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.
Curate your ideal escape. Sink your toes into pristine golden sands or retreat to the shade of swaying coconut palms. Wind down to the sound of the ocean or refresh your perspective with a myriad of water sports. Feast on the bold, spicy flavours of island culture, take a culinary tour across Asia or savour Italian coastal cuisine. Celebrate romance with a private pool villa hideaway, couple's spa bliss, a sunset boat cruise and tailored private dining. Enjoy the family friendly allures of a kids club and endless adventures, from watching turtles hatch to whale and dolphin trips.
Nearby, the historic town of Kalutara charms travellers with its culture and tropical nature. From the island's spice trading days and colonial heritage, a rich tapestry of history beckons exploration - the 12th century Richmond Castle, the world's only hollow Buddhist shrine and Kalutara Vihara, where vivid murals illustrate Buddha's life.
Anantara Kalutara Resort key features:
141 luxury rooms, suites and pool villas.
2 outdoor swimming pools.
Yoga and meditation pavilion.
Kids and teens' center.
Water sports centre.
2 meeting rooms.
Olu - all-day dining restaurant.
Acquolina - Italian restaurant.
Spice Traders - Asian restaurant.
Upper Deck - bar.
Along the island's stunning southwest coast, between the Indian Ocean and the Kalu Ganga River, Anantara Kalutara Resort offers contrasting perspectives of paradise.
This luxury hotel in Sri Lanka is located an hour's drive from both the capital Colombo and the Dutch fort of Galle, while being just 10 minutes away from the historic town of Kalutara. This quaint coastal town charms travelers with its rich culture and tropical nature. Step back in time and delve into the island's spice trading days and colonial heritage of forts, plantations and mansions. Experience the wonder of local handicrafts, sacred temples and the world's only hollow Buddhist shrine. Cruise the scenic Kalu Ganga, which twists almost 100 miles from Sri Pada - the sacred mountain believed to be the footprint of the Buddha.
For guests wishing to experience Sri Lanka's famously beautiful train journeys, the Kalutara South Railway Station is a 10 minute drive away. For travelers flying into Colombo, the resort is located a two hour drive from Bandaranaike International Airport, via a scenic route of lagoons, lush waterways and rural countryside. For seamless journeys to and from the resort, Anantara offers a luxury chauffeur service.
Colombo - 1 hour 03 minutes drive
Galle - 1 hour 15 minutes drive
Mirissa Bay (whale and dolphin watching trips) - 90 minutes drive
Yala National Park - 2 hour and 45 minutes drive
Richmond Castle - 20 minutes drive
Handunugoda Low Country Tea Plantation - 90 minutes drive
Bentota - 30 minutes drive
Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery - 45 minutes drive
Sinharaja Rainforest - 2 hours and 20 minutes drive
Rathnapura (Gem City) - 1 hour and 45 minutes drive
Awaken to the sounds of the flowing river and the gentle waves of the Indian Ocean. Drink in the view of coconut palms and tropical gardens as you venture out to your balcony or terrace. Traditional Sri Lankan design meets modern style in spacious rooms inspired by the works of Geoffrey Bawa.
Two Bedroom Pool Villa
Designed for families and friends, the resort's two exclusive two bedroom villas offer incredible space and freedom. Balance quality time together with blissful hours alone. Share fun pool days a ... read more
One Bedroom Pool Villa
Made for romance, each expansive villa blends cultural luxury, contemporary amenities and tropical pleasures. Elegant space flows indoors and out. Rise and shine with a plunge pool dip - just ste ... read more
One Bedroom Presidential Pool Suite
Regal and one of a kind, this exceptional suite meets discerning needs with ease. Top up your tan on a lounger and then cool off with a dip in your personal plunge pool. Retreat to the air condi ... read more
One Bedroom Anantara Suite
Call this one of a kind suite your private hideaway and discover everything you need for romance. Your comfy king size bed is dressed in luxury linen, enticing lazy long lie ins. Wake up at your ... read more
One Bedroom Ocean View Suite
Stay in one of only three suites that boast over double the space of our rooms and plenty of ways to indulge. Linger over the ocean view as you snuggle up in the lounge - a refreshing beverage in ... read more
Premier Garden View Room
Every comfort and luxury is matched by a picturesque garden vista unique to this Kalutara hotel in Sri Lanka. Charmingly designed with Anantara's signature amenities, each cosy haven feels like a ... read more
Among Kalutara hotels in Sri Lanka, Anantara's world class facilities make resort life a pleasure. Enjoy a morning exploring the hive of activity at a local market - then cooking up a storm as you master spicy Sri Lankan recipes. Quiet moments can be spent in the library, investigating sightseeing highlights to help you plan the ultimate trip. Or perhaps you"re escaping to relax and feel seduced by sun kissed pool days - the choice is completely up to you.
