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Flanked by the Indian Ocean and Chilaw lagoon, Anantaya Resort & Spa Chilaw provides the perfect backdrop for those searching for a refreshing and rejuvenating retreat. This Chilaw beach hotel paves the way for guests to enjoy a truly memorable holiday as it is found within close proximity to a number of exciting destinations that are testament to the island’s rich heritage.
Wilpattu National Park
Renowned for its leopard population, the Wilpattu National Park found on the northwest coast of the country features a large collection of natural lakes. Found 100 km from the hotel, species such as sloth bears, elephants and even water buffalos can be viewed here.
Anawilundawa Ramsar Wetland
Nourished by the waters of an irrigation tank, the natural habitat of Anawilundawa Ramsar Wetland comprises of grasslands, mangroves and a host of other agriculture systems. A bird watcher’s paradise, this wetland is situated a mere 6 km from our hotel.
Fondly referred to as ‘Little Rome,’ the town of Negombo found 56 km away from Anantaya Resort & Spa was once subject to colonial rule. Therefore when visiting the area, one will be able to see the Dutch Canal and Dutch Fort which are truly marvellous creations.
Experience the solace and solitude of one of Sri Lanka’s oldest shrines which is the Madhu Church. This 400 year old church has long been a centre of devotion and continues to be a popular pilgrimage site especially during the month of August which sees many locals commune to celebrate the feast of Madhu. It is found 170 km from the hotel.
Comprising of mangroves and other forms of flora, the Muthurajawela Marsh is arguably one of the finest places to visit. Home to many water birds and reptilians such as the python, the area is situated 74 km away from our retreat.
The Deduru Oya is considered as the 4th largest river in Sri Lanka which begins from the western slopes of the Kandy & Matale hills. The riverbed receives almost 50% of the total rainfall during the inter monsoon period and constitutes many tributaries.
Situated near Kalpitiya, St. Anne’s Church in Talawila is one of the sacred and iconic premises that attract a large number of Catholic devotees during the months of March and August. One might also want to head down to the stunning coastline of Talawila Beach which is easily accessible from the shrine.
From the ruined cities of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa to the frescoes of Sigiriya and even the cave temple of Dambulla, the cultural triangle of the country is a treasure trove of wonder and an invaluable source of learning. The triangle is nestled 160 km from the hotel.
The temple is one of the five Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and is thought to have been in existence since 1000 CE. The complex also features a Buddhist temple and is one of the more alluring sites in the Puttalam District.