Nestled amidst the rice paddies and lush vegetation of central Sri Lanka, the boutique villas of Water Garden Sigiriya are spread across landscaped canals and waterways inspired by the ancient water gardens of Sigiriya Rock. The UNESCO World Heritage-listed bastion rises above the hotel like a ghostly vision, making for spellbinding views throughout the day. This chic hideaway is perfect for those looking for peace and tranquillity off the beaten track, as the only sounds you’ll hear during your stay here are the calls of the peacocks, cormorants and egrets that call the waterways home.
Explore the expansive landscaped grounds of the hotel estate, or lounge beside the chic infinity pool. The hotel’s spa, inspired by traditional healing practices, is ideal for rejuvenating mind, body and soul. If you can tear yourself away from the serene settings of Water Garden Sigiriya's, you’re just a short distance from the majestic Sigiriya Rock, and the fascinating archaeology of Dambulla Cave. Elegant yet authentic, Water Garden Sigiriya is perfect for those looking for relaxation in the heart of Sri Lanka.
Wander along the lush canals and waterways, or take a weight off and explore the estate by gulf buggy. The hotel’s chic infinity pool is particularly inviting during the sultry summer months and offers incredible views of Sigiriya Rock. Water Garden Sigiriya's wellness spa is based on Ayurvedic principles and offers a range of pampering treatments including Balinese massages, body scrubs using sandalwood and turmeric, and traditional body wraps. If you're after something a little more energetic, the hotel offers a range of activities including cycling, archery or billiards.
Water Garden Sigiriya is perfectly located for those who want to explore some of the most stunning historic and archaeological sites in Sri Lanka. The fortress of Sigiriya Rock is just a short drive from the hotel. Dating back to the 5th-century A.D, this ruined palace is surrounded by a network of fortifications, gardens, and the landscaped ponds and canals from which Water Garden Sigirya takes its inspiration. Be sure not to miss the remarkably well-preserved ‘Maidens of the Clouds’, frescoes thought to commemorate royal concubines and wives; and the ‘Mirror Wall’, scrawled with graffiti dating back over a millennium. The Dambulla Caves are also within easy reach: dating back to the 2nd-century BC, these are some of the best preserved cave temples in the world.
Enjoy a sunset cocktail at Water Garden Sigirya’s twin-level bar. Lounge on the chic designer furniture, or take your drink upstairs for panoramic views of Sigirya Rock and the surrounding countryside. The hotel restaurant serve elegant international and Sri Lankan dishes, either beneath the handcrafted copper chandelier in the sophisticated dining room, or al fresco on the terrace.