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Anantara Kalutara Resort

Kalutara, Sri Lanka

Overview

Anantara Kalutara Resort, located less than an hour from the capital city of Colombo, is positioned where Kalu Ganga River meets the Indian Ocean. This secluded beachfront location guarantees 360 degree views. Luxurious resort is infused with the architectural vision of Geoffrey Bawa who is Sri Lankan most famous architect known for tropical modernism. The resort is a perfect base for those who wish to mix adventure with relaxation. It offers ample opportunities to get your heart racing with zip line, abseiling, rock climbing or jet skying. The town of Kalutara is only 10 minutes away and other important sighs are easily accessible. If you prefer rest and relax head to Anantara spa, a place of utmost tranquility where holistic wellness meets authentic Ayurvedic rituals. And don't forget to get a free Ayurvedic consultation with an in-house doctor. Sounds heavenly to us!

When to go

Weather remains warm and sunny throughout most of the year. Best time to visit is from December to March. The most rainfall is in June.
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What we love

  • The serene adults-only lap pool tucked away in the sea side Acquolina restaurant 
  • Experience the ultimate manicure or pedicure by a French-trained podiatrist on-site using luxurious Bastien Gonzalez products
  • Fun for everyone is guaranteed with a variety of activities such as adventure tower, archery, watersports and more

Who should go

  • Travelers who wish to see local culture and important sights of Sri Lanka but don't want to compromise on luxury
  • Those whose main aim is to relax and unwind on their holiday
  • Couples, families and single travellers alike will love this place, there is so much to do regardless of how you travel

Offers

  • Single travellers: Discount on daily room price (already included in the price)
  • Double/twin room occupancy: Complimentary 30 minutes treatment for every 60 minute treatment booked 
  • Stay 3/Pay 2 offer*:
  • - Get one free night, if you book by 31 Oct 21
  • - For stays between 1 Nov 21 - 30 Apr 22 (not valid 24 Dec - 5 Jan)
  • - For stay with 5 and more nights and get free half board
  • Early Bird offers *:
  • - 20% off the room price if booked 90 days prior
  • - 15% off the room price if booked 45 days prior
  • Long stay offer - min 10 nights stay *
  • - 20% off the room
  • - Free half board & Free couples massage (60 minutes) once during the stay
  • Long stay offer - min 5 nights stay:
  • - Free half board
  • Twin centre booking (stay at another Anantara property in Sri Lanka) *:
  • - 30% off the room price if you stay min 7 nights across 2 Anantara's resorts
  • - Not available online, contact us to book

* Offers are not combinable

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Bed & Breakfast Stay

Just the hotel, no programmes
£98
per person

Wellbeing Booster

Our signature wellbeing booster programme includes a combination of treatments, private yoga session and access to group fitness and healing art classes. You will also get a change to meet an Ayurvedic doctor for a consultation. Min stay is 3 nights.
£474
per person

Ayurvedic Booster

If you have never done Ayurveda before but are curious, this package is a perfect opportunity! You will get a consultation with the local Ayurvedic doctor and try some treatments too. Min stay is 3 nights.
£533
per person

Swastha Sanrakshana - 3 day Ayurvedic Journey

Embark on a gentle exploration of the healing effects of Ayurveda. Programme is drawn up according to your dosha after a consultation with the Doctor of Ayurveda and includes diagnostics and tailored dietary plan. Unwind with yoga each morning and healing treatments throughout the day in the most pristine of island settings.
£765
per person

Swastha Sanrakshana - 5 day Ayurvedic Journey

Detox and restore your body's equilibrium for optimal wellbeing. Programme is drawn up according to your dosha after a consultation with the Doctor of Ayurveda and includes diagnostics and tailored dietary plan. Herbal concoctions from 5,000-year-old recipes flush out any impurities.
£1,274
per person

Swastha Sanrakshana - 7 day Ayurvedic Journey

Immerse fully in the world of Ayurveda, with a series of treatments to soothe, detox and balance. Programme is drawn up according to your dosha after a consultation with the Doctor of Ayurveda and includes diagnostics and tailored dietary plan. Take a 360 degree approach to wellness with daily yoga, steam bath and ancient treatments.
£1,740
per person

