Tangalle, Sri Lanka
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
Expect the expected, it is perfect Aman services, really one of the best in the area.Scott Dunn team
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
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Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Amanwella
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.
Amanwella offers 30 different 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. For those traveling with young children, please ask one of our Travel Consultants about interconnecting options.
|Garden Pool Suite||
Offering views of the garden and treetops, the Garden Pool Suite is 100sqm and features a plunge pool, a private courtyard and expansive terrace to relax on. Choose between a King or Twin size suite.
|Ocean Hill Pool Suite||
Situated mostly on the hillside, the Ocean Hill Pool Suite enjoys varying views of the coconut grove and ocean. Enjoy the private courtyard and plunge pool, and the terrace with double sun lounger. Choose between king or twin sized beds.
|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.
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 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.
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.