Heaven on Trees

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From the creators of one of the world’s most captivating getaways comes yet another attraction promising to keep up with Kumbuk River’s penchant for stunning artistry. Tree Luxuria, the new architectural masterpiece defies gravity with a two-deck luxurious abode with the lower deck capturing the essences of a 5-star hotel room with a glass wall that offers stunning vistas of a river running below on the buffer zone of the Yala National Park. The latest attraction at the internationally-acclaimed eco resort opens the door to more people who want to be at one with nature but not having to give up on luxurious amenities. The elegantly designed Cabin is air-conditioned and includes probably the largest bed in a Sri Lankan hotel, refrigerator, television, a hot water shower with water jets and FM radio, all up the tree. The family-sized Kumbuk Tree Cabin offers a unique holiday for families and is also expected to be a honeymooner’s paradise further boosting an accolade Kumbuk River was accorded as one of the world’s best destinations for adventurous honeymooners.  Kumbuk River (www.kumbukriver.com) shot to fame winning tourism world’s ultimate recognition, a travel Oscar as the world’s leading eco-lodge in 2008 on the back of its center-piece, a 2-story 40ft high eco villa in the shape of an elephant. Set in an idyllic nature enclave on the banks of a lively river in a sleepy hamlet in Buttala and on the edge of Yala National Park, the 16-acre nature resort continues to be in the focus of international media. The Times-Online listed it among the world’s best green places and it is in a select list of world’s top 10 most unusual hotels. “Kumbuk River now has three accommodation types from a basic eco-lodge to a most unusual Elephant Villa to luxury on trees.  The Kumbuk Tree Cabin is again a sheer surprise it terms of design, class and logic. From newly-weds on their honeymoon to families looking for a unique experience, the Tree cabin will wow people who love nature but don’t want to leave luxurious comforts behind,” says a spokeswoman. The resort is part of the CSR mandate of the integrated communications agency The 7th Frontier.