Anantaya Resort & Spa Review
Going for group trips can be a messy affair, but the Duo Escapes couple loves to explore new places and mingle with people. We decided to head to Anantaya Resort & Spa, but this time it had to be with a large group. So, here is Anantaya Resort & Spa Review.
The whole group decided to go for the retreat on a long weekend. Plus, we made special requests as our booking was on full-board basis. Moreover, we wanted to include the special lunch buffet. If you have been following our travel journey since the beginning, you might be aware of our love for food!
A Maddening Weekend Handled With Sheer Professionalism
As we mentioned, that particular weekend was long, so there were many people who had come for a STAY-cation. After all, the resort is located in a strategic location. It is next to the beach, and there are a plethora of activities to choose from.
Despite the maddening weekend rush, the staff handled each booking with utmost care.
There was enough space for our group to prance around at the reception area.
Entering Our Pretty Villa
There are four villas in one unit. So, there are two villas on the ground floor and two on the upper floor. We picked one on the upper floor because we needed the view!
The villa was extremely spacious. Hold that thought! The highlight of the villa is the bathroom. Yes, that’s right! It has a Jacuzzi which overlooks the sea. All one needs was two glasses of wine and some Bossa Nova music playing in the background.
The villa was all about the view! We could witness the magnificence of the sea from the balcony as well as the bathroom space.
In a nutshell, we were extremely happy with the room.
Exploring the Facilities
Who needs a swimming pool when you have a sea right in front of your eyes? Well, the property has two main swimming pools. So, there is enough space for all the guests to swim and have a private time. One of the swimming pools overlooks the lagoon.
If you are not a big fan of pools, enjoy the beach and soak up the Sri Lankan sun.
You can enjoy boat rides, cycling, badminton, beach volleyball, and water aerobics too. Get in touch with the front desk, and they will arrange it for you!
There is a fully equipped gym for health conscious people. Speaking of health conscious people, we were looking forward to the buffet menu.
Eat. Drink. Repeat.
Speaking of buffet menu, there was a lot of variation. We could enjoy different cuisines at the restaurant.
The property has two restaurants – The Ocean & The River. They also have a bar in case you fancy a little drink while watching the sea view.
It’s Time To Pack Your Bags
Anantaya Resort & Spa is an excellent choice for families, couples, and even a group of friends. We, as a couple, enjoyed the facilities, FOOD, and the stellar view.
If you are an ardent lover of beaches and Mother Nature, then this property is amazing. In case you are coming from Colombo, it takes approximately 2-3 hours from the Expressway. The journey is going to be a little hectic, but it will be worth it.
So, go ahead and pack your bags. The beach is calling you!
Points to Note
- Price: Rs.25,500 on double full board basis through a group package
- Visited in February 2018
- This was a retreat organized by Transportation Engineering Division, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa, which we had an opportunity to take part in
- We also had the time to go on Dolphin Watching, which was a once in a life time experience for all of us
You may read all our experiences here.