Wellness

When it comes to spa, you know you are in very capable hands. Anantara resorts have award-wining spas across the globe and Kalutara is no exception. Restore your body and mind balance in this oasis of tranquillity with a range of holistic spa treatments and signature therapies which draw the inspiration from world-class expertise and Sri Lanka's indigenous healing traditions. Spa also heavily focuses on Ayurveda so expect a full selection of Ayurvedic treatments to boost your overall wellbeing. Free consultations with Ayurvedic doctors are available, just book your spot. 

Spa facilities include 9 treatment rooms, yoga and meditation pavilion, 3 outdoor relaxation areas, mani and pedi studio by Bastien Gonzales and fitness centre. Hotel has a main outdoor pool with jacuzzi as well as adults only pool with jacuzzi and separate kid's pool. 

Apart from the spa, beach and pools, Anantara has lots of activities to offer! Head to Adventure Park for some adrenaline packed fun and zip line 165 metres over the lagoon. Go to Water Sports centre and splash out with jet skiing, boat rides, water skiing or canoeing. You can also try your hand at archery or take a boat ride along the Kalu Ganga river.

Spice Spoons offers cooking classes where you pick your product from the garden and follow step-by-step instructions. Class is led by Chef who will give you secret tips for extra flair! You can savour your creations for lunch and keep the cooking accessories and recipes to take back home with you. 

Example treatments at Anantara Kalutara Resort
  • Ayurvedic treatments
  • Acupuncture
  • Chakra crystal balancing
  • Slimming scrub
  • Facials
  • Himalayan thermal therapy
  • Head massage
  • Stress release massage
  • Kalutara king coconut delight
  • Body scrub and wrap

Activities

Activities available at resort
  • Beach
  • Library
  • Swimming pools
  • Zip line
  • Jet skiing
  • Boat rides
  • Canoeing
  • Water skiing
  • Cooking classes
  • Archery
  • Kalu Ganga boat trips



Activities available at the surrounding area
  • Lunuganga estate tour
  • Traditional fishing
  • Kalu Ganga cruise
  • City of Kalutara
  • Tour of Colombo
  • Yala national park
  • Kosgoda turtle hatchery
  • Tea plantations
  • Whale watching
  • Galle city tour

Sample Weekly Class Schedule

Please note - Classes are subject to change and seasonal adjustments


Rooms

There is 141 room, suites and pool villas in total. Rooms are a blend of authentic luxury with Sri Lankan motifs. Room's balconies or terraces offer stunning views of the lush nature, ocean or lagoon. For more privacy, opt for pool villas. 

All villas and suites are complete with Apple TV, Netflix and Bose sound system. 


Premier Garden View Room
Premier Garden View Room are 78 SqM, including 13 SqM of exterior space.

They have a private balcony or terrace overlooking the garden. 

King size bed can be split into twins. 

Bathroom has a standalone bathtub and rain shower.

Facilities include wi-fi, air-conditioning, nespresso machine, multimedia entertainment, safe, minibar, hairdryer and bathroom amenities. 

Deluxe Lagoon View Room
Deluxe Lagoon View Room are 78 SqM, including 13 SqM of exterior space.

They have private balconies overlooking the lagoon. 

Bedroom has a kingsize bed.

Bathroom has a standalone bathtub and rain shower.

Facilities include wi-fi, air-conditioning, nespresso machine, multimedia entertainment, safe, minibar, hairdryer and bathroom amenities. 

Deluxe Pool Side Room
Deluxe Lagoon View Room are 80 SqM, including 15 SqM of exterior space.

Sliding doors open up into a private pool side terrace so you can easily access the pool. 

King size bed can be split into twins. 

Bathroom has a standalone bathtub and rain shower.

Facilities include wi-fi, air-conditioning, nespresso machine, multimedia entertainment, safe, minibar, hairdryer and bathroom amenities. 

