Aqua Dunhinda: Retreat to luxury, tranquillity and culinary indulgence

Discover true luxury and tranquillity when you stay at ‘Aqua Dunhinda’, a private villa nestled in a scenic tea garden over-looking the Kotmale Forest and the Mahaweli River. A distance of 120 km from Colombo, the villa offers its guests a chance to connect with nature and soak in the breathtaking views, participate in nature activities such as hikes, yoga and meditation and enjoy the villa’s unique and traditional family recipes. Ideal for yoga and meditation in natural surroundings, skilfully instructed by a renowned yogi and a monk, the guest can partake in a step by step process of self-rejuvenation and relaxation.
Built on a three-acre property, the villa sits on top of a cliff and nestled in a tea garden, providing a panoramic view of the forest, mountains and the river. The villa has been built on the philosophy of evoking the senses through climate, landscape and culture. Encapsulating this vision, the villa fully opens out to nature with its wrap-around verandah. Guests have access to the full house and the entire property including the tea and spice garden.

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From the living, dining, observatory deck and verandah you will be able to get a panoramic view of the beautiful Mahaweli River flowing through an amazing rock canapé and a spectacular view of the Kotmale (1,000 + acres) conservation forest. The tranquil sounds of the flowing river and music of birds assail the senses throughout the day. It is the ideal venue for nature lovers seeking to find release from the stressful lifestyles they lead in the city. This magnificent natural environment is the ideal getaway for professionals and family looking to re-rejuvenate their senses.

Outdoor activities include forest hikes, bird watching which includes sighting of parrots, jungle fowl and a variety of eagles, river bath, yoga, meditation, Ayurveda massage, mini night safari which includes sightings of monkeys, wild buffalo, porcupines, wild boars and river otters. Guests can enjoy the river experience with the protective guidance of the hotel’s guides.

Aqua Dunhinda comprises of three luxury large rooms with en-suite bathrooms, and private verandah. It is only a 10-minute trek through its unique forested access road, which is also accessible by vehicle or tuk tuk. The villa is equipped with all necessary modern day comforts including cable TV, DVD player, stereo, fridge, hot water and air conditioning.  24/7 room service is a just a bell ring away. Once checked in, guests’ needs will be looked after by the Villa Manager, a personal butler and cook. The menu comprises of Sri Lankan, fusion and health conscious menus, combining traditional and modern international cuisine.

Source :  http://www.ft.lk/article/547961/Aqua-Dunhinda–Retreat-to-luxury–tranquillity-and-culinary-indulgence#sthash.epUTTQ5h.dpuf

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