Greeted by a man, impeccably turned out, crisp linen and charm, we knew we had embarked on a beautiful, curated journey. This was not your average resort, nor hotel, it was a fully immersive experience and we were well and truly enveloped in the narrative.
With such hotels, managed by such hoteliers, you can feel the detail in absolutely every touch point. The cascading driveway, a vintage Volkswagen beetle, scents of coconut and jasmine, the welcoming serenade of drum and song from ladies with smiles and bright eyes; it’s truly a moment, or indeed a memory, that remains.
Upon arriving to our villa, our aches were eased with lemongrass. A foot bath, to be precise, by two charming girls with fingertips of Ayurvedic finesse. The experience continued with hibiscus tea, fresh lychee and an afternoon’s respite at our private villa pool.
The grounds of the property are full of wondrous greenery; river boats, flora and fauna, happiness. Upon eco-bicycles or by foot, the paths are lit at sunset, setting the stage for supper and the evening ahead.
Anantara Tangalle is an environment that caters to your every desire, craving or circumstance. Movies under the stars, morning yoga, children’s games, gastronomic indulgence and therapeutic solace; there is something for every mother, lover and family to do.
Expansive rooms, rich cotton-thread and five varieties of soap, all part and parcel of brand Anantara. Deep rooted hospitality, storytelling and the element of surprise. This Resort sets the bar very high. The property, the product, its people. A flawless expression of Sri-Lankan culture married with expression.
Under the Sri Lanka sun, until the next journey, Bohoma istuti.[metaslider id=5385]