Summary

Amanwella is a sister property to Amangalla, and is a beautiful beach hideaway near the seaside town of Tangalle edged by the ocean on one side and a coconut grove on the other. Each suite has a private courtyard and plunge pool with a resort-shared infinity pool flanked by two spacious sundecks. Offering easy access to the beach, excellent service, and superb facilities, the Amangalla provides a truly luxurious beach side retreat.

Highlights

  • Turtles and Blue Whale sightings at nearby Rekawa Beach
  • Spacious suites with private plunge pool
  • Secluded private bay
  • As with all Aman properties, beautiful contemporary décor, great location, faultless service

Location

Tangalle, Sri Lanka

Best time to go

Sri Lanka has generally good weather year round but does have two monsoon seasons in two different regions. From late May to late September, the southwest lowlands and central hills are affected and from November to February, the northeast side of the island is affected. March to mid-April is generally dry throughout the country as is June to September though it is hot.

Our thoughts

This resort sits between the coconut groves and the sea in a reclusive location making it ideal for guests seeking peace and quiet. The Rekawa Turtle Conservation Centre is a 10 kilometre drive away where guests can observe majestic sea turtles and between December and April comes the opportunity for whale watching off the coast. The sea may be too rough for swimming but surfing and snorkelling, as well as fishing, can be arranged nearby.


  • Plunge pool at each suite
  • Open plan bathroom with free-standing bathtub
  • WiFi

The Restaurant - The Restaurant is an all day dining restaurant and is located at the southern end of the resort. It serves Asian and Mediterranean cuisine with an emphasis on local seafood.

The Lounge and Bar - Adjacent to The Restaurant is the Lounge and Bar where drinks and snacks are served along with exotic sundowners. A selection of cigars is also available.

The Pool Terrace - The Pool Terrace is ideal for al fresco dining and serves simple lunches as well as fresh young coconuts and local fruit for lunch. For dinner, guests can dine on antipasti and home style dishes while relaxing on the daybeds and bolsters.

The Beach Club - The Beach Club's menu includes simple Asian salads, Mediterranean classics, sorbets and freshly churned ice cream and provides and alternative venue for lunch and private dinners.

Suite - The Suites are located mostly on the hillside and feature views of the coconut grove and ocean.

Ocean Suite - The Ocean Suites are located on the lower levels of the hill and enjoy uninterrupted views of the coconut grove and beach.

  • Beach volleyball & badminton
  • Bodyboarding
  • Cooking classes
  • Helicopter tour to Sigiriya or to the hill country
  • Market visits
  • Mulgirigala Rock Temple
  • Visits to the National Parks
  • Tours to the Rekawa Turtle Conservation Project
  • Snorkelling
  • Surfing
  • Whale watching
  • Yoga & bodywork

The resort welcomes families but this property is recommended for families with older children as the main pool isn't protected by any fence and the sea can have particularly strong currents. Babysitting is offered for free. Four of the Ocean Suites share an inter-connecting door on to the terrace which make them ideal for families travelling together.


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