- The only luxury resort in Sri Lanka with 360-degree ocean and lagoon views. It offers stylish rooms with traditional touches, first-class facilities and some of Sri Lanka’s best food.
- Unique Indian Ocean and Kalu Ganga estuary frontage.
- The hotel lies on a narrow peninsula between a shallow lagoon and the Indian Ocean near Kalutara, an hour’s drive south of Colombo.
- Geoffrey Bawa-inspired architecture with 141 rooms, suites and pool villas.
- The three restaurants dish out extremely good food. All-day dining restaurant Olu is the venue for international cuisine and modest breakfast buffets (the breads and pastries are superb). Acquolina serves fine Italian food while standalone dinner-only Spice Traders celebrates Asia’s most popular cuisines – Indian, Chinese and Thai.
- There are two swimming pools – a meandering lagoon pool with separate baby pool, close to Olu restaurant, and a long lap pool in the Ocean Wing, overlooked by Acquolina restaurant.
- There’s also an excellent spa with a collection of single and double treatment rooms, a fitness room with lagoon views, a kids’ club, a big screen for movies and sports, and a small library.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
Enjoy a day of adrenaline and fun at the upcoming ‘Glider’ adventure tower where guests can abseil up 10 metres and zip line 120 metres over a picturesque lagoon.
Whether you choose to splash out with jet skiing, boat rides, canoeing, water skiing or the fun tube, thrills and spills await on the water. Our qualified instructors are on hand to take you through the fundamentals or to conduct in depth courses as you wish.
Discover your true shooting skills with an air rifle. Hold a steady gaze, take aim at the target, and pull the trigger. During the course of a one-hour session, hone your shooting skills and developing excellent techniques with our expert instructors. This activity is suitable for both advanced shooters and beginners with a steady hand, balance and accuracy.
Try your hand at the oldest and most noble sports. Learn to shoot with a bow and arrow at static targets placed progressively further and further away. Enjoy stunning lagoon views from our lush gardens as you learn the art of archery with our dedicated recreation team.
Kalu Ganga, or Black River, is the fourth longest river in Sri Lanka and flows through the heart of Kalutara. Take a boat ride along this mangrove-line waterway for an opportunity to spot an abundance of endemic birds along unexplored riverbanks, and discover a side of Kalutara which cannot be explored by road.
Discover inner creativity and express the beauty of the resort’s magnificent surroundings in a personal masterpiece. Learn some basics, improve techniques or take a sketching tour. Explore and unleash your self expression in a tropical paradise and create artistic memories to take home.
The blowing of the brass horn kombuwa heralds the start of the ceremonial sundown at 5.45 pm daily. Be enthralled by our graceful dancers as they float flower arrangements into the resort pool, before the horn sounds again to mark the end of the ceremony.
The late Geoffrey Bawa, legendary Sri Lankan architect and father of Asian architecture, devoted forty years of his life transforming this rubber and cinnamon estate into his country residence. Wander around the centre of his world, exploring jungle foliage, ponds, pavilions, towering trees, sculptures and lake views framed by frangipani.
A holy site visited by Buddhist pilgrims from far and wide, Kalutara is home to the Bodhiya, a sapling from the sacred tree under which the Buddha attained enlightenment. The nearby three-storey hollow stupa is an architectural marvel with 74 murals inside each depicting the Buddha’s life.
Travel to the seaside capital for a day of adventure in a private limousine. Visit historic sites such as Independence Square and the iconic Old Parliament Building. Stop for a refreshing picnic at Beira Lake – a green haven in the midst of the vibrant city – pausing to admire the modern Geoffrey Bawa-designed Seema Malaka hall in the 2,000-year-old Gangaramaya Temple.
Discover the diverse natural treasures within Sri Lanka’s second largest national park. Home to 215 bird species, venture forth in a safari jeep in search of storks, crocodiles, fan-tailed peacocks, monkeys and more, including the most famous yet elusive residents, the leopards.
