As it makes its way back onto travel bucket lists as it reopens for business, the emerald island of Sri Lanka in the Indian Ocean is ready for a close-up.
To remind the world's globe-trotting community of the many wonders the destination has to offer, Anantara Kalutara Resort is inviting holidaymakers to dive into new experiences centred on the commanding presence of the ocean, spirituality and cultural pursuits.
A tropical hideaway shaped by the creative vision of renowned architect Geoffrey Bawa, Anantara Kalutara is located only an hour from the Bandaranaike International Airport — perfect for spontaneous weekend getaways.
From this secluded beachfront setting at the confluence of the Kalu Ganga River and the Indian Ocean, visit Bawa's legendary Lunuganga estate on the banks of Dedduwa Lake in Bentota and wander around its enchanting green spaces which blend the elements of Italian Renaissance gardens, English landscaping, Japanese art and ancient Serendib's water features.
On-site at Anantara Kalutara, exclusive Treehouse Dining awaits as part of the brand's signature Dining by Design experience.
Perched above the river in a rustic treehouse, guests will be served a Ceylonese dinner featuring locally caught seafood accompanied by spicy sambals, Ceylon teas and traditional desserts such as treacle, buffalo curd and coconut milk pancakes.
Anantara Kalutara’s “The Perfect Getaway” stay package starts from US$248 (RM1,052.88) net per night (twin sharing) and includes up to 30% savings on luxury accommodation, daily breakfast at Olu restaurant, and up to 15% savings on the Glider Adventure Tower, zipline, bicycle tour and archery.
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This article first appeared on Feb 6, 2023 in The Edge Malaysia.