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

7 nights: 23 Dec '18–5 Jan '19. 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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Jul 14, 2019 Simon548 Oxford, United Kingdom

Only one restaurant and bar open. Lack of choice. The website states there are a number of restaurants and bars but they were all closed. We had a choice of one restaurant and bar each day. A/c in gym not working for three days whilst we were there despite reporting it.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Heaven on earth.

Jul 13, 2019 Aleta M New York City, New York

We arrived today. Solo mum with 2 kids. This place truly is heaven on earth. The staff are INCREDIBLE. We are in true paradise. The service, facilities, food, room, views.. all are beyond our imagination. We came direct from a week in the Maldives, next time we will just come directly here.. you really truly cant beat it. Amazing. I cannot think… Read more
We arrived today. Solo mum with 2 kids. This place truly is heaven on earth. The staff are INCREDIBLE. We are in true paradise. The service, facilities, food, room, views.. all are beyond our imagination. We came direct from a week in the Maldives, next time we will just come directly here.. you really truly cant beat it. Amazing. I cannot think of anywhere that could be better than this. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Did not want to leave

Jul 12, 2019 Vistatraveler79 Copenhagen, Denmark

We stayed five nights with our children (6,9,11,11) and had two ocean view suites with connecting doors. Fantastic place. Nice clean rooms, huge bathroom. We had a personal assistant / butler who helped us with arranging tours and laundry etc. The waves were quite big with a lot of current so we did not swim in the ocean. Pool was kids friendly.… Read more
We stayed five nights with our children (6,9,11,11) and had two ocean view suites with connecting doors. Fantastic place. Nice clean rooms, huge bathroom. We had a personal assistant / butler who helped us with arranging tours and laundry etc. The waves were quite big with a lot of current so we did not swim in the ocean. Pool was kids friendly. Resort prices in restaurants. Breakfast buffet was fantastic with lots to choose from. Read less
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Jul 12, 2019 Rebekah A Perth, Australia

What an incredible place to stay! My husband and I visited the Anantara for our honeymoon and were so amazed by the beautiful resort, facilities and exceptional staff. We were surprised with an upgrade to a Villa at check in and I can say the rest of the holiday followed suit in amazingness. The villa is stunning with a private pool, beach outlook… Read more
What an incredible place to stay! My husband and I visited the Anantara for our honeymoon and were so amazed by the beautiful resort, facilities and exceptional staff. We were surprised with an upgrade to a Villa at check in and I can say the rest of the holiday followed suit in amazingness. The villa is stunning with a private pool, beach outlook and a butler (Isuru was absolutely amazing and went above and beyond to ensure we had the most amazing and relaxing holiday). The breakfast buffet was delicious with a wide range of choice, the gym facilities were also great. My husband loved the wide variety of nature we encountered on our walks through the resort. I would absolutely recommend the Anantara for anyone wanting to spoil themselves. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Outstanding experience

Jul 12, 2019 Rewalu Manama, Bahrain

We were staying 2 nights in this wonderful hotel. All staff were very friendly and helpful especially our butler Isuru who was looking after us. The Food in the IL Mare restaurant was outstanding. Our villa with own pool amazing. And the beach was stunning. For special occasions the right place to be!! Thanks to everyone to make our stay a special… Read more
We were staying 2 nights in this wonderful hotel. All staff were very friendly and helpful especially our butler Isuru who was looking after us. The Food in the IL Mare restaurant was outstanding. Our villa with own pool amazing. And the beach was stunning. For special occasions the right place to be!! Thanks to everyone to make our stay a special one!! Read less