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Secluded on Sri Lanka’s southern coastline, Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort is surrounded by coconut trees (the site is a former plantation) and fringed by golden sands. Enjoy the sense of peace and the natural beauty of the region, where a host of leisure options in the form of cultural activities and marine adventures are nearby.
Come here for the blissful combination of a stunning setting that instantly induces relaxation and superb leisure facilities. Wake up and hit the beach for a sunrise yoga session if you wish, or if you’re more into the holistic approach to wellbeing, there are all kinds of treatments available at the Anantara Spa, including Ayurveda programmes designed to improve sleep or target weight loss.
Literally, there is so much to do here that you could stay for a week or more and not feel the need to leave the heavenly premises. Chill out by the beautiful swimming pool or dabble in a host of water sports – including learning to surf in the resort’s lagoon – a workout in itself. Because the local area is full of colourful temples and markets, you may want to take one of the resort’s bikes or go by tuk-tuk to explore.
Excursions include visits to national parks, a trip to a nearby turtle conservation project where you can see hatchlings (between April and September), and whale-watching boat trips from Mirissa Harbour (about 90 minutes away) between December and April. Culturally, there are tea plantations, the Galle Fort and the ancient rock temples of Mulkirigala to discover.
Unlike other hotels in the Tangalle area, this one has a children’s and a teens’ club. It provides supervised activities and a shaded playground, whilst the main swimming pool at the resort includes a children’s section.
When you crave the privacy of your room, you’ll find the accommodation feels spacious, and your view of the gardens or the ocean, lovely. If you enjoy being able to slip into a pool to cool off, opt for one of the villas that come with not only a pool but also a villa host.
There’s a good range of dining options here, with several restaurants in stunning cliff-edge, shoreline and poolside settings. Amongst them, Journeys offers divine Indian curries and local flavours, including Sri Lankan spiced soup with vegetables from the resort’s gardens. And cooking lessons are available too.
How to get here
3 hours and 30 minutes by road from Colombo Bandaranaike international Airport
152 rooms & villas