The famous architect
In 1995, Geoffery Bawa, the iconic Sri Lankan architect was commissioned to design the resort on a golden stretch of land located between sparkling Indian Ocean and the estuary of the Kalu Ganga. Visitors keen on staying at a Geoffrey Bawa hotel will find his work at Anantara Kalutara a true masterpiece.
The unique characteristics of this location was used to feature with the design of the hotel. Offering stunning views of the river and the ocean, Anantara Kalutara Resort became the last treasured work on Bawa.
Bawa’s architectural works are famous around the island. His designs of the resort are a perfect example of how he ensured the maximum space was used of the building and the land while maintaining its aesthetic value.
The main building is complete with a towering gable roof; believed to be its most iconic design feature. The high ceiling allows for a free flow of breeze while offering an unhindered view of the lagoon, ensuring each guest feels at ease and in complete freedom when they enter this Geoffrey Bawa architecture masterpiece.