Blending Sri Lankan culture and colonial charm with contemporary flair the Avani Kalutara has all the ingredients you could ever want in a luxury resort. Nestled snugly between a tropical palm dotted beach and the Kalu Ganga River the resort provides a host of wonderful amenities to enjoy and fascinating sites to explore. Guests can indulge their holistic side with the weekly yoga classes held in the flourishing river-adjacent gardens or head to the water sports centre which will help get your toes wet with kayaking, canoeing, and sailing, all hosted by experienced instructors. Indoors you can retreat from the sun -soaked sand and indulge your cerebral side with a game of chess or backgammon while tennis, billiards, pool and darts are all available under the heat dodging roof. The Avani Kalutara also offers the perfect base from which to explore the area. Guests can visit the Kalutara Basket Centre which displays plenty of local basketry and craftsmanship or take a trip to Richmond Castle which is an expansive country house set in an 42-acre fruit garden town.