This luxury boutique hotel offers a remarkable rural Sri Lankan experience, located nearby the mystifying streets of Anuradhapura.

Nestled within the embrace of Sri Lanka's serene natural beauty, the Uga Ulagalla Resort emerges as a haven of luxury and tranquility, sprawled across 58 acres of lush woodland and paddy fields. At its heart lies a majestic 150-year-old colonial edifice, a testament to the island's rich tapestry of cultural architecture.

The Uga Ulagalla Resort blends opulence with cultural immersion
The exterior of the main building of Ulagalla Resort is fronted by a rectangular lily pond and surrounded by trees. Its roof is red
Ulagalla Resort on-looks a vast scene of the Tea Country's lush paddy fields and is surrounded by forest.
The exterior of the deluxe one-bedroom villa is lit up during the late sunset. The sky is washed in pinks and violets.
one of the private pools in the Nikawala Villas. It is spacious and shaded by a large tree.
A four-poster bed is surrounded by intricate decor and dressed in soft, white bedding.
One of the living spaces in the villas is dressed in old-timely, colonial furnishings and decor, accented by olive green tones.
One of the private bathrooms in the deluxe villa has a free-standing bathtub in the centre of the room. The room is dressed in cream tones.
A private dining set-up is on the private veranda of one of the villas in the resort. There are two glasses of champagne.
The main pool at the resort is rectangular and large, surrounded by decking with sun loungers.
A range of traditional Sri Lankan dishes are laid out on a wooden table.

As you wander through the sprawling, multi-tiered grounds of this luxurious Sri Lanka hotel, you are greeted with sweeping vistas of the resort's verdant gardens, seamlessly merging into the horizon with the elegant infinity pool.

The tranquility of your chalet's surroundings is punctuated by the gentle rustling of leaves, a testament to the abundant wildlife that calls this oasis home. Monkeys swing from the treetops and peacocks strut majestically across the landscape, against a backdrop filled with the vibrant hues of various bird species. This makes Uga Ulagalla a fabulous addition to a Sri Lanka safari tour.

Positioned merely 20km south of the ancient city of Anuradhapura, Ulagalla Resort serves as an idyllic base for those seeking quintessential Sri Lanka sightseeing. Its proximity to the Cultural Triangle places guests at the threshold of exploration, where the region's stunning Buddhist temples, intricate sculptures, and monumental relics await to unfold their stories.

Ulagalla Resort is not merely a place to stay; it is an invitation to experience the best of the nation's heritage, nature, and hospitality, making it an unparalleled choice for those who yearn for a Sri Lanka vacation characterised by luxury and peace.

A couple take a bare-foot walk along emerald paddy fields ahead of a lilac sunset.
A green tuk-tuk travels along a dusty path near the resort.

The Resort

Nestled in the serene Ulagalla Wing, 20 opulent chalets and the exquisite Nikawewa Villa lie amidst lush gardens, offering unparalleled luxury and seclusion. Each chalet, a haven of space and opulence, comes with a private plunge pool, sunbathing deck, and outdoor seating, perfect for a homely yet luxurious Sri Lankan vacation.

With two bicycles provided per chalet, guests are invited to explore the breathtaking surroundings at their leisure, from the vibrant paddy fields to communal areas rich in natural beauty. This unique blend of privacy, luxury, and nature offers an exquisite escape, promising an unforgettable experience tailored to both relaxation and adventure.


Packing your Sri Lanka itinerary with exciting excursions is easily achieved during an opulent stay at Ulagalla Resort. You can cycle to the local villages, enjoy nature walks around the reservoirs, kayak on the glittering reservoir, or learn how to make a traditional Sri Lanka curry during a cooking demonstration! The resort's staff is always on-hand to guide you through authentic cultural experiences, teaching about Sri Lankan culture and leading you closer to the country's natural splendour.

Ulagalla has a large swimming pool encircled by elaborate gardens, nearby its decadent luxury Spa. Here, a list of relaxing therapies helps you to wind down following hours of exploring the Sri Lanka Tea Country.


Guests at Ulagalla can enjoy a fine dining experience in the main restaurant or in the privacy of their own chalet (the perfect option for a tranquil Sri Lanka honeymoon). The resort allows you to personalise your culinary journey, even inviting you to eat amidst the glory of the Paddy Fields if you so desire.

the ‘Liya Wela’ restaurant offers wonderful views of the luscious gardens and infinity pool. This exceptional restaurant serves traditional Sri Lankan cuisine, plus Eastern and Western options, and with no set meal times, you simply eat whenever you want! 

How this resort makes your trip more responsible

We always work with hotels that are mindful of their environments and committed to sustainable tourism. Ulagalla has a strong ecological focus and is a leader in environmental design. This eco-friendly resort was constructed using green materials and no trees were cut down during construction. In fact, 1000 root balled trees have subsequently been planted on the property.

Half of the resort’s energy requirement is generated through solar power and Ulagalla has the largest solar farm in Sri Lanka. The resort has an LEED certificate (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) which is an internationally recognised green building certification.  

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