Located in the
bleary-eyed village of Mihiripenna and just a quarter of an hour’s drive from
Galle, Wild Grass is an intimate four bedroom villa with an impressive
commitment to nature. Following in the practices of eco friendly resort
building, Wild Grass in surrounded by acres of lush foliage which teem with
life, yet it offers every modern convenience available. It is highly praised
for its calm stillness, where guests are transported away from the dissonance
of city living into a world that is so in tune with all that nature presents.
It is located just a quarter of an hour away from the Sigiriya rock fortress
and 20 minutes away from the Dambulla cave temples. The journey from the
international airport will take approximately four hours.
A foremost feature of
Wild Grass is that it situated on 30 acres of unfenced jungle land. Thus, there
are literally no boundaries between you and the forests that stretch as far as
the eye can see. The air is fresher and every minute of your day is accompanied
by the magical sound of birdsong and chirping crickets. Even the occasional
elephant may wonder past as you look out of your window. Strict environmental
practices are adhered to and vegetables are farmed using organic farming
principles for the hotel’s own use.
in the form of five well appointed villas which are constructed out of wood and
stone. Inspired by the wonders of the surrounding forests as well as with
undertones of Sri Lankan architecture, the villas are everything you can expect
in a modern jungle retreat. Extensive use of glass evokes feelings of oneness
with the earth as you wake up every morning to nature at its most relaxed. The
bathrooms are open to the skies. Each villa stands alone as a separate unit
with a living space, bedroom and private terrace with a minimum distance of 50
feet between each. They can sleep two or three, while villas with two bedrooms
are ideal for families or groups traveling together. Other amenities include a
flat screen TV with satellite channels, IDD telephone, tea/coffee making
facilities, wireless internet, minibar, reading material as well as board
The main restaurant which also has panoramic views features
teak floors and timber roofs. The chef prepares a sumptuous range of both local
and international cuisine at times which are dictated by guests. There is a
large swimming pool and well marked nature and jogging trails within the
property. Mountain bikes are available as well as an outdoor badminton court.
A trip to the city of Dambulla as well as to the Sigiriya
rock fortress are easily possible. Do consider venturing further into the
cultural triangle and its ancient cities of Anuradhapura and Pollonnaruwa. For
a full list of activities, visit our Cultural Triangle Destination Profile.