Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort, Tangalle, Sri Lanka
Hidden on a rocky outcrop along a secluded stretch of Sri Lanka’s southernmost coastline, Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort boasts the most unique location of any hotel in this beautiful corner of the island. Set amidst a coconut plantation and golden crescent shores with glorious Indian Ocean views, the resort offers a naturally exclusive hideaway for exotic beach life in a tranquil world of your own, as well as living out dreams of adventure with easy access to iconic cultural sites, spectacular national parks and whale watching destinations.
Practice holistic exercises on the shore as you watch the sunrise and discover the local area by bicycle or tuk-tuk. Relax in paradise at the tropical pool, a refreshing cocktail in hand. Indulge in sensual spa pampering, including specialist Ayurvedic and reflexology treatments. There are also wonderful leisure facilities including a children’s and teens’ club, enabling parents to balance family time with precious hours alone.
Savour the charms and flavours of island life, partaking in the colonial tradition of high tea and creating authentic Sri Lankan cuisine in a Spice Spoons cooking class. For refined international tastes, delight in gourmet Italian dining on an ocean-facing cliff top, Sri Lankan inspired teppanyaki beside the beach, private wine cellar degustation dinners and tailored Dining by Design occasions.
Location and Transfers
Set amidst a coconut plantation, edging a golden crescent beach and the stunning Indian Ocean on Sri Lanka’s south coast close to Tangalle.
Transfer from Colombo’s Bandaranaike International Airport takes approximately 3 hours 30 minutes by car. Alternatively, Cinnamon Air operates a 45 minute air transfer once a day between Colombo’s Bandaranaike International Airport and Dickwella, which is just 10 minutes from the resort. Guests can also charter a private Cinnamon Air flight at any time of day.
The natural tropical beauty of towering coconut palms, a golden crescent beach and Indian Ocean waves offer idyllic surrounds and spectacular views for 152 rooms and pool villas. Inspired by ancient Sri Lankan design and Anantara’s sense of indulgence, the resort’s luxury accommodation offers couple’s romance, ample space for families and friends, as well as specially adapted facilities for disabled guests
Journeys – savour a culinary journey around the world at this restaurant overlooking the pool and Indian Ocean. Watch Anantara’s talented chefs cook a riveting array of Sri Lankan, Middle Eastern, Asian and international dishes in the open kitchen, presented in a tempting a la carte menu and lavish buffet style
Il Mare – perched on a cliff edge facing the ocean, this Italian restaurant is spectacularly situated to offer fine dining with views worth lingering over. Showcasing the simple culinary pleasures of the Italian coastline
Verele – teppanyaki inspired dining is enriched by the unique flavours of Sri Lankan cuisine at this specialty beachside restaurant. Experience the vibrant entertainment of master chefs who showcase their skillful acrobatic shows to create succulent meat and fresh seafood dishes with sizzling showmanship and a dash of local flair
El Vino – share connoisseur degustation menus and tapas style creations with impeccable wine pairings in good company. Spend a convivial evening in the company of the chef, savouring cuisine that is a real talking point
Poolside Bar – feel revived by delicious refreshments all day long, either in the shady comfort of the bar or while you relax on loungers by the pool. Sip fruity tropical beverages, chilled beers or a glass of wine. Satisfy hunger cravings with a casual menu of snacks and light bites, letting the conversation flow long into the afternoon over sundowner cocktails in poolside bliss
The Lobby Lounge – retreat to a charming lounge with a south Ceylon colonial ambience for the afternoon tradition of high tea. Enjoy a variety of boutique and single estate teas from the highlands, served with the Pastry Chef’s meticulous creations of freshly baked scones and homemade local fruit jams
Dining by Design – experience the ultimate in tailor-made private dining. Select the ideal cuisine from a collection of connoisseur menus, to be prepared by your personal chef. Enjoy your ideal setting for romance with a range of intimate settings. Then dine at a time of your choosing at a beautifully decorated table, enhanced by flawless personal service
Facilities and Activities
Yoga, Meditation, Pilates and tai Chi are available
Badminton and Tennis Courts
Children’s & Teen’s Clubs
Cooking Class – begin with a guided tour of a fruit and vegetable market and a fishing port, for an authentic taste of local life
Anantara Surf Centre – learn in the nearby lagoon with courses for guests aged six and older
Yala National Park 4×4 Safari
Uda Walawe Elephant Sanctuary
Whale and Dolphin Boat Trips
Rekawa Turtle Conservation Project