Things to do at Anantara Kalutara Resort, Kalutara

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.

Location

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.

Excursions

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.