98 Acres is located on a scenic tea estate in the hillside town of Ella. A eco-friendly retreat, it has been built almost entirely out of recycled materials. With chalets nestled into its lush green surroundings, enjoy views out over the southern plains.
A great place for birdwatching
Explore Ella and the surrounding area, made up of misty emerald hills, the Tea Country is a must when visiting Sri Lanka
The resort gets its name from the 98 acre tea estate it stands on
Made up of charming chalets cantilevered into the hillside
Close to the famed hillside town of Ella, 98 Acres is a luxurious retreat set on a hillock. Eco-friendly and intimate, the main highlight here is the stunning views and the lush green tea estate that surrounds it.
There are just 25 chalets to choose from here, all made of sustainable bamboo materials. Each chalet is cantilevered into the hillside, with vistas stretching to the southern lakes, the famous Ella rock and even Little Adam’s Peak.
Within the resort there is a spacious dining area and lounge pavilion which opens out overlooking the green jungle below. The swimming pool is close by and guests can relax here unwinding with a good book. For younger guests, there is even a kids pool, perfect for splashing about in.
The location of the resort makes it easily accessible by train, a must when visiting Sri Lanka. Arriving into Nuwara Eliya, you can experience the colonial charm of Little England. 98 Acres is in a great location for guests to explore the tea plantations, on nature walks or on a tour of a local tea factory where you can learn about the growth and production of some of the world's finest tea.
When to visit
Ella City Tour
Explore Ella with your chauffeur guide. Ella is blessed with some of Sri Lanka’s most spectacular views. On this tour you will visit Ella Gap, Ravana Ella Falls, Little Adam’s Peak, Ravana Cave and Bambaragala Park.
Explore the Tea Plantations
During your stay in the Hill Country, explore the tea plantations where you can see the tea pluckers at work, visit a tea factory, or go for a walk through the rolling green hills.
Guided Tour of Kandy: Gods, Kings & Men
Today head to the centre of Kandy, once known as the Kingdom of Kandy. Take some time to visit the famous UNESCO protected Temple of the Tooth. Next wander around the colourful market followed by some tea at the historic Queen's Hotel.
Jeep Safari at Yala National Park
Enjoy a jeep safari to Yala National Park, the most famous National Park in Sri Lanka.
Visit the colourful market in Kandy for textiles, as well as a lively atmosphere.
Kandy Royal Botanical Gardens
The Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya, Kandy, is renowned for its wide variety of plant species
and beautiful flowers. Of particular note is the collection of a variety of orchids.
Kandy Temple Trail
Head a little more off the beaten track to explore some of Sri Lanka's more historically and architecturally interesting temples. Gadaladeniya, Embekke and Lankathilaka are set away from the main tourist trail but are still easily accessible from Kandy.
Kandy Walking Tour
Go on a walking tour of Kandy, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Meet Rahju the Artist
Rahju, one of Sri Lanka's famous artists, opens his studio to offer visitors an intimate view of what shapes his art pieces.
Royal Botanical Garden Educational Walk
Learn more about the unique flora of Sri Lanka in the educational walk through Royal Botanical Garden
Temple of the Tooth
This evening you will visit The Temple of the Tooth. The stunning 17th-century Temple of the Tooth (Sri Dalada Maligawa) is believed to house the left upper canine tooth of the Lord Buddha himself.
Train from Kandy to Hatton
The 2 hour train journey to Hatton is a glorious way to see the rolling countryside from your observation car, as you climb into the hills and tea plantations.
Trek the Knuckles Mountain Range
Explore the Knuckles Mountain Range on this full day trek. A local tracker will guide you through the Knuckles Forest Reserve, hiking the Corbett’s Gap Viewpoint track.
Trekking in the Knuckles Range
This is a must for trekking enthusiasts, who will love the striking landscapes and ever-changing fauna on this 4-5 hour trek from Illukkumbura to Riverston. Expect sweeping panoramas and waterfalls in this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Visit Tea Factory and Plantation
Visit a working tea factory and plantation and witness how tea is grown and processed.
Visit to an Artist's Home in Kandy
Meet with Ranju the artist during an intimate visit to his studio in Kandy. Gain an intimate insight into Sri Lanka's budding art scene and the artist behind some extraordinary pieces.
Your Time at Jim's Farm Villas - Scott Dunn Suggests
There's plenty to keep everyone entertained at Jim's Farm Villas. During you stay visit the local Buddhist temple, go on a farm tour, try some Tai Chi or play volleyball. There's even the chance to have a lesson in the art of sari dressing and cooking.