Having a mission to create an up-market Ecotourism Product, Ranweli Holiday Village is indeed on the right track. This eco friendly resort which is found in Waikkal borders both a river the sea providing a very unique natural experience to its guests. Offering bungalow type accommodation units which reminds you of a typical Sri Lankan village, provides guests with modern amenities adorned with artefacts made by village folk. With delicious buffets and a la carte International and Sri Lankan meals, guests can also enjoy beverages at the pavilion bar. Romantic ferry dinners, river cruises, nature walks and tours all add to the pleasant and much awaited holiday that you will enjoy in harmony with nature.
An Eco friendly resort, Ranweli Holiday Village is located on a 22-acre peninsula where winding rivers and mangrove forests meet the sea. The property is located about 18km away from the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake. Blending with the unique and natural environment, Ranweli's serene and idyllic location features indigenous fauna and flora, and borders the river from one side and the sandy beach on the other. The land was originally a coconut plantation which was surrounded by mangroves.
Ranweli Holiday Village's special location in a coast wetland estuary contributes to a large diversity of over 130 species of birds. A three hour bird watching tour along the river and mangroves is offered as a special facility to our guests. A relaxed tour hour nature walk with a trained naturalist will guide you along the Ranweli Nature Trail where selected trees and shrubs are described.
Two exciting bicycle tours are available for guests where there is a chance to enjoy the natural environment and historical sites. Starting from half an hour onwards, the river cruise takes you through waterways by canoe or motorboat. Having a close-knit relationship with the local folks nearby, Ranweli provides an opportunity to the guests to take part in demonstrations of traditional Sri Lankan handicrafts. Nature tours also include visits to "Anaivilundawa" which is a wild life sanctuary and the Sinharaja Biosphere Reserve which is Sri Lanka's premier rain forest. Special Archaeological Tours can be organized to Panduwasnuwara & Yapahuwa.