Ideally located within the beautiful natural environment of Nawalapitya, Okwin Resort has a tranquil aura that creates the perfect holiday.
Words Udeshi Amarasinghe
Photographs Menaka Aravinda
Situated within a secluded area facing the Habaragala mountain of Rakshawa as well as the Sudugala waterfalls, Okwin Resort is centrally based from which guests can explore the many sites in and around Nawalapitiya.
With 21 rooms in total, the resort has four categories of which the suite, family room and honeymoon suite are distinct and captures the essence of the hotel. All rooms are spacious and comfortably furnished with either balconies or verandahs and resplendent views. With all modern amenities the bathrooms of the suites have a jucuzzi as well. The rooms are positioned as separate ground and upper floor units. Comfortable and cosy, the bedrooms at the resort, will entail a relaxing stay.
Sip a cool drink while taking a dip in the blue swimming pool or simply enjoy the beautiful views from the deck with sounds of nature creating a dreamlike feel. With private access to the Sudugala Falls, guests can splash in the shallow natural pools or simply request to have a beautiful meal near the falls. The staff are always there to make your stay a wonderful one.
The restaurant is extensive with large glass windows all around, thus the surrounding views become a part of the experience. Delicious fusion cuisine as well as authentic Sri Lankan and Western dishes are prepared by the team of in-house chefs to tantalise your taste buds. The lounge on the upper floor is similar to an extended balcony with an open front with the picturesque views of the waters peacefully flowing by. The sound of the moving water soothes the senses. Colourful concoctions are created that will surely quench your thirst. It is an ideal place to relax and reflect.
A special feature of Okwin Resorts is its banquet facilities that serves for weddings as well as MICE tourism. Having catered to Sri Lankan corporates, the resort has organised conferences for Indian companies through their customised packages. All modern conference facilities are available at Okwin Resorts.
Long and short distance exursions are organised by Okwin Resort as it is centrally located. The hotel is surrounded by eight major waterfalls, which are each a maximum of 45 minutes away. A railroad adventure is available for guests to enjoy a unique experience to Inguru Oya station (on the main Colombo-Badulla track) and thereafter to Galaboda falls. Cycle excursions as well as treks and hikes are also arranged by the team. Rakshagala in Rakshawa is another. Furthermore, guests who are travelling to Sri Pada, Ella, Kitulgala, Nuwara Eliya and other such destinations make Okwin Resorts their home due to its accessibility as well as the services and facilities offered. With a railway station at Nawalapitiya guests can travel at their convenience.
With the meaning of heritage in Sinhala, Okwin Resorts, is tucked away in the mountains of Nawalapitya. A holiday here will definitely be one to remember.
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