Yogis and those with a love of the outdoors should take a close look at Rukgala Retreat. This intimate boutique hotel aims to unite travelers who have a shared passion for wellness, fitness and adventure through a range of exciting outdoor activities, high-quality yoga classes and relaxed communal dining. Set on the edge of the scenic Victoria Reservoir and surrounded by the spectacular Knuckles Mountain Range, there are opportunities for kayaking, paddle-boarding and hiking, either done independently or led by the in-house naturalist. Guests can also visit the nearby tea factory and ancient cave temple. A small swimming pool and stylish ensuite rooms, each generously sized and decorated with warm wooden furnishings, are peaceful spaces for relaxation at the end of the day full of activity.
Top House Double Bedrooms
Set atop the rock that puts the ‘gala’ in Rukgala, these rooms have a small balcony with views of the pool and lake beyond and are furnished with a king-sized double bed, comfortable chair and desk. The ensuite bathroom has a sink and shower and opens out to the terrace as well.
Top House Twin Bedroom
As above but with twin beds instead of a king-sized bed.
Top House Family Room
A spacious room with four single beds – two four-poster and two standard – ideal for families or a small group. This room is also ensuite with great views and has the addition of a small private sit out.
Garden Cottage Double Rooms
These rooms all have a pretty mezzanine space with an extra single bed, ideal for children or just as a peaceful meditation spot. The main room has a queen-sized double bed and comfortable seating and a characterful ensuite bathroom with a bathtub with an overhead shower.
Garden Cottage Twin Rooms
As above but with twin beds (standard) instead of a queen-sized bed in the main room. These rooms also have a mezzanine area with an additional single bed.
Dining is communal (although private meals can be arranged) and is largely vegetarian fare. Alcohol is not available.
Just for the kids
Suitable for children aged 12 and over.