Ulagalla by Uga Escapes

Ulagalla Resort by Uga Escapes Night View
Ulagalla Resort, a boutique hotel with a touch of traditional elegance and aristocracy, offers you a unique experience of luxury amidst a natural, remote, and uninhabited environment. A gem amongst the Anuradhapura hotels, it is nestled in a sprawling 58-acre lush green garden with a 150-year-old mansion at its centre, rich with cultural heritage and historical significance. Interposed within this natural habitat, there are 25 villas with private pools, cautiously designed and built to maintain the ecological balance of the surroundings. If you cherish adventure tourism or value visiting majestic archaeological sites, Ulagalla is the place to visit. This is after all the land where great Kings once reigned. It is a 30-minutedrive to the archaeological sites in Anuradhapura and an hour away from the great rock fortress of Sigiriya, now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Set in the north of the Cultural Triangle, Ulagalla lets you escape to another era, and immerse yourself in culture, history and nature at this enchanting sanctuary where new villas have been combined with a beautifully restored wallawwa. Read More...

Chena Huts by Uga Escapes

Chena Huts by Uga Escapes preview
In Sri Lanka’s deep south, the rustic farming villages around Tissamaharama are divided from the teeming animal and bird life of Yala, Sri Lanka’s oldest and second-largest natural reserve, by a belt of semi-protected jungle running down to the sea. For centuries, people have farmed small clearings in the jungle called chena, sleeping beside their crops in modest huts to protect them from hungry elephants. Nestled among dunes and trees at the ocean’s edge, is Chena Huts, a Yala hotel. Overlooking a beach where sea turtles lay eggs by moonlight and elephants wander down from the nearby jungle to play in the surf, Chena Huts is fringed on one landward side by the tropical jungle and on the other by a saline lake where ibises, painted storks and even flamingos may be seen.Guests at Chena Huts have easy access to the natural wonders. At the small, select property, the ‘huts’ are in fact luxuriously detached, private pavilions with views of the surrounding wilderness and seascape. Guests enjoy fine dining at the Basses restaurant and sip cocktails at the bar. A swimming pool and other amenities for recreation are available. Read More...