Experience Infinity At Anantaya Chilaw
“This resort was created according to the concept of infinity and I have tried to create a never ending experience architecturally by making the simple things interesting. I have allowed the natural beauty of the environment to shine through, and a good example of this is the unobstructed ocean view available to guests from their beds,” says Vinod Jayasinghe Architect of the Resort looking at his breath taking masterpiece – Anantaya Chilaw.
Situated 66km north of the Bandaranaike International Airport on the uncongested A3 highway, Anantaya Chilaw is the first luxury beach resort in the Chilaw/ Puttalam area in the north of Negombo and lies on a narrow peninsula between the Indian Ocean and the Chilaw lagoon.
Anantaya, or infinity, is a fitting name for the resort and was chosen due to the infinite comfort, beauty and tranquillity offered to its guests. The first hint of the infinite tranquillity of Anantaya Chilaw can be experienced on the vast, sandy beach of the resort which fills one with a feeling of blissful isolation that only the ocean can provide. Having no other hotels in the vicinity, the beach sees virtually no people apart from the guests of the hotel, ensuring a quietness which is elusive on popular beaches around the island.
Anantaya Chilaw is perfectly located to capture the beauty of its picturesque surroundings, with the rooms carefully designed to provide guests a breathtaking view of the Indian Ocean at sunrise upon awaking from a deep, peaceful sleep. The architect of the resort, Vinod Jayasinghe is a student of the legendary Geoffrey Bawa. He firmly believes in “Simplicity being the greatest of Sophistication” a quote by Leonardo Da Vinci.
Adding to the view is the two masterfully constructed swimming pools, the remarkable length and depth of which provide guests with an unrestrained and unparalleled swimming experience. The sight of the pools appearing to seamlessly merge in to the vast ocean provide the visual delight of a single body of deep blue water that stretches infinitely against the backdrop of a yellow horizon punctuated by the setting sun.
Beside the resort is a river which along with the surrounding mangroves creates a forest-like environment. Situated en route to the Cultural Triangle, Anantaya Chilaw is a mere 4 km away from one of Sri Lanka’s Ramsar Wetland sites. In order to provide guests a more wholesome experience, the resort also arranges excursions to Wilpattu, the largest National Park in Sri Lanka, Kalpitiya, one of the best sites in the world for whale watching and many other attractive locations.
Ananthaya Chilaw is the first hotel launched by LAUGFS Leisure Ltd (LLL), the leisure sector arm of LAUGFS Holdings Limited. LLL has entered the leisure field aggressively and is currently developing two other properties in Pasikudah and Waskaduwa with the former expected to welcome guests from early 2015.