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Jungle frolicking in Yala

Jungle frolicking in Yala

By Juilet Coombe

Already a balmy hot day, we ensure we have enough water and our camera equipment before we go to meet the smiling and very affable Chamara Amarasinghe, Jetwing Yala hotel’s naturalist with five years service to Jetwing. Acting as the guide for ...

Experiencing Jetwing Vil Uyana

Experiencing Jetwing Vil Uyana

By Juliet Coombe

Go and see the Jetwing Vil Uyana organic garden I’m told so off I trot with Chaminda, the hotel’s naturalist, famed for his discovery and enhancement of the Slender Loris monkeys in the extensive grounds of the hotel. He takes me, with the hint o...

Vil Uyana’s Red Light District – Slender Loris Watching

Vil Uyana’s Red Light District – Slender Loris Watching

By Juliet Coombe

The moon vanished behind the clouds and a thin whistle like call indicated the male Slender Loris is around, a rare clown like monkey that probably got its name from The Dutch that saw the species as the jungle jester. An adorable monkey with a clown...

Wake up to Sri Lankan coffee!

Wake up to Sri Lankan coffee!

By Juliet Coombe

Whilst you gaze across the beautiful hills surrounding Jetwing Warwick Gardens House, you will see the familiar sight of well kept but random scatterings of tea bushes lining the hills for miles around and some vibrant and colourful saris expertly pi...

Make the Break – Jetwing Yala

Make the Break – Jetwing Yala

By Juliet Coombe

Its early morning and the sun has just risen throwing spectacular colours across the sand dunes, as it breaks through the white misty sky hovering over the horizon where the sea meets the spectacular sand dunes. The air is comfortingly warm and moist...