Situated on a peaceful stretch of the beautiful Nilaveli beach, this contemporary resort is a perfect luxurious base for relaxing in the sunshine and exploring the nearby area of Trincomalee. The hotel has great facilities and prides itself on outstanding service, a great example of the famous Sri Lankan hospitality. With many different options of activities to occupy your time – from spa treatments and poolside cocktails to big game fishing and reef diving – Anilana Nilaveli is sure to suit all needs.
All rooms boast elegant, modern fittings and facilities, and most also provide stunning views over the beach or pools. There are several categories available including garden and sea view rooms, pool chalets, studio rooms and the Anilana Lux Suite.
The hotel’s chefs pride themselves upon offering high quality Sri Lankan and international dishes, largely made using fresh crops from the property’s own farm. The open kitchen allows guests to delight in the theatrics of the kitchen, and dining is very much a tailor made service with exclusive options available including private dinners on the beach or room service from your own butler. For the less extravagant occasions the ‘Hotel Dining Room’ and ‘Beach Restaurant’ both offer a wide range of foods alongside exquisite views over the pools and beach.
Free wifi in all rooms and public areas, outdoor swimming pools and kids pool, spa, rental car service, valet parking and 24 hour reception desk. All rooms are equipped with air conditioning, private balconies or terraces, fans, minibar, safety deposit box, satellite TV, hairdryer and toiletries. Dining facilities include poolside bar, indoor bar, coffee shop, restaurant, BBQ facilities and 24 hour room service.
The nearby reef is home to a whole host of marine life and beautiful reef fish. During the season of March to October there is a 95% chance of spotting sperm whales, and a high chance to see blue whales too, whose migration path is just off the Sri Lankan coast. You may also be able to spot pods of spinner dolphins.
Go snorkelling or diving in the nearby coral reefs, charter a yacht for a fishing or whale and dolphin watching trip, or enjoy a wide variety of water sports. Land-based activities are also available including local culinary demonstrations with the hotel’s award winning chefs, or cultural tours to local ancient cities, historical forts or sacred spiritual sites.
Be aware that diving is only possible here from May until the end of October, so if you are hoping to dive make sure you visit at an appropriate time!
If you have any questions regarding our Sri Lanka tours, please feel free to contact me on +44 (0)1803 866965
[Our guide] was brilliant. Always on time and very helpful. All transfers were great. The bird watching trip was excellent and our guide was great at spotting birds. The elephant orphanage was also great.