Once the ancestral estate of local Anuradhapura nobility, this luxury hotel in Sri Lanka features a 150-year-old mansion at its centre, with 20 private ecologically-built chalets across 58 acres of land.
With views of lush green paddy fields, an enchanted forest, or the still expanse of a lake, each of Ulagalla’s the 20 chalets offer glass-walled panoramic views of the scenic, unspoiled, natural paradise filled with bird and animal life. Luxuriously equipped with air conditioning and high-end entertainment systems, each chalet has its own deck and secluded private plunge pool.
Fine dining at Ulagalla is enjoyed in the main restaurant, on your own private deck or in the paddy fields. With no menus, the chef aims to cater to your whims and fancies. Whether it is haute cuisine, spicy rice and curry or a simple salad – everything is prepared to your liking from the freshest of ingredients: from fruit and vegetables grown in the farm garden, to paddy threshed from the organic gardens and fields.
The spa offers a wide range of treatments and therapies for you to choose from with Spa therapists renowned as among the best in Sri Lanka and products of exceptional quality and standards.
Excursions and guided tours on offer include an exciting cycling tour of the ancient capital of Anuradhapura and a safari to the plains of Minneriya National Park to watch the elephants.
If you cannot bear a moment of inaction, there are plenty of activities on offer in the resort at Ulagalla. Journey on horseback, take a kayak on the lake or try your hand at archery.
For those who take their leisure in more sedate forms, a swimming pool, chess, billiards and library are all moments away from your chalet.