Tangalle, Sri Lanka
A single-story beachside oasis set in a wild, rugged and remote landscape.
On Sri Lanka’s sun-drenched south coast near the fishing village of Tangalle, a winding track through lush jungle finally reveals Amanwella and its incomparable seaside setting. Perched above its beach that stretches the length of the bay, this tranquil retreat inspired by the Tropical Modernism of famed Sri Lankan architect, Geoffrey Bawa, is designed for blissful seclusion. On a hillside fringed with mature coconut palms, guest suites each offer their own private terrace and plunge pool, while the Restaurant overlooking the resort’s 47-meter swimming pool offers an elevated dining experience, the Beach Club situated at sea-level provides a laid back, beachside affair. Beyond the resort lie some of the island’s most revered temples, rolling tea plantations, and National Parks.
Each of the 30 contemporary Suites has its own private plunge pool and opens onto a private terrace with a dining area and twin sun loungers.
Dine on the freshest produce available, including vegetables and herbs grown in the resort’s organic gardens and spices sourced at local markets. Asian and Mediterranean cuisines are complemented by vibrant Sri Lankan dishes and locally-caught seafood.
As darkness falls, gather inside a traditional mud home, surrounded by jungle, and savor this delicious and authentic taste of village life by candlelight as the Aman team prepares various traditional Sri Lankan courses.
The south coast’s many golden beaches are ideal for activities ranging from surfing and snorkeling to whale watching and fishing in the Indian Ocean. Inland jungles reveal ancient temples and holy caves, tea plantations, and natural treasures, including Bundala Bird Sanctuary and Udawalawe National Parks.
As darkness falls, gather inside a traditional mud home, surrounded by jungle and savor this delicious and authentic taste of village life by candlelight as the Aman team prepares various traditional Sri Lankan courses.