Hi, Vil Uyana sounds awesome - except for some comments about mosquitos and the one here, "if you don't like bugs this hotel is not for you" -- Given the dengue concerns on the island, I would like to know how much of an issue mosquitos are in the first week of March, and what steps the hotel is taking to take precautions against mosquitos.
Thank you very much for a prompt response, as I am in the process of finalizing plans.
Yes, you will leave with some bites your in a jungle, but, the rooms have mosquito nets over the beds (which actually adds a really nice touch and looks quite luxurious) and as long as you dont keep your balcony door open at night you'll be fine. My wife wasn't even mildly bothered and she hates bugs
Hi There, regret the delayed response. I don't know how it will be in March. When we were there, I don't recall having any fear of mosquitos. Enjoy your visit to Sri Lanka. Tc
Hi, Well dengue is less prevalent in that area because the breeding patterns are different, however since its transmitted by a day biting mosquito wear mosquito repellent and long sleeves whenever possible. Hope this helps
We didn't have a problem either.
Hi I was there in October which is the rainy season in Sri Lanka and my husband and I didn't have any issue with mosquitos. The rooms are well covered and has air conditioning so you won't find any mosquitos bothering you. Even the common areas like dining area, pool area we didn't find them.
However, because Vil Uyana is on a natural setting, there are other common bugs and insects around. None of them that will sting you or cause any diseases. If you are finiky about insects and bugs, an insect repellent will help when you step out of the room and common areas. Other than that I don't see a reason to worry.
Hi, We actually did not have any problem with bugs inside the room as it was covered pretty good. We to be honest did not get a chance to take a walk around the area as we only stayed for one night and had to checkout early. Therefore I am not sure of the condition outside. The hotel is in the middle of a jungle so you can never be more careful of the mosquitoes.
So I am not recommending or warning you of anything but can assure you will enjoy the stay for sure. Again we did not have any problems with mosquitoes what so ever inside the cottage which was surrounded by water.
Hope this helps. Thanks
Dengue is a issue mostly in urban areas not in remote village settings. I did not have a mosquito or bug problem at all. The hotel use fish in all their ponds to feed on any mosquito larvae, additionally the rooms are provided with mosquito repellents and nets. I used neither.
Seriously there were no more mosquitos here than anywhere I have travelled elsewhere in Sri Lanka or indeed tropical Asia generally. My wife tends to be a mosquito magnet but I really don't remember them being a problem for her at all at this resort - yes there were other insects but that's just the tropics for you...
Also dengue pretty rare in Sri Lanka so not something I would be overly concerned about. (And I don't underestimate dengue, my niece recently very ill with it but what was in a very remote part of Indonesia)
Hope that's helpful
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