Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle
Sri Lanka: South West Sri Lanka
Embark on a surfing adventure to Sri Lanka’s southernmost coastline. Spoil yourself on a holiday to remember at the world-renown luxury hotel chain of Anantara.
As the only resort in the area to be nestled on a rocky outcrop along a secluded stretch of Sri Lanka’s southernmost coastline, Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort boasts a truly unique location amongst Tangalle hotels in Sri Lanka. Set amidst a 42 acre coconut plantation, edging a golden crescent beach and the stunning Indian Ocean, our resort offers a secret paradise that is also easily accessible.
Cinnamon Air operates a 30 minute air transfer twice a day between Colombo’s Bandaranaike International Airport and Dickwella, which is just 10 minutes from the resort. Guests can also charter a private Cinnamon Air flight at any time of day. For those who prefer the scenic route on land, our resort is a three and a half hour drive from Bandaranaike International Airport.
Helicopter transfers are also available through Deccan Aviation for a maximum of four passengers with a baggage allowance of 20kg per person.
Galle – 1 hour and 30 minute drive
Yala National Park – 2 hour drive
Uda Walawe National Park – 1 hour and 30 minute drive
Whale Watching (December to April) – 1 hour and 30 minute drive
Rekawa Turtle Conservation Project – 25 minute drive
Bundala National Park – 1 hour drive
Mulkirigala Rock Temple – 30 minute drive
Handunugoda Tea Plantation – 2 hour drive
Live out your dreams of meeting rescued elephants, seeing turtles on the beach or going whale watching. Step back in time with tea plantation and Dutch Fort tours. Or simply unwind in the lap of luxury, enjoying our beachfront getaway's wonderful facilities and enriching experiences that make us truly standout amongst Sri Lanka luxury resorts along the South Coast.
- Galle City Tour
Explore behind the beautiful walls of this ancient coastal citadel. Things to do in Galle, Sri Lanka include meeting descendants of the original merchant families, experiencing the spice trade first hand with glimpses back in time to the colonial Ceylon era, and finding out how Asia’s largest fort was created, using granite ballast from the merchant ships arriving from Europe and coral from the sea.
- Yala National Park 4x4 Safari
Discover the natural treasures of Sri Lanka’s most visited wildlife reserve with a park tracker, in search of storks, crocodiles, fantailed peacocks, chattering monkeys in the treetops, and the park’s most famous yet elusive residents, the leopards.
- Uda Walawe Elephant Sanctuary
Visit the Uda Walawe elephant sanctuary for encounters with Sri Lanka’s gentle giants, as well as a host of other wild animals and exotic birds.
- Whale and Dolphin Boat Trips
Take a 90 minute drive to Mirissa Harbour and set sail for Weligama Bay where giant blue back whales and dolphins are known to cruise by. Enjoy opportunities to swim, snorkel and fish with a hand line, stopping off at a coconut fringed cove for a leisurely picnic lunch.
Remark: December to April only
- Rekawa Turtle Conservation Project
From April to September, green, hawksbill and occasionally even leatherback turtles struggle ashore at night to lay their eggs on Rekawa Beach. Join the turtle watching volunteers to patrol the beach at night to protect the mother turtles whilst they lay eggs, as well as helping to collect the eggs which are then cared for at the conservation project’s hatcheries, until the baby turtles are born and released back into the ocean.
- Mulkirigala Rock Temple
This famous ancient monastery, which still functions to this day, is situated on a 210 metre high rocky hillock, a few minutes inland of Tangalle. A historian’s treasure trove, this tour includes ancient caves with painted murals and statues, all with a story to tell.
- Bundala National Park
Explore an important wetland sanctuary that covers 20 kilometres of beaches, lagoons and scrub that is home to more than 150 bird species, including winter migratory birds and large flocks of flamingos. The lagoons are a natural habitat for crocodiles and on dry land, herds of up to 60 elephants can be seen. From October to January the park is also visited by endangered marine turtles who come ashore to lay their eggs.
- Handunugoda Low Country Tea Plantation
This 200 acre estate of tea, rubber, cinnamon, pepper and coconut plantations also features a working museum tea factory with many machines that are over 140 years old. Enjoy an informative tour of the various plantations and factory, and the opportunity to enjoy a tea tasting session and purchase the specialty teas.