We visited Saraii Village at the begining of September and i must say this was one of the most authentic experiences i have ever had in Sri Lanka. A small place, naturally built with clay houses and tree top huts providing a total rural feel. Some of our Sri Lankan friends joined us and they too were very surprised that something like this existed in Sri Lanka, but i do believe it has been open just this year. The location was great, but a tad bit HOT but your still close to both Yala and Bundala Nature Parks. Did two Safari's, one to Bundala as i'm a avi lover and you get to see so many birds of paradise in this amazing little country. Yala was great too, we saw tusker elephants and a leopard. Saraii organizes the Safari rides and i am told that they work with a few operators that have an agreement with them to ensure that the drive is safe, to the animals and for guests, as we saw many jeeps that were racing around crazily. As a nature lover, i applaude Saraii's effort to ensure they work with responsible drivers and guides. We all enjoyed the flavourful meals at Saraii, fresh vegetables, lake fish, great juices, all adding to the enjoyment. Do wish there was a natural swimming pool as well :) but i am assured that the management is working on it too. Now that would really add to the offering. Loved being at Saraii, some of the most happy people i've met. Will definitely be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Saraii Village is a truely unique location that provides guests an eco - agro tourism experience. Located in an agro-forestry land in Wirawila, Hambantota District, in the Sourthern Province of Sri Lanka, Saraii offers you natural Mud Chalets and Tree Houses. You can make a reservation at Saraii and secure a mud chalet along with an amazing natural tree house and your own bathroom... You can also book individual units as well. Guests can enjoy different types of food and even pick your own fruits and vegetables from the Organically Certified agro land. WI-FI enabled. Restaurant and hang out area for you and your friends. The mud chalets are great for two people and can also be transformed to accommodate 5 people (as we can add single mattress to create extra beds). The tree houses also can be transformed to accommodate either a couple or a group. The larger tree house which we call Nest can accommodate 6 people, and the small tree house Crib can accommodate 4.This is a great place for a romantic getaway too as the mud huts have a large double bed and a private bathroom and the tree house can be prepared to give a special, romantic feel.Saraii Village is close to many interesting sites, such as the Yala Nature Reserve, Bundala Bird Santuray & Nature Reserve, Lunugamwehera Nature Reserve, Wirawila Tank, Kirinda Beach, great for surfing, diving, dolphine & whale watching. Famous religious site, Kataragama is located 30 - 45 mins away, with many more attractions available for you.We can arrange for responsible tours within the nature reserves and visits to places of interest around this location. ... more less
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