Though on the brink of extinction, five leatherback turtles are known to nest at Kosgoda Beach each year. With a strong focus on preservation, the hatchery programme is designed to maximise the number of hatchlings that reach the sea and survive the critical stages of early life. Take part in this special journey, releasing baby turtles into the ocean at dusk.
The Fa Hien cave complex has proven a rare archaeological find, with evidence of human activity dating as far back as 33,000 years. Towering 450 feet above its surroundings, local legend has it that wandering Chinese monk Faxian stopped here to mediate, hence its name.
Take a trip from Mirissa Harbour for an up-close view of blue and sperm whales. A leisure trawler will carry passengers to Weligama Bay, a popular area where the giants feed, swim and socialise. Take a swim in the pleasantly warm waters and snorkel to see other sealife in the area.
Discover Sri Lanka’s ancient trades with a visit to a local village. Watch age-old craftsmanship at work as cotton is woven using an antique handloom process, clay pots thrown with the traditional “sakaporuwa” or potter’s wheel, and metal skillfully forged by blacksmiths into tools and other ironware.
Explore behind the iconic walls of this ancient coastal citadel. Meet descendants of the original merchant families. Experience the spice trade first-hand with glimpses back in time, contrasting with today’s trendy boutiques and cafes that line the cobble alleys of the fort.
Visit the famous Richmond Castle that was built in 1896 by a wealthy mudaliyar (landowner) for his wife. Admire the double-storey mansion with antiques and furniture collected over the years. Many Grecian statues of children can be seen in the mansion’s garden, and in the last will of the mudaliyar, the castle was donated to less privileged children, attesting to his love for kids.
Located only an hour from the capital, Anantara Kalutara Resort boasts a secluded beachfront setting on the picturesque southwest coast. Bring your sense of wanderlust to this paradise where the Kalu Ganga River meets the Indian Ocean. Luxuriate in elegant havens infused with the architectural vision of Geoffrey Bawa. With a host of inspired dining options, recreation – including for children – and an Ayurvedic spa retreat, we welcome you to enjoy island life at one of the most sought after Kalutara hotels.
Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at this Kalutara hotel. While lodging at this wonderful property, guests can enjoy 24-hour room service, free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, daily housekeeping, gift/souvenir shop. Anantara Kalutara Resort is home to 141 bedrooms. All are tastefully furnished and many even provide such comforts as television LCD/plasma screen, complimentary instant coffee, complimentary tea, free welcome drink, linens. Besides, the hotel’s host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Enjoy unparalleled services and a truly prestigious address at the Anantara Kalutara Resort.
Rooms are designed in signature Anantara style with contemporary open-plan layouts and luxurious Lankan-infused custom-made furnishings. There are nine room categories, including three big suites (one with a plunge pool), villas (with courtyard plunge pools), a few ocean-view rooms and a handful that open directly onto the lagoon pool. All rooms have garden, lagoon, sea or pool views (except the villas), king-sized or twin beds, wine humidors, Nespresso machines, LED TVs, generously furnished balconies or terraces, and bathrooms with monsoon showers, lovely plush towels and freestanding tubs that share the views.
Premier Garden View Room
An airy sanctuary in Kalutara, Sri Lanka. A natural haven at our Kalutara hotel in Sri Lanka of soothing creams with a pop of colourful textiles. Wake up to fragrant-bloom mornings and enjoy a Nespresso on your balcony or terrace. Relax beneath the rain shower or soak in a terrazzo tub. Take in the sunset with a glass of wine from your humidor, before sinking into soft-white linens for the night.
Deluxe Lagoon View Room
Unique Kalutara lagoon views.Tranquillity abounds with views stretching out over the placid lagoon. Spend quiet mornings on your private balcony curled up with an architectural magazine and cappuccino. Plan out your day’s adventures at your sunlit work desk – or while lazing in a terrazzo tub. Enjoy Anantara’s signature amenities amidst soothing design at one of the finest hotels in Kalutara, Sri Lanka.
