Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas announces the opening of its second resort, the 141-key Anantara Kalutara Resort in Sri Lanka along the island’s southwest coast. Only ten minutes from the town of Kalutara and an hour south of the capital Colombo, Anantara Kalutara has a unique setting between the Indian Ocean and Kalu River and boasts coastal, river and lagoon frontage.
Dillip Rajakarier, CEO of Minor Hotels, commented, “We are excited to open Anantara Kalutara, our second luxury Anantara resort in Sri Lanka. With its unique ocean and river front location and its original design by famed Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa, we are confident that Anantara Kalutara will become one of the ‘must stay’ luxury properties for discerning travelers visiting the island, along with the now well established Anantara Tangalle on the south coast.”
The resort was originally designed by Sri Lanka’s most notable architect, the late Geoffrey Bawa showcasing the Kalu River and Indian Ocean.
141 guest rooms, suites and pool villas immerse guests in stunning views, with private balconies and terraces overlooking lush gardens, the ocean or lagoon. All guest rooms come with a wine humidor as standard and interconnecting, disabled and poolside guest rooms are available. Suites are set apart by an elegant lounge and the one-of- a-kind One Bedroom Presidential Suite boasts a private plunge pool and sundeck. Suites and villa guests can listen to music on the Bose Bluetooth speaker, and special requests are taken care of by the Villa Host. One and Two Bedroom Villas feature an enclosed garden terrace offering seclusion whilst swimming in the private pool, sunbathing on the deck and dining al fresco. For holidays with family and friends, some of the One Bedroom Garden Pool Villas feature interconnecting gardens.
A range of leisure facilities like the Watersports Centre offers jet skiing, water skiing and banana rides are available. Guests can work out in the gym whilst taking in the river view, or raise their game with a personal trainer. There are two swimming pools – the lagoon-side pool with its Jacuzzi jets and children’s section ideal for families and the ocean view pool offering a tranquil escape. Dedicated to Geoffrey Bawa, the library is a quiet retreat showcasing drawings from his archive and some of his favourite designs in Batik. Ten luxurious treatment rooms include six for individuals and four for couples, including the option for Ayurvedic therapies. Adventurer Club engages youngsters in cultural activities, outdoor games and action-packed excursions. The resort has a choice of three restaurants.