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Anantara Kalutara ResortKalutara, Sri Lanka

Imagine spending days on a heavenly beach overlooking the Indian Ocean and nights in a suite designed by the late Geoffrey Bawa, Sri Lanka’s most famous architect. You can have all that and more at Anantara Kalutara, located on a secluded stretch of sand at the mouth of the Kalu River.

The spacious, contemporary rooms come in a number of sizes, and many have views of the ocean or lagoon. Go all out and book one of the villas with private plunge pool if you’re looking for a little seclusion.

There is plenty around the resort to keep guests amused, including two pools, four restaurants and bars and the Anantara Spa, but there are also a number of excursions that can be booked. Join one of the chefs at the local market before taking a hands-on class in cooking a Sri Lankan specialty, tour historic Galle City, go whale watching at Mirissa or visit one of the country’s famous tea plantations.

  • Twin or king-size bed
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Rain shower
  • Bathtub
  • Free wi-fi
  • Nespresso coffee machine
  • Mini bar
  • LED flat-screen satellite TV
  • Private plunge pools in some villas

Rooms start from US$205 a night.

Anantara Kalutara Resort
kalutara.anantara.com

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