Sri Lanka

Anantara Kalutara Resort & Spa

'Indian Ocean and River Views – South West Sunset Coast’

Situated on the sunset south west coast of Sri Lanka Anantara Kalutara enjoys double water views of the Indian Ocean and Kalu Ganga River from its beachfront location. There are just 141 rooms, suites and pool villas with either balcony or terrace located beach, river of garden side. At the water sports centre a range of activities on offer including paddle board, water skiing and tube rides and on dryland archery, zip lines and cookery classes are available. For relaxation there is a spa with yoga and meditation pavilion and family treatments can be booked. There is also a kids’ club and a range of excursions can be arranged via the resort. Dining options include a Far East and Italian option; there are 5 restaurants and 2 bars to choose from.

In Our Opinion

‘Pure relaxation in Sri Lanka. Make sure you make time for a day by the gorgeous pool to enjoy the perfect service Anantara deliver -they even provide the sunscreen if required.’


An all-day restaurant serving a mix of western, Asian and middle eastern dishes. There is also local fresh seafood and tasty desserts to enjoy. Buffet and a la carte choices. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.


Fresh Italian style seafood and fine wines in a candlelit setting. Open for lunch and dinner.

Spice Traders

Featuring the best of Chinese, Indian and Thai cuisine using only the freshest herbs, spices and ingredients. Open for dinner.

Upper Deck Lounge & Sports Bar

Overlooking the lagoon and furnished with leather armchairs, this afternoon-tea and sundowner location is a relaxing space for afternoon tea and drinks, including signature cocktails. Open for afternoon tea 14:00 – 18:00 and bar open 10:00 – 01:00.

Pool Bar

Light snacks and refreshments beside the pool. Menu includes pizzas, burgers and naughty desserts. Open 09.00 – 18.00

Spice Spoons

A cooking experience where you can learn the secrets of Sri Lankan cuisine. Go on a tour of a traditional market to buy ingredients and take a box of recipes home with you. Available on request.

Dining by Design

Share a dining experience whether it is a family picnic, sunset bbq, a table for two by the ocean or a tree house venue then Anantara can provide fun or romance.

In-Room Dining

Anantara Kalutara will bring Western, Asian or Sri Lankan dishes to you. Enjoy early breakfast, afternoon tea or a 3-course dinner.


  • Beach
  • Three swimming pools including one adults-only and one children’s pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Aliya kids’ club
  • Archery
  • Glider adventure tower and zipline
  • Fishing Guru experience
  • Sundown Ceremony
  • Spice Spoons cookery class
  • Movie night
  • Library

Water Sports*

  • Jet ski
  • Water skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Banana boat
  • Dinghy sailing
  • River cruise
  • Canoeing
  • Tube boat/sofa ride
  • Stand up paddle

Anantara Spa

  • 5 single treatment rooms
  • 4 double treatment rooms
  • Yoga & meditation pavilion
  • Ayurvedic treatments
  • Reflexology pedicure area
  • Steam rooms
  • Family spa experiences
  • Wellness relaxation area

*some activities will incur additional costs


  • Excursion and transfer arrangements
  • Resort buggy & tuk tuk service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Jewellery shop

Anantara Kalutara operates an all-inclusive option, which offers:

  • Selected spirits, beers, wines & soft drinks 11:00 – 23:00
  • Bottle of sparkling wine served upon arrival
  • Minibar refilled once per stay (excluding wine-bar in room)
  • Daily high tea experience
  • A la carte lunch and dinner in any restaurant
  • Laundry once during stay – 4 items
  • Spa treatment once during stay


  • All-inclusive is available to all rooms and villa/suites



Along Sri Lanka’s southwest coast Anantara Kalutara resort is approximately 1 hour from Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo and 2 hrs to Bandaranaike International Airport.


Nearby Attractions

  • Kalutara – 3 miles 8 mins by car
  • Richmond Castle – 5 miles 15 mins by car
  • Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project – 16 miles 40 mins by car
  • Colombo – 30 miles 1 hr 15 mins by car
  • Handunugoda Tea Plantation – 55 miles 1 hr 23 mins by car