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Anantaya Passikudah

Anantaya Passikudah

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554 Reviews
Guide Price £1,439 per person
Based on 23 June 19 departure from London Heathrow flying with Sri Lankan Airlines, staying for 7 nights half board in a Superior Room (2 adults sharing) including return transfers.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

Secluded paradise on Sri Lanka's pristine east coast

Set on the white sands of Sri Lanka's pristine east coast, the Anantaya Passikudah is surrounded by azure waters and coral reefs. Combine the stunning surroundings with a premium all inclusive service and a resort that keeps true to traditional Sri Lankan architecture and you have the ideal beachfront haven.

With a range of accommodations from their modern guest rooms with furnished balconies to large villas with private plunge pools, every couple, group and family will find the perfect way to make the most of their stay. 

We recommend touring the beauty and history of inland Sri Lanka and finishing your itinerary with an extended beach stay here to make the most of this exceptional island. Best accessed by a short 50 minute domestic flight from Colombo via Kandy, you will see the island's striking landscapes from the skies above.

Top Tips from our Experts


Destination Specialist

The east coast is one of the best untouched locations in Sri Lanka, Passikudah is a charming town however there are relatively few options when it comes to eating out. So I would recommend the all inclusive board basis here for peace of mind that all meals and drink are covered.

Hotel Features

Hotel Category


Location Type


Main Facilities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Watersports
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Authentic

Board Basis Options

  • All Inclusive
  • Full Board
  • Half Board
Location Highlights

Anantaya Passikudah

  • Beach
  • approx. one hour from Batticaloa airport
554 Reviews % of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 440
  • Very Good 85
  • Average 12
  • Poor 10
  • Terrible 7

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness


Nov 12, 2018

Fantastic place and the best service

Doha, Qatar

It is in Sri Lanka's one of the most beautiful beaches. I went there with my two kids and we stayed in a sea view room just above the swimming pool. (There are rooms with private entrance to the pool as well). The place was so beautiful and very new. Hotel design is fantastic. On top of that, we have received the best service from the Hotel staff, especially in the restaurant. We were the only locals stayed on that day and they have given us a VIP service. Mr. Rajitha the restaurant Manager, personally checked everything to make sure that we received the best service. We have never received such an especial service as locals in any other Hotels. My kids really enjoyed the time there, especially in the water.
Nov 04, 2018

Unforgettable moments

Me and my family visited Ananthaya Pasikudha for celebrating my daughter's birthday. The place was so beautiful and scenic. They given us a fantastic room (room no 5005) with a wonderful sea view. Hotel staff always very helpful and kind. Specially Mr. Rajitha (Restaurant and Bar Manager) has given a fantastic service for us. We give our thanking for his excellent service. We really enjoyed. Thank you Ananthaya🙏.
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Anantaya Passikudah

Room Types

Superior Room

The Superior Rooms of our hotel in Passikudah, comes with a host of luxurious amenities. These 582 Sq-ft. rooms are stylishly furnished with King-size beds, spacious en-suite bathrooms, a well-stocked minibar, complimentary WiFi and a sizable dressing area. The Superior Room also has an expansive balcony from where you can gaze out to your heart’s content at the absolutely stunning Indian Ocean.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • In Room WiFi
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Sea View
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Towels included

Deluxe Room

Live it in style with the absolutely indulgent interiors offered at the Deluxe Room at your favourite Passikudah beach hotel. This 582 Sq-ft abode allows guests to revel in a multitude of amenities such as a dressing area, tea/coffee maker, mini fridge, iron board & free WiFi. Compliment your stay with a dip in the pool to cool off or unwind in a gazebo as you take in the scintillating views of the Indian Ocean. These spacious retreats make the perfect abode for a tropical beach holiday.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Safe
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Towels included


Presenting a magnificent home away from home, our ultra-luxurious villas are one of the many factors that set us apart from hotels in Passikudah Sri Lanka. Designed specifically with holidaying families in mind, these villas feature 2 and 3 bedrooms including a Master Bedroom and Deluxe Rooms. From the moment you walk into the villa you encounter a fantastic blend of opulence and island living. With other amenities such as Blue Ray players, complimentary WiFi, a full-equipped pantry with an oversized fridge & microwave; the villas, a total of 5, also have a fabulous plunge pool!

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Towels included
Anantaya Passikudah

Food & Drink

Sands Beach & Snack Bar

Set amidst the soothing sounds of the Indian Ocean, the Beach Bar at Anantaya Resorts & Spa Passikudah is an idyllic spot to chill out and enjoy cool cocktails by the shore. An ideal choice among hotels in Passikudah where one can enjoy that laid back beach vibe, the bar serves up a delicious array of local and international beverages from 10am to 10pm. The perfect place to unwind with friends and family be it day or night, it also offers a snack menu with light meals for those moments when hunger attacks!

Seaboard Deck Restaurant

The Seaboard Deck

From authentic Sri Lankan cuisine to international favourites, this dining venue is one of our two restaurants in Passikudah that let you savour exquisite culinary delights. Set amidst a laid back coastal backdrop, the 110 capacity main restaurant at Anantaya Resorts & Spa Passikudah offers all-day dining featuring eclectic buffet meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, a specially crafted set menu and 24-hour à la carte options. We also have our very own wine cellar, with a selection of fine wines from around the world for the true connoisseur.

Splash Pool Bar

What better way to relax after a long swim than with an equally refreshing drink by the water. The Pool Bar at Anantaya Resorts & Spa Passikudah gives you the chance to do just that and offers a tantalizing mix of Sri Lankan and international beverages to quench your thirst. Open from 10am to 6pm, the bar is set amidst cooling ocean breezes and provide guests the convenience of being able to step back into the inviting pool waters or the cosy comforts of their luxurious accommodation in Pasikuda as soon as they please.

Singing Fish Restaurant

With its idyllic location along the East Coast, Anantaya Resorts & Spa Passikudah gives guests a chance to savour some of the finest seafood dishes in the region. Seating 50 people in an intimate setting, the Seafood & Wine Bar Restaurant serves only the freshest catch, prepared to perfection in a fusion menu that combines the natural goodness of the sea with evocative flavours and spices. With wine and premium & international beverages served as well, our specialty Passikudah restaurant is the ideal spot to wine and dine in style.