Enjoy a combination of contemporary architecture, modern facilities and a wonderful natural setting.

Perfect for a post-tour beach break this popular hotel has a unique setting where the Kalu River meets the Indian Ocean, just across the lagoon from the lively town of Kalutara. Those relaxing on the peaceful palm-dotted terrace can enjoy the cooling sea breeze and take a refreshing dip in the ocean view swimming pool. Rejuvenating treatments are available at the spa, which is located at the neighbouring sister hotel Anantara Kalutara. Other facilities you will have access to at the Anantara include both a kids' and a teen's club, a fitness centre and watersports centre. And if you’re wishing to be a little more active there are a selection of watersports as well as a weekly complimentary yoga session.

At the main restaurant Mangrove you can dine either indoors or out on the terrace overlooking the lagoon. There is a wide variety of choice and rotating themed buffets ensure you experience a range of international specialities. Alternatively, arrange a romantic dinner on the beach. Sip on cocktails, beers and wines at either of the two bars, one of which is pool side, just steps from the beach, while the other overlooks the lagoon.

The comfortable Superior Courtyard Rooms offer great value for money and have a balcony or terrace which overlooks a courtyard. If you wish to wake up to views of the river or the sea we suggest you opt for a Superior Lagoon or Seaview Room. For a little more space and enhanced amenities you can opt for the new Deluxe Rooms (available from late 2016) or a Junior Suite which has a seating area and Indian Ocean views.

All Inclusive option

All Inclusive option

Choose to upgrade for peace of mind, convenience and value.

Travelife Gold

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Key information

In the town of Kalutara and set in a unique habitat of lush greenery by the Kalu Ganga River estuary

Airport transfer time: Approx. 2 ½ hours by road from Colombo airport
Rooms: 103

Good to know

Minimum stay: 5 nights 28-31 Dec. No departures 31 Dec. Compulsory gala dinners 24 and 31 Dec, supplements apply.

Accommodation information

105 rooms and junior suites

Activities

• Learn how to windsurf* • Take part in the weekly yoga sessions* • Join a game of beach volleyball.

Dining

2 restaurants, 2 bars

What's included

For stays prior to 31 Oct 2016: Half Board • Breakfast at Mangrove • Dinner at Mangrove at AVANI Kalutara or special 3-course set meal at Acquolina Italian or Spice Traders at the neighbouring Anantara Kalutara resort. For stays from 01 Nov 2016: Breakfast at Mangrove.

Meal upgrade options (per person per night)

For stays prior to 31 Oct 2016:
All Inclusive
from £23 • All meals at Mangrove • Selected drinks 10am-10pm at Karadiya or Miridiya Bars • Snacks, nibbles and drinks 11am-4pm at Karadiya or Miridiya Bars • House wine by the glass at lunch and dinner at Mangrove • Afternoon tea at Karadiya or Miridiya Bars 4pm-5:30pm • Night snacks 10pm-11:30pm • Land and non-motorised watersports.

For stays after 01 Nov 2016:
Half Board Dine Around from £25 • Breakfast at Mangrove • Dinner at Mangrove or Moya at AVANI Kalutara or special 3-course set meal at Acquolina Italian or Spice Traders at the neighbouring Anantara Kalutara resort
Full Board Dine Around from £45 • Breakfast at Mangrove • Lunch at Mangrove or Moya • Dinner at Mangrove or Moya at AVANI Kalutara or special 3-course set meal at Acquolina Italian or Spice Traders at the neighbouring Anantara Kalutara resort.

*Denotes local charge