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Extending a warm welcome

AYU Hanthana Eco Lodge is a thoughtful hideaway for the discerning traveller.

Tucked within a protected forest reserve in Hanthana, Sri Lanka with close proximity to the town’s top attractions, our hotel is a modern, stylish and comfortable place to immerse yourself in the culture and environment of a breathtaking lush rainforest.


Re-connect with your soul in a place where time stands still and the joy of discovery is anticipated, embraced, and savoured.

Befitting its name, which means “Life” in Sanskrit, AYU a luxury sanctuary that spans across 3 levels and offers guests the opportunity to truly disconnect, explore inner serenity, and add value to life through absolute serenity. Tucked within the protected Dolamadalawa forest sanctuary, with soaring hardwood trees and giant bamboo, hundreds of exotic birds, and lush unspoiled landscape views of the Hanthana forest reserve, this luxury eco-lodge in Sri Lanka, offers butler-serviced suites, vintage VW and Mercedes tours of the city, and dining including the signature flavours of Sri Lanka.

For the most discerning travellers seeking a personalised meaningful escape, AYU features a relaxed and intimate setting that weaves indigenous flavours with highly responsive, individualised service.



Located in central Sri Lanka, just southwest of the island’s cultural capital Kandy, Hanthana is popular among those who enjoy hiking, camping, bird watching and those with an affinity for nature.

Hanthana’s proximity to Kandy makes it a convenient location from which to tour the signs and sounds of this as well as nearby attractions. Although, once you immerse yourself in what AYU has to offer, it’s unlikely you’ll want to step out of the its tranquility.

7 minutes

to Kandy City

2 Hours

to Knuckles

3 Hours

to Colombo
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