The Residence in Colombo
ri Lanka, although the small island neighbour of
Southern India, offers so much within its famed
“teardrop” contours to wow the intrepid visitor
in a rugged land of tropical rainforests, diverse wildlife
and endless Indian Ocean beaches. It has a rich cultural
legacy of ancient Buddhist ruins, including the 5th-
century citadel of Sigiriya, with its palace and frescoes,
and the sacred city of Anuradhapura. Its eclectic and
flavourful cuisine reflects a history as a maritime trading
hub and latter day colonial jewel of the British Empire.
Uga Escapes is a prestigious collection that includes three
5-star boutique hotels and resorts located in just the right
locations to offer a balanced tour of this fascinating
country including its cosmopolitan capital, the ancient
city of Anuradhapura and the wilds of Yala National Park.
The Residence in downtown Colombo is a restful
sanctuary consisting of 11 suites in a beautifully
restored grand Victorian townhouse offering a tranquil
bolt-hole in the heart of the bustling modern capital. It
would make an ideal stopover for a few days before
travelling up-country to the ancient capital city of
Anuradhapura to stay at Ulagalla.
Once the ancestral estate of local nobility, Ulagalla
features a 150-year-old mansion at its centre, with 20
private, ecologically-built villas spread across 58 acres
of lush greenery. From Ulagalla, the cultural highlights
of the region are easily reached making this the ideal
base in which to explore both the local ancient sights as
well as planning a day trip to Sigiriya.
Nestled in seven acres of wilderness with Yala National
Park on one side and the Indian Ocean on the other,
Chena Huts is the latest boutique hotel to join the Uga
Escapes family and opens in December 2015.
There will be 14 wooden cabins with semi-circular roves
made from palm leaves which will blend perfectly with
Discovering the natural and cultural treasures of Sri Lanka.