Arrive at the sleek reception area at Water Gardens after a relaxing journey through a lush carpet of paddy fields and greenery.
As soon as you step beyond the minimalist reception hall into the resort grounds themselves, you’ll be wowed by the setting.
With the silhouette of Sigiriya, the iconic ancient rock fortress, in the background, the resort is made up of 30 luxury villas set over the water and along a central grassy walkway. Villas are wonderfully appointed with stylish open-plan interiors, secluded gardens and private pools.
The resort’s design is based on Sigiriya’s ancient water gardens and makes for a wonderfully peaceful setting.
You really are immersed in nature – the sound of wildlife makes for an incredible soundtrack as you walk to dinner each evening, and you’re likely to spot peacocks and other native wildlife strutting the grounds as you wander from your villa to the restaurant or the spa. The resort offers guests access to bicycles to explore the local area on days you’re not off on excursions to Sigiriya, Anuradhapura or Minneriya National Park.
Spend days at the resort in your private plunge pool, luxuriating at the soothing spa, or dining at the superb restaurant, which offers both indoor and al fresco dining and a fantastic menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Accommodation at Water Gardens is made up of 30 luxury villas, set along the central grassy walkway which overlooks Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Each villa is open-plan and offer a furnished terrace, plenty of space, chic interiors, secret gardens and private plunge pools.
Head to the bar for a selection of hand-crafted tipples complemented by exquisite views of the surrounding countryside, with Sigiriya pride of place in the landscape.
With both indoor and al fresco dining spaces, the resort’s main restaurant is striking, with a glass-walled air-conditioned restaurant section and a beautiful wraparound terrace for dining with a view of the central gardens. Choose between a mouth-watering array of items for every meal, whether you fancy a traditional Sri Lankan option or something a little more familiar. There is no time restriction on à la carte lunch, so feel free to spend a leisurely morning enjoying your private plunge pool before venturing to the restaurant for lunch.
Activities and Entertainment
In resort, indulge with a relaxing treatment at the luxurious spa.
Unsurprisingly, Sigiriya is one of the most popular attractions nearby. Take a trip to the ancient rock fortress to climb up to the top – you’ll learn about the rock’s incredible history and be rewarded with some truly jaw-dropping views. History buffs will find plenty more to entertain nearby too, including the Dambulla Cave Temples and the ancient cities of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa. Another popular day trip is to the amazing Minneriya National Park, famous for its elephants.
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