Experience the beauty of Nature…
Not far from Colombo City limits, there is a hideout that needs to be explored…Get ready to leave your cares behind as you enter the lush, green world of Owinka Lake Resort…
The idyllic Owinka Lake Resort is a waterfront property that overlooks the south side of the Bolgoda Lake, the largest natural lake in Sri Lanka. This Resort is eco-friendly and offers honored guests a calming and peaceful environment for rest and recreation. The nature lover can experience a rich ecosystem that features a diverse species of birds, flora and fauna.
If you are a honeymooner, there is nothing better than experiencing the romance of the lake. Come here to enjoy the wafting cool breeze and a silence broken only by the soft trill of birds, softly lapping water, and the gentle bob of boats. Have a candle-lit dinner by the lake with your loved one. Your wish is our command.
All Cabanas at the Owinka Lake Resort are built from locally sourced timber and natural materials. All Cabanas are named for the indigenous flora that surrounds Owinka Lake Resort and features a color scheme that is calming and in keeping with its peaceful environment.
Luxury Cabanas with Lake View (Single or Double)
The four cabanas are named Iddha, Rathmal, Kumudu and Olu. Each Cabana features a spacious room with a large living area, bathroom, and verandah. Ideal for a single person, couples and honeymooners, these cabanas overlook the shimmering waters of the Bolgoda Lake.
The four cabanas are named Bovitiya, Manel, Nelum and Araliya. Each Cabana features two spacious rooms, a bathroom, a large living area and verandah. The Family Cabanas are ideal for a family of four or eight.
Located 75 kilometers from the Bandaranaike International Airport and only a two-hour drive from Colombo City, Owinka Lake Resort is located in Gonaduwa within a protected nature sanctuary surrounded by rubber trees and mangroves. The Owinka Resort Hotel can also be accessed via the Gelanigama Exchange Entrance of the Southern Expressway, which is 20 minutes away from the Resort. Transfers by boat from Bandaragama can be arranged with prior notice to the Resort.
Flora and Fauna
The Bolgoda Lake boasts an amazing ecosystem that is rich in diversity. It is home to different varieties of terrestrial, aquatic and semi-aquatic plants including annuals, biannual and perennials. While famous for its verdant mangroves, the Lake also features different varieties of grass and trees.
Based on the Initial Environmental Examinations carried out in 2007, a total of 101 plant species belonging to 51 families have been recorded within the Owinka Lake Resort area. Of these species, seven have been identified as endemic, while one nationally endangered, and three globally endangered species, have been recorded.
Eighty-two fauna species have been recorded within the Resort area. The recorded species include ten species of butterflies, three species of amphibians, nine species of reptiles, forty-seven bird species and eleven species of mammals. Interestingly, a single species of birds and two species of mammals are endemic to the country.
It is important to note that one-third of Sri Lanka's fauna can be found in and around Bolgoda Lake. This is approximately one-tenth of the total number of endemics recorded for the country. Approximately one-third of identified species of the Sri Lankan amphibians can be found in Bolgoda Lake. The high number of migrant and aquatic birds also enhances the fauna. Therefore, Owinka Lake Resort is a haven for naturalists and nature-enthusiasts.
Avid fishermen have been visiting Bolgoda Lake for centuries. The Lake is home to multiple varieties of fish. There is no restriction for fishing at the Bolgoda Lake. While the preferred method of fishing is angling, many continue to use the traditional fishing technique of 'Ja-Kotuwa' for fishing as well. 'Ja kotuwa' utilizes bamboo dividers which are hoisted in the middle of the lake and forms a trap for fish. Night-time fishing is aided by the illumination of kerosene lamps.
Activities Available in Owinka Lake Resort - Wadduwa
City - Wadduwa
Category - Hideaways
Distance from Colombo - 46.2 km (1 h 20 min Drive)
Distance from Airport - 76.6 km (1 h 30 min Drive)
Price Guide - Rates On Request
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