Deluxe Ocean View Room
Deluxe Ocean View Room are 72 SqM, including 12 SqM of exterior space.

Admire the vast Indian Ocean from the comfort of your private balcony. 

King size bed can be split into twins.

Bathroom has a standalone bathtub and rain shower.

Facilities include wi-fi, air-conditioning, nespresso machine, multimedia entertainment, safe, minibar, hairdryer and bathroom amenities. 

One Bedroom Ocean View Suite
These Ocean villas are 173 SqM, including 23 SqM of exterior space.

Villa has a large private balcony with ocean views. 

Villa has a bedroom and separate living area. Bedroom has a king size bed. 

Indoor and outdoor space has dining areas. 

Bathroom has a standalone bathtub and rain shower.

Facilities include wi-fi, air-conditioning, Netflix, Apple TV, Bose sound system, children amenities, nespresso machine, multimedia entertainment, safe, minibar, hairdryer and bathroom amenities. Villa amenities also include services for Villa Host who can help you with any queries or arrangements. 

One Bedroom Pool Villa
Pool villas are 235 SqM, including 65 SqM of exterior space.

Villa has a private enclosed garden with plunge pool, sundeck and dining area.  

Villa has a bedroom, separate living area and kitchenette. Bedroom has a king size bed.

Indoor and outdoor space has dining areas.

Bathroom has a standalone bathtub and rain shower.

Facilities include wi-fi, air-conditioning, Netflix, Apple TV, Bose sound system, children amenities, nespresso machine, multimedia entertainment, safe, minibar, hairdryer and bathroom amenities. Villa amenities also include services for Villa Host who can help you with any queries or arrangements. 

What’s on the menu

Passing settlers and traders have influenced Sri Lanka cuisine which resulted in dishes infused with English, Arab, Dutch, Portuguese, Malay and Indian flavors. All this is reflected in Anantara's food and beverage outlets where menus are full of rich and fun flavors. Try exotic Asian dishes in Spice Traders, a modern dining room with al fresco sala by the river. Olu, with its lofty ceiling and contemporary batik motifs, offers an all day dining.  Tasty Italian is served at Acquolina - al fresco diner next to adults only pool. For a private occassion you can reserve the upstairs dining or a wine cellar. For a proper hydration head to Upper Deck Sport Bar & Lounge or Pool Bar or relax in Shisha Garden. 

If you pre-book your stay on Half or Full board basis you will be taking your meals at Olu.

You can also book on All Inclusive basis which will include a la carte lunch and dinner at any restaurant, selected alco and non-alco drinks, bottle of sparkling wine served upon arrival, mini bar refilled once per stay (does not include the wine-bar in room), daily high tea experience, laundry once during the stay (4 items) and one spa treatment during the stay. 

Olu
Olu
Olu is an all-day dining with live cooking stations, dinner buffets and international and local dished on a la carte menu. Your breakfast will be served here.
Spice Traders
Spice Traders
Spice Traders showcases the best of Thai, Indian and Chinese cuisine. Restaurant is open daily for dinner.
Acquolina
Acquolina
Indulge in Italian cuisine and fresh seafood. Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner (Thursday only).

Location

Anantara Kalutara is located in Sri Lanka's southwest coast. Hotel is secluded and wedged between the Indian Ocean and Kalu Ganga river so you can admire 360 degree views. Resort has a sandy beach with beach cabanas. Historic Kalutara is only 10 minutes away. You can also easily explore tea plantations, sacred temples or cruise the Kalu Ganga river. 



Nearest airport

There is a direct flight from London to Colombo which takes approximately 11 hours and is operated by Sri-Lankan Airlines.

Transfer time by car is approximately 90 minutes from Colombo airport to the hotel.

For guests wishing to experience Sri Lanka’s famously beautiful train journeys, the Kalutara South Railway Station is a 10-minute drive from the resort. Pick up service can be arranged from the train station. 


Families, Children & Infants

Families and kids are welcome at the resort. There is Aliya Kids and teens club. 

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