In a secluded beachfront setting along Sri Lanka’s southwest coast, yet only an hour away from the excitement of the capital, Anantara Kalutara Resort a heavenly getaway among Kalutara hotels offers the best of both worlds – luxurious accommodation and inspirational experiences of the island’s wild nature and rich culture.
Relish easy access to a coastal paradise that inspires a sense of wanderlust. Experience the warmth of Sri Lankan hospitality and Anantara’s signature service. Natural exclusivity reveals Indian Ocean and Kalu Ganga River views, as well as a private river and lagoon frontage. Feel charmed by the simplistic elegance and great craftsmanship of a unique resort inspired by the architectural vision of the late Geoffrey Bawa - Sri Lanka’s most famous architect.
Relax into authentic, comfortable luxury. Choose from a collection of 141 rooms, suites and pool villas, set amongst tropical gardens and swaying coconut palms, a distinctive feature among hotels in Kalutara. Traditional Sri Lankan design blends with hints of vibrant colour and contemporary furnishings. Spacious rooms offer charming havens with a private balcony or terrace, overlooking blooming nature, the Indian Ocean or Kalu Ganga River. Suites offer even greater freedom with a living space. Each villa boasts a private plunge pool within an enclosed garden terrace.
When you need time out from exploring, our two tropical pools offer a choice of places to relax and refresh. Swim energising laps, enjoy invigorating Jacuzzi jets, rest on loungers in the shade and watch little ones play in the separate children’s section at the main pool between the river and Olu Restaurant. The infinity pool at Acquolina restaurant on the other hand, is ideal for a leisurely swim after lunch, and feels wonderfully romantic by evening candlelight.
Anantara Spa in Kalutara is rooted in the healing traditions of the world's richest cultures. Restore harmony between body, mind and spirit in an oasis of tranquillity. Feel revived by luxurious treatments and exotic elixirs for radiance and wellbeing. Feel inspired by a menu of trusted ancient therapies from across Asia, holistic Ayurvedic rituals and revered western practices. Experience journeys that are tailored to your needs – enhanced by the pampering touch of highly skilled therapists.
Keeping up your exercise routine is a pleasure with views of the Kalu Ganga River. Workout on Technogym treadmills, a synchro total body cardio machine, a stepper, recumbent and fitness bikes, leg curl and extension equipment, shoulder and chest presses, an adjustable bench and dumbbells. Take your fitness to the next level with a personal trainer available on request.
Reconnect with your natural flow through the serene power of yoga. Enjoy lessons at Anantara Spa’s yoga pavilion, with options to incorporate this holistic practice into an Ayurvedic wellness lifestyle.
Water Sports Club
Relish high speed thrills on a jet ski, or test your balance on water skis. Jump onboard a fun banana or tube ride. Conquer the waves on a body board, surf board or windsurf. Go fishing in the lagoon or ocean. Kayak serenely along the coast or pick up the pace in a speedboat.
Dedicated to Geoffrey Bawa – Sri Lanka’s most famous architect who designed the resort – the library offers an inspirational haven. Enjoy time out in a quiet and air conditioned space, designed with timber and cane furniture, a bookshelf and console table. Read on a comfy armchair while sipping a coffee. Jump online and keep in touch with computers available for guest use.
Spice Spoons Cooking Classes
Sri Lanka’s exotic cuisine blossoms at a culinary crossroads, where passing settlers and traders have each added a layer to the richly spiced mélange. Flavours of the Dutch, Portuguese, English, Arabs, Malays and Indians come together to create dishes quite unlike anywhere else on Earth. Spice Spoons invites you to delve into the secrets and take a piece of this indigenous expertise home with you to entertain family and friends with traditional island recipes.
After a breakfast at Olu, your guide leads you through the colours and sensations of a traditional market for an authentic taste of local life. With ingredients in hand, enjoy a step-by-step cooking class in the resort’s luxurious surrounds. A local arrack cocktail punctuates the experience with a tropical kick. After relishing your creations, be presented with a certificate marking your new skills and take away a Spice Spoons bag with an apron, chopping board and box of Sri Lankan recipes to recreate the memories.
Adventurer Kids Club
Anantara understands that a great family holiday means keeping our youngest VIPs happily engaged. At our dedicated kids club we do just that, with a great range of supervised activities, creative cultural fun, gaming stations, sports and outdoor games, as well as exciting excursions – all under the watchful eye of our caring and energetic staff, to give you complete peace of mind.
Discover the real Sri Lanka with local specialties and cultural artistry at some of the best restaurants in Kalutara. Tour Asia’s exciting cuisines at our Thai, Indian and Chinese restaurant. Italian Riviera style dining, bar pleasures and discerning tastes elevate island life. Savour fine dining, just for two, anywhere your heart desires.