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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful place to stay

Apr 1, 2020 Susu100 Essen, Germany

Wonderful place in beautiful setting and surroundings. Spacious rooms, beautifully decorated, execellent beds, huge bathroom, good amnities, including Nespresso machine for our early morning coffee. All staff was very friendly and helpful, we felt safe, welcome and comfortable throughout our stay, despite lots of chaos caused by the corona virus… Read more
Wonderful place in beautiful setting and surroundings. Spacious rooms, beautifully decorated, execellent beds, huge bathroom, good amnities, including Nespresso machine for our early morning coffee. All staff was very friendly and helpful, we felt safe, welcome and comfortable throughout our stay, despite lots of chaos caused by the corona virus outside the hotel's borders. Food and restaurants very excellent with high quality and large variety. Loved the breakfast overlooking the ocean. Planning to come back next year when things will hopefully have settled down. Special thanks to Tharanga, our villa host. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating We loved our stay here

Mar 31, 2020 TraveloguesbyAshna

This resort is everything you are looking for a peaceful and relaxing vacation. We stayed her for 3 nights and enjoyed all the activities this place has to offer. Our villa host Sahan made our stay very comfortable. He made it a true personalized experience curated for what we like. Will definitely come back here and request Sahan to be our villa… Read more
This resort is everything you are looking for a peaceful and relaxing vacation. We stayed her for 3 nights and enjoyed all the activities this place has to offer. Our villa host Sahan made our stay very comfortable. He made it a true personalized experience curated for what we like. Will definitely come back here and request Sahan to be our villa host again. Read less
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Mar 29, 2020 230elizabethb Dublin, Ireland

We stayed here and found everything fantastic. We were upgraded to a villa and Piyal looked after us ,he was of great help to us and looked after us with great concern. Villas,restaurants and surroundings are all beautiful. Food was amazing. We were there during the Corona virus and every member of staff and management gave us no end of help and… Read more
We stayed here and found everything fantastic. We were upgraded to a villa and Piyal looked after us ,he was of great help to us and looked after us with great concern. Villas,restaurants and surroundings are all beautiful. Food was amazing. We were there during the Corona virus and every member of staff and management gave us no end of help and support. We were so disappointed our holiday was cut short due to airlines cancelling. We will definitely return there to this wonderful country and this fantastic hotel. Thank you to all staff especially Piyal and the wonderful GM Carla. Read less
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Mar 29, 2020 rohanj2014 Vienna, Austria

We stayed there for 2 nights - we got an upgrade to the ocean view pool villa! And it was just the dream holiday for us. We also had a 24hour assistance- Sahan was our guy, whatever we needed just had to contact him and he made it easy for us. The resorts location makes the beach just perfect and as good as private. They restaurants were also… Read more
We stayed there for 2 nights - we got an upgrade to the ocean view pool villa! And it was just the dream holiday for us. We also had a 24hour assistance- Sahan was our guy, whatever we needed just had to contact him and he made it easy for us. The resorts location makes the beach just perfect and as good as private. They restaurants were also very good at the property- amongst them the italian one being my favourite, service & ambience & location set on the cliff just made it “awe”. The Spa also needs a special mention. It was really one of the best we visited. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful stay in this fabulous hotel

Mar 28, 2020 Younes B

A wonderful hotel with an excellent customer service by all the staff, and most particularly by Piyal (our butler) who always made sure that we have a very pleasant experience ! We spent our wedding anniversary there and everything was perfect: The room (we got upgraded to a very nice pool villa with sea view), the food and all the amenities! I… Read more
A wonderful hotel with an excellent customer service by all the staff, and most particularly by Piyal (our butler) who always made sure that we have a very pleasant experience ! We spent our wedding anniversary there and everything was perfect: The room (we got upgraded to a very nice pool villa with sea view), the food and all the amenities! I travelled a lot in other very nice properties around the world and I highly recommend this hotel if you fancy luxury ! We will for sure come back with my wife Read less