Vil Uyana Sigiriya


Deep in the cultural triangle of Sri Lanka an ancient marvel stands proud – the world renowned rock fortress of Sigiriya. A hotel that pays homage to its beauty and uniqueness, also sits hidden quietly in the plains of its shadow. Here, turn back 2000 years and imagine life as it was.

With a deep satisfied sigh the dark cloak of night gives in to the break of day. In the distance a lone Nightjar bids a last farewell. The eastern sky brightens with a rosy blush as wispy swirls of blue mist lets go of the water and hangs still in the air. A gentle breeze parts its soft veil to offer a fleeting glimpse of dark steeped silhouettes rising up above the lake, the occasional glow of golden lamps still twinkle invitingly.

Has one come upon an enchanted world? Where man and nature were once one and lived unhindered in perfect companionship? Could such a haven still exist? Deep in the heart of our island paradise it hides amongst the reeds, revealing its rustic treasures to those who seek its serene beauty, offering untold comforts fit for ancient royalty and the requisite indulgences for everyone in the present.

Welcome to the matchless wonder of Jetwing Vil Uyana – the privilege is yours. And when you have enjoyed all we have for you, you will discover why we are a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World too.

Did you know that this hotel was possibly the first in the world to create a man-made wetland with a spectrum of water-based and forested habitats on land previously used for slash and burn agriculture thereby greatly increasing the area’s biodiversity. Presently 80 species of birds, 17 species of mammals, 36 species of butterflies and 21 species of amphibians are found within hotel premises?


Gleaming yellow, the sun bleached thatch roofs rise over the swaying fields of green paddy. Sturdy stilts lift spacious, open structures hovering above the water; the distinctive charms of Jetwing Vil Uyana set it apart in the historic locale of Sigiriya. Hotel accommodation that is sumptuous in both style and comfort will embrace you body, mind and soul.

Wilderness cohabits peacefully with the gentle bustle of humanity. Find here, a luxurious retreat blending in with a thriving eco-system of specially created wetland in the heart of the dry north central plains: following the lost traditions of ingenious rulers of our past who built great lakes and waterways to sustain their kingdom at Sigiriya: luxury accommodation at its most unique, a stay here is one you will find hard to forget.

What indeed should one wake up to? The gentle lapping of lake beneath you, the tender fronds of rice plants around you, the rustle of reed beds or the lush green curtain of woodland? What would your habitat be: Water, paddy, marsh or forest? Four exquisite forms of luxurious dwellings await your choice and 25 in all. Their native rural simplicity is deeply deceptive, for their inner sanctums are unspeakably lavish, sparing nothing by way of superior 21st century necessities.


A uniquely designed and sumptuous hotel in Sigiriya in the cultural triangle, Jetwing Vil Uyana is a haven of peace and tranquillity. Enchantment will fill your senses: inspire your soul and leave you breathless wanting more. Tempting though it maybe to bask in the quietude of our abode, there is much to entice you away.

The beauty of the natural surrounds will make you want to venture and explore – and there is plenty of activity if you wish to pursue it. The infinity pool merging into the lake is large, and inviting enough to draw attention even from the rightful inhabitants of the water, who often hover in the vicinity unconcerned by your presence.

The acreage of the property is vast and plenty of treks and walks beg to be taken to investigate the lush natural habitat up close – the bird, and the beasts rarely raise a protest. You can venture further afield on a bike ride; why not take a picnic meal with you too.

If peaceful inaction is more your style our Yoga instructor will help you find inner solace through meditation. You can in fact, do nothing at all and laze all day on your terrace or plunge pool, or the incredibly snug library with a tranquil view across the lake and some inspiring volumes to interest you. You can wander into the little gift shop and discover some exquisite treasures to take home too.

List of Facilities:

  • Teak floors
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Telephone and IDD facility
  • Email and internet access and free Wi-Fi
  • Mini bar
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Large scenic private balcony or terrace
  • Safety locker
  • Cable TV with BOSE entertainment system
  • In –room dining
  • Hot/cold shower and bath
  • Private pool / plunge pool in some dwellings
  • Slippers and sarongs