The South Coast
Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle
Set on a secluded rocky outcrop, hidden by coconut trees, is the Anantara Peace Haven Resort. Here you’ll find a chic, welcoming slice of paradise overlooking the rolling turquoise ocean and pristine golden sands of the southernmost tip of Sri Lanka.
Enjoying a tranquil location but benefitting from easy access to some iconic cultural sights, exotic national parks and ancient rock temples, this wonderful hotel offers guests the chance to enjoy some authentic culture when not relaxing in the extensive tropical gardens or soaking up some sun on the secluded beach.
Facilities & Activities
There’s plenty to do at the resort. The main draw is the tropical swimming pool surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens or perhaps you’d like to just relax under the swaying palms as you sip a refreshing cocktail? To re-balance both body and mind enjoy a sunrise yoga class or the more active might prefer a game of tennis or badminton. There is also a fully equipped gym, spa, cookery classes and bicycles for hire to explore the local area.
Sea swimming: The sea can be rough so more suited for surfing than swimming with the biggest swells found between April and October. The Anantara has partnered with Tropicsurf to offer lessons suitable for beginners.
For those wanting to explore, there are many excursions on offer – all organised for you in resort. Meet rescued elephants in Uda Walawe, head out to sea for a spot of whale-watching (December to April) or enjoy the mesmerising sight of turtles on the beach at Rekawa. Yala National Park lies just 2 hours away and offers a different side to Sri Lanka – one that will see you searching for storks, peacocks, crocodiles and the elusive leopard with your experienced Park Ranger. Galle itself offers culture in spades – the Dutch Fort tour is fascinating, especially when combined with a visit to the colonial tea plantations and ancient temples just around the corner.
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Foodies are in for a treat here with 3 fabulous dining venues offering an array of Sri Lankan, Middle Eastern, Chinese and Indian dishes. It all kicks off with a sumptuous breakfast where there is a veritable feast of options. It’s not just about the food though – careful thought has gone into the dining settings – choose from poolside, shoreside or cliffside spots which offer some stunning vistas – or opt for private dining in the paddy fields and enjoy a mouth watering 4-course meal in a rustic treehouse!
Lighter bites for those in-between moments (teenagers, we’re looking at you!) can be found at the Pool Bar and the Lobby Lounge offers a colonial style high tea to rival the Ritz. For those dining ‘a deux’ then enjoy a private dinner in the beautiful gardens, with a sumptuous menu designed exclusively for you.
The rooms and villas offer plenty of space and are beautifully decorated with indigenous Sri Lankan design and locally sourced furnishings. Each room has a terrace or balcony that overlook the gardens, or for a small supplement, the beach and rolling ocean.
The sumptuous Villas are ideal for bigger families or groups of friends, the most difficult decision will be whether you’d like to enjoy a garden, ocean or beachside setting while bobbing around in your private plunge pool, but we’ll leave that conundrum for you to decide!
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Children of all ages are very welcome here; they’ll love the acres of gardens and the huge pool – complete with a shallow end that is lovely for very little ones. Whilst the ocean can be too rough for swimming, there is a peaceful cove not far away – hop in a tuk tuk and enjoy the ride there! There’s a great kids’ club too – with supervised activities such as arts and crafts, games, a shaded playground and movie nights. Even the teens are catered for with a games’ rooms and lots of organised socials.
Premier Ocean View Rooms can connect with Deluxe Ocean View Rooms for families or opt for a stunning 2 Bedroom Pool Villa which provide plenty of space, privacy and the added bonus of a private pool.
Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle is dedicated to eco-tourism and sustainable practices. The resort has different experiences that include their very own rice paddy field and farm which employs local farmers to cultivate rare local rice varieties and flora. Rainwater harvesting, recycling, reducing and reusing plastic are also stringently carried out. The hotel has also partnered with the Department of Wildlife to conduct a research programme on marine turtles and the team endeavour to educate the general public and school children about turtle conservation along with the construction of an education centre on Rekawa beach.
Despite the secluded location, the resort is halfway between the cultural city of Galle and Yala National Park and therefore easily accessible. The scenic drive from Bandaranaike International Airport takes 3.5 hours.