Anantara Tangalle

“Find a beautiful place and get lost.”

This is a beautifully run hotel with lovely staff and a picture postcard beach right in front of the hotel gardens. Anantara Peace heaven Tangalle Resort sits on a rocky outcrop on the southern coast of Sri Lanka near the old fort town of Tangalle. Anantara is only 2.5 hours away from Colombo and can be easily accessed via the Southern expressway.

1. Ambience


Anantara Peace Heaven Tangalle is an exclusive hideaway located within a coconut plantation on an isolated stretch of coastline in Tangalle on Sri Lanka’s south coast influenced by ancient Sri Lankan design and Anantara’s commitment to luxury. Anantara Peace Heaven is an extremely tranquil place with 152 rooms and pool villas richly decorated with contemporary comforts and Anantara Amenities.

The rooms are categorized into three types; Premier Garden View, Premier Ocean View and Deluxe Ocean View. While there are four different types of Villas; Garden Pool, Two Bedroom Garden Pool, Ocean View Pool and Beach Pool Villa.

Anantara Tangalle has won many awards over the years. They were awarded the Conde Nast Readers’ choice awards 2019/2018, Conde Nast Johansens award 2020/2019, Tripadvisor Travelers’ choice awards 2020/2019 to name a few.

2. Accommodation

The Villa we stayed in was called a Beach Pool Villa. You can easily call it the ultimate beach lover’s heaven in Tangalle. Enviably positioned on the shoreline, these villas offer nothing but luxury vacation vibes. These villas allow you to spend moments walking in the beach or basking in the sunshine on your deck or plunging into your private pool for a quick swim. Each villa is allocated a butler who will take care of you throughout your stay at the Resort.

These villas are 64 sqm in size with a master bedroom that has a king-sized bed, separate outdoor terrace with outdoor dining furniture, sunbeds, an indoor living area, a BOSE sound system, bicycles and a spacious and luxurious bathroom with a walk-in closet.

The Villa offers maximum privacy and it really feels like your home away from home.

3. Service

The service levels at Anantara Tangalle is quite remarkable. We received a very warm Sri Lankan style welcome as we entered the resort. A whole team of staff dressed in traditional Sri Lankan costumes were there to usher us in. Our personal butler Isuru contacted us before we even reached the hotel so he could organize our lunch.

We took a buggy cart to our room and our butler Isuru gave us a detailed room tour. All our requests were well received and fulfilled by hotel staff.

The restaurant staff were super nice and attentive to all our needs. They were never late to clear off used plates and cutlery. And if you are too lazy to walk to the buffet, they will most certainly get it for you from the buffet.

As there was no one checking-in to our room that day, they allowed us to stay as late as 6.00pm in the evening. We thoroughly enjoyed our additional time swimming in our private pool.

4. Food


We went on HB basis so had to buy Lunch on the day of arrival.  Given Anantara is a global luxury brand their prices are on the high side. I ordered spaghetti carbonara and hubby got himself a Mutton Biriyani. Given the high prices, I felt that the quality of food could definitely be further improved.

We absolutely loved spending time at IL Mare, an Italian Restaurant with the best views in the house. I mean who wouldn’t want to sip a cool glass of bubbly while taking in the views of the Indian Ocean? Apart from being in our villa, we spent most of our time here.

5. Things to do

Things to do
  • Embark on a Sri Lankan Culinary Journey at the ‘Spice Spoons’. – Interactive Cooking Classes
  • Embark on the island-hopping experience of a lifetime with Asia’s most exclusive private jet service
  • Experience the wildlife of Yala and Udawalawe National Parks
  • Whale watching in Mirissa
  • Discover Tangalle’s cultural and natural treasures
  • Explore the historic Galle Fort

*Do enquire the hotel if you are interested in doing any of the above.

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