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Sri Lanka

What is the best villa type to spend the honeymoon in vil uyana?

9 months ago Answer

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There are four levels of Villa's, based on price and amenities. I think the top priced villa is overrated; we stayed at the second most expensive - the one with the private pool, which was nice. However, the pool wasn't a necessity. I'd say, stay at the 2nd or 3rd most expensive villas. They are amazing!

9 months ago
Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
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We had a marsh villa with a pool. The dwelling itself was very spacious, and the large bathtub was the highlight. The pool was small and too cold to enter (for us). There was no water in the marsh so it was basically dry mud surroundings. It was fairly private with one neighbor on the right we didn't really see. We had a porch on the back that looked into a large growth of thick, tall grass...not the loveliest. If there was a villa with better surroundings we would have chosen that one, but by walking around it was difficult to see any without a flaw. Hopefully someone will answer you with a totally positive answer. However, overall it was a nice villa.

9 months ago
Sri Lanka
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Surely Forest dwelling.

A private pool for you and two story cottage.

Just go for it

2 months ago
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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The Warter Dwelling and Paddy dwelling

5 months ago
Washington Depot, Connecticut
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See my comments a few minutes ago.

9 months ago
Washington Depot, Connecticut
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Vil Uyana is about 1/2 hour drive to Minneriya. Note that there are tons of jeeps going there and you have to stay on the roads - can't go just anywhere for good views/photos. In January, a pair of leopards were up in a tree 50 yards from the only road. Even with binoculars, it was hard to see them (I never did!). Going the other way, we passed 1/2 mile long jeep backup (after counting 50, I gave up) mostly with Chinese, some of whom were asleep! There are many elephants, but you can't get near them. Didn't see any other large mammals. Note that most jeeps had one bored driver with no guide to tell you where to look or what to see.

The hotel's "chalets" are varied. Ours was top end, but only 3 stars at best - probably very expensive. Most of the chalets are far away from main building and you need one of their golf carts. There are only 2 available to services dozens of chalets. On our first night after waiting for 15 minutes, one never came, so we walked 20 minutes to dinner. After that, we requested one at least 1/2 hour before meals. Bedroom on upper level was huge with view to main building across the paddy. Closet was tiny, bedside tables so small so we had to put lamps, phone etc. on floor so we could have room for alarm clocks, books, reading glasses etc.. Huge bolster behind bed with space between wall and bed so it was difficult to read in bed (there was a small reading light on the wall. Bathroom was on lower ground floor - uncomfortable stone bath (sat in but never used), pool with fish open to the sky in the center, shower and toilet completely open, no view at all. Tiny 1/2 bath on bedroom level for midnight visits. Lighting confusing at best. Cold plunge pool with view of tall grasses - not tried.

If you want the honeymoon to remember, stay at Ulagalla, about 25 miles northwest of Vil Uyana, and a 50 minute drive to Minneriya. Chalets are beautifully laid out and private. Tons of golf carts (we never waited more than 5 minutes). Plunge pool cleaned every morning. The biggest swimming pool I have every seen with lots of comfy loungers and good service with water or drinks. A small exercise room and spa (good massages) nearby. Excellent food and service - several staff members had been there since it had been built. Every chalet has two bicycles so you can tour the enormous property. There are two horses if you want to ride. This was the best rural property ever, outside of the major city ones, and we have been all over the world. Check out reviews....definitely 5 STARS.

9 months ago
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Definitely Forrest dwelling !

9 months ago
Crafthole, United Kingdom
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We were in 105, in a rice paddy, 1 minute stroll from reception but very private.

9 months ago
Crafthole, United Kingdom
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We were in 105, in a rice paddy, 1 minute stroll from reception but very private.

9 months ago
Crafthole, United Kingdom
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We were in 105, in a rice paddy, 1 minute stroll from reception but very private.

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We had a forest dwelling complete privacy and our own plunge pool. If we did not want to walk the 400 yards to the restaurant there are phones all over and we called a buggy which came is less than five minutes. Peacocks and otters came to call, and the fields around were beautiful. The lake villas centered on the pond with birds and the local crocodile--but people around the lake can see you when you are lounging and looking at the same view.

9 months ago
Bicester, United Kingdom
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All of the villas are superb, the Paddy Fields were lovely with the peacocks roaming around, each villa has its own small plunge pool and you are not too far away from the main complex - 6 min walk.

9 months ago
Sydney Olympic Park, Australia
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yes - Private villas with lots of excursions to share nearby (if you make an early start)

9 months ago
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