When you check-in at Aqua Dunhinda your priority will be to completely lay back and relax. Our guests typically want to absorb the surrounding panoramic view of nature, experience the peace and tranquility while getting pampered by our team.

If you are curious by nature and wish to be adventurous, there are many attractions within the property to inspire you and keep you busy.


Yoga sessions are arranged and conducted by our friend and renowned Yoga gee from the area. Yoga is conducted on the rocks of the river to ensure complete physical and mental rejuvenation.


The venerable Buddhist monk from the local temple provides meditation sessions and there are a number of ideal spots to help you focus your concentration.

Horticulture therapy

Guests are welcome to participate in nurturing of the various crops that are grown at Aqua Dunhinda including tea, various garden vegetables, pepper vines and experience the healing power of horticulture therapy.

Nature hikes
(both self-guided and with the Gardener):

Tea garden walk

Take a relaxing walk along the tea garden path and watch the river winding its way for miles at various points from the land.

River hike

Take a walk down to the river, must be guided by a guide, and experience the amazing rock canapé and the water gushing all around you. (Recommended to be taken in the morning or after 4pm).

Forest hike

For the adventurous, a hike can be arranged walking up the river and connecting to the Kotemale forest. This must be a guided tour due to dangers of wild life and water currents.

Bird watching

Dunhinda is blessed with a number of birds passing through as well as visiting the land. These include parrots, jungle fowls and variety of eagles. All you need to do is sit at the veranda with a pair of binoculars and you will see an abundance of birds that are unique to Sri Lanka throughout the day.

River bath

Experience a natural spa experience and plunge into the waters of the Mahaweli. This is a guided tour and must be accompanied by our staff at all times.

Mini night safari

Experience the delight of seeing various wild animals that visit our land from your own room including monkeys, buffaloes, porcupines, boars, river otters.

Star gazing

Sit back on the deck or wrap around the veranda to watch the stars with minimal light pollution.

Ayurveda massage

A family-run Ayurveda massage therapy services can be arranged as requested.

Day attractions

Number of day attractions can be arranged at your request.