Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort welcomed its first guests in December 2015. It is the first and only luxury international resort in Sri Lanka offering travellers a new chapter in unmatched amenities and hospitality.
Sheltered by a crescent of golden sand and fringed by coconut palms, Anantara Peace Haven Resort is an unexplored paradise located in Tangalle on Sri Lanka’s southernmost shore.
On arrival, guests find themselves ensconced in a luxury resort of enchanting Sri Lankan design, set amidst a 21-acre coconut plantation that opens onto a golden sweep of beach and the warm Indian Ocean. Each of the 152 guest rooms and villas are reached by rickshaw or tuk-tuk and the luxury interiors boast hand woven custom made Sri Lankan furnishings and contemporary amenities, al fresco spaces to relax with stunning views of paradise, interconnecting options for families, and accommodation for differently abled guests.
120 Premier and Deluxe rooms offer a sumptuous bedroom and luxury bathroom with a rain shower and separate oval bathtub, as well as a terrace or balcony with a daybed and dining furniture overlooking the ocean. 32 spacious one and two bedroom villas entice guests to spend lazy days dipping into their own plunge pool, sunbathing on comfy loungers and dining outside under the shade. Amenities include a Nespresso coffee machine, wine humidor, bar fridge and Bose sound system. The Two-Bedroom Garden Pool Villas also feature an indoor dining room and pantry.
More tranquil seclusion can be found at the double level outdoor swimming pool or at yoga, meditation and tai chi classes. Keeping active is convenient with access to the 24-hour gym and there are also bicycles available for guests to explore the resort and Tangalle village. As the only resort to offer a children’s and teens’ club, parents can relish quiet time alone while youngsters have fun in the shady playground and enjoy arts, crafts, games, movies and a cosy nap area in the purpose built club under the professional care of well trained staff. For teens there is snooker, foosball and table tennis.
At a resort where indulgence blends authentic indigenous elements and international flair, the soothing sanctuary of Anantara Spa offers a concessionaire beauty salon and wellness treatments that are rooted in the healing traditions of the regions rich culture, highlighted by specialist Ayurveda treatments, as well as advanced western spa wisdom.
Six restaurant, bar and lounge venues showcase vibrant island cuisine and delightful colonial customs. The all-day dining restaurant, Journeys, serves world classics and Sri Lankan, Middle Eastern, Thai and international specialties in refined a la carte or lavish buffet style. Live food stations reflect the food eaten by the merchants and traders as they travelled the spice and silk routes of the Orient.
Il Mare is perched on the edge of a dramatic cliff, overlooking the Indian Ocean. This specialty Italian restaurant showcases the rich flavours and delicious simplicity of coastal cuisine. Hallmarks of the menu include choosing the catch of the day, homemade pastas, fresh seasonal ingredients and sinful gelato flavours.
The intimate cellar El Vino offers a private dining venue on request. The menu includes different tapas dishes focused on the senses and culinary expertise. Each dish is paired with a complementary wine personally selected by the Wine Guru, allowing diners to truly perceive the flavour, aroma and character of each wine.
By day The Poolside Bar serves refreshing beverages, light bites and sundowner cocktails, and for a charming retreat, the Lobby Lounge offers High Tea with a Sri Lankan twist. Guests desiring privacy can order from the extensive in-room and in-villa dining menu, enjoy riverside sundowners and canapés in a wooden canoe made for two or indulge in Dining by Design, which offers guests a choice of connoisseur menus coupled with idyllic settings, alongside the services of a personal chef and butler. Dining by Design ensures the most romantic occasions imaginable.
Guests can take advantage of a sophisticated retreat that feels naturally exclusive, and offers unique destination experiences tailor-made for the individual.