Uga Ulagalla

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Undoubtedly one of the best accommodation options in Sri Lanka, Uga Ulagalla is a paradise stay. This luxury boutique hotel is an elevated nature retreat conveniently close to the ancient ruins of Anuradhapura and Mihintale Monastery, with more Cultural Triangle highlights within striking distance.

Guests are housed in uber-luxe villas with living area, bedroom, large ensuite bathroom and private deck with plunge pool and sun loungers. Interiors blend colonial design with modern monochrome.

The hotel’s estate spans 58 acres, boasting lush woodland, pretty paddy fields, and a lotus-filled reservoir. Go cycling or horseback riding around the estate, kayak across the lake at dawn or dusk, and do guided nature trails and birdwatching sessions with the in-house naturalist. There are also many culinary experiences to be enjoyed: the main restaurant is fine-dining with a well-stocked wine cellar, or you can indulge in a feast of traditional curries in a secluded atmospheric outdoor setting.

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