Anantaya Resort and Spa, the luxurious island getaway located along Chilaw’s pristine coast, is now making strides as a popular destination for weddings, attracting guests from around the world.
Within just two years in operations, Anantaya has already become a most sought-after venue for Meetings, Incentives, Conferencing and Exhibitions (MICE) for both local and overseas business travellers. Its popularity as an ideal wedding destination has increased tremendously during the recent year due to the many facilities and services offered for the convenience of couples searching for a romantic island getaway for their weddings. The resort’s pristine location surrounded by breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean and the Chilaw lagoon, has also made it a choice destination for those looking to tie the knot in tropical Sri Lanka.
Among the many overseas couples who have picked Anantaya as their wedding destination, Kanwal Selhi and Abhijit Satwalekar were the most recent to fly in with parents and friends from various parts of the world to hold their wedding ceremony in Sri Lanka amidst the stunning backdrop of Anantaya Chilaw. The Punjabi style wedding of the couple commenced with the ‘Vatna’ ceremony, followed by the traditional Mehendi ceremony, ‘Prasad and Choora’ Ceremony and ‘Sangeeth’ Night, converging exotic music, customs and flavours in a celebration of festivities.
The event culminated with a grand lunch served with traditional and fusion cuisine that combined elements of different culinary traditions served by the master chefs at Anantaya. This was combined with a range of creative and tasteful concoctions offered by the professional mixologists at the resort.
With a stunning location and a dynamic and experienced team led by the Resort Manager Dev George, Anantaya is geared to make any dream wedding a reality, whether it’s a stylish private ceremony or an exotic and extravagant event. With many such overseas clients choosing Anantaya as their wedding destination, the Resort has become an ideal luxury venue with tastefully decorated indoor settings and scenic outdoor locations to choose from.
“Getting recognition as a top international wedding destination is a tremendous achievement for Anantaya Resort and Spa. This is an area mainly dominated by other countries in Asia, although Sri Lanka has so much to offer as a tropical destination, especially for those European travellers planning for an exotic wedding,” commented LAUGFS Leisure CEO Roshan R. Perera. “Anantaya has already been recognised as a top MICE destination in the region, and we are proud to further build on our reputation as a luxury destination for weddings,” he added.
Anantaya Resort and Spa, Chilaw, is the first of a chain of resorts under LAUGFS Leisure Ltd., a subsidiary of LAUGFS Gas PLC. The Resort offers ‘infinite’ luxury and tranquillity coupled with breathtaking views of the lagoon and sea with 87 spacious, star-class luxury rooms.
Having commenced operations in 2014, Anantaya has already been recognised internationally with various awards and accolades including the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice of Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Sri Lanka and the Booking.com 2014 Award of Excellence.
LAUGFS is one of the largest diversified business conglomerates and a trusted name in Sri Lanka. Founded in 1995, LAUGFS today has expanded across 20 industries, both local and overseas, establishing a strong presence as a leader and pioneer in the power and energy, retail, industrial, services, leisure, logistics and real estate sectors. With over 4,000 employees and an annual turnover exceeding Rs. 28 billion, LAUGFS continues to expand and empower millions as a trusted Sri Lankan brand.