Anantara Kalutara Resort

Sri Lanka, Indian Ocean

The hotel

It should have been hard to better the beauty of Anantara Kalutara Resort’s location (snuggled on a peninsula between the Indian Ocean and Kalu Ganga River, it’s totally tropical and intimately secluded) — but they managed it. Designed by Sri Lanka’s own Geoffrey Bawa, considered the island’s finest architectural talent, you get a genuine taste of Sri Lanka fused with contemporary twists, thanks to its dramatic scale, almost ‘urban’ clean lines, and bespoke furnishings. Its serene setting is ‘made’ for yoga and meditation in the spa’s pavilion, sunset cruises, kayaking, pool and beach days, evenings unwinding on your private balcony or terrace, relaxed meals at its international, Asian, and Italian restaurants, and lazy days strolling through the market before a Sri Lankan cooking class (although the Water Sports Club offers high-adrenaline alternatives like water skiing and speed boat trips too).

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Kids Club
  • Teen Club
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Yoga
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Close to Beach
  • Restaurant

Where is it

On a beautiful peninsular between the Indian Ocean and the Kalu Ganga River, 10 minutes from Kalutara. Transfer time from Colombo International Airport: 1 hour 30 minutes.

Hotel information

141 spacious rooms, suites and villas. All have a private balcony or terrace, flat-screen TV with multi-media connectivity, Nespresso™ coffee machine, mini-bar*, wine humidor and complimentary WiFi. Premier Garden View Rooms have a rain shower and separate bath, 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds plus sofa bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

All Inclusive option (for guests staying in 1-Bedroom Pool Villa only): Includes breakfast at OLU Restuarant, and à la carte lunch and dinner in any restaurant. Selected spirits, beers, wines and soft-drinks served from 11:00am–11:00pm, a bottle of sparkling wine upon arrival and in-room mini-bar (refilled once per stay). Daily High Tea Experience. Spa treatment once during stay. Laundry once during stay (4 items).

Please note: The All Inclusive option does not include the in-room wine bar. 

Half Board option: Includes breakfast and dinner at OLU Restuarant

Full Board option: Includes breakfast, lunch and dinner at OLU Restaurant (subject to restaurant operation).

Deluxe Lagoon View Rooms have bath and rain shower, and 1 king-size bed plus sofa bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Deluxe Ocean View Rooms have 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds plus sofa bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Deluxe Pool Side Rooms are steps from the swimming pool and have 1 king-size bed plus sofa bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

One Bed Ocean View Suites offer more than double the space of the rooms with a lounge area, luxurious amenities and a villa host. They have 1 king-size bed plus sofa bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

1-Bedroom Pool Villas are slightly larger than the suites, with a private garden and pool. They also have a villa host and have 1 king-size bed plus sofa bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Olu (international buffet restaurant and live cooking stations, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner), Acquolina (Italian cuisine, open for lunch and dinner), Spice Traders (Asian cuisine, open for dinner). Pool bar. Upper Deck Bar. Private dining (‘Dining by Design’ tailored meals). Main outdoor pool with kids' section, plus quieter infinity pool. Jacuzzi. Fitness centre. Anantara Spa* (Ayurveda, reflexology, beauty salon, yoga and meditation pavilion). Water sports*, including windsurfing, body boarding, kayaking and water-skiing. Recreation centre*. Spice Spoons cooking classes*. Kids' and teens’ centre (with crafts, games, gaming stations and excursions). Gift shops. Library. Daily sundown ceremony. Saturday fruit market. Fishing guru experience. Complimentary WiFi available.

5 nights: 27 Dec–7 Jan

* Denotes local charge. 

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Nov 23, 2020 colomboloafer san diego

We returned to Anantara Kalutara because of the wonderful service by manager Omega and her staff. Upon our return, we were upgraded to a pool villa and had a wonderful time there. Due to Covid, there were only 10 other guests at the hotel - we spent most of our time in the pool villa. Meals were extremely delicious and well presented. We also swam… Read more
We returned to Anantara Kalutara because of the wonderful service by manager Omega and her staff. Upon our return, we were upgraded to a pool villa and had a wonderful time there. Due to Covid, there were only 10 other guests at the hotel - we spent most of our time in the pool villa. Meals were extremely delicious and well presented. We also swam in three different pools - so the kids were thrilled! Anantara has become my favourite hotel to visit, thank you Omega for the little touches like a welcome cake and a goodbye gift - that made us feel so special :) we are waiting to visit again soon! Read less
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Oct 28, 2020 manurac2018 Walahanduwa, Sri Lanka

Me and my wife had one of the best hotel experience at Anantara kalutara resort. Staff went out of their way to provide us with an unforgettable experience. Food was amazing. Staff obeyed new regulations involving COVID-19 creating a safe atmosphere for me and my wife.
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Oct 27, 2020 MaheeDev Colombo, Sri Lanka

Our honeymoon stay was at Anantara Kalutara. I was thrilled to know that we were upgraded to a Villa stay upon arrival. It was so spacious and the pool outdoors makes it a really nice cool atmosphere. Talking about food- Fullboard meal plan for Two was way more than enough for us. from the presentation to tantalizing our taste buds, they did a… Read more
Our honeymoon stay was at Anantara Kalutara. I was thrilled to know that we were upgraded to a Villa stay upon arrival. It was so spacious and the pool outdoors makes it a really nice cool atmosphere. Talking about food- Fullboard meal plan for Two was way more than enough for us. from the presentation to tantalizing our taste buds, they did a really great job. Thank you very much for making our stay a wonderful one. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Luxurious hotel with wonderful staff

Oct 20, 2020 15lakshaniw

We had such a wonderful time at this beautiful property and the things are simply amazing from the beginning till the end of our stay. Specially I should mention Frank’s name as He worked his socks off to please us and was so kind and friendly to us always looking after all our needs. Frank went further than expected in ensuring that our stay was… Read more
We had such a wonderful time at this beautiful property and the things are simply amazing from the beginning till the end of our stay. Specially I should mention Frank’s name as He worked his socks off to please us and was so kind and friendly to us always looking after all our needs. Frank went further than expected in ensuring that our stay was as enjoyable as it could be. We left back to home feeling very relaxed and well rested. The service is the best I have ever experienced in my lifetime. The hotel staff was friendly warm and welcoming giving outstanding service in particular Frank, Nalin , Sachith , Aruna ,Janaka from the front office team and they helped us to make our stay more memorable. The Resort has A la carte and set menu options for the meals and it was mouthwatering. Thank you to chef Nipuna, Ishara, and Philip from F& B for delivering the best for us. They have lot of activities to do at the resort and Covid protocols are followed and staff was well trained. We will be back soon. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fantastic stay at an outstanding hitel..

Oct 20, 2020 401isharam

My biggest highlight of the place would the personal attention we have received. Thanks to Mr. Frank, my stay was exceptional. Eat well, sleep well, Frank is there to take care of everything else. We stayed in a two bedroom pool villa which was spacious, luxurious and the perfect place to unwind or hang out with friends or family. Food is really… Read more
My biggest highlight of the place would the personal attention we have received. Thanks to Mr. Frank, my stay was exceptional. Eat well, sleep well, Frank is there to take care of everything else. We stayed in a two bedroom pool villa which was spacious, luxurious and the perfect place to unwind or hang out with friends or family. Food is really good and service is at its Top. I would like to say big thank you to Nalin, frank, Sachith and all the wonderful front office staff for their excellent customer service skills. We loved it we enjoyed it and will be back again if we got the chance☺️☺️ Read less