Coconut palms sway above the golden sand beach at Amanwella, a tranquil hideaway set in a cove on Sri Lanka’s southern coast. The seaside town of Tangalle is nearby and Sri Lanka’s diverse flora and fauna is ready to be explored. Stroll along paths that wind through the jungle and pretty Wella Wathura village. Take in the spectacular sunset, framed by rocky headlands, from the palm-fringed pool.
At Amanwella there are plenty of adventures for families and couples. Surfing and scuba diving suits all levels. There is also fishing, and spinner dolphin- and whale-watching trips. Giant turtles lay eggs in nearby beaches. Yala and Udawalawe National Parks are home to elephants, leopards and more
Amanwella’s clean, serene lines frame the untamed landscape. Inspired by modernist Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa, Suites are constructed from stone, timber and clay tiles of local origin. Each opens onto a private plunge pool.
There are 27 contemporary Suites dot hillside above the Indian Ocean, opening onto private terraces with dining tables and loungers.
Amanwella’s contemporary suites feature floor to ceiling doors. Offering lofty views of the sea and treetops, the 100-square-metre. Suites feature plunge pools in private courtyards and expansive terraces
Overlooking the sea and beach, with the private courtyard and plunge pool, ocean suites are 100 square metre. Ocean suite offer terraces with double sun lounger and outdoor dining table with two chairs.
The Restaurant and Beach Club specialise in locally-caught seafood as well as vibrant Sri Lankan curry dishes. Looking out over the palm – fringed bay from its elevated platforms and terrace, the Restaurant servers up the catch of the day, delivered fresh fish. Locally grown products features on the menu at both the Restaurant and Beach Club.
Spa treatments can be organised in the spa or inside the suites themselves. The all natural products are made locally. Private sessions of various yoga as well as meditation are also available for guests.