Country Winner Anilana Nilaveli

World Luxury Hotel Awards - Winner 2016

Anilana Nilaveli - Best Luxury Beach Resort 2016

Anilana pasikuda, We finally put paradise on the map

We love having you here

Welcome to our newest hotel, Anilana Nilaveli. Located on the quietest part of one of the best beaches in the world, this stylishly designed resort is an intimate and luxurious escape for you to relax and enjoy some luxury, good food and the natural beauty of the surrounding environment. All of our rooms and suites are comfortably furnished and have breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean, Swimming pools and or hotel gardens.

Laze around one of our two swimming pools, enjoy thoughtful and attentive service, relax and rejuvenate in our Anilana Spa, take in wonderful views from our roof top bar or simply take some time to breathe and enjoy. Bask in the freedom of doing whatever you want, whenever… all in a tropical paradise. Our Chefs create tantalising dishes for you to taste, Bartenders prepare tropical drinks to cool, and our service team work hard to make sure those who prefer a quiet retreat or a lively holiday all leave with a smile and fond memories of Anilana hospitality.


Attentive Service and Modern Technology

Our friendly and attentive service team are dedicated to providing swift, thoughtful service for guests of Anilana so you experience and enjoy our Sri Lankan hospitality.

Choose from three restaurants where Chefs create delicious and appetising dishes. Enjoy the Roof Top or Beach Bar where Bartenders mix ingredients to create a lively, exciting vibe.

Our technical team have created a future proofed infrastructure that ensures our guests can enjoy use of their modern devices through our state of the art, fibre optic delivered technology. Resident guests enjoy complimentary high speed wifi internet connectivity, cable TV, music, video and digital telephones all delivered on one digital IP platform.

Leave it to us, relax and let us pamper you...

Our systems have been designed to ensure our guests can keep up with news, stay up to date, remain in touch with the outside world and watch movies and live sport, of course you can also simply turn it all off and get back to some serious relaxation...

If all you want to do is relax, surround yourself by nature, soak up the tropical sun, take a swim in one of our pools, read quietly in the gardens, visit our beach bar, or snorkel on our coral reef beach, this is a relaxing paradise. Leave it to us to do everything else and allow us to pamper you. Chefs who love to create something special for you, staff who want to serve you, rejuvenate at Spa Anilana, whatever you have in mind, make yourself at home..... We’ll do the rest!


Things to do

If you get tired of lazing by the pool, or relaxing under a tree, embark on an adventurous safari, trek through nature reserves and scenic locations where elephants and other wildlife can be spotted. Discover the colorful underwater world along our coastline, abundant with tropical fish and magnificently coloured coral reefs. Go deep sea fishing, whale watching or racing with dolphins, all adventures for you to discover and choose from.

Anilana Luxury Sailing

Luxury Sailing

Working in close partnership with an experienced and qualified team of sailing specialists, Anilana Nilaveli is a great location for luxury sailing. With prior notice, a variety of sailing options are available including luxury cruises aboard a luxury catamaran yacht to suit your holiday plans. These include Dolphin/Whale watching excursions, a beautiful sunset cruise you will never forget or an Overnight Charter where you can chart your own voyage and explore the beautiful coastline of Sri Lanka, deciding where you want to go, what you want to do and where you want to spend the night.

Special Honeymoon excursions can be arranged – either for one or several nights, as you prefer. To make your occasion more memourable, our Chef can create a special personal menu on your request to be served aboard by our butlers, paired with fine wines. 2 Double and 2 Triple cabins are comfortable and complete with air conditioning and including 4 bathrooms.

Fishing Rods, Snorkelling gear, a kitesurfing kit, kayaks and rubber dinghy with outboard motor all come together to make this a superb and exciting adventure for couples, families or groups to enjoy.

Anilana Diving & Water Sports

Snorkeling & Diving

Anilana Nilaveli is a great destination for lovers of Water Sports and Diving. With beautiful Coral Reefs for Snorkelling, top quality internationally experienced Scuba Diving Instructors are available including a Base Leader, Course Manager, PADI/CMAS Qualified Instructors and 2 Dive Masters. Instruction can be provided in seveal European languages including English, French, Italian, German and Dutch. Expertise and technical know how can guarantee quality and personalized services to individual divers or group of maximum 20 divers at a time.

A broad range of diving equipment is available for rental at fair prices including hard hull boats with outboard motors which can accommodate up to 10 divers per trip. Boats are fitted with GPS, Echo Sonar and carry Mobile telephones as well as an extra tank of fuel in case of emergency. Please note that Diving is only possible in Pasikuda from mid May until the end of October. Unforgettable Deep Sea Fishing trips (both 4 Hrs and 6 Hrs options are available), in local fishing Boats can be arranged with prior notice.

Anilana Dolphin & Whale Watching

Dolphin & Whale Watching

March to October are the peak months for whale sightings. During these months there is 95% chances of spotting Sperm Whales and great chances of spotting Blue Whales as their migration path is just off the Sri Lankan coast With advance notice, we are able to arrange Whale Watching Trips in fully insured boats. There are also good chances of spotting and chasing groups of Spinner Dolphins.

Anilana Beach & Water Sports

Beach & Water Sports

Nilaveli provides a great venue for Water-Skiing, Jet Scooters and Canoeing. These options are all available at reasonable prices, we can also arrange for you to enjoy Banana Boat Rides, Hobby Cat Sailing and even Speed Boat rides. Anilana Nilaveli will be happy to make arrangements on your behalf and looks forward to receiving your enquiries.

The Anilana Culinary Arts

The Anilana Culinary Arts

Interested in mastering the culinary arts, or simply passing the time practising new recipes? Our award winning Chefs are available for personalised cookery demonstrations and are well positioned to provide you with their tips and tricks which can showcase their personal recipes or improve your ability to produce delicious and authentic international and Sri Lankan favourites when you return home. Whether you want to bake breads, replicate our wicked desserts or turn your hand to the spicy and tasty dishes of Anilana Nilaveli, we can arrange for demonstrations between meal periods, just talk with our Executive Chef who will be happy to make arrangements on your behalf.

Anilana Cultural Tours

Cultural Tours

Sri Lanka has always been known for its rich history and culture, which have collectively given it a distinct character. From ancient cities and historic forts to the sacred and spiritual sites, even the most seasoned of travellers cannot help but be enthralled by the cultural diversity of this unique island. Qualified Tour Guides are available to guide you through personalised Cultural Tours and help you discover our rich history.


Customized Packages

Let us delight you

We are happy to organise weddings, honeymoon parties, anniversary dinners, special events, family gatherings, parties and meetings at our hotels. We can custom design packages that have been tailor made to suit your requirements. Nothing is too small nor is any challenge too big. Intimate moonlit dinners for two under the stars, Beach weddings with Dancers, Drummers and Elephants, we can arrange for your event to be attended by an entire village if you like. Family treats, Seafood BBQs or sit down dinners to celebrate that special occasion can be hosted in our tropical gardens. All special events that we love to organise. Whatever your requirements, please let us know and we will be happy to discuss possibilities and make arrangements.

Anilana Customized Packages

Anilana Awards & Certifications

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   A: 1508 Ward4, Irakkakandi, Nilaveli
  T: +94 112 030 900
  F: +94 112 673 355

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