Enjoy a combination of modern architecture, great 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, with views of the lagoon. In late 2019,each of the restaurants were renovated and a new venue was added; The Pantry is a cool deli serving artisan sandwiches and refreshing salads as well as cold-pressed juices.

The comfortable Avani Courtyard Rooms offer great value for money and have a balcony or terrace which looks over an inner courtyard. We highly recommend upgrading to an Avani Lagoon or Sea View Room, especially if you want to wake up to views of the river or the sea. For a little more space and enhanced amenities you can opt for the new Avani Deluxe Rooms or Avani Ocean View Suite which has a seating area and Indian Ocean views.

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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. 1 hour's group transfer from Colombo airport
Rooms: 105

Good to know

Minimum stay: 3 nights 28-31 Dec. Compulsory Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve gala dinners, 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

Breakfast at Mangrove.

Meal upgrade options (per person per night)

Half Board from £16 • Breakfast and dinner at Mangrove Full Board from £31 • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Mangrove All Inclusive from £67 • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Mangrove • Mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks (11am-12.30pm and 4-5.30pm; restrictions apply) • Select drinks by the glass including local spirits, select cocktails, local beer, soft drinks, tea and coffee (10am-11pm).

*Denotes local charge