Sri Lanka is an island that promises a treasure trove of culture, history, wild nature and spectacular scenery - and from Anantara Kalutara Resort you can discover it all with ease. Map out your own adventures if you love chance encounters, or book a guided trip to gain insights from the best local guides.
Dining by Design
Surprise someone special with a unique culinary experience tailor made just for you. Choose from a menu collection of exquisite Sri Lankan cuisine, gourmet world flavors or a beach barbecue. You may also enlist our skilled chefs to fine tune the perfect menu. Make your evening sparkle by requesting the assistance of our Wine Guru to pair the ideal wines and Champagnes to the island's haute cuisine.
Savour the occasion by our lagoon in a secluded hide-away dining pavilion, or revel over a romantic view of the Indian Ocean. Enriching the experience, your personal butler gives you an insider's window to local culture, regaling you with stories of Kalutara's and Sri Lanka's heritage while serving each unforgettable course.
Enjoy evening bar pleasures that feel relaxed and convivial. The natural elegance of timber tables and leather chairs is set against a refreshing lagoon backdrop. Recharge at the end of the day with sundowner cocktails and tapas. Play pool or relax with a whisky, before or after dinner.
Taste your way across some of Asia's most riveting culinary cultures. Authentic recipes showcase the best of Thai, Indian and Chinese cuisines. The modern dining room and al fresco sala by the river you to choose your ideal setting, as we take you on a journey full of spice and adventure.
Indulge in authentic cuisine from the Italian coastline. Choose from a menu crafted with passion and expert flair. Savour classic meal times with beautiful ocean views. Dine outside on the timber deck that leads to the infinity pool. A table in the modern dining room has an elegant, natural feel by day and a romantic candlelit atmosphere at night. The upstairs dining room and wine cellar are ideal for private occasions.
Olu's lofty ceiling, casual seating and eclectic, contemporary batik motifs offer a sense of space and artistic creativity. All-day dining in buffet style dishes up flavors from around the world and live cooking stations with delicious aromas. Breakfast offers an energizing start each day, whether you prefer fresh bakery goodies, hearty hot dishes or healthy options, served with exotic juices. Linger over the morning paper with coffee, prepared just the way you like it. Enjoy a leisurely lunch with a fresh chardonnay, cooled by the overhead fans. Then later, choose between Sri Lankan specialties and international favorites for dinner.
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 tranquility. Feel revived by luxurious treatments and exotic elixirs for radiance and well-being. 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.
Anantara Spa Facilities:
6 single treatment rooms.
4 double treatment rooms.
Reflexology pedicure area.
'Like Mom' and 'Like Dad' treatments for kids.
Wellness relaxation area with lotus waterways.
Signature Spa Treatments:
Anantara Signature Massage (90 minutes):
A signature blend of oils, combined with purposefully designed movements stimulates circulation and promotes deep relaxation, whilst restoring the flow of energy, or prana, along the meridian lines.
Stress Release Massage (60 minutes):
Using a combination of strokes and acupressure techniques, along with the signature aromatherapy oil bled of your choice, this gentle massage delivers waves of deep relaxation and pure please.
Bespoke Spa Experience (60 minutes):
Indulge in an exclusive spa massage, designed to suit your needs and mood. Highlight the areas you wish to focus on or the benefits you wish to achieve, and we'll tailor the perfect 90 minute massage with a choice of special oil blends.