Encounter authentic Sri Lanka whilst staying in this luxury hotel and gardens, just minutes from the wildlife extravaganza that is Udawalawe National Park.  

Nestled into seven acres of lush jungle, nearby the iconic grounds of Udawalawe National Park, the Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort brings you a comfortable gateway to wildlife adventure. This immersive Sri Lanka safari lodge is also situated just minutes away from Udawalawe village, offering gentle strolls amidst Sri Lanka’s local rhythms. 

The Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort brings stripped-back luxury to your safari adventure
The main outdoor pool is lit up during the evening hours, encased by towering trees.
The main building has innovative architecture and is multi-storied, surrounded by tall trees.
One of the Grand Deluxe Rooms at the resort. It is spacious and modern, opening up onto a balcony.
One of the Luxury Suites is well-lit and opens up-to a separate living space.
An adorable towel origami elephant sits on  double bed in a warmly-lit room.
The entrance hall of the Grand Udawalawe is bright and spacious, and a two-way staircase leads to the higher floors.
A pond is surrounded by tropical foliage, ahead of the main resort building.
The Gala Bar opens up onto a veranda surrounded by towering bamboo.
The grand lobby is warmly-lit and spacious, equipped with comfy seating and completed by glossy flooring.

Uncover a rare and remarkable mixture of stripped-back luxury and nature, found in the resort’s large outdoor pool, which is encased by towering, tropical vegetation. The luxury villas are dotted around the resort’s landscaped gardens, bringing the enchanting flora of this region into the resort grounds.  

The innovative design of the Grand Udawalawe enhances your Sri Lanka safari tour with a splash of modernity, whilst also staying true to Sri Lankan culture. Warm hospitality and a general attention to detail keeps you completely at ease throughout your stay, preparing you for active days in the national park. 

Upgrade your Sri Lanka itinerary with a cosy stay at the Grand Udawalawe, a hotel which extends a friendly helping hand as you set off on your adventure. Relax and unwind amidst sumptuous facilities and utilise this fabulous stay as your soft landing. 

A close-up of one of the pool tables in the resort's leisure spaces.
An aerial view of the outdoor pool, surrounded by emerald foliage.

The Resort

The calming ambience of this Sri Lanka hotel resounds around all its spaces, aided by warm lighting and a neutral colour palette. Rooms and communal spaces are adorned in local hardwoods and hand-crafted furniture, whilst all seating and bedding is exceptionally comfortable. A balance of modernity and tradition is found in the hotel’s minimalist design, which is accented by subtle pieces of décor and artwork. 

Sink into bliss during a quiet evening in your luxury villa, where you are treated with air-conditioning, ceiling fans, a TV, and a large, private balcony. Enjoy a fresh coffee accompanied by birdsongs.


The facilities at the Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort provide all you need to wind down in-between safari trips in the nearby park. Enjoy a cocktail or chilled beer in the resort’s gorgeous bar area, on the spacious veranda beside sheaths of bamboo. Absorb the Sri Lankan sun and take a splash in the outdoor pool, which is open until late, swimming up-to the pool bar for a fresh juice. For those slightly cooler evenings, the resort homes an abundance of cosy indoor spaces, where you can play a family game of pool or break a sweat in the fitness centre. 


Enjoy three meals a day in the Banquet Hall, where a plentiful buffet offers Sri Lankan and Western flavours. Fresh fruits and vegetables and a rotational menu of freshly made dishes are perfect during an energetic day. During Sri Lanka’s pleasant, clear-skied evenings, head to the open-air deck in the Gala Bar, where a thorough list of fine wines and spirits are offered alongside light bites. 

How this resort makes your trip more responsible

The Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort supports the nearby national park, welcoming in travellers who seek responsible encounters with Sri Lanka’s wildlife. The resort has preserved its surrounding foliage, maintaining the health of its environment. The Sri Lanka hotel also utilises a sewerage treatment plant and wastewater treatment facilities to preserve the natural rhythms of its surrounding eco-systems. On top of this, all the staff and tour companies connected to the Grand Udawalawe support fair wages and socially responsible employment. 

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