If you are seeking a quiet escape from the hassles of your daily life, Amaya Lake, cocooned and surrounded by nature’s beauty is the best choice for you. The perfect calm surroundings will reconnect you with nature in all its glory and help relax yourself in one of the best Dambulla resorts in Sri Lanka.
The beating of the traditional drums on your arrival to the lighting of the oil lamp, the welcome by Amaya’s friendly staff will leave a warm feeling in you. While the staff makes a quick check-in process to ensure your safety, you can sit back and enjoy a hot cup of herbal tea. After that, you may experience the mini ride on the buggy to your room and witness the uniqueness of the resort and how the chalets are placed in the sweet winding roads providing privacy and harmony during your stay.
Deluxe Rooms are the most popular among guests, with its rustic charm and modern amenities. The one and only Superior Suite includes a private plunge pool, a lounge area, a mini kitchen equipped with the modern amenities giving you the utmost privacy, which will make your stay a romantic and a memorial getaway.
Dining at Amaya Lake is an amazing experience. With so many flavours to explore and so many varieties, the touch of village style cooking is completely different to the taste buds from your usual. Each dish has a unique taste. The traditional rice & curry is served at the main restaurant, Samara, along with a fusion of cuisine from around the world. The one dish, you must try is the Creamy Coconut Kiribath accompanied with a spicy onion sambol and fish curry. The buffet spread ranges from traditional Sri Lankan dishes to international dishes, giving you a lot options to choose from. The a la carte menu serves a variety of cooked meat, seafood, pastas, pizzas and much more. Without a doubt, this is one of the best restaurants in Dambulla.
Try the experience of dining on the barge. Enjoy the beautiful sunset behind the Sleeping Soldier Mountain. Sit back and sip a Wine or Champagne of your choice and dive into the delicious canapes to go along with it. The Lake Bar indeed serves the best concoction of cocktails infused with local spirits.
With Dambulla being in the heart of the Cultural Triangle, there is so much you can explore during your stay. A 20-minute drive from the resort is the historic Dambulla Cave Temple also known as The Golden Cave Temple. There is also the Sigiriya Rock Fortress, famous for its unbelievable architectural structures that baffles archaeologists all over. If you wish to get a close up experience with the gentle giants of this planet, you must try the Minneriya National Park Safari. If you wish to explore a little more further into the history of the Cultural Triangle, visiting Anuradhapura & Polonnaruwa is a great opportunity. The friendly front office team at Amaya Lake is always more than happy to help with any information you need.
At the return after a long day, don’t hesitate to pamper and treat yourself to an Ayurveda treatment at the spa. Let the professionals treat you to a soothing massage and let your muscles relax. The Ayurveda aspect of the message is definitely an added bonus.
If you are a fan of wellness and Ayurveda we highly recommend to visit Amuna Ayurveda Retreat for a day or even a detox course. It’s strategically located just 10 min away from Amaya Lake and is a pure piece of heaven! Amuna has organized some of the best ayurveda packages (Ayurvedic – detox programs) in the world to maintain the digestive system in a state of balance and harmony. It includes Panchakarma Treatments for Detoxification and Rejuvenation, Yoga & Meditation, Acupuncture Treatments, Weight Loss, Slimming Programmes, Anti-Ageing and other traditional treatments.