An enchanting resort on the beautiful Passikudah bay with a rustic-chic design, spacious rooms and spectacular villas.

The beautiful Anantaya Passikudah (which will become a Constance property in April 2020) is something of a hidden gem on the east coast. The resort is certainly eye-catching. Its distinct architecture has been influenced by Thai and Balinese style, with a dark wood exterior and many of the public areas – including bars, restaurants and a few outdoor spa areas – are located in open-air pavilions and thatched buildings throughout the resort. The grounds are equally beautiful with bridges crossing the large swimming pool and paths taking you through to pretty gardens that lead down towards the beach. From here you can walk along the beautiful bay or enjoy a range of watersports in the generally calm and shallow waters of the bay. We can’t think of a better place for a post-tour wind-down.

Days begin with a breakfast at the stylish, yet relaxed main restaurant The Seaboard Deck, which overlooks the pool towards the beach and sea. Lunch and dinner are also served here and this is where all your included meals will be. Alternatively, you can treat yourself to dinner at the signature seafood restaurant Singing Fish. The cuisine here is sourced locally and you can enjoy catch-of-the-day dishes seasoned with spices that the island is famous for. There are two bars including the swim-up Splash, and the beach-side Sands where light meals, snacks and local and international drinks are served.

The rooms, suites and villas are very spacious and reflect the Asian design of the resort. Located in three-storey buildings throughout the grounds are the Superior Rooms and Deluxe Rooms with Balcony, the latter of which are on the upper floors. From the ground-floor Pool Suites you can enjoy access to the pool directly from your terrace. If you’re travelling as a family or group, the incredibly expansive villas are an excellent choice. Featuring two or three bedrooms and a stylish living and dining room, the villas also have a terrace and small plunge pool.

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Key information

On the beautiful, sweeping Passikudah Bay on Sri Lanka’s East Coast

Airport transfer time: Approx. 25 minute by road from Batticaloa airport which is reached by a 45-60 minute flight from Colombo airport
Rooms: 54

TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2019
Anantaya Resort & Spa is one of our favourite hotels, but don’t just take our word for it – TripAdvisor reviewers agree and have voted the resort 9th in Top 25 Hotels in Sri Lanka category for 2019.

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Accommodation information

54 rooms and suites

Activities

• Head out on to the water for a relaxing sunset cruise* • Treat yourself to a Balinese al fresco treatment at the spa*.

Dining

2 restaurants, 1 bar

What's included

Half Board • Breakfast and dinner at The Seaboard Deck.

Meal upgrade options (per person per night)

Full Board from £57 • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at The Seaboard Deck
All Inclusive from £104 • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at The Seaboard Deck • Snacks at Pool or Lobby Bars (available 10am-3pm; 4pm-5:30pm and 11pm-midnight) • Tea and coffee throughout the day • Local alcoholic drinks and selected non-alcoholic drinks (11am-11pm) • Selected landsports and live entertainment.

*Denotes local charge