Luxury hotel holiday Anantaya Resort & Spa Chilaw Chilaw

Perched between a lagoon and the Indian Ocean, the Anantaya Resort and Spa in Chilaw is an enchanting and stylish Sri Lankan resort. The indulgent spa facilities, offered in huts that hover above the blue water, abundant sports opportunities, and excellent access to the nearby seaside village of Chilaw, make this a fulfilling and luxurious addition to any touring holiday in Sri Lanka. A few nights at the Anantaya will leave you refreshed, rejuvenated, and ready for further exploration.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with Sri Lankan Airlines
  • Transport by private car with driver-guide
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, board and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Anantaya Resort & Spa, Chilaw

The Anantaya Resort and Spa, Chilaw is a 5-star hotel with a pristine natural location on a peninsula between Chilaw beach and lagoon. Comprehensive spa services, fine dining restaurants and a variety of beachfront activities afford guests a tranquil experience.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location On the seafront, approximately 10-miles from Chilaw, and 60-miles from Colombo

Closest airport Bandaranaike International Airport

Distance from airport 40 miles

Hotel facilities and services

Spa, Swimming pool, Gym, Restaurant, Bar, Poolside bar, Bike rentals, Sports facilities and equipment, and Shopping arcade.

Complimentary

Wi-Fi.

Complimentary watersports

Waterpolo, Water aerobics, Deep sea fishing, and Boat rides.

Land sports

Beach volleyball, Badminton, Cycling, Chess, Beach cricket, and Yoga.

Out and about nearby

The village of Chilaw is recognised to be one of Sri Lanka's most peaceful destinations, with a heritage deeply rooted in fishing and trade. At the centre of the town is a clock tower, but the main attractions of the town are the beach and the lagoon, making it perfect for relaxing days out and afternoons on the sand. You may also wish to visit the Munnesvaram Temple, actually comprised of five multi-faith temples, which is believed to be the most important Siva temple on the island. Though the building that stands there today was rebuilt under British colonial rule, it still provides a great insight into the culture of the area, as well as design and stylistic trends.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Superior room for 7 nights

From about

£1,450

Holiday Code EXH1875

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Anantaya Resort & Spa, Chilaw

Room descriptions

Anantaya Resort and Spa has 87 rooms and suites, which are all equipped with air-conditioning, rain shower, mini-fridge, television, hairdryer, digital safe, telephone, tea and coffee making facilities, and a private balcony if on sea-side.

Superior Rooms
Deluxe Rooms with sitting area
Premium Rooms with Jacuzzi, larger windows, sitting area, in-room dining options, and dressing area
Suite Rooms with four poster bed, private balcony on both lagoon- and sea-side, sitting area, dining area, pantry, walk-in closet, and complimentary fruit basket

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Superior room for 7 nights

From about

£1,450

Holiday Code EXH1875

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Anantaya Resort & Spa, Chilaw

Additional information

Children: Larger rooms and suites come equipped with sofa beds or day beds, on which children can sleep.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Superior room for 7 nights

From about

£1,450

Holiday Code EXH1875

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Anantaya Resort & Spa, Chilaw

Highlights of Negombo

For nature lovers and birdwatchers there are the Muthurajawela wetlands where four varieties of kingfisher are frequently seen, as well as Negombo Lagoon. Offshore wrecks and a reef provide spots for diving (November to April, when the seas are calmer). PADI instructors, some other water sports and fishing trips are also available. Whale-watching and dolphin-watching boat trips are possible further north off Kalpitya, though this is a 3-4 hours drive away.

Cultural highlights of Negombo

In and around Negombo there are plenty of things to see and do: Dutch Fort remains; St Mary’s Church; Angurukaramulla Buddhist temple (murals); Fish markets, fishing boats and port; Select fresh seafood for your lunch or dinner; The Dutch canal (called Hamilton canal) and Maha Oya river – boat trip; Muthurajawela wetlands and Negombo Lagoon for birdwatching and nature; Some water sports and diving; November to April; Fishing; Tourist shops and restaurants (mostly mid-lower end), fashion shops; Inland to the archaeological site of Dambadeniya; Sri Lanka’s commercial capital of Colombo is 40 km away, offering a range of shops, restaurants and sightseeing.

Climate in Negombo

With daytime temperatures of between 26° C and 33° C, Negombo is hot and humid, though sea breezes cool and refresh the air. The evenings are slightly cooler. The main monsoon brings unsettled weather between May and August.

Travel around Negombo and Sri Lanka

We include private transfers with all our holidays to Sri Lanka, and a personal chauffer with all our touring holidays. Driving Distances: Negombo to Colombo International Airport: 20 minutes, Negombo to Sigiriya: 3 – 3.5 hours, Negombo to Kandy: 3.5 hours, Negombo to Colombo: 1-1.5 hours.

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