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Tangalle, Sri Lanka

Prices From £2,745 per person
Stay 7 nights from £2,745 p.p. (Low Season) and from £3,515 p.p. (High Season) in a Garden Pool Suite, including breakfast and transfers. Flights available at an additional cost. Prices are for guidance only. They are subject to availability, change and the current exchange rate. You will be advised of the price of the holiday that you wish to book before your contract is confirmed.

Luxury Holidays At Amanwella

Amanwella is Amanresorts’ contemporary beachfront sanctuary, located in a striking setting. An oasis of serenity, guests can unwind while enjoying the rich coastal and tropical surroundings, while the resort serves as an excellent vantage point from which to witness some of nature’s finest events, including giant turtles laying their eggs on nearby beaches. Guest suites are mainly located on the hillside and each one features a soothing neutral colour palette and a combined sleeping and living room with a king-size bed. The guest suites open up to a private courtyard with plunge pool and a spacious terrace, which allow the indoors and outdoors to merge for sumptuous alfresco living.

  • Type:Boutique Hotel
  • Summary:A contemporary, serene and stylish beach retreat
  • Feature:The perfect place to unwind and do as little as possible
  • Rooms:30 suites
  • Location:Tangalle , Sri Lanka
  • Nearest airport:Colombo International Airport
Location and transfer

4 hours from Colombo International Airport by private car transfer or just over one hour by helicopter transfer.


All suites feature air-conditioning, a mini-bar and a plunge pool, with maid service offered as and when required.

  • Room View: Coconut grove and ocean views
  • Facilities: Floor-to-ceiling glass and latticed panels form two sides of the dwelling – one opening onto a private walled-in entry courtyard and plunge pool, with the terrace side opposite, affording open views.
Ocean Suite:+
  • Room View: Beach views
  • Facilities: Ocean Suites are situated on the lower levels of the hill. Most are freestanding; there are four sets of suites that share a connecting door on the terrace, ideal for families.

Fresh-from-the-ocean seafood and fragrant Sri Lankan curries are highlights of Amanwella’s kitchen, all served with typical Aman flair both in the Restaurant and at the Beach Club

The Restaurant:+
  • Cuisine: Asian and Mediterranean cuisine
  • Setting: Perched eight metres above sea level, The Restaurant offers stunning views across the pool towards the coconut grove and beach.
  • Dress Code: Smart/casual
  • Children's Menu: No
  • Vegetarian Option: No
Lounge and Bar :+
  • Cuisine: Snacks
  • Setting: Adjacent to The Restaurant, the Lounge and Bar also enjoys panoramic views.
  • Dress Code: Smart/casual
  • Children's Menu: No
  • Vegetarian Option: Yes
The Pool Terrace:+
  • Cuisine: International cuisine
  • Setting: The Pool Terrace offers simple lunches, antipasti and homestyle cooking in the evening.
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Children's Menu: No
  • Vegetarian Option: Yes
Property Highlights:+

Balmy breezes and swaying palms signal the end of the day and start of an evening, and those in the mood for romance may wish to book a dinner for two in the coconut grove. Sip sundowners and devour fish straight from the sea, sizzling off the grill or mixed with curry leaves and spices. Complete your dining experience with a walk along candlelit paths to the nearby conservation centre - with luck, you may glimpse Giant Turtles laying their eggs by moonlight.

The Beach

On Sri Lanka's sundrenched southern shores is a luxury hideaway called Amanwella. A resort that boasts a private swathe of golden sand, trimmed by lofty coconut palms. Flip flop down to the beach and look forward to long, languid days soaking up the rays or snorkelling in the sea, especially good in winter when the waters are particularly calm. Come summer, other beaches in the vicinity are more suited to surfing enthusiasts, with big and bold rollers washing the coastline. Excellent tuition is available should you wish to give it a try.

Hotel Experiences

Sri Lanka has a proud heritage of arts and crafts, with some gorgeous designs in clay pottery. Guests looking for a special memento, or with an interest in experiencing local culture first-hand, can visit the village of Palapotta, a community known for its superb pottery skills. Watch master potters deftly spin, shape and stretch the terracotta into wonderful works of art, then do your best to copy him, creating a unique piece of your own. From decorative pots and vases, to figures and utensils, this is a highly enjoyable outing for everyone.

Wildlife Encounters

Just an hour west of Amanwella is Mirissa Bay, a fantastic spot to join boat trips for Blue Whale and dolphin-watching. There's even a chance to spot these spectacular ocean creatures from the beach, so it's always a good idea to keep a set of binoculars handy. You can also witness wildlife in the jungle around the resort, following winding paths while keeping check for birds, deer, monkeys, Monitor Lizards and more. Further afield, you can visit national parks in the hope of finding elephants, crocodiles and even leopards.

Spa & Wellness

Enjoy Amanwella's impressive spa menu, comprising massages, facials and various body treatments, in the privacy of your own suite or in a desirable garden location, such as the tropical coconut groves. Complement your spa experience with a glass of fresh coconut juice or, for those who are easily tempted, a flute of crisp Champagne.

This is an independent review written by LuxuryBARED. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of Elegant Resorts.



Unless you have been to Sri Lanka, it’s possible you won’t have heard of the modernist architectural movement that took place here in the 20th century, or of its most famous figurehead, the late Geoffrey Bawa. Bawa had a huge impact on building design, evident here at Amanwella in so many ways. The setting over the stunning, palm-fringed, golden bay is undeniably breathtaking and the design is unapologetically modern. Personally, I think the statement works beautifully, especially given the other Bawa projects in the area, which gives Amanwella a context, but some guests find it stark and lacking the soft touch one may expect from a beach resort. The footprint of the hotel is generous and the various villas and common areas are very well spaced out, so much so that every suite has a view. The design, both of the exteriors and interiors throughout the property, is unashamedly modern, with the use of elegant dark beams and columns, local and aged terracotta ties, and huge glass doors and windows that remain open during inclement weather. The effect of such clean lines is to frame the natural views and bring the outside indoors. There are few prettier bays along the Sri Lankan coast, but in common with most others, it’s not advisable to swim here unless you are a very strong swimmer. The currents can be very strong and the waves pretty large. Compensation, however, comes in the form of an enormous lap pool.


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