Resort in Habarana

This bombastic temple of bling has raised the bar of luxury very high indeed. The fortress-like entrance, lovely open-sided restaurant and village-like collection of stylish chalets is designed to impress rather than charm, but the 30m infinity pool (with Sigiriya rock views at the end of each lap!) is breathtaking.

Be aware that such is the scale of the place (96 rooms and suites) it's not for those seeking an intimate experience. Located 4km southwest of town on the road to Dambulla.