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  • About this holiday

    Amanwella in Tangalle is recommended by Expressions Holidays for its stunning beachfront location and its contemporary design. With just 30 suites, the resort is a haven of tranquillity. Perfect for nature lovers, the hotel is close to several national parks and whale watching. Relax on the golden sand beach surrounded by turquoise waters and palm trees. A wonderful choice for families and couples seeking a luxury hotel for a long stay or as part of one of our touring itineraries of Sri Lanka.

    The journey and how you get there


    Scuba equipment

    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with Sri Lankan London to Colombo return in economy, private car transfers, room only based on two people sharing a double or twin room.

    Holiday prices

    Sample price is per person based on two people sharing a Type A double or twin room 
    £3,100 for 7 nights 
    The price displayed here is a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.

    Hotel code


    Our opinion

    Amanwella is a delightful luxury resort ideal for families and couples looking for a peaceful beach holiday in a stunning location, doing not very much at all. It is also an excellent base for wildlife enthusiasts who want to visit several national parks and go whale-watching during their stay.

    Hotel description

    Amanwella is a first-class resort situated next to a glorious golden sand beach scattered with coconut trees in the south of Sri Lanka. The awe-inspiring entrance is set around a pebbled courtyard and two grassy courtyards divided by the library and a reflecting pool. Discreetly positioned around the hillside, there are 30 suites built in a contemporary style using local materials of terracotta tiles and hand-hewn stone. Linked by pathways, each one boasts its own private pool and terrace with stunning views of the coconut grove, beach or ocean. The main restaurant at Amanwella sits high above sea level with spectacular views across the pool towards the coconut grove and beach. An array of Asian and Mediterranean cuisine with an emphasis on local seafood is served here. For a more informal atmosphere guests can dine al fresco at the Terrace, which serves light lunches as well as fresh coconuts and colourful local fruit in the day and delicious antipasti dishes in the evening. Steps lead down to a magnificent, 47-metre, infinity swimming pool where there are two large sun terraces with sun loungers ideal for relaxing and soaking up the sun. Just back from the beach is the Beach Club with an open pavilion with a wooden deck, another perfect spot for relaxing or enjoying a lunch of Asian salads or local seafood cooked over a coconut charcoal barbecue. Days at Amanwella can be spent relaxing by the pool, snorkelling in the sea (in the calm season) or maybe enjoying a spa treatment and yoga in the ‘far pavilions’. It is fascinating to watch the fishermen who keep their boats on the beach in front of the resort or go on nature walks to the village, whilst day trips to the National Parks of Uda Walawe, Bundala or Yala will reveal more of Sri Lanka’s abundant wildlife. An important nesting site for sea turtles, at Rekawa, is also a short distance along the coast.


    Tangalle, Sri Lanka

    Official star rating

    no rating

    Annual opening

    All year.

    Distance from airport

    About 5 hours by car.

    Closest airport

    Colombo International Airport

    Room types

    All 30 suites have private bathroom, Entrance courtyard with banquette for lounging and dining, Plunge Pool, terrrace,Bedroom with living area, Personal bar, Bathroom with free-standing bathtub, twin vanities, dressing area, shower and toilet, IDD Telephone. 
    Suite on the hillside.
    Ocean Suite on the lower levels of the hill with views of the coconut grove and beach. Identical design to Suites but in a different location.

    Hotel facilities and services

    Facilities at Amanwella include: Restaurant, Lounge and Bar, Pool terrace dining, Swimming pool, Beach Club with showers/changing rooms, menu service and barbecue, Boutique, Library with internet access, CDs, DVDs and board games, Electric cart service, 3-wheeler transportation available, Netball, Cricket

    Water sports

    Snorkelling equipment

    Land sports

    Bicycles available

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Local to Amanwella are: Tangalle town and fishing port; Rekawa Turtle Conservation Project (12 kms), Mulgiragala Rock Temple; local village and fishing life. Further afield, there are three wonderful national parks within 1 to 3 hours drive from Amanwella. 
    Activities nearby: Snorkelling (December to April). During the calm season, the beach is wide and the seas calm enough to enjoy swimming, and snorkelling along the southern headland. During the rougher seasons around the monsoons waves make swimming conditions less favourable.
    Possible Day Excursions: Jeep Safari in Uda Walawe National Park, or Yala National Park, or Bundala Nature reserve; Kataragama Pilgrimage Site (mainly Buddhist, but also Hindu and Muslim); Helicopter tour to Sigiriya; Whale-watching boat trips (December to April)
    Special Events Kataragama Festival (mainly Hindu) and Perahera in July and August

    Sports nearby

    Scuba diving can be arranged.


    Connecting rooms and babysitting available on request.

    Minimum stays

    4 nights over Christmas and New Year period. Please inquire for specific dates.

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