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Tue, 18 October 2016

Anantara Opens Second Resort in Sri Lanka

Thailand-based Minor Hotels Group has expanded its portfolio of Anantara hotels in the Indian Ocean with the opening of its second resort in Sri Lanka.

The 141-key Anantara Kalutara Resort is located along the islands southwest coast ten minutes from the town of Kalutara and an hour south of the capital Colombo.

Anantara Kalutara has an unique setting between the Indian Ocean and Kalu River and boasts coastal, river and lagoon frontage, providing a tranquil retreat in between the array of enriching nearby adventures.

The resort was originally designed by Sri Lankas most notable architect, the late Geoffrey Bawa.

All guest rooms come with a wine humidor as standard and interconnecting, disabled and poolside guest rooms are available. Suites are set apart by a lounge and the one-of-a-kind One Bedroom Presidential Suite boasts a private plunge pool and sundeck.

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 is available for guests to enjoy, whether for romance or quality family time.

The Watersports Centre offers jet skiing, water skiing and banana rides. 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 childrens 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.

The resorts Anantara Spa features ten treatment rooms, six for individuals and four for couples.

The resort has a choice of three restaurants. Spice Traders invites travellers to choose between Thai, Indian and Chinese cuisines.

Expected to open in March 2017, a conference centre will be able to accommodate 500 delegates and up to 300 for a banquet. There are a further three meeting rooms.

Dillip Rajakarier, CEO of Minor Hotels, said, 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 travellers visiting the island, along with the now well established Anantara Tangalle on the south coast.

An SUV limousine service is available for journeys between Anantara Kalutara and Colombos Bandaranaike International Airport, an hour and a half drive, and also Kalutara South Station just five minutes away, allowing guests to experience Sri Lankas scenic railways. 

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