Offering natural exclusivity along Sri Lanka’s southwest coast, yet only an hour away from the excitement of the capital, Anantara Kalutara Resort provides the perfect holiday blend – luxurious accommodation, a secluded beachfront setting and unforgettable island experiences.
Nestled between the Indian Ocean and Kalu Ganga River with private river and lagoon frontage, refreshing views are enjoyed from a resort of simplistic elegance and great craftsmanship, inspired by the architectural vision of the late Geoffrey Bawa – Sri Lanka’s most famous architect.
Ideal for couples, families and friends, 141 luxury rooms, suites and pool villas blend exotic cultural design and signature comforts. Stunning surrounds and world class facilities let you curate your ideal escape. Sink your toes into pristine golden sands or retreat to the shade of swaying coconut palms. Wind down to the sound of the ocean or refresh your perspective with a range of water sports. Revitalise at the yoga and meditation pavilion. Relax and refresh at two outdoor swimming pools. Indulge your pampering and wellness needs at Anantara Spa. Kids’ and teens’ clubs keep youngsters creatively engaged. A choice of three distinctive restaurants invites you to feast on the bold, spicy flavours of island culture, take a culinary tour across Asia or savour Italian coastal cuisine. Sip beverages at the upper deck bar. Learn how to cook Sri Lankan specialties in a Spice Spoons cooking class. Celebrate romance with couple’s spa bliss, a sunset boat cruise and tailored private dining.
Satisfy your sense of adventure. Cruise the Indian Ocean on captivating whale and dolphin watching boat trips. Nearby, the historic towns of Kalutara & Galle charms travellers with its culture and tropical nature. From the island’s spice trading days and colonial heritage, a rich tapestry of history beckons exploration – the 12th century Richmond Castle, the world’s only hollow Buddhist shrine and Kalutara Vihara, where vivid murals illustrate Buddha’s life.
Getting to Anantara Kalutara Resort is easy with a choice of travel options. For guests wishing to experience Sri Lanka’s famously beautiful train journeys, the Kalutara South Railway Station is a 10 minute drive away. For travellers flying into Colombo, the resort is located a two hour drive from Bandaranaike International Airport, via a scenic route of lagoons, lush waterways and rural countryside. For seamless journeys to and from the resort, Anantara offers a luxury chauffeur service.