Discover true luxury and tranquility when you stay at Aqua Dunhinda. A private Villa, nestled in a scenic tea garden over-looking the Kothmale Forest and the Mahaweli River. The Villa offers our guests a chance to connect with nature and soak in the breathtaking views, participate in nature activities such as hikes, yoga & meditation and indulge in unique and traditional family recipes.
Aqua Dunhinda is our private family getaway that can be yours to experience while we are away. We are all about getting you in touch with nature and rejuvenating your senses. The Villa is an unique luxury experience set in a magnificent natural environment. Our Villa is set on a 3-acres property, built on top of a cliff and nestled in a tea garden that provides a panoramic view of the forest, mountain and the river.
There are no close by neighbours except for exotic birds, buffalo, porcupine and wild boar. The Villa has been built on the philosophy of evoking our senses through climate, landscape and culture. Encapsulating this vision, the Villa fully opens out to nature with a wrap around verandah and comprises of 3 amply sized bedrooms, living, dining, lounge and observatory deck.
Our Villa is located along the banks of mighty Mahaweli River and overlooks the Kotmale Forest (1000 + acres of conservation forest). The Mahaweli River is Sri Lanka´s longest river that passes through our land over a large rock canapé with a breath taking view of several twists and turns in the flow several miles up-stream. This unique location has inspired a number of legends among the villagers dating back to the days of King Sri Wikrama Rajasinghe (1780 – 1832) and was romanticized by the name “Dunhinda” (Misty River).
The location provides easy access to various places of interest including the UNESCO world heritage site – the Sacred City of Kandy (15 km), the tea capital of the world – Nuwara Eliya (50 km), Pinnawala Elephant Sanctuary (30 km) and many other attractions in the vicinity. The Villa is located 120km from the Colombo International Airport.
The villa sprawls over 4000 square feet with 3 large guestrooms with en-suite bathrooms with rain spa showers, spacious living room, elegant dining room that seats 8, observation deck and a verandah that wraps around the villa like a warm hug. All guestrooms open to a well-maintained tea garden terrace. All other livable spaces provide a panoramic view of the river. You will be serenaded by the sound of water flowing through rocks all around the Villa; a truly healing experience.Show More