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.
Located within Mawella Bay, this boutique property overlooks the magnificent ocean and is a stunning contemporary creation that masterfully blends indoor and outdoor elements. The hotel sleeps 12 people in four ensuite Double Rooms, in the main house, while the Pool House Suites offer two ensuite rooms. Beautiful rooms are decorated with colonial architecture and feature high ceilings, shuttered windows and spacious shaded verandas. All rooms come equipped with safes, overhead fans, and hot and cold showers.
Sublime cuisine is served in the open dining room, with spectacular views of the ocean. Enjoy freshly prepared food with tantalising ingredients, and start your day with a hearty breakfast including healthy meals and traditional Sri Lankan food. Lunch and dinner are delectable affairs with a variety of curries and rice, and home-made pastries. Whatever your wish, the chef will be happy to prepare a specific meal for you. Spend your day on the stunning property, or at the beach, and if you are feeling up for a day trip there are numerous activities to enjoy. Go on a Yala Safari experience in the jungle, visit the fascinating UNESCO World Heritage Site of Galle and see where it is said that Buddha meditated at Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara. View the incredible blowhole, a unique rock formation, and set out into the ocean on a breath-taking whale watching expedition in Mirissa.
What we love about Taru Villas – Mawella
- Lose yourself in a good book under a shady tree in the tropical garden
- Enjoy the warmth of the Sri Lankan sun as you splash in the sparkling pool
- Pick your own lobster and crab and dine on delectable seafood dishes