Anantara Kalutara

| Katukuru, Kalutara, Sri Lanka
 

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Overview

Beachfront family-friendly resort about one hour from Sri Lanka's capital city with two swimming pools, spa, multiple dining options, water sports center, fitness center, library, yoga and meditation pavilion. Close to historic sites in Kalutara.
Offering a secluded waterfront setting, Anantara Kalutara Resort is located along Sri Lanka's southwest coast. Combining Anantara's signature service and Sri Lankan hospitality, the property offers guests exclusive access to two pools, along with a golden sand beach shaded by swaying coconut palms. The historic town of Kalutara is nearby, providing a look into the island's spice trading days and colonial heritage, including Richmond Castle, and Kalutara Vihara where murals tell the story of Buddha's life.

The luxury resort offers 141 luxury rooms, suites, and pool villas. Set amongst tropical gardens and coconut palms, accommodations combine Sri Lankan design blended with contemporary styling. There are private balconies or terraces with outdoor furniture, bathrooms with double vanities, rain showers, and bathtubs, plus Nespresso coffee machines, wine humidors, and minibars.

There are four dining options, including Olu offering international cuisine in an elegant setting, and Acquolina serving gourmet Italian in an open-air environment. Spice Traders serves Asian cuisine, and Upper Deck is a casual restaurant with snacks, tapas, and cocktails. The property also provides Dining by Design, where guests can arrange private dining in unique settings around the resort.

The Anantara Spa is a full-service facility offering a variety of treatments including ancient Asian therapies, Ayurvedic rituals, and western practices. There are six treatment rooms, four couples rooms, beauty salon, yoga pavilion, reflexology pedicure area, steam rooms, children's treatments, and a wellness relaxation area with lotus waterways.

For recreation, there are two outdoor tropical pools, including an infinity pool and the main pool with a separate children’s section. There's also a kids club with supervised activities for young guests, and a water sports club with windsurfing, body boarding, tube rides, kayaking, and water skiing. The Spice Spoons Cooking Classes combine all the flavors of the resort's culinary crossroads location, and a library for leisurely reading. Guests can also practice yoga at the spa, or workout at the fitness center with views of the Kalu Ganga River.

The resort also offers a range of off-site excursions, such as whale watching in Mirissa, tours of Handunugoda Low Country Tea Plantation, Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery, exploring Sinharaja Rainforest—a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Richmond Castle, and Kalutara Vihara home to the world's only hollow Buddha and 70 murals illustrating the life of Buddha.

Location & Map

Hotel Address:
  • Anantara Kalutara
  • St. Sebastians Road
  • Katukuru, Kalutara
  • Sri Lanka

Location Summary
Situated on the beach along Sri Lanka's southwest coast, the secluded resort is about one hour from the capital. Close to the historic town of Kalutara with the 12th century Richmond Castle, Buddhist shrine, and Kalutara Vihara.

Directions to Hotel
By train: Kalutara South Railway Station is a 10-minute drive.

By car: Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo is a 2-hour drive.

Highlights

Banquets & Meetings
Grand banquet hall and prefunction space capable of hosting events with up to 300 guests, plus two meeting rooms.
Fine Dining On Site
Olu offers international cuisine in an elegant setting, and Acquolina serving gourmet Italian in an open-air environment.
Fitness Center
Fitness center with views of the Kalu Ganga River.
Child Programs
Kids Club with supervised activities and the Main Pool has a separate children's area.
Pool Outdoor
2 outdoor tropical pools, including an infinity pool and the main pool with a separate children's section.
Spa Facility
Anantara Spa offers ancient Asian therapies, Ayurvedic rituals, and western practices, with 6 treatment rooms, 4 couples rooms, beauty salon, yoga pavilion, reflexology pedicure area, steam rooms, children's treatments, and a wellness relaxation area with lotus waterways.
Water Skiing
Water sports club on-site with water skiing, windsurfing, body boarding, kayaking, and tube rides.

Amenities

Hotel Amenities
  • - Banquets & Meetings
    - Business Center
    - Meeting Space
    - Disabled Access
    - Fine Dining On Site
    - Fine Dining Nearby
    - Fitness Center
    - High Speed Internet
    - Child Programs
    - Pool Outdoor
    - Spa Facility
Available Activities
  • - Beach
    - Boating
    - Dining
    - Ecological Tourism
    - Fishing Ocean
    - Shopping
    - Theatre & Museums
    - Water Skiing
    - Windsurfing

World's Best Awards


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Anantara Kalutara
Katukuru, Kalutara, Sri Lanka