My boyfriend and I stayed here for 4 nights. We found it because we wanted to learn to kite and Kalpitiya kept coming up. We were in between a couple places but after reading the reviews we both picked this place. We are sooo glad we did! We absolutely loved it here, the warm friendly smiles of the staff, the amazing delicious food that you can share at a large communal table with other guests, the kite school right over the fence, the fabulous, warm owner who made us feel right at home. If you’re looking for a perfectly manicured retreat and room service, this may not be for you.... but it’s one of our favorite places we have been because of the people we met and the amazing staff! Also, the outdoor showers were incredible!!! :) we can’t wait to go back.
This holiday was booked only keeping one thing in mind - to vegetate - to do nothing and relax. Anawasal is a perfect place to do exactly that! Shibi is a perfect host and the team that runs the place are the sweetest bunch who always ensured that we are having a good time. It was a holiday like no other! The room is just right for what is needed for a holiday like this and the food is yummy, wholesome and authentic. Id recommended the full board to truly experience this place. Came back home fully relaxed and with tones of memories! I would surely go back again.
I visited Anawasal over a weekend and it was an absolute joy. The property is centered around a lovely relaxed living area which looks over the lagoon.
The living area has a very sociable dining table and super seating which works equally well if you are reading a book and keeping your legs up or enjoying a drink with friends. The owners have really thought through the finer details and there is an amp with Bang & Olufsen speakers which perfectly set the mood when I got my Spotify playlist streaming over the wifi.
The rooms are arranged as individual chalets and tick all the boxes for basis comforts - sheets and towels were very fresh and there wasn't an over cluttering of unnecessary furniture as you find in similar places. The rooms don't have AC but I slept after having a shower in the super chilled open air bathroom and didn't feel the heat at all.
That said during the day, if the wind stops blowing it can get a little hot in the living room - but the fans perfectly compensate for that. Whilst we enjoyed sitting out on the pier, we didn't make use of the boat ride for dolphin watching - always a next time.
We did however make use of the advice provided by the caretaker and he kindly drove ahead in his three Wheeler and took us to an amazing isolated beach for the afternoon. The owners know what they're doing as they even provided a cadjan mat and umbrella for 4 of us to relax on next to the beach - which was essential as the sand was baking hot.
The food was excellent, with a fantastic crab curry. The scrambled eggs during breakfast were not prepared how I expected but were very tasty - always open to a new preparation!
The final point about Anawasal is that the family that are the caretakers are exactly that - a family - and that makes a big difference to the experience. I'll definitely be returning and am looking forward to relaxing into the night playing cards and hopefully seeing a few dolphins next time.
Anawasal is a hidden gem on the Kalpitiya peninsula. Consisting of three clean, comfortable, double room cabanas with attached bathrooms and a general lounge area, it is big enough to accommodate a medium sized group of friends or family members, but small enough to make it cozy, intimate and absolutely peaceful. It's a gorgeous one-acre, lagoon-front property, that is cool, tranquil and boasts stellar sunsets. A variety of beautiful beaches are just a 10 minute car-ride or a 15 minute boat-ride away. The staff are warm and friendly, and the food is absolutely delicious. In short, Anawasal is the perfect chill-spot in Kalpitiya!
First impressions were outstanding from the warm and friendly staff; to its stand out feature, ‘it’s neatly tucked in serene Location’. The entire property was clean, trendy, and spacious with friendly service. Food was beyond good (In particular, the local breakfast). My room was well equipped and comfortable. My stay was relaxing and enjoyable; and I am looking forward to coming back soon.