In the central hills of this beautiful island on the outskirts of Kandy City, overlooking the Knuckles Mountain Range, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, sits Aarunya Nature Resort & Spa. Aarunya, meaning first rays of the sun in the ancient language of Sanskrit, is a collection of modern luxury private villas set high in the central hills and surrounded by spice and tea gardens.
Number of Rooms
Airport & Hotel to Hotel via Car/SUV/Helicopter/Seaplane
Couples including Honeymoon & Wellness
BB, FB, AI
No. of Restaurants
2 Restaurants (The Verandah – All Day Dining, & Aahaara – Contemporary Sri Lankan Destination Dining)
Number of Bars
Aarunya villas epitomise contemporary Sri Lankan luxury, fully equipped, with local antique furniture pieces, four poster king size beds with 10 inch premium natural latex mattresses, and a 4 person outdoor jacuzzi. Aarunya features:
Aarogya Luxury Spa has both traditional Ayurveda & international therapeutic rituals. Aarogya is located in a scenic, peaceful spot of the resort, overlooking a natural stream and waterhole.
Aarogya Spa & Wellness Center offers guests a complete set of wellness and rejuvenation programs. Programs start from 3 nights, which includes a consultation with the resident Ayurveda Doctor, custom meal plans tailored to guests specific Dosha or body type, focused wellness packages with daily massages, yoga, and meditation.
Food & Beverage
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. Their talented Chefs have a wealth of experience in Sri Lanka and overseas, and will strive to fulfill any request or dietary preference.
As part of the unique offerings at Aarunya, they provide a variety of safe private dining experiences straight from the kitchen to the dining table, including multi‐course set menus, all day in room dining with on call butler service, private dining, pool‐side dining, themed events and cocktail parties, with prior reservation. Locations include The Verandah, Aahaara Sri Lankan Destination Dining Restaurant, Infinity Pool‐Side, In‐Room Dining, and Garden Dining.
Aarunya is conveniently located between Kandy and Dambulla (the gateway to the cultural centre and north of Sri Lanka), just 1.5km off the main A9 road connecting both towns.
Boasting spectacular views over the Knuckles Mountain and Conservation Forest. Aarunya is centrally located with convenient access to the Historical Cultural Triangle, Sigiriya Lion Rock, and the cool climes of the Knuckles Mountains. Step into nature and experience the very heartbeat of Sri Lanka with guided mountain trekking, off the beaten path waterfalls, and cloud forests.
Aarunya, a winner of many international hotel awards, offers a truly spectacular dining experience at Aahaara Restaurant which serves contemporary Sri Lankan cuisine in an authentic village setting. Experience the most memorable sunrise while having an early breakfast in the Central Bungalow, located at the highest point of the estate while listening to the sounds of birds in the morning hours.