Anantara Kalutara Sri Lanka

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Anantara hotels and resorts are known for providing beautiful abodes, and their newest property in sunny Sri Lanka, the Anantara Kalutara has opened their doors to another luxurious setting. Situated on the south-west coast of Sri Lanka, yet only an hour away from the vibrant capital, Anantara Kalutara Resort is a gateway waiting to offer guests the best of both worlds. The resort offers luxurious accommodations among the luscious wild nature and rich culture Sri Lanka proudly boasts.

Embark on a paradise getaway with the resort’s stunning scenery of the Indian Ocean and the Kalu Ganga River. A private river and lagoon frontage also awaits guests looking to sit back and relax with 141 luxury rooms, suites, and pool villas. Complete with 2 outdoor swimming pools, a watersports centre, a variety of delicious restaurants and cuisines to satisfy your cravings, and a kids and teens centre to keep the younger ones occupied, Anantara isn’t just a holiday resort for couples, but it’s perfect for families too.

For those looking to keep in shape while away, a gym is available for guests, while a library is also open for those looking to enjoy the scenery while indulging in a good book. Various activities and excursions are available on site, however, there is still plenty more to discover away from the resort. Anantara Kalutara staff will happily assist those looking to explore Sri Lanka in depth. The resort’s famous spa, the Anantara Spa is also up and running for guests that would like to experience the ultimate pamper session.

With so much to offer in such a beautiful halal friendly destination, this newly built resort is definitely a must visit on it’s own or as part of one our Sri Lanka private island tours. Be one of the first guest to enjoy the resorts facilities, and experience what it’s like to indulge yourself in true Sri Lankan luxury and hospitality.

From £1,599 per person
based on two people sharing
Includes
  • Return flights from London to Colombo
  • 7 nights at the Anantara Kalutara in the Premier Garden Villa
  • Daily breakfast and dinner
  • Return airport transfers in Sri Lanka

Valid for travel on selected dates from April to October, excluding July and August.

Alternative dates are available throughout the year at a supplement. Prices subject to change and availability at the time of booking.

Email us at mail@serendipity.travel or call
0203 397 4397 for more information.

A country so small yet offers so much, Sri Lanka is the perfect holiday destination for all types of adventurous tourists. From hiking and trekking to get some of the best panoramic views, to snorkeling and diving, or wondering the rainforest and national parks to discover many of Sri Lanka’s beautiful animals. While the activities are countless, those looking to relax and take a break from their busy lives can also soak up the sun on any of Sri Lanka’s tropical beaches.

Flight time from the UK: Approximately 11 hours via direct flight.

Local languages: Sinhala and Tamil are the two official languages of Sri Lanka, however English is considered as the 3rd unofficial language and is widely understood and spoken to a conversational level.

Best time to visit: The best time to travel to Sri Lanka depends on what part of the country you’re travelling to. If you’re travelling to the west and south coasts the best time of the year is from December and March, while for the east coast, April/May to September has the best weather.

Visa requirements (for British passport holders) : British passport holders need to obtain an electronic visa prior to their flight. Though it is possible to get a visa upon arrival, it’s highly recommended to have everything sorted out beforehand. Most tourist visas allow you up to 30 days of stay.

Which airport will you fly in to: Bandaranaike International Airport, also known as Colombo International Airport is the main international gateway in Sri Lanka and the most likely airport you’ll arrive into when travelling from the UK.

Key Events and Festivals:

Thai Pongal – A Festival of Gratitude to Surya – Celebrated in January, this celebration celebrates Thai Pongal, a harvest festival in Sri Lanka as a thanksgiving to the sun and cattle for a bountiful crop. Vesak Poya – The festival of Lights – Celebrate in May, this celebration focuses the three most important milestones in the life of Gautama Buddha – His birth, enlightenment and Parinirvana (Nirvana after death). Deepavali Festival of Lights - Deepavali or Diwali is an ancient festival celebrated annually by Hindus in autumn every year. It signifies the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance and hope over despair. Which airport will you fly in to: Bandaranaike International Airport, also known as Colombo International Airport is the main international gateway in Sri Lanka and the most likely airport you’ll arrive into when travelling from the UK.

Must try food:

Fish ambul thiyal (sour fish curry) – Known as one of the most beloved varieties of the many different fish curries available, this dish is normally served with a fish such as tuna which is then cut into cubes and sautéed in a blend of spices including black pepper, cinnamon, turmeric, garlic, pandan leaves and curry leaves.

Lamprais – This delicious dish is a combination of meat, rice and sambol chili sauce, wrapped into a banana leaf packet and steamed.

Wambatu moju (eggplant/brinjals pickle) - Served mostly with rice and curries, wambatu moju is an extremely flavorful candied eggplant (brinjals) pickle. It’s cut into cubes and deep fried before being sprinkled over with a mix of herbs and spices.

Kiribath with lunu miris – A special type of sweet rice that is cooked with thick coconut milk.

Our favourite experiences:

Visit Bundala National Park - a fantastic maze of waterways, lagoons and dunes that glitter like gold in the dying evening sun. Many species of birds can be found within the National Park, while a few other animals such elephants, flamingos, civets, giant squirrels and crocodiles can be found.

Sigiriya Rock is the must do experience in Sri Lanka. The inspiring feat of human engineering centuries before it's time is a true marvel, and the views from the top and unsurpassed

Whale and dolphin watching – Join a whale and dolphin tour and spend the day enjoying magnificent sites of the beautiful creatures that roam the deep blue sea. There is a decent chance of spotting Blue Whales and Sperm Whales (although never guaranteed) as their migration path from Africa to Australia is just off Dondra Point.

Explore off the beaten track – Home to grand rainforests full of life, tourists can easily join a party of hikers and explorers as they roam the grounds of Sri Lanka’s lively forests such as Sinharaja. Sri Lanka also has the highest density of amphibian species worldwide making it a great spot to explore like you’ve never done before.