Almost halfway between Kandy and Sigiriya, and nestled amongst lush greenery and jungle lies this unique retreat: Aarunya Nature Resort. Conveniently located at the top of a mountain peak, this hidden gem will make you feel a million miles away from everything.
Aarunya means “First Rays of the Sun” in ancient Sanskrit, and of course this can be experienced at this spectacular location during sunrise.
It features a range of spectacular private villas scattered over 7 acres of tea, fruit and spice plantations atop a mountain peak overlooking Knuckles mountain range. All of these, just 1 hour drive from both Dambulla and Kandy towns.
We stayed in the SUPERIOR VILLA: a 60sqm private luxury villa situated in a grove of cinnamon trees, a private location, with sweeping views of surrounding mountains and a spacious garden.
The owner designed all of the villas and it’s clear that he’s put a lot of time and love into this. The high attention to detail combined with contemporary luxury design and Sri Lankan antique furnishings to surround the four-poster king size bed make for a very enjoyable stay.
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OTHER FACILITIES ON OFFER
Aarunya Resort offers an excellent range of massages, scrubs, signature rituals and body treatments. Located in a scenic spot of the resort with idyllic views of the jungle a natural stream and waterhole. All the treatments at the resort aim to rejuvenate and heal using natural tea based ingredients blended with love to release toxins and replenish you from the outside in.
The infinity pool at the resort was definitely one our favourite things about the place with the always changing, dramatic mountain, mixed plantation and tea estate view time passes by extremely fast as its so pretty and relaxing.
International Dining with a Sri Lankan Touch
Aarunya's gourmet cuisine is founded on the love of creating wonderful, healthy, fine dining options with the best local produce catering to international tastes, inspired by the uniqueness and diversity of Sri Lankan cuisine. Our talented Chefs have a wealth of experience in Sri Lanka and overseas, and will strive to fulfil any request or dietary preference.
HIGH TEA WITH A VIEW
With their artisanal our hand picked Sri Lankan teas and stunning views its impossible not to enjoy the Afternoon Tea menu on offer at Aarunya Resort. We would go as far as saying that the Classic Ceylon Aarunya blend is the tastiest tea we have ever had!
ADDITIONAL SERVICES & FACILITIES ON OFFER AT AARUNYA RESORT
24-Hour Assistance | IDD Telephone | Laundry | Foreign Currency Exchange | All Major Credit Cards Accepted | In-Villa Safe | Valet Parking | Library | 24 Hour Security | Gym | Spa | Yoga & fitness Activities
OUR TOP PICKS ABOUT THE PLACE
1) The infinity pool with jaw dropping views
2) Sustainability: The land provides organic vegetables, fruits and spices for all the meals they serve, the fresh mountain air infuses the body when we exercise, the spa draws on luxury products and techniques to revitalise the mind and body, while constantly changing dramatic views and atmospheres encourage relaxation, reflection and contemplation.
OUR ADVISE TO YOU
We highly recommend staying at least 2 to 3 nights in order to have the best possible experience.
It is world-class luxury with boutique and personalised service to ensure you have an unforgettable stay.
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