- Amanwella’s banana-shaped bay is one of southern Sri Lanka’s most pristine. Despite occupying most of its 800-metre beachfront, this Bawa-inspired hotel has blissfully spacious suites with panoramic views.
- Luxury and intimate beach resort with 27 contemporary suites dot the hillside above the Indian Ocean, opening onto private terraces with dining tables and loungers. The distinct contemporary design of Amanwella is inspired by Geoffrey Bawa’s neat angles of the last century.
- The Restaurant offers stunning views across the pool towards the coconut grove and beach. The Restaurant and Beach Club specialise in locally-caught seafood as well as vibrant Sri Lankan curry dishes.
- Massages and body treatments are available in the privacy of your Suite, or within isolated spots beside the seaside or jungle.
- Overlooking a deserted crescent of ivory sands, the 150-foot-long swimming pool is one of the most instagrammed hotel pools in the world.
- Amanwella’s secluded jungle setting creates an intimate, celebratory atmosphere suited to occasions large and small.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
Amanwella’s 800-metre beach is ideal for snorkelling in winter, when the waters are calm; balmy onshore breezes cool sunbathers and walkers in summer. Nearby beaches offer exceptional surfing conditions in summer; Amanwella can arrange one-to-one lessons with experienced local surfers.
Take an early-morning or evening stroll through nearby Wella Wathuara village, and gain an insight into daily life in the region. Paths wind through the jungle, revealing a variety of local wildlife including monkeys,birds, deer, monitor lizards, hares and mongooses.
The fishing town’s bustling market is ideal for photography excursions.
An hour’s drive west, Mirissa Bay is renowned for its whale and dolphin sightings, and boat trips can be arranged through Amanwella. Turtles nest at a number of protected beaches close to Amanwella; when hatching takes place, guests can witness baby turtles heading towards the sea by moonlight.
25 minutes north of Tangalle, this monastic site perches on a rock at the top of a flight of 500-odd steps. It is the site where the Tika ola leaf scripts were discovered in the 19th century, offering a key to the translation of the Mahavamsa, SriLanka’s ancient text.
Around 1.5 hours northeast of Tangalle, coastal Bundala national park attracts huge numbers of migratory birds in winter, along with elephants and crocodiles. Two hours northeast of Tangalle, the vast Udawalawe national park is famed for its birdlife and elephants – often seen in herds of 100 or more. Yala national park lies 2.5 hours northeast of Amanwella and boasts one of the highest populations of leopard in the world.
On Sri Lanka’s sun-baked south coast near the fishing town of Tangalle, Amanwella lies amid 37 acres of coconut trees next to a perfect crescent of golden sand. Combining modernist lines and indigenous materials, guest suites are inspired by the work of famed Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa; flooded with light, they each open on two sides to private plunge pools and large terraces overlooking the Indian Ocean. Away from the palm-shaded private beach club and the 47-metre pool, the area’s diverse attractions – from tea plantations to treks and temple visits – capture Sri Lanka at its most authentic.
The Restaurant offers stunning views across the pool towards the coconut grove and beach. The cuisine is Asian and Mediterranean with an emphasis on local seafood from the Indian Ocean. Adjacent to the Restaurant is the Lounge and Bar which also enjoys panoramic views. The Terrace adjacent to the swimming pool is ideal for alfresco dining. Located close to the beachfront amidst coconut trees and away from the main building, the Beach Club provides an alternative venue for lunch and private dinners. The Pool is surrounded by an expansive terrace and is located below the main public areas.
Open to the sights and sounds of Sri Lanka’s spectacular south coast, Amanwella’s contemporary suites feature floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors on both sides. One side opens to an entrance courtyard with a private plunge pool, the other to an expansive terrace with twin sun loungers, a dining table and chairs, and views of the coconut grove, beach and ocean.
Garden Pool Suite
Offering views of the garden and treetops, the 100-square-metre (1,976-square-foot) Suites feature plunge pools in private courtyards and expansive terraces.
Ocean Hill Pool Suite
Offering lofty views of the sea and treetops, the 100-square-metre (1,976-square-foot) Suites feature plunge pools in private courtyards and expansive terraces.
Ocean Pool Suite
Offering views of the sea, beach and coconut grove, the 100-square-metre (1,976-square-foot) Ocean Suites feature plunge pools in private courtyards and expansive terraces.
Looking out over the palm-fringed bay from its elevated platforms and terrace, the Restaurant serves up the catch of the day, delivered fresh from the local fishermen’s boats. Locally-grown produce also features prominently on the menu at both the Restaurant and Beach Club, including curry leaves and spices, which the chef finds at nearby markets and uses to create colourful, well-balanced dishes that can be tailored to guests’ tastes.
Visit the local markets with the Amanwella’s chef to discover more about the fertile island’s agriculture.
Beach Club Sunset
Afterwards, visit the nearby Rekawa Turtle Conservation grounds to watch giant turtles lay their eggs by moonlight.
The melody of the waves and the gentle breath of the coconut palms soothes all who come to Amanwella. The all natural products are made with ingredients from Sri Lanka’s cornucopia of herbs, plants and flowers.
The spa menu includes healing massages, traditional therapies, facials and body treatments. All-natural ingredients are created from the cornucopia of herbs, plants and flowers on Amanwella’s doorstep. Treatments can be enjoyed at the spa or in-suite. Yoga can be practised on a platform by the beach, along with guided meditation sessions.
Farther out to sea, blue whales can be sighted on their annual migration from December to April, as well as sperm whales and spinner dolphins.
Stocked with a variety of reference books on Sri Lanka, along with novels, magazines,newspapers, CDs and games.
Capacity: 40 seated. An alternative venue for lunch and private dinners. Located close to the beachfront, surrounded by coconut palms. The menu features Asian salads, Mediterranean classics and homemade ice creams. Seafood is cooked over a coconut-charcoal grill,accompanied by garden-fresh salads and local relishes.