Earlier this year, I escaped the sweltering heat in India by flying to the sublime breeze of Sri Lanka. It was my first time in the island country and found the Western Province an idyllic getaway.
Here I immersed in the many forms of and experiences by AVANI Kalutara Resort, which sits quietly at the peninsular.
-AVANI Kalutara Resort is about 85 kilometres/2.5 hours from Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo.
-AVANI Kalutara Resort has multiple offers through the year. Go here to check the latest.
-AVANI Kalutara Resort organises cooking classes, yoga mornings (on Thursdays), cinema nights, live gigs (on Saturdays) and cultural shows (on Fridays) during high season. Guests are also welcomed to book cycling and tuk-tuk tours, cocktail and sundowners, water sports (jet ski, kayaking, banana boats, speed boats), fishing, miracle dinner (or romantic dinner), crazy kottu night (make-your-own-kottu night) and high tea evenings at an extra cost.
-For those who wish to stay in a lively neighbourhood, AVANI Bentota Resort and Spa, designed by world-renowned architect Geoffrey Bawa, may be a better option. Check their offers here.
-If you are looking to hire a car and drive through Sri Lanka, I would recommend Dinesh Ranasinghe. He speaks English well, is affordable and well-versed with the island’s history and places.
-Only a handful of people in Kalutara speak English.
-It is best to travel with cash, as credit card machines are limited to big shops, restaurants and hotels.
Have you stayed at any of the AVANI properties?
Note: I was invited by AVANI Kalutara Resort.