Aliya Resort & Spa, Sigiriya

With a theme surrounding the majestic Sri Lankan elephant, Aliya Resort & Spa is a luxury resort which is ideally set overlooking the magnificent Sigiriya Rock Fortress and the Pidurangala Rock Temple. The hotel offers a range of accommodation units from deluxe rooms to luxury tents and suites while all rooms are equipped with a host of modern amenities. Dining at the resort takes you through a journey of gastronomic delights of Sri Lanka with a touch of international dishes. The Ayurvedic Spa is the perfect solution for relaxation of your mind and body.


Nestled amidst indigenous trees and chena growth along with paddy fields and lush greenery, the Aliya Resort & Spa is located in the dry zone of the Central Province of Sri Lanka overlooking the historical Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Located in the heart of the cultural triangle, the Resort also offers views of the Pidurangala Rock Temple. Sigiriya is located at a distance of about 169km from Colombo while it can be reached through main roads from Colombo as well as Kandy.


Inspired by the elephant (Aliya), simplicity and luxurious surroundings the Aliya Resort & Spa offers Chalet type accommodation, suites and luxury deluxe tents. The chalets boast of 4 units each which can be classified under Deluxe Rooms and Deluxe Rooms with Attic. All rooms are designed with a minimalistic concept and are spacious and comfortable without redundant decor. The tents are also luxurious and simple with all modern conveniences to make your stay exiting hidden amidst nature.


There are a number of dining venues available at the Aliya Resort & Spa. The 'Alaka' restaurant serves authentic Sri Lankan cuisine where you can savour the best flavours the country has to offer. Located on the verandah of the resorts Paddy Museum, the 'Nagula' offers guests a unique wining and dining experience featuring Sri Lankan cuisine along with a rustic ambience. Meals are prepared in traditional clay pots on clay stoves while the museum contains century old paddy cultivating artefacts. For authentic Chinese cuisine, guests can head towards 'Makara' while the venue is adorned with mythical golden dragons along with a festive facade. With simple decor and antique miniatures, 'Migara' is the resort's coffee shop and bar. You can enjoy a cup of coffee of cocktails before dinner listening to some soothing jazz music.

For rejuvenation of mind, body and soul, the Aliya Resort & Spa boasts of the 'Ayur Vie' Spa which offers traditional holistic Ayurvedic treatments. Treatments include herbal oil body and head treatments, facials, shirodhara, herbal steam bath, herbal bath, foot treatment/reflexology etc. The in-house Ayurvedic doctor will guide you accordingly while free meditation and yoga session are the perfect compliment for a complete rejuvenation programme. One of the focal points of the resort is the beautiful infinity swimming pool which overlooks the vast greenery, the Sigiriya Rock Fortress and the Pidurangala Rock. You can relax in one of the sun beds and enjoy the view.


Since the hotel is strategically placed within the cultural triangle, you can plan a number of excursions around the area. You can spend the day cycling to a nearby village or enjoy climbing the Sigiriya Rock or the Pidurangala Rock Temple. For a longer excursion, you can take a trip to Polonnaruwa which was once a prosperous capital city in the country. There are dozens of ruins, especially rock carvings and statues that have been well preserved. With time in hand, you can also enjoy safaris at the Minneriya National Park or the Kaudulla National Park.