Anantara Kalutara Resort
Kalutara | Deluxe
Anantara Kalutara, the brand’s second property to open in Sri Lanka, enjoys a tranquil setting on the island’s west coast, about mid-way between Colombo and Galle. Perched on a narrow peninsula it borders the Indian Ocean to one side and the estuary of the Kalu Ganga River to the other.
Despite it being a fairly sizeable property with 141 rooms spread over several acres, the resort has been thoughtfully designed to blend into the natural surrounds, with palm trees and tropical gardens concealing low rise buildings. The original hotel plans were the work of Sri Lanka’s renowned architect Geoffrey Bawa, and a selection of his sketches are displayed in the library.
Spacious accommodation bears the hallmarks of Anantara’s contemporary style, complemented with traditional Sri Lankan touches; colourful cushions and Sri Lankan teak wood add a warmth and richness to the neutral décor. Choose from a view of the garden, the lagoon, the pool or the ocean from your private balcony or terrace. Those looking for more space or longer staying guests, may wish to consider upgrading to one of the suites (which are almost twice the size of the rooms) or the expansive one and two bedroom pool villas, which boast a private plunge pool set inside a walled courtyard.
As appealing as the ocean looks, it’s not possible to swim here, but the resort features two large swimming pools, one of which has a dedicated family section. Younger guests are also kept entertained at the fantastic Adventurer’s Kids Club, leaving parents plenty of adult-only time to visit the spa, test out the watersports facilities or join a cooking class. Dining options are equally varied with three restaurants serving a variety of Asian, Italian and International cuisine.
Saint Sebastian Road, Katukurunda, Kalutara
- Your Accommodation
- 141 Rooms, suites & pool villas
- Deluxe room amenities
- Eating & Drinking
- Olu – all-day dining restaurant
- Acquolina – Italian restaurant
- Spice Traders – Asian restaurant
- Upper Deck bar
- Leisure & Relaxation
- 2 outdoor swimming pools
- Anantara Spa
- Watersports centre
- Yoga pavilion
- Spice Spoons Cooking Classes
- Adventurer Kids Club