Sri Lankan hotel company Jetwing will launch a new resort in a rural setting near the town of Wellawaya.
Scheduled to welcome its first guests in December 2015, Jetwing Kaduruketha is being billed as a “luxury agro-tourism project” and comprises 25 low-rise dwellings overlooking paddy fields and mountains.
“The ancient kings and queens of Sri Lanka prized agriculture above all else, considering it the lifeblood of our land,” said Hiran Cooray, chairman of Jetwing.
“At Jetwing Kaduruketha, we offer our visitors experiences truly like no other, with Wellawaya being the perfect base to venture on exciting adventures to undiscovered destinations such as Buduruwagela, camping in Poonagala, village walks, the Madunagala hot springs, along with Ella, Lipton Seat, the Yala National Park.
“Jetwing Kaduruketha will launch in December 2015, and we look forward to the resort being truly one of a kind in South Asia,” he added.
Designed in the style of a traditional farming village, Jetwing Kaduruketha has been developed using natural materials such as wood and bamboo, with natural ventilation eliminating the need for air-conditioning. Facilities include an outdoor pool and an organic restaurant.
And 20 hectares of the property have been retained as agricultural land, to be worked by local farmers and providing the local community with a stake in the resort.