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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating One of a best five star hotel

Sep 19, 2019 Nirosha75

We had a great time there. Food was super. Shafni is one of a best person in staff. He helped us lot and explained everything very well. I like the spa. Best place in downtown south in SL to relax. There is a very good badminton court and tennis court. I like the Vegetable garden too.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Highest quality resort we've ever visited!

Sep 19, 2019 MustafaAdamjee53

This resort was perfect. The attention to detail and quality was just amazing! The location is beautiful and it is exactly how a tropical beachside resort should be. The food was amazing and the staff really made sure we were comfortable and satisfied. Thank you to our host and General Relations Officer, Pasan Yasas, for making our stay a… Read more
This resort was perfect. The attention to detail and quality was just amazing! The location is beautiful and it is exactly how a tropical beachside resort should be. The food was amazing and the staff really made sure we were comfortable and satisfied. Thank you to our host and General Relations Officer, Pasan Yasas, for making our stay a memorable one! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Little slice of heaven!

Sep 19, 2019 Nidhi K Mumbai, India

My husband I stayed at the Anantara Tangalle for our babymoon and we couldn’t have wished for a better time! The property is stunning and the attention to detail for every need of the guests is impeccable! The staff is super friendly and goes above and beyond to make your stay a memorable one! The food at the restaurants was top notch (highly… Read more
My husband I stayed at the Anantara Tangalle for our babymoon and we couldn’t have wished for a better time! The property is stunning and the attention to detail for every need of the guests is impeccable! The staff is super friendly and goes above and beyond to make your stay a memorable one! The food at the restaurants was top notch (highly recommend the speciality restaurants - Il Mare and Verala) and the breakfast buffet was one of the best we have seen so far, anywhere in the world!! All the staff members were super kind and thoughtful but special mention to Pasan, Hareesha, Muditha and Subhash for making our holiday one of the best holidays we have had so far!! We will definitely return to this little slice of heaven! Read less
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Sep 18, 2019 Trolle F

The staff - especially our host Madu and the driver Dinnish - was really special to us. We had a birthday at the hotel and Madu did everything to make it perfect. + 10 people made a birthday card and they sang a song and they decorated the room with flowers and everything - so nice! Dinnish got up in the middle of the night to drive us to the… Read more
The staff - especially our host Madu and the driver Dinnish - was really special to us. We had a birthday at the hotel and Madu did everything to make it perfect. + 10 people made a birthday card and they sang a song and they decorated the room with flowers and everything - so nice! Dinnish got up in the middle of the night to drive us to the local hospital to get medicine to an infection. He did everything in his power to help. Read less
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Sep 17, 2019 chandimali Colombo, Sri Lanka

I have visited Anantara last July with few of my friends and that was such a wonderful stay again I have visited on 7th September and no words to say I got best services from all the staff , arrival to departure . specially our personal buttler Yohan gave us excellent service to make our stay most relax and comfortable . he has personally looked… Read more
I have visited Anantara last July with few of my friends and that was such a wonderful stay again I have visited on 7th September and no words to say I got best services from all the staff , arrival to departure . specially our personal buttler Yohan gave us excellent service to make our stay most relax and comfortable . he has personally looked in to everything and made sure everything is on right place , I will recommends this hotel to anyone , looking forward to visit you guys again soon . Read less