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Friday, June 14, 2013 - 5.52 GMT
National Geographic Traveller lists Vil Uyana amongst World’s Best Ecolodges


The National Geographic Traveller, has featured Vil Uyana Sigiriya in their recent issue (June) of The World’s Best Ecolodges.

The Vil Uyana is the only Sri Lankan resort to be listed.

Launched in 2006, Jetwing Vil Uyana has been a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World for since its inception.

With 25 dwellings situated over four distinct habitats: water, forest, paddy and marsh originally, recently five garden dwellings were added to cater to increasing demand.

A unique feature of the resort is the frequent appearance of a rare primate, the grey slender loris.

Vil Uyana joins other innovative lodges from the world over, from countries such as South Africa, Greece, China, Poland, and Indonesia. “This year marks the 125th anniversary of the National Geographic Society. The lodges we selected capture the Society’s spirit of exploration and commitment to the environment,” Associate Editor Amy Alipio said.

The June/July issue of National Geographic Traveller will be available from 4 June, and an online gallery of the properties can be viewed at





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