Wild Grass Nature Resort, Sigiriya
|Kumbukkadanwala Farmhouse Road, Sigiriya, Matale, Central, SRI LANKA.|
Description: Wild Grass Nature ResortSet in architect designed villas and an open-sided, two-storey pavilion, Wild Grass Nature Resort is nestled in the midst of dense tropical forest, lakes and hills, in the Cultural Triangle between Sigiriya and Dambulla. Offering an unforgettable eco-retreat experience, this enchanting property provides luxurious boutique accommodation, great food and a fabulous range of activities in a secluded, tranquil setting.
Ideal for nature enthusiasts, whether families with children, couples or honeymooners, Wild Grass Nature Resort features exceptionally beautiful natural surroundings and a structure that pays strict attention to nature conservation and care for the eco-system. Organic farming methods are used to cultivate fruit and vegetables for the resort's own use, with any extra requirements purchased from local farmers in the adjoining village. Surrounded by 30 acres of unfenced forestland, guests can expect to see rabbit, deer, wild boar and monkeys, as well as over 40 species of birds and even the occasional wild elephant. The resort offers nature tours, hiking and hill climbing, yoga courses and meditation, among many other options. Wild Grass boasts a fine outdoor pool to cool off in after a busy day's activities, and bicycles are available for guests, free of charge.
Healthy, tastefully prepared food is also an essential part of the Wild Grass Nature Resort experience, and both delicious local cuisine and international favourites are available, always paying particular attention to guests' dietary needs. Dining is available at the TreeTops restaurant, located above the main lounge; under the stars on the terrace, by the pool, or in the privacy of the villas.
Type of rooms: Wild Grass Nature ResortDouble/Triple Occupancy Villas:
The villas come in two layouts: one on a single, raised level comprising an air-conditioned living and bedroom in one seamless space with an en-suite bathroom and outdoor rain shower, external deck and balcony. Villas on two floors have a lower-level living room with fan, and an air conditioned bedroom upstairs. Maximum Capacity: 2 to 3 adults. Approximate Size: Ranging from 100 sq m to 165 sq m.
Type 1: Villa on two floors, comprising two bedrooms and two bathrooms, living room, porch and balcony. Ideal for families with small children.
Type 2: Villa on raised, single level, comprising two bedrooms and two bathrooms connected by an open air living room/deck. Perfect for friends traveling together and families with older children. Total privacy is ensured as there is a minimum distance of 50 feet between each villa, allowing guests to enjoy a quiet and tranquil getaway lulled by the sounds of the sweeping wind and the songs of birds. Maximum Capacity: Each villa can accommodate 4-6 people on Double/Triple basis.Approximate Size: 240 sq m.
All villas feature the following facilities and equipment: air-conditioned bedrooms; king-sized double bed (extra bed for triple occupancy is of same comfort as main bed); dining facility; large scenic private balcony or terrace; sofa; mini-bar; fans; tea/coffee-making facilities; flat-screen TV with satellite channels; safety locker; work desk; wireless internet (free in main reception); IDD telephone / phone to reception; reading material (board and card games are available on request); bathroom with basin, hair-dryer, electric shaver (115v and 240v), WC, outdoor shower (hot/cold shower), WC, towels, toiletries.
Additional information: Wild Grass Nature Resort
Sigiriya Domestic Airport receieves air taxi services from Colombo.
Shuttle services are available free of charge from Sigiriya Airport.
Bandaranaike International Airport is 149 kms from the resort.
Wi-Fi is free of charge in public areas.
Number of rooms: 9
Official category: 5 stars.
Year of establishment and/or latest refurbishment: 2011.
Languages spoken: English.Smoking policy: Non-smoking rooms.
Credit cards accepted: American Express, Visa, Euro/Mastercard.
How to get here: Directions from Colombo: Once you exit the airport premises, turn left and follow the road till you reach Minuwangoda town. From there follow the signs to Giriulla and Kurunegala towns. From Kurunegala, take the road direction Dambulla-Trincomalee.
When you reach Dambulla town, at the first clock tower turn right into the Dambulla-Matale road, proceed about 1.3 km. Turn left into the Dambulla-Wewala road (you will see signboards of many hotels including Kandalama Resort and Amaya Lake Hotel) direction Kandalama.
Drive on for 3,5 km, and then take the left bifurcation (direction Kandalama). Continue for 900 m.
Take the left bifurcation (direction Amaya Lake Hotel). Continue for 9,2 km, passing the bund of the Kandalama tank and Amaya Lake hotel.
Turn left at Wild Grass main signboard (Kumbukkadanwala Farmhouse Road). Continue for 500 m, then turn left again at the2nd Wild Grass signboard. Continue for 1,1 km until you reach the resort.
Nearest airport: Sigiriya Domestic Airport - 3,6 km.