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Avani Kalutara Resort

Kalutara, Sri Lanka

Overview

The Avani Kalutara has a laid back relaxed feel aided by its location facing the Kalu river lagoon in one direction and the Indian Ocean in the other! It has the ideal combination of beach, lush greenery, luxurious Ayurvedic spa and plenty of excursions to explore beautiful Sri Lanka. For the adventurous you can have fun on ziplining and abseiling through the resorts tropical paradise. Enjoy the cultural evening entertainment for a taste of the colourful Sri Lankan dance and music traditions. This resort allows you to enjoy all that Sri Lankan culture has to offer with local food, authentic Ayurvedic treatments, local experiences and friendly hospitality. The town of Kalutara is just 10 minutes away, to explore local life. The AVANI brand is part of the luxury Anantara group, providing more affordability and aimed at a younger demographic ye still offering the same excellent service. The 5-star Anantara Kalutara Resort is just a 2-minute walk away and Avani guests can easily access the Anantara restaurants, bars, pool, spa and recreation activities” 

When to go

Temperatures throughout the year are warm. Rainy season runs from April-June and October-December. January and February sees the lowest rainfall and slightly cooler temperatures.
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What we love

  • Scenic lagoon setting surrounded by greenery and nature
  • Lively evening entertainment to let your hair down 
  • Access to zip lining and abseiling in resort to get your heart racing

Who should go

  • Beach lovers looking for some spa pampering 
  • Those looking for a mix of fun, relaxation and adventure 
  • Cultural vultures who will lap up the local excursions available

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 
  • 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: *
  • - Stay min 5 nights and receive a free half board

* Offers are not combinable

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Bed & Breakfast Stay

Just the hotel, no programmes
£53
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.
£335
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.
£393
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.
£619
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.
£1,031
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.
£1,401
per person

Wellness

Your spa and wellness needs are undertaken at the neighbouring sister hotel Anantara Kalutara. 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 with lotus waterways, mani and pedi studio by Bastien Gonzales and 24 hour Avani fit gym. Hotel has a main outdoor pool surrounded by coconut palms and separate kid's pool.


You can also access the Water Sports centre at Anantara and splash out with jet skiing, boat rides, water skiing or canoeing. 


Example treatments at Avani 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
  • Evening entertainment
  • Abseiling and ziplining
  • Rock climbing  
  • Archery 
  • Beach volleyball
  • Windsurf
  • Outdoor cinema
  • Canoeing
  • Water skiing
  • Jet Skiing  
  • Library 
  • Boat rides 

Activities available at the surrounding area
  • Kalu Ganga boat trips
  • Fishing on the lagoon 
  • Visit stupa of the Kalutara Bodhiya
  • Thudugala waterfall
  • Cycle/tuk tuk tours
  • Richmond castle
  • Go karting 

Typical Group Classes

  • Yoga - Hatha, aerial
  • Cardio workout
  • Aqua aerobics
  • Pilates
  • Art class

Rooms

There are 105 rooms and junior suites available. We recommend to upgrade to a lagoon or ocean view room to make the most of the natural surroundings. The design is a mix of colonial and contemporary providing light, airy open rooms. All rooms feature a private balcony or patio so you can soak up the scenery. 



Avani Courtyard View Room
Avani courtyard view room is 32 sqm.

They have a balcony or terrace with chairs overlooking the courtyard.

Contemporary and stylish with a touch of Sri Lankan design.

Bathroom has a rain shower

Facilities include: wi-fi, air con, 42'' TV, tea and coffee making facilities, minibar,  safe, DVD player on request, and bathroom amenities.


Avani Lagoon View Room
Avani lagoon view room is 32 sqm.

They have a balcony or terrace with chairs overlooking the lagoon.

Contemporary and stylish with a touch of Sri Lankan design.

Bathroom has a rain shower

Facilities include: wi-fi, air con, 42'' TV, tea and coffee making facilities, minibar, safe, DVD player on request, and bathroom amenities.

Avani Ocean View Room
Avani ocean view room is 32 sqm.

They have a balcony or terrace with chairs overlooking the ocean.

Contemporary and stylish with a touch of Sri Lankan design.

Bathroom has a rain shower

Facilities include: wi-fi, air con, 42'' TV, tea and coffee making facilities, minibar, safe, DVD player on request, and bathroom amenities.

Avani Deluxe Lagoon View Room
Avani deluxe lagoon view room provides more space with 37 sqm and additional facilities.

They have a balcony or terrace with chairs overlooking the lagoon.

Contemporary and stylish with a touch of Sri Lankan design.

Bathroom has a rain shower

Facilities include: wi-fi, air con, 42'' TV, BOSE surround sound system, Nespresso machine, minibar, safe, DVD player on request, yoga mat and dumbbells on request and bathroom amenities.

Avani Deluxe Ocean View Room
Avani deluxe ocean view room provides more space with 37 sqm and additional facilities.

They have a balcony or terrace with chairs overlooking the ocean.

Contemporary and stylish with a touch of Sri Lankan design.

Bathroom has a rain shower

Facilities include: wi-fi, air con, 42'' TV, BOSE surround sound system, Nespresso machine,, minibar, safe, DVD player on request, yoga mat and dumbbells on request and bathroom amenities.

Avani Ocean View Suite
Avani Ocean view suites are very spacious with 60 sqm including a living room area.

They have a balcony with chairs overlooking the ocean.

Contemporary and stylish with a touch of Sri Lankan design.

Bathroom has a rain shower and bathtub.

Receive a fruit platter on arrival.

Facilities include: wi-fi, air con, 42'' TV, tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryer, private bar, safe, DVD player on request and bathroom amenities.

Avani Ocean View Pool Suite
Avani Ocean view pool suites are very spacious with 60 sqm including a living room area and private plunge pool.

They have a terrace with chairs overlooking the Indian Ocean and gardens.

Contemporary and stylish with a touch of Sri Lankan design.

Bathroom has a rain shower and bathtub.

Receive a fruit platter on arrival.

Facilities include: wi-fi, air con, 42'' TV, tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryer, private bar, safe, DVD player on request and bathroom amenities.

What’s on the menu

In 2019 all the restaurants and food outlets were renovated providing a fresh, contemporary feel. The main restaurant Mangrove gives you the option to dine on the terrace overlooking the lagoon. You will be spoilt with a wide variety of choice with rotating international themed buffets as well as the delicious local cuisine. Private dining can be arranged on the beach, perfect for a romantic meal or a special occasion. There are two bars. Miridiya Bar by the river with lagoon views and Karadiya Bar by the pool. Both serve light snacks throughout the day, cocktails and juices. 

For healthier daytime options head to the Pantry, the new deli which serves salads, artisan sandwiches as well a cold pressed juices to lock in the nutrients. 

You can also dine at Olu Restaurant at the Anantara Kalutara resort at a supplement.

Mangrove
Mangrove
All day dining restaurant. Offers buffet, a la carte and set menus. Fresh locally sourced ingredients with local and international cuisines available. Live cooking stations to watch your food being freshly prepared with your choice of ingredients.
The Pantry
The Pantry
Enjoy quick deli bites including freshly brewed coffee, cold pressed juices, artisan sandwiches, salads and freshly baked pastries.

Location

Avani Kalutara is located in southwest Sri Lanka. Uniquely set where at the estuary of the Kalu River meeting the Indian Ocean amoungst lush greenary. It is located in a lagoon just 10 minutes away from the lively historic town of Kalutara. 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.



Families, Children & Infants

Families and kids are welcome at the resort. There is Aliya Kids and teens club at neighbouring sister hotel Anantara Kalutara.

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