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 42 acre coconut plantation and golden crescent shore 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 explorer dreams with easy access to iconic cultural sites, spectacular national parks and whale watching destinations.
Practice holistic exercises on the shore as you watch sunrise and discover the local area by bicycle or tuk-tuk. Relax in paradise at our tropical pool, a refreshing cocktail in hand. Indulge in sensual spa pampering, including specialist Ayurvedic and reflexology treatments. While unlike other hotels in the area, our wonderful leisure facilities include 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.
Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort key features:
- Uniquely secluded beachfront location
- 152 rooms and pool villas (including accommodation for differently abled guests)
- International all day dining restaurant
- Specialty Italian restaurant
- Sri Lankan inspired teppanyaki restaurant
- Wine cellar offering degustation menus
- Traditional high tea lounge
- Spice Spoons Sri Lankan cooking classes
- Poolside bar
- Meeting room
- 25 metre swimming pool
- Gym (24 hours)
- Yoga, meditation, pilates and tai chi classes available in-villa or on the beach
- Tennis and badminton courts
- Anantara Spa with Ayurvedic and reflexology treatments
- Bicycles and tuk-tuks
- Gift shops
- Children’s and teens’ club
- Travel and tour guide office for excursions
- Business Centre
- Fitness Centre
Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort offers an excellent base to explore Sri Lanka’s breathtaking natural scenery and wildlife, both out in the ocean and on land. While for culture and history buffs, fascinating hallmarks of the island’s colonial heritage and ancient sites are also within easy reach.
Galle City Tour
Explore behind the beautiful walls of this ancient coastal citadel. Meet descendants of the original merchant families, experience the spice trade first hand with glimpses back in time to the colonial Ceylon era, and find out how Asia’s largest fort was created, using granite ballast from the merchant ships arriving from Europe and coral from the sea.
Yala National Park 4x4 Safari
Discover the natural treasures of Sri Lanka’s most visited wildlife reserve with a park tracker, in search of storks, crocodiles, fantailed peacocks, chattering monkeys in the treetops, and the park’s most famous yet elusive residents, the leopards.
Uda Walawe Elephant Sanctuary
Visit the Uda Walawe elephant sanctuary for encounters with Sri Lanka’s gentle giants, as well as a host of other wild animals and exotic birds.
Whale and Dolphin Boat Trips
Take a 90 minute drive to Mirissa Harbour and set sail for Weligama Bay where giant blue back whales and dolphins are known to cruise by. Enjoy opportunities to swim, snorkel and fish with a hand line, stopping off at a coconut fringed cove for a leisurely picnic lunch.
Note: Available from December to April only
Rekawa Turtle Conservation Project
From April to September, green, hawksbill and occasionally even leatherback turtles struggle ashore at night to lay their eggs on Rekawa Beach. Join the turtle watching volunteers to patrol the beach at night to protect the mother turtles whilst they lay eggs, as well as helping to collect the eggs which are then cared for at the conservation project’s hatcheries, until the baby turtles are born and released back into the ocean.
Mulkirigala Rock Temple
This famous ancient monastery, which still functions to this day, is situated on a 210 metre high rocky hillock, a few minutes inland of Tangalle. A historian’s treasure trove, this tour includes ancient caves with painted murals and statues, all with a story to tell.
Bundala National Park
Explore an important wetland sanctuary that covers 20 kilometres of beaches, lagoons and scrub that is home to more than 150 bird species, including winter migratory birds and large flocks of flamingos. The lagoons are a natural habitat for crocodiles and on dry land, herds of up to 60 elephants can be seen. From October to January the park is also visited by endangered marine turtles who come ashore to lay their eggs.
Handunugoda Low Country Tea Plantation
This 200 acre estate of tea, rubber, cinnamon, pepper and coconut plantations also features a working museum tea factory with many machines that are over 140 years old. Enjoy an informative tour of the various plantations and factory, and the opportunity to enjoy a tea tasting session and purchase the specialty teas.