A spectacular destination for diving, snorkelling and swimming enthusiasts, the large bay of Tangalle is one of Sri Lanka’s most popular attractions. Beautiful retreats hug the coastline whilst a towering 211 metre rock (similar to Sigiriya) that features a dogba (mound-like structure) overlooks the bay. Tangalle is conveniently located for day excursions to Galle, Uda Walawe National Park and Yala National Park, while the beach at Rekawa Village, just 10km (6 miles) away, is an important sea turtle nesting site. Not-to-be-missed is an excursion to the Kaametiya Bird Sanctuary.
Nestled on a balmy, serene cove on Sri Lanka’s southern coast, Amanwella is a glorious seaside resort situated in the large sparkling bay of Tangalle. Towering coconut palms gently sway on the crescent-shaped beach, and here you can unwind in one of 27 contemporary suites, which dot the hillside above the Indian Ocean. Each suite offers a lovely, chic ensuite bathroom and a private plunge pool and terrace. The resort’s suites are linked by pathways and offer spectacular beach and ocean views.
Tuck into delectable menus and relax on the expansive terrace surrounding the main sparkling pool; amble along the soft sandy beach for hours, and return to colourful chilled cocktails at sunset. Pamper yourself with a soul-soothing treatment at the exceptional spa. Amanwella’s golden beach is ideal for activities ranging from surfing and snorkelling to whale watching and fishing.
What we love about Amanwella
- Visit the Mulgirigala Rock Temple, set on an isolated butte rising from the forest floor, or explore the local markets with Amanwella’s chef to discover more about the ingredients popular in Sri Lanka
- Indulge in an Abhyanga Massage, one of the spa’s specialities, this traditional warm-oil Ayurvedic treatment eliminates impurities from the body
- Treat yourself to a private session of yoga or enjoy a guided meditation beside the sea