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.

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 Piece from heaven

Nov 17, 2020 chathus1993 Galle, Sri Lanka

We stayed at this beautiful resort for our honeymoon and it was exactly what we wanted. Beautiful, peaceful and lots to do on site.This property is spectacular! The architecture, the pool, the ocean and the amazing view make it a ‘must’ visit property. However, what makes it stand out even more are the fabulous people! The garden view villa with… Read more
We stayed at this beautiful resort for our honeymoon and it was exactly what we wanted. Beautiful, peaceful and lots to do on site.This property is spectacular! The architecture, the pool, the ocean and the amazing view make it a ‘must’ visit property. However, what makes it stand out even more are the fabulous people! The garden view villa with private pool,We would say that it is Super spacious, perfectly arranged, well equipped and rich with modern facilities & amenities. And OMG the foods,speechless.being vegetarian didn't have any difficulty with the food. Mr.yohan who was assigned to us for all our needs was indeed excellent! Special thanks to Mr.uditha who took very good care of us while we were there. His way to accommodate all our requests and were so obliging at all times.We thanked him personally for that. It was so pleasant to see at least one staff member as they were always with a smiling face with Good morning good evening or a Hello! Eddie was the person who conducted the walk and it was excellent we would say. We thoroughly enjoyed his tour and his magnificent knowledge This property takes your breath away.We're really looking forward to going back there for a longer stay next time around. Naveen & chathu Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Ideal location for peace and relaxation

Nov 4, 2020 subhanid08 Colombo, Sri Lanka

We had our 2nd visit within three months to Anantara Peace Haven last week. We had our first visit on August 2020 as a one night stop when we were heading back to Colombo from east coast. We were so captivated by the beauty and the exceptional service of the hotel and we couldn’t wait to come back to a proper stay where we can enjoy all the… Read more
We had our 2nd visit within three months to Anantara Peace Haven last week. We had our first visit on August 2020 as a one night stop when we were heading back to Colombo from east coast. We were so captivated by the beauty and the exceptional service of the hotel and we couldn’t wait to come back to a proper stay where we can enjoy all the amenities of the hotel. We stayed in a beach front pool villa where we could enjoy amazing view of the sunrise Villa was cozy and spacious. Villas are luxurious and extremely clean with a spacious bathroom. Sahan, our villa host looked into all our needs and made sure we had a comfortable stay just as he did in our previous visit. We enjoyed the boat ride, nature walk and cycling too. The one thing which stands out among all the comforts the hotel offers is the amazing service of its staff. From front office to housekeeping and restaurant staff everyone is genuinely friendly and make sure the guests have a comfortable stay. Although we couldn’t enjoy the food very much due to lack of variety(since the hotel had the same set menu since August) we had no complaints as rest of our stay was truly memorable. Read less
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Nov 2, 2020 gimhani93 Weligama, Sri Lanka

What an amazing resort. We chose an ocean villa for our honeymoon and I think we will never regret this selection for whole lifetime. It was on end of Ocotber where covid situation in the country was tough and the resort had hardly any guest other than us. But, the staff always made sure that our stay was great and memorable. Tharanga, our host… Read more
What an amazing resort. We chose an ocean villa for our honeymoon and I think we will never regret this selection for whole lifetime. It was on end of Ocotber where covid situation in the country was tough and the resort had hardly any guest other than us. But, the staff always made sure that our stay was great and memorable. Tharanga, our host was always into our needs and going beyond to help us enjoy the stay. And, everyone at the resort showed an amazing hospitality. We had bicycle rides and boat rides which we both enjoyed. Great food, great walks, great villa , great beach and everything great 🥰🥰. I guess we had the best ocean view villa as we had a great view as well as great privacy. Beach was easily accessible from resort and what a beautiful beach with wild life preserved as they are. 'Goyambokka' is a must to see. This was same for within resort as well that they provide nature walks as well. And, regarding covid 19 preventive measures as well, the resort was excellent. Proper sanitization, in-villa dining and all staff adhering to covid regulations. We felt really safe there. We both really loved it and will visit again for sure 🤗🤗. You need at least 3 night stay to experience this resort. Read less
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Nov 2, 2020 303rakithad

Excellent staff with superb food. Spent the vacation at its best. The view from the hotel is breathtaking. Our butler Nuwan was great. Guided us n helped us with everything starting from food. One of the best hotels I’ve ever been. Highly recommended. Really great for a those who are looking for a peaceful place to spend the vacation.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A Must Stay Resort in Sri Lanka

Oct 31, 2020 Kenath071 London, United Kingdom

We stayed at one of the Garden Villas during the COVID-19 Pandemic. We felt very safe during our entire stay. The resort is perfect for a relaxing getaway. The villa and the services were top-notch. Definitely visit the hilltop next to the restaurant - provides a fantastic view of the golden sandy beaches. Special thanks to "Sahan" - From the… Read more
We stayed at one of the Garden Villas during the COVID-19 Pandemic. We felt very safe during our entire stay. The resort is perfect for a relaxing getaway. The villa and the services were top-notch. Definitely visit the hilltop next to the restaurant - provides a fantastic view of the golden sandy beaches. Special thanks to "Sahan" - From the beginning our interactions with Sahan made it clear that the staff at Anantara cared about making sure we had everything we needed. He made our stay even more special. Great resort, lovely staff, fantastic location. We’ll be back again soon. Read less