A boutique resort in the heart of the Cultural Triangle offering impressive views of the ancient rock fortress of Sigiriya.
Boasting a modern day water harvesting design, the property pays homage to a 2,000 year old water garden on Sigiriya Rock. The 30 free-standing guest villas, most with private plunge pools, are extremely spacious and set either astride or beside interlinked ponds crafted out of former rice terraces. The stylish villas have smart contemporary interiors and full-length windows to admire the views, and each villa has a separate living and bedroom area. The idyllic setting is also home to peacocks, cormorants and egrets which you can spy on from your private terrace.
Although the hotel’s rural location has a sense of being off-the-beaten track, the ruined rock fortress of Sigiriya and the impressive, sacred cave temples of Dambulla are just a short drive away. Other notable sights include the ruined cities of Polonnaruwa and Anuradhapura, as well the opportunity to go on safari to view Asian elephants in their natural habitat at nearby Minneriya and Kadulla National Parks.
When not out exploring, you can relax by the large central swimming pool or sip cocktails from the twin-level bar, both of which boast stunning views of the rock fortress. The restaurant has an air-conditioned dining room as well as a wrap around terrace for those who prefer to feast alfresco. The cuisine is delicious and beautifully presented, offering a choice of Sri Lankan and international dishes.
With the mountainous rock fortress as your backdrop, Water Garden Sigiriya offers an indulgent yet natural oasis from which to explore the Cultural Triangle.