Water Garden Sigiriya | Sri Lanka | If Only

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Lying within the so-called Cultural Triangle brings Sri Lankan must-do sites, such as the famed rock cave temple of Dambulla and the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Anuradhapura & Polonnaruwa. 30 lavish villas are dotted throughout the grounds, reached by winding paths, and flanked by lush gardens, offering cool havens in which to relax after hot, steamy days climbing ancient rock formations, exploring Buddhist temples, and trekking with elephants. A number have private swimming pools. Dining is a pleasing fusion of Sri Lankan and western dishes served in the air-conditioned cool of the restaurant or on the balmy terrace, with hazy views of Sigiriya in the distance. There’s also a two-storey bar with equally wonderful views where you can relax with an icy cocktail and soak up the scenery. The serene, wicker sun-lounger lined swimming pool is a peaceful place to stop for a while, and after all the cultural excitement take time out to explore your beautiful surroundings by bicycle, buggy or on foot maybe enjoy a game of croquet on the manicured lawns.


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At a glance

  • Luxury Hotel With Villas
  • 5 Star
  • 30 villas



The freestanding villas feature stylish, spacious interiors, hidden gardens and some boast private plunge pools for midnight swims and early morning dips. Deluxe villas are semi-submerged over the water and surrounded by nature; the views, sights, and sounds of the water are utterly relaxing. Superior deluxe villas blend seamlessly with their surrounding and offer uninterrupted views of Sigiriya from the private pool decks. Duplex twin villas with pools have two bedrooms and are perfect for families, the sundeck also doubles up as a perfect wildlife observation point. Lofty four poster beds and butler service come as standard with all villas.



The charming restaurant offers a delicious menu of Sri Lankan and western dishes, and you can choose to dine inside under an impressive handmade chandelier or outside on the terrace, with the lush waterways before you and the extraordinary sight of Sigiriya in the distance. Private dining can be arranged around the resort and in-villa dining is also available. The twin-level bar features an air-conditioned ground floor and a magical first floor terrace where you can relax, clutching a cold gin & tonic or a refreshing beer and maybe a bar nibble or two, under the balmy tropical skies.



A visit to this part of Sri Lanka is all about the Cultural Triangle and days are spent (quite rightly so) exploring. Experiences on offer include guided nature walks, tours of Dambulla, Polonnaruwa and both cycle and hiking tours of Sigiriya. One of the most popular is a jeep safari to Minneriya, highly regarded for its incredible elephant migration. On site activities include Sri Lankan cooking classes and demonstrations, archery, and local village visits. In the heart of the resort, the swimming pool is a sparkling oasis amidst a sea of green and a delightful place for a cool, refreshing swim after a day of adventure.


Enrich your Sri Lankan experience with some you-time pampering in the Spa at the Water Garden, a place of tranquillity and wellness and an indulgent spot in which to relax. Treatments and therapies include world renowned Balinese massages and use a wealth of Asian spa techniques. The extensive menu includes herbal scrubs and wraps, head massages and beauty treatments that will leave you revived from top to toe. Alongside the hiking and cycling there is also a well-equipped, air-conditioned fitness centre, ideal for those who prefer to maintain their fitness routine in a cooler environment.


Getting There

Arrival Airport

Sigiriya Airport


Approximately 20 minutes from the airport


With temperatures remaining fairly constant in the high 20°Cs and low 30°Cs, Sri Lanka's ancient cities are pleasantly warm all year round. Although the monsoon season falls between October and January, rain doesn't usually last all day in Sri Lanka, instead falling in short sharp bursts.