A wetland oasis
The work of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and the Wildfowl and Wetland Trust in the UK was unusually the source of inspiration for Vil Uyana. The brief for the architect was to construct a privately owned wetland nature reserve, out of bare land. A wild refuge for otters, crocodiles and dragonflies. Perhaps even for a thirsty elephant or monkey, when the seasonal drought follows the monsoons. Oh… and some dwellings for discerning tourists, who would want the ultimate chill out, but without sacrificing creature comforts.
The end result is a matrix of wetland and organic paddy studded with luxurious dwellings and an island spa, in the culturally rich north central plains. Plunge pools, butler service and village trails to explore.
All the rooms are well equipped with modern conveniences and each dwelling has a private deck with scenic views and an outdoor dining area. Paddy dwellings have small plunge pools whilst forest villas have proper, yet smallish, swimming pools.
Apsara is the fine dining restaurant; Suland for casual dining. The name Apsara translates as “Celestial Maidens of Sigiriya Sulang translates as “winds”. The main restaurant is located on the upper floor of the main house overlooking the swimming pool, the chalets and the surrounding countryside.
You will love
- Plunge pool
- Crocodile in the lake!
- Tranquil reading area
- Delicious food
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