Anantara Tangalle Peace Haven Resort

Sri Lanka, Indian Ocean

The hotel

A secluded spa retreat on a coconut plantation overlooking the Indian Ocean, the Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort is an inspiring setting for a ‘holistic’ holiday. Yoga, meditation or tai chi on the curving golden beach in front of the hotel relaxes you into holiday mode. You can even take private classes in your villa, or head to the spa for Ayurveda or reflexology. It sets you up for days exploring southern Sri Lanka’s national parks and cultural sights. This exclusive hideaway also offers exquisite dining. Stepping back to colonial days, Anantara’s pastry chef bakes scones for High Tea and local fishermen land their catch on the beach for Il Mare’s chefs to prepare — and you to enjoy at this dramatic clifftop restaurant. Or you can whip up your own island classics at the Spice Spoons kitchen!

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Kids Club
  • Teen Club
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Tennis
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Restaurant

Where is it

On the south coast, close to Tangalle and an hour’s drive from Galle and 1–2 hours’ drive from Yala National Park. Transfer time from Colombo International Airport: 4 hours. Cinnamon Air flights are also available from Colombo to Dickwella (1 hour), with a short transfer on to the hotel.

Hotel information

152 rooms and pool villas. All with balcony or terrace with daybed and dining furniture, rain shower and separate bath, flat-screen TV, complimentary WiFi, mini-bar, wine humidor, Nespresso machine™, tea-making facilities and safe. Premier Beach Access Rooms (previously Premier Garden View Rooms) are steps away from the beach, with balcony or terrace and 1 king-size or twin beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

All Inclusive option: available to guests in villas only and includes buffet breakfast and à la carte lunch and dinner in any restaurant. A selection of local and international drinks including spirits, beers, wines and soft drinks, available from 11:00am–11:00pm. A bottle of sparkling wine upon arrival. Mini-bar (refilled once per stay). Daily high tea experience. 4 items of laundry (once per stay). One spa treatment per stay.

Please note: All Inclusive starts from time of check-in until time of check-out. All Inclusive does not include the wine-bar in the room. 


Half Board option: includes buffet-style breakfast and dinner served in the main Journeys restaurant.

Full Board option: includes buffet-style breakfast, lunch and dinner served in the main Journeys restaurant. Lunch may also be served at the Pool Bar, subject to restaurant operation. 

Premier Ocean View Rooms have 1 king-size or twin beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Deluxe Ocean View Rooms are more spacious, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Garden Pool Villas have a private pool and outdoor dining area, living area and master bedroom with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Ocean View Pool Villas have a private pool and outdoor dining area, living area and master bedroom with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Beach Pool Villas are positioned along the shoreline, just steps from the beach. They have a private pool and outdoor dining area, living area and master bedroom with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

2-Bedroom Garden Pool Villas have a private pool, outdoor shower and outdoor dining area, a living area, master bedroom with 1 king-size bed, second bedroom with twin beds, both with en-suite bathrooms, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 3 adults and 2 children.

All villas have a Bose® sound system, DVD player, wine humidor and access to free bicycles.

  • Booking bonus: book 90 days prior to arrival to receive 20% off the accommodation costs between 6 Jan–31 Oct '20.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable.

  • Booking bonus: book 45 days prior to arrival to receive 15% off the accommodation costs between 6 Jan–31 Oct '20.

  • Long stay offer: stay for 10 nights or more to receive 20% off accommodation costs and a 60 minute couple's spa treatment, once during the stay. Valid for travel between 6 Jan–31 Oct '20. Offers may not be combinable.

Journeys (international restaurant, open kitchen, pool and ocean views, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner), Il Mare (Italian cuisine, open for dinner), Verele (beachside Sri Lankan-inspired teppanyaki, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner), The Lobby Lounge (serving high tea), poolside bar (snacks and light bites), private dining (‘Dining by Design’ tailored meals and El Vino wine cellar’s Mediterranean degustation menus with wine pairings). 25m swimming pool with kids' section. Anantara Spa* (Ayurveda, reflexology, beauty salon). Holistic exercises on beach or in villa (yoga, meditation, Tai Chi). Gym (24-hour). Tennis court. Badminton court. Tuk-tuks. Spice Spoons cookery classes* (with guided tours of market and fish port). Kids' and teens’ club (with shady playground, arts, crafts, games and movies). Gift shops. Library. Travel and tour guide office. Complimentary WiFi available.

