Asia Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Trip Report Sigiriya - Sri Lanka - Jetwing review

Coming from Colombo,via the Millenium Elephant Foundation and Dambulla, it was with much anticipation that our driver turned down the very bumpy road to Vil Uyana. Met by crisply dressed staff with motorized buggy, we knew it would be great.

The resort is spread out with dirt paths and wooden walkways separating the villas, bodies of water and bush interspersed so you feel tucked away. Refreshing towelette and welcome drink in hand, the outdoor library, infinity edge pool and restaurant above set the scene....classy attention but simple design. We had a marsh villa opposite the gym/spa separated by a small lagoon (# 115) and this was great for sunsets and private. No plunge pool but really, the main pool was rarely used so made no difference. Wifi was iffy in the villa but good by the pool/restaurant/library. Very few bugs so don't worry about mosquitoes and plenty of wildlife to gobble anything up - frogs, large lizards, snakes, resident crocodiles in the lagoon, and many many birds including peacocks, eagles that were such a delight at sunrise.

Food and service was excellent throughout our 2 night stay.

Tip: go to the small dam behind the viewing ramp (via short bush-track) to view sunrise over the marshes - stunning and no-one around but you and the peacocks roosting in the trees!
I would definitely recommend 3 nights or more as you spend an afternoon/morning at Sigiriya, another trip is Dambulla, another could be Annuradhapura or Polonnaruwa or Ritigala...don't try to see too much to quickly - take it slow and enjoy the resort as well as the obvious sights !

We hired a driver from Colombo for our 8 day trip around and I can recommend highly Sujith Liyanage - very friendly, good english, punctual and he shared insightful advice that made the trip have a more 'local' flavour. You can reach him on sujith.liyanage@gmail.com or +94 717252722 or you can contact me for more details.

No Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Fodor's Go List 2015 Has Been Announced
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Dec 19, 14 at 05:08 PM
View all Asia activity »
  1. 1 Bangkok: Shangri-La, Penninsula, Mandarin Oriental
  2. 2 Air Asia All You Can Fly
  3. 3 A Thailand holiday vacation 9 years in a row!
  4. 4 Trip Report vietnam and laos
  5. 5 Trip Report My SEA trip - photos update
  6. 6 Nepal- recipe?
  7. 7 Busan in two weeks January 2015, coping with the cold.
  8. 8 Which Section of Great Wall? And add visit to Ming Tombs?
  9. 9 Trip Report Travel Report for Laos - Asia’s Most Relaxed Destination
  10. 10 Best country to visit 1st time in Southeast Asia
  11. 11 Myanmar Itinerary Please Help?!
  12. 12 Trip to Borneo to See Orangutans
  13. 13 Travelling btwn M'asia&Jkt
  14. 14 Kerala Itinerary - Houseboat and Tree House Questions
  15. 15 Moving to KL: Sim card + Place to stay
  16. 16 10 Day Japan Trip - Need Some Help Choosing!
  17. 17 First trip to Vietnam! Help me with my itinerary please!
  18. 18 Trip Report Travel Report to Siem Reap + Angkor + Northwest Cambodia
  19. 19 New Hanoi Hotel opening
  20. 20 Trip Report A week of blue skies in Beijing, who would've guessed?
  21. 21 Connaught Place
  22. 22 questions about trip to Mrauk U
  23. 23 Trip Report Burma - Our Mad Dash Across Too Much
  24. 24 Bali - seeking feedback on 3-week itinerary
  25. 25 Which to see first - Kyoto or Tokyo?
View next 25 » Back to the top