Deluxe Poolside Room
Fun-filled days overlooking Kalutara Beach from on your poolside terrace.Sliding doors open from bedroom and bathroom to private terrace, and then a hop away lies the inviting swimming pool. Spend sunny days with sun and sea breezes at this Kalutara beach resort, before luxuriating in your sanctuary bathroom with an aromatic soak. Enjoy a selection of refreshments from your minibar, Nespresso machine or wine humidor.
Deluxe Ocean View Room
Rolling ocean waves and classic Sri Lankan luxury.Immerse yourself in lulling Indian Ocean views and breezes. Wake up to the sight of traditional fishing boats or windsurfers heading out with the tide. Inside, bursts of colour mirror the ocean’s hues and a carved fan whirs overhead. Enjoy signature luxuries such as an espresso or glass of wine from your humidor.
One Bedroom Ocean View Suite
Spacious living in Kalutara against an ocean panorama.A sprawling haven of white-washed hues and cool polished wood underfoot. Spend sunny days lounging on your balcony at the finest of beach hotels in Kalutara. Choose to dine indoors or out, with your Villa Host on hand to take care of the details. Unwind to your own personal soundtrack after a day spent exploring.
One Bedroom Anantara Suite
The only hotel suite in Kalutara with dual lagoon and ocean views.Wake up to soothing views of the Kalu Ganga River flowing into the Indian Ocean. Partake in a leisurely breakfast served by your Villa Host on one of two private balconies. A kitchenette ensures all day caffeinating and snacking. Spend lazy afternoons lounging in cool air or under the blissful rain shower at our hotel in Kalutara.
One Bedroom Presidential Pool Suite
A sprawling sanctuary with private pool in Kalutara. A one-of-a-kind suite experience amongst Kalutara resorts. Revel in spaces all yours – a master bedroom opening onto sun-kissed deck and private plunge pool. A cool living and dining area adorned with indigenous artwork and plush textiles. Indulge in dinner for two overlooking the lagoon, arranged by your Villa Host. Enjoy a flight of wines against a soothing backdrop of jazz.
One Bedroom Pool Villa
Luxury island living in your private pool villa.A private haven among luxury villas in Sri Lanka, with a master bedroom, standalone living room and an expanse of outdoors to revel in. Enjoy quiet days lazing in the sun with meals served by the pool from your own kitchenette. Turn up the music and luxuriate in an oversized tub with the stars twinkling above. Indulge in an unsurpassed hideaway for two.
Two Bedroom Pool Villa
A private pool villa expanse in Sri Lanka.Our largest villas are walled sanctuaries of indoor-outdoor spaces that open onto a central courtyard. Two ensuite bedrooms at either end offer privacy and serenity. Share sunny days together poolside, with refreshments and meals served by your Villa Host directly to sun loungers or either indoor or outdoor dining areas. Enjoy luxury amenities and impeccable service in your private pool villa in Sri Lanka.
The three restaurants dish out extremely good food. All-day dining restaurant Olu is the venue for international cuisine and modest breakfast buffets (the breads and pastries are superb). Acquolina serves fine Italian food while standalone dinner-only Spice Traders celebrates Asia’s most popular cuisines – Indian, Chinese and Thai. There are also five unique menus for destination dining, such as on the sandbank of the picturesque lagoon.
Relish the fresh flavours of the Italian coastline at Acquolina Kalutara.Fresh seafood is highlighted in traditional dishes at Acquolina. Share an antipasti platter and a bottle of wine by the pool as sun sets. Inside, enjoy a candlelit dinner of baked seabass with garlic, herbs and white wine, finishing with delightful cannoli. The wine cellar makes an ideal setting for an intimate meal among friends, or for two.
