Tangalle, Sri Lanka

For beach bums, this is the ultimate hideaway. And beyond the stunning sands, the resort itself is paradise.


Liana Merriman

Property overview

The resort derives its name by combining the words, aman, or “peace” in Sanskrit, and wella, the Sinhalese name for beach. The distinct contemporary design of Amanwella is inspired by Geoffery Bawa's neat angles of the last century. Amanwella's activities and interesting places surrounding the resort will enrich guests' Sri Lankan experience and provide insight to the island‟s beauty and history.

SmartFlyer Exclusives

  • Welcome note from SmartFlyer Travel Advisor to guest prepared by resort
  • Room upgrade subject to availability on check-in
  • Continental breakfast daily, for up to two in room guests, served in restaurant
  • $100 USD equivalent Food & Beverage credit to be utilized during the stay (not combinable with offers, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in and late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
Rooms + Suites

A peaceful crescent of golden sand coastline where nature, wellness and the community are intertwined.

Amanwella's 30 acres of serenity invite guests to relax and unwind. The spacious 100 square meter contemporary suites dot the hillside above the Indian Ocean, open on two sides to private plunge pool and large terrace with dining table and loungers. The suites are built against the hill, all facing the beach and ocean. With 30 suites, every accommodation is the same, the only difference are the views. Garden suites have limited views, Ocean Hill Suites have partial beach and ocean views and the Ocean Suites have unobstructed ocean and beach views. All have plunge pools that face the back. It's a quick one minute walk from the main hotel to the closest room, about a five minute uphill walk to the furthest room.

Top-requested and locally sourced.

Guests are invited to enjoy a traditional warm-oil Ayurvedic treatment that eliminates impurities from the body. Abhyanga massage is one of Amanwella’s specialities and consequently, a top-requested treatment. Spa treatments are organized in the privacy of guest suites. The all natural products used in treatments are made with ingredients from Sri Lanka’s cornucopia of herbs, plants and flowers. If guests can manage to pull themselves away from the beach, Amanwella boasts a 47-meter length pool overlooking the Indian Ocean.
Restaurant + Bar

Freshly-caught, well-balanced, tailor-made.

Looking out over the palm-fringed bay from its elevated platforms and terrace, the Main Restaurant serves up the catch of the day, delivered fresh from the local fishermen’s boats. Locally-grown produce also features prominently on the menu at both the Restaurant and Beach Club, including curry leaves and spices, which the chef finds at nearby markets and uses to create colorful, well-balanced dishes that can be tailored to guests’ tastes. Located in a relaxed venue by the restaurant, the bar shares its terrace and panoramic views. It serves drinks, snacks and cigars. A must-try is the Basil Breeze which consists of Ceylon coconut Arrack with fresh orange and passion fruit.
Who's it for?

Indian Ocean bliss.

This property is primarily designed for couples thanks to its serene beachside setting and romantic suites.
  • Location
    Surrounded by coconut palms, this sophisticated resort overlooks Amanwella Beach, as well as the Indian Ocean, and is 9 km from the Hummanaya Blow Hole.

Agent Tips

  • Each day, the restaurant serves fresh caught seafood coming straight from the sea you’re dining over. Delicious.
  • There is morning yoga on the beach that’s not to be missed for active travelers.
  • Join one of the resort's tours to Mulkirigala, an important monastic site situated on an isolated rock formation.
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