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Avani Kalutara Resort

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Swimming Pool
Check-in 14:00 | Check-out 12:00

Avani Kalutara Resort is delighted to unveil a stunning new look. Enjoy our new contemporary vibe in the lobby, restaurants, bars and ballroom. Settle into stylish comfort in the sensational Avani Ocean View Pool Suites, Avani Ocean View Suites and Avani Deluxe Ocean View Rooms with tropical views over the Indian Ocean and the Kalu River. Welcome to paradise.

Wrapped by water on three sides, live the tropical island jungle life, where colonial charm blends with sophisticated style.

  • 105 rooms and suites 
  • 55-minute drive from Bandaranaike International Airport
  • Spectacular views of lagoon and ocean
  • Access to the Anantara Spa and restaurants at Anantara Kalutara Resort
  • State-of-the-art ballroom facilities 

Updated Booking Requirements

Travel Advisory
Avani Kalutara Resort is a certified ‘Safe and Secure’ Level 1 hotel. We look forward to welcoming you very soon. In the interests of protecting the health and safety of all our guests, please see our booking requirements on the following link. Learn More


St. Sebastian’s Road, Katukurunda, Kalutara 12000 Sri Lanka

6.56861111111111 , 79.9597222222222
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Booking Requirement FAQs

What is a Level 1 ‘Safe & Secure' Certified hotel?
  • From all the ‘Safe & Secure’ Certified hotels, these are the accommodation service providers who will provide accommodation services exclusively for international tourists during the first 14 days of their stay.
  • Level 1 hotels can accept bookings from international tourists visiting Sri Lanka under a tourist visa and is optional for dual citizens, valid resident visa holders and Sri Lankan citizens who opt to come under the tourism route irrespective of the vaccination status, as per Government regulations.
How do I apply for a visa?

All visas must be applied online through the Immigration ETA portal. Before you apply for your visa, you need to have a confirmed hotel booking, pre-purchased PCR tests and a mandatory COVID-19 Insurance Cover paid for through your ‘Safe and Secure Level 1’ hotel when making your booking.

  • The hotel will issue a reference number which you need to include in your visa form under the section ‘Contact Details’.
  • There you will be asked for ‘Address in Sri Lanka’, under which you need to indicate your hotel name, address and the reference number issued.
Do I need to pre-purchase PCR tests before I arrive? From where can I get my PCR done after arrival?
A negative PCR test from an accredited laboratory taken 72 hours before boarding is mandatory.
PCR tests conducted during the stay period to be pre-paid to the hotel soon after reservation.

All PCR tests (once in Sri Lanka) are performed in-hotel for your convenience by a private-sector laboratory approved by the Sri Lankan Ministry of Health.

  • If your stay is 5 or more days, two PCR tests are required on arrival and exit.
  • If your stay is less than 5 days, no exit PCR is required.
  • Children below 2 years are exempted from PCR testing. However, if the parents/ guardians develop symptoms or result in positive PCR test reports children will undergo PCR tests.
  • Children between 2-12 years undergo only exit PCR tests
Please note that a negative PCR test for all guests (including children) may be a mandatory requirement by some airlines before boarding. The guest is required to confirm this with the relevant airline.
Each PCR test costs USD 40 per person.
A banking fee of USD 5 per booking will be charged from the guest.

Is there a mandatory minimum stay?
There is no minimum duration of stay in Sri Lanka, but a fourteen-day mandatory Level 1 hotel stay is applicable for all arriving guests under the tourism route, irrespective of the vaccination status and as per new Government procedures.
Can tourists from any country come to Sri Lanka?
People from all countries are welcome unless otherwise specified. Currently due to the prevailing health situation visitors from the UK will have a restriction.
Do I need COVID-19 insurance?
  • Yes, you will need to pay USD 12 for a 1 month’s cover of USD 50,000 offered by People's Insurance PLC. This is a mandatory requirement when applying for your visa. Each guest, including children, should purchase the insurance, including children.
  • Pay your COVID-19 insurance premium of A USD 12 to your 'Certified Safe and Secure Level 1 hotel' when you are making your hotel booking. They will issue you a reference number (once paid for both Insurance and PCR tests), which you will need to process your visa.
What is the procedure for all guests irrespective of vaccination status?

Before applying for a visa ensure you have the following:

  • A pre-confirmed booking at a Level 1 'Safe & Secure' hotel for up to 14 days; depending on the duration of your stay. The hotel booking can be made directly with the hotel, through a travel agent
  • or OTA. Visitors allowed to move within L1 hotels.
  • Obtain a mandatory COVID-19 local travel insurance cover for USD 12 for a policy of USD 50,000 for a period of one month
  • Have a valid tourist visa before boarding your flight. All visas must be applied online by visiting eta.gov.lk.

At the airport, on arrival - please produce the following:

  • A negative COVID-19 PCR report (In English) taken within 72 hours before flight
  • Completed Health Declaration Form

Travel to a Safe & Secure Level-1 Hotel (travel arranged by the hotel, tour operator or Level-1 service provider

  • Stay at a Certified Safe & Secure L1 hotel/s for up to the first 14 days of the visit and undergo an on-arrival PCR test. Guests are allowed to stay at any number of Certified Safe & Secure L1 hotels and permitted to use all facilities of the hotel upon an on arrival negative PCR test report.
  • Guests are also allowed to visit approved tourist sites in a bio bubble. Speak to our Reservations Team to explore the tourist sites accessible to each resort.

Details on the second PCR test during the stay

  • If the stay is more than 14 days – perform second PCR on the 11th -14th day of arrival. Upon negative results for both the PCR tests, guests are allowed to leave the bio-bubble and the respective Level-1 hotel doctor will issue a discharge document upon verifying the PCR test results.
  • However, if the guest is identified as an immediate close contact of a COVID 19 positive, the bio-bubble period will be extended as decided by the Level-1 hotel doctor in consultation with the area medical officers of Health.
  • Once the guest leaves the bio bubble and goes into the community, they will be subject to the general health guidelines of the country.
  • If the stay is between 5-14 days – a PCR test will be performed depending on the date of departure (i.e. 24-48 hours before departure)
  • If the stay is less than 5 days - no exit PCR test is required
Can I use all the hotel facilities? Which tourist attractions and sites can I visit in Sri Lanka?

Yes. Visitors can use all hotel facilities including gym, swimming pool, spa after receiving the on-arrival (Day 1) negative PCR test results.

Guests may enjoy the use of the main restaurant and main bar until the negative PCR test results are informed.

Guests can visit up to 14 approved tourist sites under the safety of a bio-bubble. Please speak to our Reservations Team to confirm the sites available from each resort and as per the current Government guidelines.

Public transportation is discouraged for your safety.

Will there be a dedicated medical officer for each hotel?
Yes. There will be an appointed A medical officer in each of the ‘Safe and Secure’ Certified hotels including the Level 1 hotels.


“What can we say, we loved it here, the people are so friendly, the hotel was spotless, the staff were always helpful.”

Ja Ela – TripAdvisor
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