Wheelchair adapted rooms with partially accessible amenities or facilities available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

5 nights: 27 Dec '19–5 Jan '20.

3 nights: 10 Apr '20–15 Apr '20.

No checkouts permitted on 31 Dec. 

Villas only, 5 nights: 1–7 Jan 

*Denotes local charge.

Please note: it takes approximately 4 hours to travel by road from Colombo Airport to Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort. Cinnamon Air flights can be arranged from Colombo to Dickwella (1 hour), then it is a short onward journey to your hotel.

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Nov 12, 2019 anishtala64

Had an out-of-this-world experience at Anantara Peace Haven! Everyone was so kind and welcoming and went out of their way to ensure we were cared for and having fun. The villa was luxurious and the housekeeping staff were fantastic. The breakfast buffet was to die for! The amenities and activities on the resort are unparalleled and we took full… Read more
Had an out-of-this-world experience at Anantara Peace Haven! Everyone was so kind and welcoming and went out of their way to ensure we were cared for and having fun. The villa was luxurious and the housekeeping staff were fantastic. The breakfast buffet was to die for! The amenities and activities on the resort are unparalleled and we took full advantage. We cannot wait to go back! Read less
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Nov 11, 2019 roshanit151 Colombo, Sri Lanka

A Heaven to go!!!!!!!! I am q busy mother and hardworking employer with this I went over there to relax my self and it gave me 100% what i expected, therefore I felt like I am in Heaven. I am having a salt bath and shower in the room, went to bed around 3.00 in the evening and I got up at 10 pm in the night i felt like my soul is resting
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Nov 9, 2019 StefanK4045

The safari trip to Udawalawa was absolutely great and flawlessly organised by the congiere Sagara at Anantara peace haven hotel. We had our own driver in a nice car, with cold towels, water and a picnic basket. First we visited an elephant orphanage and then went on with another driver and a park guide in a real safari jeep. We saw plenty of… Read more
The safari trip to Udawalawa was absolutely great and flawlessly organised by the congiere Sagara at Anantara peace haven hotel. We had our own driver in a nice car, with cold towels, water and a picnic basket. First we visited an elephant orphanage and then went on with another driver and a park guide in a real safari jeep. We saw plenty of elephants, which was amazing, and many birds and buffaloes. Stunning experience and can highly recommend! Thanks to the Anantara team for organising everything so perfectly! Read less
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Nov 8, 2019 Sanaalimanzoor

This was our second visit to Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle and all I can say is that we are raring to return again soon! The resort is beautifully laid out and a picture of natural beauty - a walk around would almost always discover peacocks, squirrels, a turkey, iguanas and other Marvelous creatures. This is definitely the place to visit if you… Read more
This was our second visit to Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle and all I can say is that we are raring to return again soon! The resort is beautifully laid out and a picture of natural beauty - a walk around would almost always discover peacocks, squirrels, a turkey, iguanas and other Marvelous creatures. This is definitely the place to visit if you want to tap into your inner peace, to unplug and enjoy the bounties of nature. The hotel staff and service is an absolute dream. Such wonderfully kind and helpful people - each one trying to ensure we get personalized attention in every aspect. We were traveling with 2 children under the age of 6 and they were thoroughly entertained in the Kids Club every day as the helpful staff kept them involved in arts and crafts and board games through the mornings. Our villa was spacious and very comfortable and our villa host was a whatsapp msg away to ensure we had a single point of contact for all our needs. The chefa and restaurant staff were extremely attentive to any special dietary requirements and actually seemed to enjoy customizing meals for us. All in all, we really reccomend this resort to couples and families as well - and want to commend the entire team for being extremely warm, welcoming and making us feel like we were part of their family. Read less