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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Sep 21, 2020 518amarew

I was so pleased with Ananthara Kaluthara Resort. The hospitality in this hotel has been nothing short of “Service Excellence” The room was very spacious, clean and super comfortable. The staff was extremely helpful and was very satisfied with the AMAZING food. Will Visit again. Amare
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A honeymoon stay at villa was really enjoyable and safety.

Sep 20, 2020 Pasan3821

I selected anantara to stay honeymoon and the welcome , stay and departure all went very smoothly and the staff which served us were very helpful and i will recommend ANANTARA to any person who is willing to stay at kalutara area for any reason.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Superb Place to spend vacation

Sep 19, 2020 rehan1994 Colombo, Sri Lanka

Visited this place for the 1st time and it was the best place. A nice ambience and also very polite and friendly staff specially Madusha and Kelum (room service) who are quick and efficient in their work and I will consider in visiting again. Thanks again Madusha, Kelum and the staff for making my stay an enjoyable one
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Soothing stay in 3 heavens

Sep 17, 2020 Kavinwije Colombo, Sri Lanka

It was on last Saturday and Sunday I visited this heavenly property with my wife chamathka Jayawardhana and our 8 months old baby boy. From the inception it self it was so homely and I would emphasize the fact that the hotel has implemented almost every possible way to ensure the safety of the visitors against Covid 19.(guaranteely no hotel in… Read more
It was on last Saturday and Sunday I visited this heavenly property with my wife chamathka Jayawardhana and our 8 months old baby boy. From the inception it self it was so homely and I would emphasize the fact that the hotel has implemented almost every possible way to ensure the safety of the visitors against Covid 19.(guaranteely no hotel in Srilanka would ever implement). Then we were taken to the front desk and offered to light the oil lamp by Mr.Eranda. Anantara was so generous in offering us with both early check-in and late check out. I must mention the fact that Mr Eranda was arranged us with a baby cot with our late minute request at no time. Rooms were so spacious and inclusive of all amenities. We were offered with a room that has the view of pool, lagoon and sea which most probably the best view. Pool was clean and pool attendent was so kind hearted in offering us services. Meals were mouth watering and All meals were offered with buffet type ensuring all precautionary measures against Covid 19. You will certainly mesmerise their scrumptious food tantalising everyone's taste budes catering to all parts from the globe. One of most prominent feature that I observed with them was, they draw much attention to detail for every customer requirement and I must really impressed to mentioned I received two calls prior to my visit to hotel inquiring about my requirement. Which is not available with so called other 5 star hotels. We travel across many hotel chains where hotel Anantara Kalutara is our 30th visit and amongst that I rated Anantara Kalutara as the top notched service provider who deserved 5 star.I have even observed their Management staff presented and served customers at the buffet by leading and inspiring their employees which showcase their professionalism. I do not hesitate to recommend this excellent property to anyone who would want to get their souls clam and relax. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating *Amazing holiday at a wonderful resort *

Sep 16, 2020 O4458KCmohameds

we stayed in a lagoon view room. Rooms were spacious and lovely view. Love the mind relaxing calm atmosphere. From arrival to departure all staffs were very friendly in each field. And my special thanks to Mr. Frank & Ms. Omega for taking special care on us. Food was very tasty. We had a joyful and pleasant stay. Hope to visit in future...😇😇😇