JetwingKaduruketha Prepares to Open Next Month

Sri Lanka’s Jetwing Hotels is set to launch JetwingKaduruketha – the first luxury agro-tourism project in the country. Located in Wellawaya, a prominent waystation both into the countryside and to the east coast, the resort features 25 dwellings overlooking fields of paddy and mountains.


Ever true to Jetwing's commitment to sustainable tourism, JetwingKaduruketha takes its place in the family as the first major agro-tourism project in the country. Inspired by the design of a traditional farming village, the wide open spaces of the hotel open to views of the paddy fields heavy with crops, along with the spectacular mountain ranges on the horizon. Designed by Sunela Jayawardena, the renowned environmental architect responsible for JetwingVilUyana, the 25 dwellings at JetwingKaduruketha will be furnished with natural materials such as wood and bamboo, maximizing natural ventilation and cooling thus eliminating the need for environmentally damaging air-conditioning. In addition, over 50 acres of the property has been devoted to the cultivation and harvest of paddy by local farmers – providing the community with a stake in the agro-resort itself.


An agricultural town in the heart of Sri Lanka's Uva province, Wellawaya is both a step into traditional living as well as a gateway to some of the country's most magical places. With its location at the foot of the Namunukula mountain range, Wellawaya is a central point for visits to the hill country, the beaches of the east coast and the wild plains of the Deep South. A drive to the misty mountains of Ella, through the sprawling tea estates of Haputale and Bandarawela, brings you to a haven for the adventure tourist. Its hikes and mountain trails wind through cloud forests and plains of unparalleled beauty. Eastward are the pristine beaches of Pottuvil, where the waters are blue against shores of white and life works in slow motion in the laidback surfing town of Arugam Bay. Head south and wildlife enthusiasts are spoiled for choice with the Yala, Kumana and Lunugamvehera parks that boast a proud display of the island's flora and fauna.

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