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Water Garden Sigiriya

Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

Water Garden Sigiriya is an oasis of natural beauty in the heart of The Cultural Triangle, inspired by the ancient water gardens of Sigiriya. Expect luxury in a very open and natural setting with the mountainous Sigiriya Rock Fortress as your backdrop.

At a Glance

  • Just 8km from Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Water Garden is superbly located

  • Designed by renowned architect Channa Daswatte

  • Enjoy the pristine waterways and large main pool where you can relax with a book

  • Outstanding views over Sigiriya and the surrounding countryside

  • Each villa is spacious and offers privacy in a beautiful surrounding

Culture, Adventure, Couples, History

Insider's View

Water Garden boasts the most spectacular view of iconic Sigirya Rock and is well positioned for visiting the landmark as well as other attractions the cultural triangle has to offer.

Amber Hopkins

Insider's View

There are a number of great Sri Lanka local area guides in your room for you to enjoy reading and borrowing for on your day trips out.

Amber Hopkins

Insider's View

Enjoy a drink in the cocktail lounge which offers panoramic views of the lush green countryside and great Sigirya rock.

Scarlett Richard

Insider's View

Try your hand at Archery in the gardens of The Water Garden, with the impressive Sigiriya Rock in the background!

Victoria Hogg

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Try and make time for a spa treatment, I had a back massage and it was excellent!

Jack Mace

Insider's View

As a family choose a duplex villa to give you lots of space, with two bedrooms - one king and one twin under the same roof.

Scott Dunn team

Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Water Garden Sigiriya or take a look at our itineraries to Ancient Cities


With Sigiriya Rock Fortress as its backdrop, Water Garden Sigiriya hotel is a modern take on the 2,000 year old water garden found at the ancient ruins. Designed by renowned architect Channa Daswatte, this luxury hotel is as much about the views as it is the interiors.

Spread across 35 acres, each villa has been carefully styled in keeping with its setting. There are 30 villas in total divided into three categories. The superior Deluxe Room and the Duplex Villas in particular are a perfect choice as they feature a private plunge pool. The Duplex Villa is ideal for larger groups or families.

There are two dining options - the main restaurant and twin level bar, found either side of the main pool with views towards Sigiriya Rock. The twin level bar is a great way to begin an evening, sit out on the upper floor terrace and take in the views whilst sipping on a cocktail. Below, the main restaurant is very chic and serves a mixture of Sri Lankan dishes and international cuisine. Alternatively enjoy a private dining in an outdoor setting under the stars. Here you can enjoy a romantic dinner by candlelight.


There are a total of 30 villas at Water Garden Sigiriya, each combining space, style and privacy. Ask your Travel Consultant for more details.

Deluxe Villa

The Deluxe Villa is a chic one bedroom villa complete with a King size bed and large bathroom complete with a bathtub. The Deluxe Villas overlook the water garden below giving the impression you are floating on water; a romantic space perfect for couples.

Duplex Twin Villa with Plunge Pool

The Duplex Twin Villa features a private plunge pool with Jacuzzi and sundeck which is a great spot for observing the wildlife which roam the gardens. There are two bedrooms, one master bedroom upstairs complete with a King sized bed and a second room downstairs with two twin beds, perfect for children.

Superior Deluxe Villas with Plunge Pool

The Superior Deluxe Villa offers a chic yet rustic space to enjoy the surrounding gardens and local wildlife.Enjoy your own private plunge pool and accompanying sundeck. This villa has one bedroom with a King sized bed along with a spacious bathroom with a large bathtub to unwind in after a day exploring The Cultural Triangle.


Children are welcome at Water Garden Sigiriya and there's also a kid’s pool for younger guests to splash about in.


The main restaurant at Water Garden offers a variety of local favorites as well as an array of international dishes. All ingredients are locally sourced and the fully stocked bar provides an extensive menu of drinks and refreshing cocktails. The twin level bar is also a great spot for sundowners.


Water Garden Sigiriya's location makes it a perfect base for visiting Sigiriya Rock Fortress and other highlights of the Cultural Triangle including the ancient kingdom of Dambulla. There are also many National Parks nearby that make up Elephant's corridor. Back at the hotel, there's a plethora of activities available including billiards, cycling and archery. You'll find a large outdoor swimming pool in close proximity to the many waterways that wind around the property. For gym goers, there's a well-equipped fitness center whilst others can enjoy a pampering at the spa which uses a combination of organic products to truly revive your mind, body and soul. There's even a helipad, perfect for helicopter tours over Sigiriya Rock and beyond.

Location & Directions

Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

Water Garden Sigiriya is located approximately 8km from the majestic Sigiriya Rock Fortress in the heart of the Cultural Triangle of Sri Lanka.

When to go

The Maha monsoon blows from October to January, bringing rain to the North and East, while the dry season is from May to September. The North and East are comparatively dry, with around 1000mm of rain annually. There is also an inter-monsoonal period in October and November when rain can occur in many parts of the island. Out-of-season travel has its advantages – not only do the crowds go away but many airfares and accommodation prices drop right down. Nor does it rain all the time during the low season.

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