• Beach, Sri Lanka

about amanwella, tangalle

Located along an empty 800 metre long crescent shaped beach, nestled within a peaceful coconut grove, Amanwella is a stunningly sleek and stylish retreat. Built to maximise your ocean and beach views, using local, natural materials, such as stone, wood and clay, wherever possible, it is abundant with space and seductively ambient.

Suites are contemporary and large with luxurious amenities, including a private plunge pool and terrace. Each suite is has floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors on both sides so that you can see and experiences the sights and sounds of Sri Lanka from your room. Spend your time relaxing by the expansive terrace by the main pool or walking along the beach, soft sand between your toes.

Sun drenched and designed for blissful seclusion, the beach-set retreat is perfect for natural exploration, with the rolling tea plantations, temples and national parks on it's doorstep. 


amanwella details


Lavishly spacious and contemporary beach retreat.


Just a short distance from local village life and plenty of Flora and Fauna, Amanwella is on the south coast of Sri Lanka, about a four hour drive from Colombo Airport.

Accommodation & Facilities

All 30 suites are identical in design, falling into either the ‘ocean’ or ‘pool’ category, depending on the views and location. The suites are located on a hill, joined by paths, each with their own fantastic views to the ocean or the beach. The interiors contrast wood, honey, beige and white for a clean and pure, comfortable feel. Large floor-to-ceiling glass windows welcome in the warm Sri Lankan air, opening out on one side to your own cleverly designed, private plunge pool and courtyard, with space to dine. The large sleeping and dining area features a personal bar and king-sized bed. The open plan bathroom is separated from this via sliding doors, including a free standing bath tub, twin vanities and toilet.

The main facilities include a library and boutique filled with Sri Lankan artefacts, jewellery and antiques, as well as convenience items. The swimming pool is 47 metres long, surrounded by a large terrace, sun loungers are available, as well as private outdoor showers. There is a spa too for those looking for a bit more indulgence.


The restaurant is 8 metres above sea level, with stunning views past the pool to the coconut grove and beach. Special emphasis is placed on local seafood from the Indian Ocean, with a mix of Asian and Mediterranean style. There is also a lounge bar with panoramic views, a Pool Terrace for alfresco dining and a Beach Club a little closer to the beachfront. Room service is 24 hours.


During the winter, swimming in the calm sea right outside of the retreat is fantastic and you can snorkel along the southern headland (complementary equipment available). Swimming here in the summer months is not recommended due to large waves, but it’s perfect for surfers, with lessons available with lifeguards at nearby beaches. There are plenty of nature tours available from here, from village walks and the Mulgirigala Rock Temple to further locations, such as Yala National Park, Uda Walawe National Park and Bundala National Park. 10 Kilometres away you will find the Rekawa Turtle Conservation Project. Whale watching is fantastic between December and April, especially in Mirissa Harbour, which is about 90 minutes from Amanwella. You can even snorkel with the  whales, the largest living animals on earth, straight from your boat.

For those who wish to stay within the retreat, there are lots of spa options available in your own suite, the Spa Suite or even throughout selected garden locations. Or you can relax by the peaceful pool and reminisce on your wild Sri Lankan safari.

Child Policy

Children welcome. There is a complimentary babysitting service and extra beds available for under 12’s.


Want to stay here?

Contact one of our Destination Specialists to start planning your journey to include a stay here. Please note we recommend a budget of from £7,000 / $10,000 USD per person for our style of trip to this destination.

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