In a secluded beachfront setting along Sri Lanka‘s southwest coast, yet only an hour away from the excitement of the capital, Anantara Kalutara Resort offers the best of both worlds – luxurious accommodation and inspirational experiences of the island’s wild nature and rich culture.
For guests wishing to experience Sri Lanka‘s famously beautiful train journeys, the Kalutara South Railway Station is a 10 minute drive away. For travellers flying into Colombo, the resort is located a two hour drive from Bandaranaike International Airport, via a scenic route of lagoons, lush waterways and rural countryside. For seamless journeys to and from the resort, Anantara offers a luxury chauffeur service.
Nearby, the historic town of Kalutara charms travellers with its culture and tropical nature. From the island’s spice trading days and colonial heritage, a rich tapestry of history beckons exploration – the 12th century Richmond Castle, the world’s only hollow Buddhist shrine and Kalutara Vihara, where vivid murals illustrate Buddha’s life.