Luxury resort operator Anantara
has added a second Sri Lanka property on the island nation’s southwestern coast
near the Old Town of Galle, a Unesco World Heritage Site.
The Anantara Kalutara Resort, about an hour's drive south of the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo, is located on an Indian Ocean beachfront and adjacent to the Kalu River.
The 141-room property was
designed by the late Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa. It features Dutch-colonial
touches. The resort has three restaurants, a children’s Adventure Club and a
presidential suite with a sundeck and plunge pool.
The property also has a
Watersports Centre that offers water-skiing and water scooter excursions and a spa surrounded by a Lotus pond. Next March, the resort will open a
conference center that can accommodate as many as 500 people.
The resort is Anantara’s second in
Sri Lanka. The 152-room Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort opened in January.