An idyllic tropical paradise, Tangalle features infinite white sandy beaches, shaded by towering palm trees and aquamarine waters splashing inviting coves. Expansive rice paddies and Buddhist temples dot the landscape. Located 195 km (121miles) south of Colombo and 35km (22 miles) east of Matara, this quaint coastal town, hailing back to the Dutch settlement in the 18th century, is nestled on one of the most beautiful bays and is sheltered by a coral reef. The Dutch and British were impressed with the incredible maritime benefits of the area and used Tangalle as an anchorage on the island. Stunning examples of Dutch architecture are seen in the Dutch Rest House, Court House and the Dutch Fort, which is used as a prison today. Incredible swimming and diving opportunities are on offer, with days spent relaxing on a variety of bays including Goyambokka and Pallikkudawa, and the popular Medaketiya and Medilla.
Immersed in the beauty of a coconut plantation, Anantara Peace Haven boasts stunning views of the sparkling Indian Ocean. A large selection of rooms and pool villas comprise of: Premier Beach Access Rooms, decorated with natural tones and textures, king or twin beds, and a terrace with garden and ocean views; Premier Ocean View Rooms with stunning views of the sea from your plush daybed on the balcony; and the Deluxe Ocean View Rooms, with a luxurious bathroom and rain shower. Magnificent villas offer absolute privacy, and all feature spectacular facilities and amenities. Guests can choose from a Garden Pool Villa, Ocean View Pool Villa, and a Beach Pool Villa (located on the shoreline).
A number of superb restaurants will tempt your taste buds. Journeys restaurant features delicious buffets, while the II MARE boasts delectable Italian fare. The Verala, located on the beachfront, showcases Teppanyaki dining, and the Poolside Bar serves colourful cocktails and light meals. The Lobby Lounge is ideal for delicious high teas, while El Vino offers connoisseur degustation menus. Enjoy in-room dining, al fresco on your balcony, or Dining by Design, choose from a range of romantic settings from craggy cliff sides to the intimacy of your room or villa. Enjoy relaxing Ayurveda treatments at the Anantara Spa and balance your chakras with a yoga session. Hop on bicycles for a leisurely cycle. Go on a wonderful walk led by a nature specialist through the organic rice field. Play a spot of tennis and badminton, and swim in the stunning pool shaded by swaying palm trees. Explore the area with incredible historical, natural and cultural highlights, including the Handunugoda Tea Plantation, Tangalle City Tour and whale watching at Mirissa.
What we love about Anantara Peace Haven
- Embrace your inner chef and enjoy a cooking class with fresh produce and ingredients
- Relish a private romantic dinner overlooking the sea with a variety of seafood, barbecue, Italian or Sri Lankan flavours on offer
- Treat yourself to holistic therapies and revitalise body and mind in the tranquil Anantara Spa