Set amid lush forest off the A6 highway, this relaxed, rural resort on Habarana Lake is 18 km from Sigiriya Lion Rock, the ruins of a 5th-century city. Warmly decorated rooms with wood accents offer patios, free Wi-Fi and cable TV, as well as minibars, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Suites add lake views, 4-poster beds, living areas, and open-air bathrooms with soaking tubs. A casual buffet restaurant with a terrace serves international cuisine. There’s also a cafe, and a bar with garden views. Other amenities include a spa, a triangle-shaped outdoor pool, and a cricket pitch, as well as tennis, badminton and volleyball courts.