

Wild Grass Nature Resort, Sigiriya, Cultural Triangle

Architectural concept of WildGrass Nature Resort, Sigiriya
The villas at WildGrass Nature Resort is built in Sri Lankan traditions in architecture is blended with modern day requirements of luxury living. The floor to ceiling glass windows of spacious villas are designed to afford panoramic views of the wilderness.

Wild Grass Nature Resort, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

Accommodation at WildGrass Nature Resort, Sigiriya
Accommodation at WildGrass Nature Resort is set with a 5 beautifuly designed villas equipped with modern amenities each one at least 50 feet away from others so that total privacy is secured at all times. Each villa consists of a living room with a comfortable sofa that can also be used as a day bed; dining room with a six-seater dining table; open-air terrace.

WildGrass Resort Sigiriya, Sri Lanka Holidays
One bedroom villas
One bedroom villas with floor space of 1,800 sq ft are designed for 3 guests features a living room, dining room on the ground floor. On the upper floor is air-conditioned room with en-suite bathroom

Two bed room villas
Family villas with floor space of 2,600 sq ft are designed for families consists of a luxurious master suite and an additional double bedroom which can accommodate up to four guests. Each bedroom has cable TV and en-suite bathrooms with open air hot water and cold water showers.

Wild Grass Nature Resort, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka Holidays

In-room facilities at WildGrass Nature Resort, Sigiriya
Flat-screen TV with satellite channels, wireless internet, IDD telephone
Minibar, tea/coffee facility
Reading material, board and card games.
Each villa is provided with two mountain bicycles to ride to dining pavilion and slso to explore the village

Activities at WildGrass Nature Resort, Sigiriya
Bird watching, hiking along the jungle treks, fishing in the lake, meditation and yoga.

One day excursions off WildGrass Nature Resort, Sigiriya
Touring main Sri Lanka Holidays cultural attractions located within the Sri Lanka Cultural Triangle:
Golden Dambulla Rock Cave temple and Sigiriya Lion Rock Citadel
Ancient city of Anuradhapura
Ancient city of Polonnaruwa and neighboring Minneriya National Park is also located nearby.


Lake Serenity, Ratnapura

Sunday, August 29th, 2010

Location: Lake Serenity is located 89 km away from Colombo at the village of Gonapitiya. Gonapitiya is 2 km off the town of Kuruwita, 12km towards Colombo on A4 main road leading to Ratnapura, the city of Gems.

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Setting: Lake Serenity Sri Lanka Hotel straddles an edge of a lake called Bird’s Serenity. No less than 20 acres of landscaped tea garden, with paved gravel road leading to the hotel that is sheltered and shaded by trees bearing tropical fruits, refresh hotel environment in the mild climate of Ratnapura district.

Sri Lanka Holidays Lake Serenity, Ratnapura’s Sustainable tourism (Green i.e., eco) credentials: to be edited.

Accommodation: Lake Serenity‘s14 Garden suits built in traditional Sinhalese architecture, with verandas sheltering the main walls of the villa from the tropical sun as well as monsoon rains coupled with center courtyards, are well spaced out in the expansive garden of the hotel. The suits are furnished with traditional Sinhalese furniture made of tropical hard wood: four poster beds canopied with nets, wardrobes, dressing tables and reclining chairs with rattan cane woven seating. All suits are air-conditioned and equipped with mini-bar, safe lockers, satellite TV, hair dryer and IDD Telephone with attached bath rooms having hot and cold running water.

Facilities: Out door swimming pool, Jacuzzi, pool bar. The spa is well set up on a higher elevation of the hotel garden overlooking paddy fields.

Half a day Excursions off Lake Serenity: Bopath Ella waterfalls, Gem pits, Tea factories
One day Excursions off Lake Serenity: Udawalawe National Park, home to large gangs of elephants; the nature UNESCO World heritage Site of Sinharaja Lion king Tropical Rain Forest.

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Kahanda Kanda, Koggala, Sri Lanka

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009
Kahanda Kanda,Koggala, Sri Lanka

Kahanda Kanda,Koggala, Sri Lanka

Kahanda Kanda, Koggala,Sri Lanka

Kahanda Kanda, Koggala,Sri Lanka

Kahanda Kanda
, Koggala, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Holidays Sustainable tourism (Green i.e., eco) credentials of the hotel
To be edited

Top awards
Sri Lanka Holidays Boutique hotel Kahanda Kanda has been nominated for the Conde Nast Traveler USA Hot List for Top New Hotels for 2007, and also the No. 1 hotel in the Galle area and the No. 2 hotel in Sri Lanka by and now KK has been chosen as one of 10 Best Hidden Gems in Asia by TripAdvisor® in its 2009 Travelers’ Choice® awards

Kahanda Kanda is located at Koggala in southern coast 15 kilometers from the UNESCO World Heritage Site of VOC Galle Dutch Fort, Sri Lanka. Coastal town of Galle is located 116 km from the city of Colombo

Perched on the north shore of famous Koggala Lake and surrounded by all green tea estate, the hotel provides panoramic views of the magnificent tropical landscape.

Ambience & Services
The award winning boutique hotel Kahanda Kanda hotel offers discerning travelers a unique wellness escape. Peaceful, tropical ambience, world class heartfelt service and fresh fusion cuisine that lures guests from surrounding hotels in and around Galle. Kahanda Kanda is an idyllic environment for a wedding, a honeymoon or a holiday of absolute relaxation.

Five air conditioned suites with spacious interiors & private verandahs provide ideal accommodation for relaxation & rejuvenation. Sri Lanka Holidays reveal for you to revel.



Saturday, January 17th, 2009

Sigiriya Hotel, Sigiriya Lion Rock Citadel, Sri Lanka


Sustainable tourism (Green i.e., eco) credentials of the hotel
To be edited. Link to the hotel website still to be provided.

Sri Lanka Holidays Sigiriya hotel is located close to Habarana Road in the cultural triangle 62 km north east fromBandaranaike International Airport (CMB), Katunayake & 170km north east of Colombo.

Sri Lanka Holidays Sigiriya, a tranquil hotel amidst rich foliage is built with possibly the best view of Lion Rock Citadel Sigiriya, a UNESCO world heritage site in Central Province of  Sri Lanka. The property is an ideal blend of nature & culture yet without a compromise of comforts of a luxury setting. There is a good range of wildlife in & around the cool woodland gardens


Hotel Sigiriya consists of 80 well furnished A/C rooms each with balcony & terrace with direct access to enchantingly landscaped garden with greenery all around. All rooms are provided with hot & cold water, telephone, piped music, fire place, cable TV, shower & bath tub & laundry facilities.


Among the main facilities are King Kassapa Cocktail Bar (A/C), Wild Otters restaurant, Ayurvedice Health Centre & Freshwater swimming pool with children’s pool bordering the jungle & offering a panoramic view of the Lion Rock Citadel Sigiriya.
The Interpretation Room is well equipped books (on culture, nature & historical attractions for your to engage in research), TV & DVD, a telescope for star gazing


Treks on elephant back, Bird watching trails – easy, medium & difficult trails. The hotel has been recognised as a bird-friendly one by the Field Ornithology Group of Sri Lanka

Elephant observation Safaris
A jeep safari at Minneriya National Park with abundance of wild elephants.

The recent brand ratings evaluated by Brand Finance Limited (Pvt) Ltd. and published in the LMD issue of April 2008, rates Sigiriya Hotel, among the top 100 Brands in Sri Lanka.








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