ANI Sri Lanka
A sweeping beachfront estate on five verdant acres (two hectares) of Sri Lanka’s south coast, ÀNI is an all-inclusive, private resort designed exclusively for a single group of guests. Set on a gentle rise above a palm-fringed beach near Dickwella, the resort claims mesmerizing views of the Indian Ocean and can accommodate up to 30 guests across eight Split-Level Suites, four Classic Suites, and three Family Suites. These are positioned around two double-story Living Salas – Villa Monara and Villa Divia – which overlook their own vast infinity pools and the sea on either side of an emerald swathe of lawn.
Situated to maximize their staggering Indian Ocean views, Villa Monara (meaning Peacock) and Villa Divia (meaning Leopard) are two-story, poolside Living Salas each housing an air-conditioned dining area, interactive show kitchen, lounge, bar, wine cellar, library, and terrace. An elevator in Villa Monara connects the library (upstairs) to the bar lounge (downstairs), and gentle slopes offer wheelchair access throughout the resort. Villa Monara offers an expansive games room and TV room, while Villa Divia features a spacious children’s entertainment and TV room, as well as a meeting room. Each Living Sala’s suites are housed in separate structures either overlooking the two infinity swimming pools, or farther back on the property surrounded by lush vegetation.
With design inspired by Tropical Modernism, each suite effortlessly connects indoors to out, with floor-to-ceiling glass doors inviting sea breezes within. Vaulted, bamboo ceilings and terrazzo floors are complemented by hand-carved antiques and offset by crisp white linen, compelling black and white photography, and subtly textured soft furnishings. Most suites offer expansive terraces with double daybeds, and four Split-Level Suites and three Classic Suites boast their own private plunge pools.
A destination unto itself, ÀNI offers every facility and service a group of guests could possibly desire during their stay. The air-conditioned, glass-fronted gym rests beside the double spa treatment suite and tennis court, and two children’s swimming pools with long, winding waterslides provide hours of entertainment. An outdoor shuffleboard court offers fun for all ages, while the yoga and meditation pavilion and 3-mile (5 km) beach offer different forms of escape and relaxation. The resort’s discreet and dedicated team of 30 staff members is available around the clock to tailor every detail – from special dining, cultural, and wellness moments, to kids’ activities and exploration of the region.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served each day in different settings across the resort, with every menu tailored according to guest preferences. Free-flow beverages including juices, premium spirits, cocktails, and wines can be enjoyed whenever a guest desires. Up to 15 spa treatments per day are included, as well as tennis lessons, personal training, yoga and Pilates, guided cycling tours, movies by moonlight, cooking classes, beach sports, tuk tuk tours around local villages, and more. Complimentary roundtrip airport transfers make traveling to ÀNI a breeze, and up to eight hours of complimentary babysitting and a daily children’s activity program keeps kids entertained. Beyond ÀNI’s comprehensive inclusions, the expert local team can arrange any possible experience offered along Sri Lanka’s south coast – from whale watching to exploring Galle Fort – ensuring that transportation is booked, and costs are clear.
From $ 20,000 a night for 12 people or $ 31,250 for 30 people ALL INCLUSIVE