Immersing discerning travellers in Sri Lanka’s rich heritage, vibrant local life, charming colonial footprints and wild nature, Anantara Kalutara Resort will offer a unique shoreline hideaway with two views of paradise when it opens in October 2016. Only 10 minutes from the historic town of Kalutara and an hour from Colombo, Anantara Kalutara Resort resides along Sri Lanka’s beautiful southwest coast. The peaceful beachfront setting between the Indian Ocean and Kalu River boasts coastal, river and lagoon frontage.
Great craftsmanship, luxurious comforts and glorious viewsSurrounded by tropical gardens, towering coconut palms and a serene shoreline, simplistic elegance and great craftsmanship is inspired by the architectural vision of the late Geoffrey Bawa – Sri Lanka’s most famous architect.
Made for romance, relaxation and familiesThree restaurants dish up international favourites and local specialties, coastal Italian dining with ocean views, and the best of Thai, Indian and Chinese cuisines. Market life and master chef tips ignite culinary passions at Spice Spoons cooking school. Relax with drinks, food, music and friends at the Upper Deck Bar and Dining by Design tailors the perfect private dinner.
World-class leisure facilities make resort life a pleasure. Quiet time with a coffee, book or computer time can be enjoyed at the library, which is dedicated to Geoffrey Bawa. Couples can unwind at the ocean view pool beside the elegant Italian restaurant, while families enjoy the lagoon-side pool with its Jacuzzi jets and children’s section. Yoga feels serene at the spa pavilion and gym workouts are energised by a river view, and a personal trainer if desired. Water sport thrills include jet skiing, water skiing and banana rides available at the Watersports Centre.
The family-friendly attractions begin on arrival at the resort with children receiving special treats such as chocolate chip and coconut cookies. Youngsters have their own action-packed fun at Adventurer Club, from cultural activities and outdoor games, to exciting excursions. When the time comes to leave, little ones are given a teddy bear souvenir.
The resort also offers a spectacular setting for events. Dream weddings are framed by Indian Ocean waves on soft silky sands, beside the lagoon or amidst tropical gardens. Business guests benefit from two meeting rooms and a 500-seater conference centre, expected to open in March 2017, will host lavish social and corporate functions for up to 300 guests.
Secluded beach luxury and nearby adventures
Anantara Kalutara boasts a secluded beachfront setting along Sri Lanka’s ruggedly beautiful southwest coast, yet is only ten minutes from the historic town of Kalutara and an hour from the buzz of the capital Colombo.
An SUV limousine service is available for journeys between the resort and Kalutara South Station just five minutes away, and Colombo’s Bandaranaike International Airport, a two hour drive.
The resort is ideally located for travellers seeking adventure. Scenic helicopter flights reveal a bird’s eye view of Kalutara’s exotic beauty. Guests can head out for a picnic beside a waterfall, go river fishing on a traditional boat with a local guide, and soak up the romance of a sunset river cruise. Local treasures include the architectural splendour of Richmond Castle and the world’s only hollow Buddhist shrine. Tours of tea plantations and the Dutch fort in Galle relive colonial times. Nature highlights range from dolphin and whale watching boat trips, to national park safaris, the conservation efforts of a turtle hatchery and exploring virgin rain forests.
Anantara Kalutara Resort is Anantara’s second resort destination to open in Sri Lanka. The brand’s first resort, Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle, has already set the benchmark for luxury resorts in Sri Lanka following its opening in January this year.
Anantara is a luxury hospitality brand for modern travellers, connecting them to genuine places, people and stories through personal experiences, and providing heartfelt hospitality in the world’s most exciting destinations. The collection of distinct, thoughtfully designed luxury hotels and resorts provides a window through which to journey into invigorating new territory, curating personal travel experiences.
From cosmopolitan cities to desert sands to lush islands, Anantara connects travellers to the indigenous, grounds them in authentic luxury, and hosts them with passionate expertise. The portfolio currently boasts over 30 stunning properties located in Thailand, the Maldives, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Mozambique, Zambia, the UAE and Qatar, with a pipeline of future properties across Asia, the Indian Ocean, Middle East and Africa.
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