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Amanwella

Tangalle, Sri Lanka

Overlooking pristine beaches and the Indian Ocean, situated on the southern tip of Sri Lanka, Amanwella is an all suite chic retreat on the breathtaking Sri Lankan coast. With its laid back atmosphere, it is the perfect place to relax and unwind.

At a Glance

  • Every Suite has its own plunge pool to the rear of the room

  • Rekawa Beach near by is a great place to spot turtles

  • Possibly the best beach hotel in Sri Lanka

  • Home to 37 acres of coconut grove set along a private 800m crescent beach

Beach, Honeymoon, Off the beaten track, Diving

Insider's View

Have a spa treatment in the coconut grove, too delicious!

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

Yogis will love the beachside yoga platform

Clare Monro

Insider's View

Expect the expected, it is perfect Aman services, really one of the best in the area.

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

Go for the Pool Suite which is much cheaper than the Ocean Suite. It's exactly the same size as the Ocean Suite, with the same outside area, and still has a great view.

Jessica Campbell

Insider's View

Amanwella is ideal for those who like their hotels on the smarter side

Lucy Bailey

Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Amanwella

Description

The contemporary design of the hotel blends seamlessly with local materials with its terracotta roof tiles, hand-hewn stone walls, water features, terrazzo floors and sliding terrace doors.

The 30 suites have the usual contemporary Aman styling and all come with private pools and large private terraces. The sleeping and living room are combined to provide an inviting space and feature a king size bed, writing desk, cosy armchair and a credenza with a personal bar. Sliding screens open out onto the bathroom with a free-standing bathtub, twin vanities, dressing area, shower and toilet. Four of the ocean suites share an interconnecting door on to the terrace which make them ideal for families traveling together.

All rooms face the mature coconut grove beyond which is the spectacular crescent shaped beach. There is one restaurant, overlooking the 45m swimming pool, as well as a pool terrace for al fresco dining, and a lounge for light lunches. A small beach club provides an alternative venue for lunch and private dinners.

The waters off the beach provide great snorkeling during the winter months when the sea is calmer and the hotel offers a range of nature walks to explore the beautiful local landscape. You can also go whale watching between December and April.

Accommodation

Amanwella offers 27 Suites. All come with private pools and large private terraces. The sleeping and living room are combined to provide an inviting space and feature a king size bed, writing desk, cosy armchair and a credenza with a personal bar. Sliding screens open out onto the bathroom with a free-standing bathtub, twin vanities, dressing area, shower and toilet. Four of the ocean suites share an inter-connecting door on to the terrace which make them ideal for families traveling together.

Ocean Pool Suites

Ocean Suites are situated on the lower levels of the hill and enjoy uninterrupted views of the coconut grove and beach. Most are free-standing, although four sets of suites share a connecting door on the terrace. Again, these are ideal for families or couples traveling together.

Pool Suite

Situated mostly on the hillside, the Suites enjoy varying views of the coconut grove and ocean. 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. The plunge pool measures six by four meters and the courtyard features a banquette for lounging and dining. Timber sliding doors and panels reveal the interior spaces.

There is a combined sleeping and living room with a king-size bed, writing desk, armchair with footstool and a credenza featuring a personal bar with refreshments. Sliding screens divide this area from the open-plan bathroom featuring a free-standing bathtub, twin vanities, dressing area, shower and toilet. Access to the spacious terrace is again via sliding doors from the living areas and the bathroom. The terrace includes a dining table with two chairs and a double sunlounger. Terrazzo floors are finished in muted, sandy tones that reflect the beach setting. Three sets of suites share a connecting door on the terrace. These are ideal for families or couples traveling together.

Childcare

Not recommended for children under 12 years of age but older kids will love the beach side location and the many nature walks which the hotel will be happy to organize.

Facilities

Facilities at the hotel include a swimming pool, 'The Restaurant' serving Asian and Mediterranean cuisine with an emphasis on local seafood from the Indian Ocean, 'Bar and Lounge', the 'Pool Terrace' for al fresco dining, the library, a boutique selling Sri Lankan artifacts, jewelry, textiles and antiques and a fabulous spa.

Activities

You can go swimming and snorkeling just off the beach but the hotel also offers a range of nature walks including visits to the local village to view the diverse wildlife along the way including monkeys, birds, mouse deer, monitor lizards, hares and mongooses. Other attractions include the Mulgirigala Rock Temple, Bundala National Park, Uda Walawe National Park, Yala National Park and the Rekawa Turtle Conservation Project. You can go whale watching from December to April.

Location & Directions

Tangalle, Sri Lanka

Amanwella is situated in a mature coconut grove above a palm strewn tropical beach on the southern tip of Sri Lanka’s Indian Ocean coastline and close to the fascinating village of Tangalle.

When to go

From May to August the Yala monsoon brings rain to the island’s southwestern half. The southwest has the highest rainfall – up to 4000mm a year. There is also an inter-monsoonal period in October and November when rain can occur in many parts of the island. Colombo and the low-lying coastal regions have an average temperature of 27°C. The sea stays at around 27°C all year. Climatically speaking, the driest (and best) seasons in Sri Lanka are from December to March for the west and south coasts.

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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Amanwella

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