Jetwing Vil Uyana

Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

Located within the World Heritage Site of Sigiriya

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At a glance

25 rooms

A nature-inspired, eco-friendly resort in the midst of a man-made nature reserve, Jetwing Vil Uyana is uniquely peaceful retreat with a stunning lake attracting local wildlife, an Ayurvedic spa, creative regional cuisine and attentive service, all in the heart of Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle.


Sigiriya. Visit Polonnaruwa and Anuradhapura. A four-hour drive / 153 kms from Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport or a 30-minute helicopter ride.


Things to enjoy

Yoga Shala, gym, Ayurveda spa.

In detail

Spacious thatched cabanas stand on stilts over water, paddy fields and reed beds or are in a jungle setting. All the accommodation at Jetwing Vil Uyana has a private deck and an outdoor dining area to enjoy nature to the full. Some have a private plunge pool. Start this wonderful lifestyle experience with a soothing massage in the spa, or a dip in the refreshing pool.

Having viewed the rock fortress of Sigiriya from your villa at Vil Uyana , attempt the climb up hundreds of steps to the summit and discover its fascinating, ancient cave frescoes en route. Then visit the cave temple at Dambulla dating back to the 1st-century BC. Later, take an open-top jeep safari excursion through Minneriya National Park where you may well sight wild elephants, leopards, sloths and monkeys.


In line with our commitment to offer our guests both choice and diversity, Small Luxury Hotels of the World properties offer a range of room categories for you to choose from.

Jetwing Vil Uyana

Paddy Field/ Marsh Dwellings

Surrounded by the ever changing colours of paddy cultivations and the clear blue skies to go with them, you have twelve marsh or paddy dwellings to choose your haven from. Blending perfectly with their respective habitats, each dwelling is built on stilts over marsh or paddy field giving you a sense of being at one with the natural environs that surround you so closely. All are equally expansive and creatively furnished in traditional rustic style with all the modern amenities you need as standard in each one. Of the six marsh dwellings, two have a wide private deck overlooking the scrubland and the marshes, whilst four marsh dwellings and all paddy dwellings vary in basic design. All paddy and marsh dwellings have their own deck with inspiring views across the scrubland or the paddy fields. Two marsh dwellings and all paddy dwellings also have a private plunge pool set into the surroundings, where you may easily be tempted to enjoy an entire day of submerged leisure if you feel so.

Jetwing Vil Uyana

The Jala Mandapa's (Water Dwellings)

The eco haven of Jetwing Vil Uyana is a beautifully serene retreat near the cultural hub of Dambulla. Possibly one of the first in the world to construct a wetland system with lakes and reed beds to form a private nature reserve the Water Dwellings breathtaking habitats with the rooms built over the lake. Three very special havens that transport you to an ethereal world, cosy comforts await you within its fold too. Woven ceilings reach high, wooden floors so cool to step on to, and space – a vast expanse of it, is yours to rule. Muted colours and white linen complement to perfection the tones of woven reed that form an essential part of the decor. Out on your private balcony watch the blue water lilies and pink lotuses float by as the herons perch unflappable on the long wooden walkways that lead to your room.

Jetwing Vil Uyana

Vana Aavasa (Forest Dwellings)

Built from earth and stone to merge seamlessly into their forest habitat, these two story dwellings are delightfully rustic on the outside, yet sumptuously indulgent on the inside – and you have 10 to select yours from. Each, an expansive refuge of absolute comfort with plenty of room to simply linger, laze around and enjoy at first hand, the wonderful stories Mother Nature unfolds at your very door, every minute of the day and night. Every modern facility one takes for granted, is tastefully concealed within, so you never have to miss out on any luxury. The decor is stylishly simple, with natural tones and crisp whites rhyming in harmony with the muted shades of woven reeds and rattan. Built on two levels, every forest dwelling has a spacious bedroom with a lounge area. Downstairs, a dining room and a wonderfully tempting private swimming pool fuses perfectly with the surrounding forest backdrop – a place where you can dip in, close your eyes and imagine yourself completely at one with nature.


Apsara (Fine Dining). Baby-sitting (on request & chargeable). Bicycles (on request). Foreign Exchange. Grafitti Bar (air-conditioned). Island Spa. Library Lounge. Nature Tours. Sulang (Casual Dining)


Sulang (Winds) Apsara (Celestial Maidens of Sigiriya) Graffiti Mandhiya Library

Sulang (Winds)

Casual dining.

Restaurant details
Type: Casual dining
Dress Code: n/a
Opening Hours: 07:00 to 22:30.
Smoking: No (Non-Smoking)

Apsara (Celestial Maidens of Sigiriya)

Fine dining.

Restaurant details
Type: Fine dining
Dress Code: n/a
Opening Hours: 07:00 to 22:30.
Smoking: No (Non-Smoking)


Air-conditioned bar.

Restaurant details
Type: Bar
Dress Code: n/a
Opening Hours: 10:00 till midnight.
Smoking: No (Non-Smoking)

Mandhiya Library

Library lounge. Quiet water between an ebb and flow of tides.

Restaurant details
Type: Lounge
Dress Code: n/a
Opening Hours: 07:00 till midnight.
Smoking: No (Non-Smoking)


Ayurvedic facilities available


Indoor games (scrabble, monopoly, chess, majong, cards & carrom)

Meetings and Business

Not applicable

Getting there

Hotel Address

Jetwing Vil Uyana
Sigiriya. Sri Lanka SigiriyaSri Lanka


International Airport: Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport 200 km / Taxi USD 200. Car rental: Yes. Pick up service: Yes


Nearest international airport: n/a (Less than 1 Km.)
Nearest local airport: n/a (Less than 1 Km.)


169 km from Colombo (about a 4 ½ hr drive) . 153 km from the Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport (about a 4 hour drive) . Bandaranaike International Airport to Dambulla Town (via Kurunegala) approximately 150 km. From Dambulla town straight down on the Polonnaruwa Road (approximately 10 km) - Inamalluwa Junction - turn right - Sigiriya Road (approximately 3.3 km - Rangirigama Village - Vil Uyana name Board - turn right and drive approximately 1 km.

Near Jetwing Vil Uyana

Elephant safaris and the spectacular Elephant Gathering in Minneriya, bird watching, primate safaris, hot-air ballooning, explore ruins of the ancient cities, Sigiriya Rock, a traditional village tour, Pidurangala Temple, cycling and trekking trails, experience Ceylon tea- tasting and curry lessons by our chef.

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