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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Jan 24, 2020 Krisgreen Paris, France

Nice place with a excellent crew. Great experience. Everything is made for relax and enjoy life. Food are various everyone can found his own pleasure. Thanks for all and special dedication for Pasan and Suresh.
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Jan 24, 2020 RichardAscot Ascot

I cannot really fault this hotel! It takes about 3 hours taxi from the airport, but is well worth the trip. We has a Premier Ocean Room - it was v. spacious, luxurious and had a great view - it was also v.close to the pool and restaurants. Grounds are beautiful. We ate twice at the Italian and Asian restaurant and the food is excellent.. the… Read more
I cannot really fault this hotel! It takes about 3 hours taxi from the airport, but is well worth the trip. We has a Premier Ocean Room - it was v. spacious, luxurious and had a great view - it was also v.close to the pool and restaurants. Grounds are beautiful. We ate twice at the Italian and Asian restaurant and the food is excellent.. the buffets are also pretty extensive with so many options. Breakfast was a dream, with eggs (any type including eggs benedict) , waffles, fresh fruit juices etc (For someone like myself who likes a fry up - proper pork sausages and lovely bacon). The staff are the friendliest and most helpful we have seen in any hotel - from room cleaners, to pool service and waiters. Loved the towel sculpture and the flag system by the pool to get service. Special mention to Nuwan, our host, who totally supported us on all our many trip and reservation requests through Whatsapp. He was brilliant and made everything so easy and our stay memorable. Overall, a superb hotel, which is totally focused on the guest experience, with tremendous attention to detail. We hope to go back. Quick tip is that it is worth going to the next bay, by beach or via a gate near the beach villas and have a drink at the Eden Reverie - great beach view and less strong surf, if you want to go in the sea. Also, for an experience, at the Asian restaurant, try the curry and Wasabi ice cream .. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent place for catching a moment of spirit of harmony

Jan 23, 2020 fromhungaryy

Warm and unique welcome ceremony. Lovely location with dignifying sound of Indian Ocean waves. Beautiful garden with cute local squirrels. Unique, luxurious ocean-view rooms. Clean swimming pools. Morning yoga sessions by experts. Fantastic, varied food. Nice, polite staff. Tears when leaving. Rohan, our dedicated guide was extremely kind,… Read more
Warm and unique welcome ceremony. Lovely location with dignifying sound of Indian Ocean waves. Beautiful garden with cute local squirrels. Unique, luxurious ocean-view rooms. Clean swimming pools. Morning yoga sessions by experts. Fantastic, varied food. Nice, polite staff. Tears when leaving. Rohan, our dedicated guide was extremely kind, supportive, professional and available at any time during our stay. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing honeymoon location- incredible staff

Jan 23, 2020 Heatherwallace123 Sydney, Australia

My husband and I recently stayed at Anantara Peace Haven for our honeymoon and were absolutely amazed at the service we received. From the moment we arrived we were greeted with a floral little welcome gift and an incredible drums and singing. The staff had exceptional English and we were allocated our butler who went above and beyond to help us… Read more
My husband and I recently stayed at Anantara Peace Haven for our honeymoon and were absolutely amazed at the service we received. From the moment we arrived we were greeted with a floral little welcome gift and an incredible drums and singing. The staff had exceptional English and we were allocated our butler who went above and beyond to help us during our stay. This trip was for our honeymoon and Anantara did more than any other hotel throughout Sri Lanka. We arrived to the most amazing set up on our bed with petals and towel figures, as well as a huge cake and local sweet treats presented nicely. It was just the most amazing honeymoon treat. It was lovely having the choice of restaurants and the pool area was fantastic. The other facilities such as the spa and gym were amazing. The food and drinks are expensive but usually it is at larger hotels- you are paying for the incredible service and the HUGE variety of food (the buffet was massive!). We would definitely stay here again and have recommended it to all of our friends. Unfortunately we didn’t try out the spa as it was very expensive, but the building looked incredible and I would imagine the products would be very high quality. Overall, a really tropical place with amazing rooms and incredible service. Read less
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Jan 23, 2020 Q7121WCren_ep

The hotel is beautiful and very clean. We had a Beautiful room facing swiming pool and océan. Staff is extremely nice. Service is excellent. Special mention to the manager Mrs Clara Puverel !! We just love ! Will try to comme back soon