We got married at the Kani Lanka in October 2007. It was everything and more!!!! We took our four children and two mums with us and we all had a fantastic time. Weather in October was humid and damp as it was the rainy season but was still very enjoyable and no different to what we expected. The staff were attentive and the all inclusive food was fantastic, very Sri Lankan not Western (but they would do chips for one of our fussy kids!!)
Our wedding day was definately a day to remember with Kandyan dancers and Monica the elephant, who lifted us all up with her trunk one by one and my husband also was able to have a ride on her. Our wedding co-ordinator was on hand for everything on the day, our photo's were superb and also the video that we had taken.
If you need anything while you are there, just ask and the staff will bend over backwards to ensure your stay is a happy one.
Our wedding meal was absolutely out of this world and I would go back tomorrow for the Mariners Delight (seafood soup!).
We took our excursions with Stanley and Philip (locals on the beach), they couldn't do enough for us and our children and we would highly recommend using them. We had read about locals on the internet before we travelled and were a little sceptical when we arrived, but this is their main source of income after the tsunami and they really look after you and deserve anything that you give them.
The hotel itself was outstanding, with flower petals laid on the beds each night for that special touch. I highly recommend the Kani Lanka Resort & Spa and would would go back tomorrow,
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Breathe in that fresh sea air and feel the warmth of the sun against your skin. Before you, lies the ocean; behind you, the Kalu Ganga river, twisting almost 100 miles back to Sri Pada, the sacred mountain believed to be the footprint of the Buddha. Where the river meets the ocean, you'll find AVANI Kalutara Resort, and discover a place where your dreams of an island paradise come true.. This hotel was formely known as Kani Lanka Resort & Spa. Skim the white waves of the Indian Ocean on board a traditional fishing boat, or watch the sunlight glitter on the water as you kayak along the riverside... it's almost like you're paddling through diamonds. Later, draw close to the warmth of the beach-side fire and share stories of another incredible day. Savour every bite of that juicy fresh seafood and enjoy a sunset that's beautiful beyond belief... ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- AVANI Kalutara Resort Sri Lanka