Last month, Anantara Hotels, Resorts and Spas opened Anantara Kalutara Resort in Sri Lanka. It is about a two-hour drive from Colombo’s Bandaranaike International Airport.

The 141-key property is sandwiched between the coast of the Indian Ocean and the banks of the Kalu river. Each room, suite and villa has a private balcony, separate rain shower and bathtub, Nespresso coffee machine, minibar, LED television and free wifi.

Room sizes start from 65 sqm for the basic accommodation and go up to 190 sqm for two-bed villas.

Anantara Kalutara Resort has a spa, two outdoor swimming pools, a yoga/meditation pavilion, gym, library, boutiques, and a water sports centre for recreational activities. For meetings, there are two rooms, with a maximum capacity for 300 delegates.

Dining options are namely: Olu — the all-day restaurant, Acquolina for Italian food (opens at noon), Spice Traders for Asian cuisine (7pm-11pm), and Upper Deck for drinks and tapas (5pm-1am).

As Anantara Kalutara Resort is barely a month old, part of the property is still under work. Currently, the website reads: “Please be informed that the resort has recently opened and the following facilities are currently available for the guests: main pool, Olu – all-day dining restaurant, Upper Deck – bar, Anantara Spa, yoga and meditation pavilion, kids club, library. Partial completion works will be carried out in certain areas of the property. Please contact the resort directly for any additional information.”

Anantara Kalutara Resort is the second property in Sri Lanka by the hospitality group, after Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle, which opened in January 2016.