Water Garden Sigiriya

A boutique hotel with a historic address, Water Garden Sigiriya lies at the heart of Sri Lanka’s cultural triangle with arguably one of the best views on this teardrop-shaped nation. Framed by lush vegetation and looked over by meandering pathways and an indulgent pool, your eye can’t help but be drawn to the iconic Sigiriya Rock that towers over the horizon. 30 stylish villas make the most of the unique views, with plunge pools and duplexes all arranged just-so to maximise the wow-factor.


Just six kilometres from Sigiriya Rock, Water Garden boasts one of Sri Lanka’s most enviable addresses. A three and a half hour drive from the international airport in Colombo, Water Garden transports you back in time to this ancient part of Sri Lanka where culture and heritage reign. No stay would be complete without climbing to the top of Sigiriya Rock, but why stop there? Water Garden also offers elephant jeep safaris at Minneriya as well as privately guided trips up to the ancient cities of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa.

Your Room

Bordered by the winding waterways inspired by a two centuries’ old Water Garden, the 30 villas reveal an ethereal air as they float above the water and open up into your own private oasis complete with secret gardens and plunge pools. Effortlessly combining chic, modern interiors with centuries-old surroundings, they make for places of much-needed relaxation after a day of exploring. Sink into the bathtub or fall back into the king-size bed and simply let go.

Why we like it

Whilst we can hardly argue with the location, what we really love about Water Garden Sigiriya is the sense of peace and tranquillity it embodies. Whether enjoying a moonlit meal or sunning yourself by the pool, it’s hard to feel the slightest stress. For total relaxation though, the spa comes hard to beat. Perched above the waters and with treatments that draw on the practices of Ayurveda and aromatherapy, you’ll feel every last care slowly melt away.