Anantaya Resort & Spa, Passikudah 

Lazy days by the shore

An enchanting resort on the beautiful Passikudah bay with a rustic-chic design, spacious rooms and spectacular villas.

The beautiful Anantaya Resort & Spa is something of a hidden gem on the east coast. The resort is certainly eye-catching. Its distinctive architecture has been influenced by Thai and Balinese style, with a dark wood exterior, and many of the public areas – including bars, restaurants and a few outdoor spa areas – are located in open-air pavilions and thatched buildings throughout the resort. The grounds are equally beautiful with bridges crossing the large swimming pool and paths taking you through to pretty gardens that lead down towards the beach. From here you can walk along the beautiful bay or enjoy a range of watersports in the generally calm and shallow waters of the bay. We can’t think of a better place for a post-tour wind-down.

Why we love Anantaya Resort & Spa, Passikudah

  • The harmonious design, by a Thai-based design studio, brings together traditional Thai and Sri Lankan elements

  • There are rooms with four-poster beds for romantic breaks and expansive villas that will appeal to families and groups

  • You may find it hard to tear yourself away from the wonderfully expansive pool, especially as it has a swim-up bar

  • The health and wellness facilities include a spa, where you can enjoy treatments al fresco in its thatched outdoor pavilions

5 stars
Mar - Sep
Colombo 10½ hours
On the beautiful, sweeping Passikudah Bay on Sri Lanka’s East Coast
Approx. 25 minute by road from Batticaloa airport which is reached by a 45-60 minute flight from Colombo airport
All Inclusive Option



  • Restaurants & bars
  • Board
  • Spas & wellness
  • Diving & Watersports
  • Families

One restaurant, a beach bar that serves food and a swim-up pool bar provide plenty of options on the food and drink front.

Singing Fish
Treat yourself to dinner at the signature seafood restaurant. The ingredients are sourced locally so you can enjoy catch-of-the-day dishes seasoned with the spices that the island is famous for.

Enjoy snacks and drinks on the sand between 10am to 10pm at the casual beach bar.

The swim-up bar serves Sri Lankan and international drinks to those who don’t want to stray too far from the inviting pool.

Seafood and spices are two of Sri Lanka’s specialities and you’ll find them both at the resort’s evening-only Singing Fish restaurant.

What's included

Half Board • Breakfast and dinner.

Upgrade options

Full Board • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
All Inclusive • Breakfast, lunch and dinner • Snacks at Pool or Lobby Bars (available 10am-3pm; 4pm-5:30pm and 11pm-midnight) • Tea and coffee throughout the day • Local alcoholic drinks and selected non-alcoholic drinks (11am-11pm) • Selected landsports and live entertainment.

Unwind in the Balinese-style spa, where you can enjoy holistic  traditional therapies in one of the outdoor pavilions or globally inspired signature CocoSpa treatments featuring natural Sri Lankan products in a serene indoor space.

The gym is equipped with the latest workout machines, and there are fitness classes on offer, too (some of them in the pool). Alternatively, you could enjoy energetic games of badminton or beach volleyball.

Guests can enjoy a range of activities on the water, such as jet skiing, water skiing, banana boating and snorkelling tours.

With a choice of villas, plenty to do for all ages and a sheltered beach to play on, families are sure to feel welcome.

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