An exploration of Asia’s most savoured cuisines in a riverside setting.An homage to Kalutara’s spice trading history, Spice Traders offers the best of Thai, Chinese and Indian cuisine. Taste your way across the region’s most beloved culinary cultures.Sweetness meets spice and zest, using the freshest herbs and ingredients. Enjoy the al fresco setting of the riverside sala, as we take you on an authentic journey full of artistry.
An all-day offering of freshness, spice and gourmet.Start the day with a buffet breakfast of tropical fruits, freshly baked goods, and live cooking stations. Olu’s a la carte menu showcases international cuisine, traditional Sri Lankan favourites, and fresh local seafood. Join us for daily themed dinner buffets featuring Asian, European, Sri Lankan, Arab, seafood, Italian and barbecue specialities.
Upper Deck Lounge And Sports Bar
Unrivalled views, afternoon tea and a sports bar for drinks and mingling.Sink into plush leather armchairs and marvel at spectacular views of the lagoon at sunset. Indulge in a traditional or Sri Lankan-style afternoon tea, and sundowners chosen from an extensive beverage selection. Enjoy the cool breeze after dinner as you relax watching a game or playing your own round of snooker or foosball.
Cool treats and hot bites to refresh and revitalise.While away sunny days by the pool, with our staff on hand to ply you with light snacks and refreshments. Indulge in fresh fruit mocktails. Peruse the menu of gourmet burgers, salads, pizzas and indulgent desserts. Enjoy a cocktail as the brass horn is blown for our traditional sundown ceremony, signaling the end of another blissful day.
Dining By Design
Your private dining experience in Kalutara.Enjoy a family picnic in tranquil gardens, with a spread of tapas or spicy Sri Lankan specialities. Celebrate with a sunset barbecue of the freshest seafood delivered that afternoon by local fishermen, grilled and served on the beach by your chef and butler. For romance unsurpassed, lead your loved one down a path lined by torches to a table for two facing the ocean.
Whip up a feast.Learn the secrets of spicy Sri Lankan cuisine, with its rich layers of Arab, Malay and Indian influences. Tour a colourful traditional market, picking up the freshest of ingredients. After a step-by-step tutorial with the chef, enjoy an arrack cocktail as your creation simmers. Then savour the meal with family and friends, as well as the promise of more, with a Spice Spoons box of recipes to take home and master.
From early morning pick-ups to late night snacking.Let us bring the world to you, with a wide selection of Western, Asian and speciality Sri Lankan dishes on offer. Request an early espresso and basket of freshly baked pastries. Let us set up a delectable afternoon tea in the cool of your living room, or indulge in a full three-course meal for dinner.
There are two swimming pools – a meandering lagoon pool with separate baby pool, close to Olu restaurant, and a long lap pool in the Ocean Wing, overlooked by Acquolina restaurant. There’s also an excellent spa with a collection of single and double treatment rooms, a fitness room with lagoon views, a kids’ club, a big screen for movies and sports, and a small library.
Swim energising laps, enjoy invigorating Jacuzzi jets, and watch the little ones play in the separate children’s section of the main pool. The infinity pool at Acquolina caters for adults only, and feels wonderfully romantic by evening candlelight.
At Anantara, we understand that a great family holiday means keeping the youngest VIPs happily engaged. At our dedicated kids’ and teens’ club, we do just that, with a great range of supervised activities – creative fun, gaming stations, outdoor sports, and exciting excursions – all under the watchful eye of our caring and energetic staff.
Enter a floating spa pavilion surrounded by lotuses and embark on a journey of healing. Submit to unique experiences designed exclusively for Anantara – from the hydrating, mineral-rich Kalutara King Coconut Delight, to the Anantara Kalutara Tea Journey that is inspired by Ceylon’s fine tea heritage.
Reconnect with your natural flow through the serene power of yoga. Join our dedicated yogi for private lessons – at dawn in front of the roaring ocean, or in the tranquil gardens surrounding. Enjoy group classes at Anantara Spa’s yoga pavilion, with options to incorporate this holistic practice into an Ayurvedic wellness lifestyle.