Water Garden

Water Garden takes design inspiration from the impressive Sigiriya Rock, located just 6km from this distinctive hotel.

The luxurious Water Garden takes inspiration from the impressive 2,000 year old rainwater harvesting system located on top of nearby Sigiriya Rock. Located just 6km from this distinctive hotel, this astounding rock monolith is easily visited along with other famous sites of Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle such as Dambulla, Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa.

The 30 immaculate guest villas at Water Garden offer an exceptional stay, fitted with every modern essential. Some feature secret gardens, while others have private plunge pools. All are breathtakingly romantic and spacious, with views of pools, forest or even the Sigiriya Rock Fortress. A dedicated butler will attend to your every request, while a traditional buggy is on hand to transport you to the central swimming pool, the bar or elegant restaurant.

Recreational activities offered at Water Garden include billiards, bicycles and archery. There is also a well-equipped gym, a delightful spa and a helicopter landing pad, that can be used for scenic flights over the countryside. Aside from guided tours of historic landmarks, points of interest in proximity to this resort include Minneriya National Park, where Jeep safaris can be enjoyed, and the local village, where walks can be arranged.


How to get to Water Garden, Sigiriya

Water Garden is located in Sigiriya, approximately 145km or 3.5 hours’ drive from Colombo’s Bandaranaike International Airport.

Water Garden, Sigiriya Activities

  • Guided tours of Sigiriya Rock Fortress by vehicle or bicycle
  • Dambulla and Polonnaruwa sightseeing excursions
  • Jeep safaris in Minneriya National Park
  • Local village walk

*Some activities are at extra cost

Water Garden, Sigiriya Highlights

  • A luxury design hotel inspired by Sigiriya Rock’s ancient rainwater harvesting system
  • Perfectly located for explorations of Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle
  • Immaculate guest villas with dedicated butler service
  • Five-star recreational facilities and fine dining
  • Access to Minneriya National Park, popular with elephants especially in the dry season

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Accommodation in Sri Lanka

Below are a selection of our preferred hotels in Sri Lanka. Please contact us to tailor accommodation options to suit the style of your trip and your budget.

98 Acres

98 Acres is a romantic retreat set amid working tea plantations in the misty highlands of Ella, a small, laid-back town in central Sri Lanka.


Charming Amangalla is set inside a grand old building built in 1684, with the ramparts of the famous Galle Fort just beyond.


Amanwella is a secluded seaside retreat set beside a fine, sandy beach flanked by swaying coconut palms.

Cape Weligama

The Relais & Chateaux Cape Weligama sets the standard for luxury accommodation on Sri Lanka’s captivating south coast.

Ceylon Tea Trails

The Relais & Chateaux Ceylon Tea Trails sets the gold standard for colonial-style luxury in the cool, misty Sri Lankan highlands.

Chena Huts

Between sand dunes and jungle by the ocean’s edge, Chena Huts is a perfect base from which to explore Sri Lanka’s Yala National Park.

Gal Oya Lodge

Secluded Gal Oya Lodge offers access to one of Sri Lanka’s least visited wildernesses, where swimming elephants are sometimes seen on boat safaris.

Jetwing Vil Uyana

Guests at the exclusive Jetwing Vil Uyana may be treated to views of iconic rock fortress of Sigiriya on a clear day.

Jungle Beach

Jungle Beach is a secluded beach resort in Trincomalee on Sri Lanka’s unspoilt northeastern coast with the feel of a luxurious tree house.

Kahanda Kanda

Idyllic Kahanda Kanda is an ideal base for exploring Sri Lanka’s southern beaches and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Galle Fort.

Mandira Bungalow

The Mandira Bungalows in Hatton offer incredible luxury and time-worn traditions amid the temperate central highlands of Sri Lanka.


Sri Lanka Itineraries

The following tours are private, independent and can be easily customised to suit your personal travelling requirements. Please contact us to begin designing your personalised Sri Lanka experience.

Sri Lanka Overview

Why Sri Lanka: This remarkable island off the south eastern coast of India might be small but it is jam packed with spectacular landscapes, a rich cultural heritage and ancient historical sites including 7 World Heritage Sites! Sri Lanka is also still relatively unspoilt by tourism, although there are many unique and wonderful hotels throughout the country.

When to Go: Dec – Mar is considered the best time to visit, being the driest season on the west and south coasts, in the ‘Cultural Triangle’ and up in hill country. The east coast is best from May – Sep when many of the beaches along the west and south coasts are experiencing the monsoon. During the monsoon, it is possible to travel as the rain is not constant – you’ll also enjoy lower prices and less crowds. The temperatures are high throughout the year, averaging around 27°C.

Combine With: Neighbouring India, Bhutan or Nepal.

Getting There: Fly into the international airport north of Colombo, the capital.

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