Location: Set on Sri Lanka's south coast, the Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle enjoys beautiful panoramic views of the Indian Ocean.
History: Traditional Sri Lankan touches in the decor, architecture and cuisine provide an accent of authenticity.
Service: From the concierge and spa therapists to the staff in the kids' club, the entire friendly team is on hand to meet your needs at all times.
Set on a cliff overlooking the South Indian Ocean, the Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle enjoys secluded peace. Yet, as it is located in the very centre of Sri Lanka's south coast, some of the best attractions on the stunning island are within easy reach. Colonial towns and national parks are just an hour's drive away, while a beautiful beach lies just a stone's throw from the property. From comfortable rooms to sprawling two-bedroom suites which boast their own plunge pool, there is accommodation to suit all guests and parties. All rooms feature modern comforts with charming traditional designs. Dining options are diverse, allowing for everything ranging from light snacks by the pool to full-blown Chef's Table degustation menus - complete with wine pairing. The facilities are top notch, and include a well-equipped kids'club and play pool for the little ones. Meanwhile, adults can take a break by indulging in the spa, joining yoga classes on the beach or simply relaxing by the water.
The hotel's 152 rooms and suites are all elegantly appointed with hints of traditional Sri Lankan design, including handwoven custom-made furniture. There are options ranging from intimate rooms for couples to practical suites for families, ensuring that all parties are perfectly suited.
With separate living space and a large king-sized bedroom, this private villa sprawls over nearly 690 square feet. The bathroom features a rain shower as well as an oval bathtub, while the outdoor terrace enjoys views extending out to the horizon, all set against its very own private plunge pool.
With nearly 500 square feet of lit-up open space, this beautiful room opens out onto a large terrace decked out with a daybed and overlooking the sparkling waves expanding from the horizon. Featuring all the modern conveniences - including a wine humidor and espresso machine - guests can enjoy all the comforts they could need.
Perfect for both families or a group of friends, each of the two bedrooms features its own luxury en suite. Spread over 1840 square feet, the luxurious living space includes a dining area which extends out onto the terrace. The suite is also furnished with further dining options, as well as a butler pantry. The private plunge pool is surrounded by loungers, and an outdoor shower serves for an added convenience.
Well-equipped for both relaxation and reinvigoration, Anantara Peace Haven caters to all. Younger guests will be thoroughly caught up with the fun activities available in the kids’ club and in the kids’ pool, while grown ups can relax by the larger adjacent pool. Opt for a treatment in the spa, or engage in a variety of sporting activities.
The 25 meter pool is surrounded by shady palm trees and conveniently includes a bar serving up snacks and drinks. Guests can enjoy a dip or relax and be refreshed, while the youngsters splash and play in the adjoining kids'pool.
The extensive spa facilities are set in peaceful surroundings, allowing for true relaxation and indulgence. Guests can choose to pamper themselves with an array of traditional therapies originating from Sri Lanka and beyond, including facials, scrubs, reflexology and ayurvedic massages.
Diners will find flavours for every occasion at Anantara Peace Haven’s numerous outlets. From laid-back beach- and pool-side dining in opulent surroundings, to wine pairings and fresh seafood menus, the Anantara Peace Haven has it all.
True connoisseurs will be delighted by the degustation menu and exquisite wine pairings from the extensive cellar. Diners can linger over meals, taking the time to savour the flavors. Take the opportunity to discuss these delights with the enthusiastic chef.
The bounty of the Indian Ocean is brought ashore and into the kitchen at Il Mare, where it is transformed into sumptuous Italian seafood dishes. Enjoyed alongside handmade pasta and within a gorgeous setting, guests find themselves dining on a cliff edge, with the ocean at their feet as well as on their plate.
Guests can relax in casual surroundings with a stunning view of the pool and the ocean beyond. Expert chefs provide additional diversions, as they prepare an array of international dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Enjoy watching them prepare a number of local delicacies through their open kitchen.
The perfect venue for a refreshing drink after an invigorating dip. With a choice of seating in either the shade of the bar or beneath the clear blue skies, guests can opt for a classic cocktail, glass of wine or ice cold beer. Light snacks are also available for those feeling peckish during the day.
Guests in search of a little colonial charm will be delighted by the tranquil lobby lounge. With petite sandwiches and dainty pastries piled high on a cake stand, you fully set-out wicker table can be accompanied by teas from the highland estates, making for high tea at its most elegant.
Diners can sit by the beachside to enjoy the impressive display at Verele, where the expert Teppanyaki chefs prepare juicy meat and seafood skewers on sizzling grills, adding a distinctly Sri Lankan flavour to the dishes for an extra flourish.