Occupying a pretty peninsula next to a lagoon and close to the traditional Sri Lankan city of Kalutara, Anantara Kalutara offers authenticity in a verdant tropical hideaway. Architecturally impressive the resort's design is based on plans devised by the late master architect Geoffrey Bawa. Guest rooms, suites and villas enjoy exotic ocean or lagoon views and contemporary open-plan living combines with time-honoured Sri Lankan style. Villas offer extra luxuries, including private pools and the assistance of personal butlers.
Cuisine in the resort's five restaurants offers a range of international dishes, amongst them Sri Lankan and Italian.
The spa promotes holistic wellbeing and the menu offers Ayurvedic healing traditions and signature treatments administered in tranquil therapy areas. A yoga and meditation pavilion features daily classes. Dedicated wellness days at the resort incorporate yoga and invigorating treatments: perfect for top to toe relaxation.
A whole host of activities are on offer at Anantara Kalutara for those who want to try something new. From daily fitness classes and a range of water sports, to air rifle shooting and wellness cookery classes. Enchanting beach cabanas are perfect for days by the ocean, and there's a choice of pools. Each evening, a ceremonial sundown ceremony includes traditional dance and floating flower arrangements.
Anantara Kalutara is also perfect base from which to explore other local delights. Guests have the opportunity to go fishing, visit a rare cave complex, enjoy tea tasting at a traditional tea plantation, tour Colombo and go wildlife spotting in nearby national parks.
- Adapted rooms available
- Children's pool
- Fitness room
- Interconnecting rooms
- Kids club (supervised)
- On-site Watersports
- Outdoor pool
- Spa/Wellness centre
- Wifi in public areas
Premier Garden View contains a Balcony, Balcony or Terrace, Bath, Mini Bar (payable locally), Safe (no charge), Tea and Coffee Making, Wifi (no charge)
Deluxe Lagoon View contains a Balcony or Terrace, Bath, Mini Bar (payable locally), Safe (no charge), Shower, Tea and Coffee Making, Wifi (no charge)
Deluxe Pool View contains a Balcony or Terrace, Mini Bar (payable locally), Safe (no charge), Tea and Coffee Making, Terrace, Wifi (no charge)
Deluxe Ocean View contains a Balcony, Balcony or Terrace, Mini Bar (payable locally), Safe (no charge), Tea and Coffee Making, Wifi (no charge)
One Bedroom Suite Ocean View contains a Balcony or Terrace, Mini Bar (payable locally), Safe (no charge), Tea and Coffee Making, Wifi (no charge)
One Bedroom Anantara Suite View contains a Balcony or Terrace, Mini Bar (payable locally), Safe (no charge), Separate Lounge, Tea and Coffee Making, Terrace, Wifi (no charge)
One Bedroom Pool Villa View contains a Balcony or Terrace, Mini Bar (payable locally), Plunge Pool, Safe (no charge), Tea and Coffee Making, Terrace, Wifi (no charge)
Two Bedroom Pool Villa View contains a Balcony or Terrace, Mini Bar (payable locally), Plunge Pool, Safe (no charge), Separate Lounge, Tea and Coffee Making, Terrace, Wifi (no charge)
For a sophisticated lunch and dinner option, Acquolina brings an Italian twist to locally caught seafood. Traditional antipasti and a perfectly grilled catch of the day are paired with a carefully curated wine list.
Lunch: 12:00-6:00pm; Dinner: 6:30-10:30pm
A vibrant evening venue serving a fusion of Chinese, Thai and Indian cuisine incorporating fresh, local herbs and spices. The riverside setting makes Spice Traders a particularly compelling choice for dinner.
Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, this all day dining venue offers a perfect blend of Sri Lankan culinary tradition and international dishes. The extensive buffet breakfast features fresh fruit, and food from the live cooking stations. Fresh salads, grilled fish and meats are a feature of the a la carte lunch menu, while themed buffet dinners explore different flavours nightly.
Breakfast: 7:00-10:30am; Lunch: 12:00-3:00pm; Dinner: 6:00-10:00pm
Enjoy pristine views of the lagoon from the comfort of armchair seating. An extensive beverage and cocktail menu is a big draw, and the traditional Sri Lankan style afternoon tea a must for avid foodies. Savoury treats include lentil vada and delicately spiced samosas, while the sweet course includes scones served with guava jam and coconut milk pancakes.
Afternoon tea: 2:00-6:00pm
Vibrant salads, succulent burgers and hand-made pizzas keep the whole family energised by the pool, accompanied by a fun menu of fresh fruit mocktails.
The main pool features a separate section for children, the infinity pool is for adults only. A regular aqua aerobics class is ideal for improving fitness levels. The fitness centre is open twenty-four hours a day and personal trainers provide one on one sessions. Regular fitness classes include circuit training. The resort is home to a yoga, Pilates and meditation pavilion. Water sports on offer include jet skiing, canoeing, water skiing, paddle boarding and windsurfing. A range of other activities are also offered, from air rifle shooting to archery, while bicycles can be hired to explore the local area.
Aliya Kids’ and Teens’ Club activities include creative sessions, outdoor games and fascinating excursions. There are plenty of toys and games in addition to art lessons, basic drawing techniques and sketching tours.
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Anantara Kalutara Resort
PROPERTY TYPE: Hotel
LOCATION: West Coast - Sri Lanka
NEAREST AIRPORT: Sri Lanka Colombo International Airport
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