Discover true luxury and tranquility when you reside in Aqua Dunhinda. The private villa is located in a scenic tea garden over-looking the Kotmale Forest and the Mahaweli River. Aqua Dunhinda offers our guests a chance to connect with nature, immerse themselves in the breathtaking environment, and engage in activities such as hiking, yoga and meditation. And of course, indulge in unique and traditional delicacies using old family recipes.The villa, a family owned private property only located 120km from Colombo International Airport, allows guests to feel at home and experience the peace and quiet that is unique to Aqua Dunhinda.
We are happy to get you in sync with nature and your 5 senses. The estate is sprawled over 4000 square feet of land, with 3 large guestrooms, en-suite bathrooms with rain spa showers, a spacious living room, an elegant 8-seater dining area, an observation deck, and an all rounded verandah. All guestrooms have immediate access to a well-maintained tea garden terrace, with a promise of the panoramic view of the river and mesmerizing sounds of the river flowing around the villa. Completely isolated except for exotic birds, buffalos, porcupines and wild boars, Aqua Dunhinda is built on the philosophy of evoking our 5 senses enhanced by the climate, landscape and culture. It is truly a therapeutic rejuvenating experience. This special healing experience is situated along the banks of the mighty Mahaweli River and she overlooks the Kotmale Forest (more than 1000 acres of conservation forest).
The Mahaweli River is Sri Lanka´s longest river, passing through our land over a large rock canapé, offering a breathtaking view of the numerous twists and turns of the continuous up-stream flow. This unique location has inspired a number of legends amongst the villagers, dating back to the days of King Sri Wikrama Rajasinghe (1780 – 1832) and romanticized through the name, “Dunhinda” (Misty River). Aqua Dunhinda is situated near various places of interests, like the UNESCO world heritage site – The Sacred City of Kandy (15 km), the tea capital of the world – Nuwara Eliya (50 km), The Pinnawala Elephant Sanctuary (30 km), and many other attractions within her vicinity. Aqua Dunhinda is equipped with modern day comforts such as cable TV, a DVD player, a stereo, a refrigerator, hot water facilities and air conditioning. Services is readily available 24 hours a day, managed by the hospitable villa manager, personal butler and experienced chef. Once you step out of the verandah, greenery, tropical fruit trees and indigenous plants will surround you.
In the early mornings and late evenings, you will be serenaded by a variety of birds, some of which migrate from faraway lands. There are many natural rocks in the garden, allowing you to sit and watch the magnificent view of the ever-flowing river. Aqua Dunhinda offers you a culinary adventure, which is both unique and traditional. Our guests have the option of choosing their meals from 3 menus: Sri Lankan Gastronomy, Fusion Delicacy or Happy Healthy Cuisine. At Aqua Dunhinda, we aspire to include locally grown produce, grown from our very own garden, to help reduce our carbon footprint. Keeping in-line with daily dietary recommendations, we encourage our guests to reduce their meat intake. We are pleased to offer fresh seafood and other tasty alternatives. Our in-house chef will be most delighted to discuss your dietary preferences and adjust the menu suitable to your needs. You may also wish to immerse yourself in the whole traditional Aqua Dunhinda culinary process of meal preparation by accompanying the chef to the local markets.