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.

  • 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 Heaven on the southern coast

Sep 21, 2020 Charith B Colombo, Sri Lanka

The resort is super exotic and luxury. All in one experience by the sea where different eco systems in different parts of the land. We stayed in the ocean suites with sea view private pool. Well maintained and best in class service. In fact the best experience i had in the area. Food was delicious and the service is great. Even at covid situ, they… Read more
The resort is super exotic and luxury. All in one experience by the sea where different eco systems in different parts of the land. We stayed in the ocean suites with sea view private pool. Well maintained and best in class service. In fact the best experience i had in the area. Food was delicious and the service is great. Even at covid situ, they maintains a highest level of cleanliness. Great experience. There are number of romantic locations to spend two nights. Highly recommend for 2 days or more. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfect place for Family holiday

Sep 21, 2020 mruvindha

We have booked for Ocean view premiere room they have free upgrade us for a private villa with a private pool which is amazing. Beautiful location,! Sahan, is our Villa Host, front-ended the entire experience, with an amazing supporting cast. From the traditional drumming and bespoke wood sanitizer stand at arrival to the constant concern about… Read more
We have booked for Ocean view premiere room they have free upgrade us for a private villa with a private pool which is amazing. Beautiful location,! Sahan, is our Villa Host, front-ended the entire experience, with an amazing supporting cast. From the traditional drumming and bespoke wood sanitizer stand at arrival to the constant concern about very nice food collection, a well integrated, delightful stay. The entire team's infectious energy, enthusiasm and hospitality made the stay particularly special. Well done, team Anantara Peace Haven - and Sahan for hosting us thank you. Looking forward Thanks Malith Fernando Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Indeed a Peace Haven

Sep 21, 2020 DhamithaP Colombo, Sri Lanka

It was such an amazing experience. From the Check in to the Check out we received a truly world class service from all staff. And the service levels were consistent at all levels. Beautifully located in the southern belt of Sri Lanka the guests can experience both the beach and the lush greenery. They have a beautiful view point which is called… Read more
It was such an amazing experience. From the Check in to the Check out we received a truly world class service from all staff. And the service levels were consistent at all levels. Beautifully located in the southern belt of Sri Lanka the guests can experience both the beach and the lush greenery. They have a beautiful view point which is called the titanic point and a natural blow hole at the boarder of the hotel property. If you take the guided nature walk in the morning you will be taken to all these places.This nature walk is complementary. Coming back to the service. Our Villa host was Sahan. Had a very good understanding of the property, how it was built,investment,ownership,land extent etc. He was checking up on our experience every day and made sure our stay was comfortable. Looked in to our needs, made last minute arrangements and ensured that we enjoyed our stay. He is definitely an asset to this hotel. His service did not stop after we checked out. After reaching our home in Colombo after a 2.5 hr drive I'm receiving a message from Sahan inquiring whether we reached home safely. This is a rare quality that we see in service encounters today. The Villa supervisor Nuwan, Restaurant Manager,Head Chef and every staff we encountered were very friendly and was willing to go an extra mile to see a smile on their guests. I wish all of them good luck and hope we will come out of this difficult time soon after the airport is open. Their Villas are so comfortable and comes with a private pool.Don't forget to do the boat ride and the nature walk. There is a rock pool on the beach which is safe to have a sea bath. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Mr. Piyal - The greatest host!

Sep 20, 2020 909milana

I wish to confirm that Mr. Piyal of anantara peace haven tangalle is the best host you will ever come across. He took care of my self and my wife so well. Thank you Mr. Piyal. More than just a host. He is a friend!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely weekend Getaway!

Sep 20, 2020 Nalan R

We were greeted in the best way possible by the lovely Anantara team. We felt right at home at the moment we stepped in. Unbelievable hospitality in each and every staff member at the resort, very pleasant and friendly. Then we were assigned to an excellent and a very professional Personal Assistant/Butler named Sahan who had a massive knowledge… Read more
We were greeted in the best way possible by the lovely Anantara team. We felt right at home at the moment we stepped in. Unbelievable hospitality in each and every staff member at the resort, very pleasant and friendly. Then we were assigned to an excellent and a very professional Personal Assistant/Butler named Sahan who had a massive knowledge about the property and really friendly. Because His hospitality was so overwhelming we wanted to extend our stay by one night but unfortunately we couldn't since our Schedule was full. His follow ups were on point regarding the meals and accommodation and we felt really happy and important. Hats off to Sahan for an excellent service! Meals were extraordinary, each and every dish was heavenly and the restaurant staff were really friendly and helpful. We are most looking forward to another stay at this beautiful property! Nalan and Dinushi.. Read less