Stay with peace of mind as Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort, Anantara Kalutara Resort and Avani Kalutara Resort presents an elegant Christmas and New Year’s Eve set in tropical surroundings.

“With enhanced safety and hygiene procedures that adhere to WHO and local government guidelines, the resorts invite Sri Lankans and resident visa holders to experience the season within a home away from home, complete with a full calendar of festive activities” said Champika De Silva, Area Director of Sales for Minor Hotels in Sri Lanka.

Aside from an array of indulgent buffets that bring global and local flavours by the resorts’ acclaimed chefs, a stay at any of the resorts include luxurious accommodation with 5-star amenities, world-class personalized service and a variety of carefully designed recreational activities for adults and children alike. 

Just 55-minutes from Colombo by road, the 5-star luxury Anantara Kalutara Resort and the newly refurbished, chic Avani Kalutara Resort places guests where the majestic Kalu River falls to the ocean. Luxuriate by a secluded beach, stroll amid lush gardens or take refuge in cosy nooks designed by Geoffrey Bawa.

The festive stay package includes room upgrades, flexible check-in check-out times and savings of dining, recreational activities and spa treatments. Adrenaline on the Glider Adventure Tower (zip line, abseil and rock climb), water sports on the lagoon, rifle shooting and archery, make the resort a true paradise for adventurers.

Festive events commence with an indulgent Christmas Eve dinner, where guests are treated to a lagoon-side BBQ with premium meat, seafood and international accompaniments offered by Executive Chef Stefan Beutler and the culinary team at Anantara. Christmas Day brunch will be a relaxed affair with seasonal favourites and a visit from Santa over the lagoon with treats for all. A glittery yet intimate New Year’s Eve will be perfected with international street food stations, an extensive buffet and live entertainment. Toast to 2021 by the main poolside overlooking the Kalu lagoon as the fireworks light up the night’s sky. Bring in the New Year with a relaxed family brunch on January 1. Walk-in guests are encouraged and all dining preparations and setups follow safe physical distancing.  

Voted by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler in 2019 and 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards, Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort delights guests with spacious rooms, private pool villas and 21-acres to rejuvenate in. The resort’s festive family package includes upgrades, flexible check-in check-out times, savings on dining, complimentary guided nature walks with Naturalist and complimentary spa experiences” added De Silva.

On Christmas Eve, Executive Chef Chaminda Pathirana and his team will present cuisines from around the world with live stations serving premium meats, seafood and traditional festive favourites at Journeys Restaurant. New Year’s Eve celebration will relish traditions of home in a summery, tropical setting while the chefs prepare Sri Lankan and international flavours with the finest ingredients. Continue the festivities towards the cliffside Il Mare restaurant and countdown to 2021 amidst music and festive cocktails.

The festive family flair reigns throughout December at the resorts with Christmas tree lighting ceremonies, private family dining, wine tasting sessions, movies under the stars, homemade ice cream by the pool, cookie and cupcake making, beach fun for kids and fitness classes. Dedicated kids and teens clubs at each resort ensure every little VIP is taken care of, with craft fun, video games and a host of other interactive daily activities. Stay longer and enjoy complimentary festive high tea, romantic floating breakfasts and half board upgrades. The resorts warmly welcome in-house guests and walk-in guests to enjoy a truly memorable Christmas and New Year’s celebration and make the resorts their cherished home away from home this season.

Elegant Festive Family Staycations with Anantara and Avani Resorts

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