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Anilana Pasikuda

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  • About this holiday

    This Anilana hotel in Pasikuda continues the great name of this hotel group. Stunning deluxe rooms open up onto the poolside and the beachfront, and encourage in their aspect and tentative design an appreciation of the breath-taking Sri Lankan coastline. Stop off at the Anilana Pasikuda for a few nights of relaxation and recuperation before continuing your tour of Sri Lanka.

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    Holiday prices

    Sample price is per person based on two people sharing a Type A double or twin room.
    From £1,370 for 7 nights.
    The price displayed here is a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.

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    Our opinion

    The Anilana Pasikuda is an enticing beachfront resort with an unrivalled location in the area and an attractive blend of contemporary and traditional style.

    Hotel description

    On the peninsula of Pasikuda on the east coast of Sri Lanka, the Anilana Pasikuda is an intimate luxury resort infused with the authentic essence of the island. Surrounded only by lush green fields and a private section of golden sand and rolling surf, the Anilana Pasikuda is a secluded and exclusive getaway. Thatched Beach chalets and palm trees line the sand, giving these guests privileged access to the beachfront. A selection of two storey villas, which house the Anilana Deluxe Rooms, look out towards the sea from the poolside and offer an equally picturesque alternative to the chalets. As you enter the hotel, you are greeted with a vast high-ceilinged room, palatial due to its size and pillars, and decorated with statues, potted tropical plants, and a wall mural depicting a map of the island. The design of the rooms’ interiors blends modern features, such as atmospheric strip lighting, with the earthy tones of the abstract works of local artists. White bed linens meet deep brown silk cushions, plush cream armchairs, and the traditional Sri Lankan dark wood furnishings. For a room accented with the deepest, most luxurious colours, stay in the Pasikuda Bay Studio. Guests may choose to dine either indoors in the restaurant, on the veranda of the main dining room, or beside the pool. Dining is always a relaxed, casual affair at the Anilana, though the quality of the fresh food is of fine dining standards. In-room dining and romantic beachfront meals for two can also be arranged. The restaurants serve international cuisine, inspired by Italy, Asia, England, and of course, the flavours of Sri Lanka itself. After dinner, you may wish to remain at the pool bar or retire to the lobby to cleanse your palate with a cocktail. Enjoy this enchanting private oasis as part of a tour of Sri Lanka, staying for a few nights so as to enjoy the unimpeded access to the beach and the uplifting flair with which the rooms have been designed and with which the staff carry out their service.


    On the northern side of the Pasikuda Peninsula on the east coast of Sri Lanka.

    Official star rating

    no rating

    Annual opening

    Distance from airport

    165 miles

    Closest airport

    Bandaranaike International Airport

    Room types

    45 rooms with king size beds, locally commissioned artworks, flat screen LED television, desk, safe, personal bar, and tea and coffee making facilities. All rooms have outdoor space.
    Anilana Deluxe, set beside the pool
    Beach Chalet, set right on the beach
    Loft with mezzanine level with extra two twin beds
    Anilana Studio with large lounge area and a light colour scheme infused with blues
    Kalkuda Studio with large lounge area and a light colour scheme
    Pasikuda Bay Studio with large lounge area and a rich, authentic colour scheme
    Anilana Lux Suite on split level, with two bedrooms and monochrome colour scheme

    Hotel facilities and services

    Hotel Dining Room, Poolside Bar and Restaurant, Lobby Bar, swimming pool, scuba-diving facilities with PADI qualified instructors, qualified tour guides, tennis court, personalised cookery classes, and private beach.

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Pasikuda Beach is the perfect location for relaxing in calm, crystal clear blue waters. The sea is generally free from many water sports for this reason, attracting instead swimmers and paddlers. The beaches and bays are the main attractions of the area, though you may also wish to visit Batticaloa Lagoon, which, as well as being picturesque, has an eco centre, local art displays, and pretty tropical forest all around it. Perhaps also visit the rock temples at Dambulla, or the ruined medieval city of Polonnaruwa.

    Sports nearby

    Windsurfing, kayaking, sailing, fishing, scuba diving, swimming, walking, cycling, and hiking.


    Anilana Lux Suites are recommended for those travelling with children, though extra beds can be provided in most room types. A children’s menu is available on request.

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