Nature really is the star at this luxury resort, with its lush tropical gardens, beautiful outdoor pool and incredible jungle views

Any holiday to Sri Lanka is bound to be packed with incredible natural wonder, and a stay at this beautiful resort is the perfect place to enjoy all that this tropical island has to offer.

Guests at Grand Udawalawe truly feel immersed in nature, with muted colours and hand-crafted wooden furnishings designed to reflect the local environment on display throughout the resort. The property itself is surrounded by seven acres of tropical gardens, and features an open-air theatre used for fascinating cultural shows and performances sound-tracked by the unmistakeable sounds of the forest. This is a place designed to conserve and protect the environment, with a selection of water and waste recycling schemes underway and construction work focussed on not cutting a single tree.

Just ten minutes from Udawalawe National Park, this peaceful hideaway is perfect for a tranquil getaway surrounded in nature; the wonderful Elephant Transit Home – one of the first elephant rehabilitation centres in Asia – is also just a few moments away. Cricket fans will find the Mahinda Rajapaksa Cricket Stadium close by too, so it’s the perfect place to stay on a luxury cricket holiday too.    

Guestrooms are situated along the Malabotu Ara, a natural waterway from the Walawe River that borders the property on three sides. This, plus the cooling shade from stately kumbuk trees that are dotted throughout the property, really lend Grand Udawalawe a relaxed, tranquil ambience.   

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As well as 79 guestrooms, Grand Udawalawe also offers 22 luxury villas. All include air-conditioning and ceiling fans.

Deluxe room

Deluxe room

Sleeps: 2 Adults

Beautifully decorated in calming tones, these rooms offer instant comfort at an affordable rate. Located on the ground floor, these rooms also feature a lovely terrace area – perfect for enjoying a morning Ceylon tea accompanied by jungle birdsong.
Super Deluxe

Super Deluxe

Sleeps: 2 Adults

Similar in layout to the Deluxe Rooms, these rooms are located on the first floor, with a private balcony offering a lovely garden/jungle view. Bathrooms offer either a bathtub or a walk-in shower.
Luxury Suite

Luxury Suite

Sleeps: 2 Adults

Choose between a ground floor or first floor location for this room type, which offers wooden flooring, a jacuzzi bathtub, walk-in shower, living room, dining area, sofa and either a private terrace (ground floor suites) or a double balcony (first floor suites).
Luxury Grand Suite

Luxury Grand Suite

Sleeps: 2 Adults

Located away from the main accommodation, these spacious suites are complete with a cosy living area and a king-size bed and are on either the ground, first or second floors, offering a variety of views and a balcony/terrace. These suites can be interconnected.
Luxury Super Grand Suite

Luxury Super Grand Suite

Grand Udawalawe Restaurant

Grand Udawalawe Restaurant

Dining at Grand Udawalawe is a delight, with plentiful options at the buffet-style restaurant. Choose from favourites like pasta, grilled meats and salads, or opt to try a selection of local cuisine, with a range of curries, rice dishes, roti and other Sri Lankan dishes available for every meal. Dine at the atmospheric al fresco area for a truly memorable meal.

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The resort’s outdoor pool, which is cleverly designed around the Malabotu Ara waterway. Head here for a cooling dip, or simply lounge at the poolside bar after a day of exploring. The lake here offers plentiful wildlife spotting opportunities, while other in-resort facilities include a gym, games room and an outdoor theatre. Guests can also book massage treatments in-resort.

Udawalawe village is reachable on a scenic stroll, though the major attraction in this area is Udawalawe National Park, which is around 15 minutes away. Other nearby attractions include the Athathuru Sevana (Elephant Transit Home), the Dutch Fort at Katuwana and the Hot Water Springs at Madunagala.

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