Luxurious resort getaway in Sri Lanka.
Greet each day with a new pursuit, whether simply basking by the pool or venturing inland to historical monuments. Watch protected wildlife roam the plains or breach the water in a magnificent leap. Sample tea at a famed plantation. Or climb the steps to an ancient temple. Discover exhilarating adventures at one of the best Sri Lanka luxury resorts.
Located only 14 kilometres from the resort is the unique turtle conservation project at Rekawa Beach. From April to September five species of turtle, including very rare hawksbill and leatherback turtles, wander ashore to lay their eggs.
Join local turtle watching volunteers who patrol the beach to protect the mother turtles and their eggs. Learn more about the conservation project run by locals and spot baby turtles making their way to the ocean.
Handunugoda Tea Plantation
Famed for its ‘Virgin White Tea’ that is untouched by human hands, the Handunugoda Tea Plantation is a living, working museum. Step behind the scenes at this 200-acre estate that also contains rubber, pepper, cinnamon and coconut plantations. Sample a variety of special teas and you’ll be sure to find one to suit your tastes. Set in lush tropical forest, this is an enjoyable day out for the family.
Tangalle City Tour
Let our Experience Guru fill you in on a behind-the-scenes tour of Tangalle. Local treasures include the colourful Henakaduwa temple and the picturesque rice paddies. Get involved with some pottery making and imitate the local style. Or discover curd making whilst locals fill you in. Take a ride in a three-wheeler tuk-tuk to visit the organic market and breathe in the pungent spices as you choose fresh produce.
Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary
A little-known bird park located not far from Tangalle, Kalametiya is worth a visit for eager bird watchers. Home to a rich variety of marine and bird life, the peaceful lagoons and mangroves offer a fascinating picture of nature in the south of the country.
A number of rare and endangered species live here, so be sure to respect the area and enjoy the serenity.
Agricultural Technology Park
Eco-tourists will be delighted to discover this innovative park in Bata Atha. During your visit, you can watch demonstrations of old and new agricultural methods.
With a bountiful fruit orchard and herb garden, guests can sample the sun-ripened produce and admire the floriculture garden. There are also sections for rainwater harvesting and a crop museum.
Only 20 minutes from Tangalle lies the world’s second largest blowhole. The distinctive sound can be heard even before the site comes into view. Watch as the spray gushes through the rock up to 30 metres into the air. Simply exhilarating, marvel at the force of nature in this beautiful spot.
Yala and Udawalawe National Parks
Gain a unique perspective of the diverse landscape and wildlife at these national parks. Fascinating views abound from every angle as you pass elephant herds bathing or water buffalo wandering through open grasslands and the famed leopards in Yala. Over 33 species of migratory birds frequent the sanctuaries, whilst many more call them home.
Bundala National Park
Bundala gives refuge to 197 species of bird and has been a designated UNESCO Biosphere Reserve since 2005. Greater flamingos can be spotted when they migrate in flocks of over 1,000 to the wetlands. Leopards, wild boar and deer also populate the park.
Sinharaja Forest Reserve
Designated as a Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site by UNESCO, and another biodiversity hotspot in Sri Lanka, Sinharaja translates as ‘Lion Kingdom’. Amidst the dense vegetation glimpse myriad species of animals here. The Sinharaja rainforest is home to the purple-faced langur, a number of leopards and reptiles including the green pit viper.
Trek through the park with experienced locals for an authentic immersion into this paradise of flora and fauna.
Take a trip from Mirissa Harbour for an up-close view of blue and sperm whales. A leisure trawler will carry passengers to Weligama Bay, a popular area where the giants feed, swim and socialise. Take a swim in the pleasantly warm waters and snorkel to see other sealife in the area.
Whale watching season operates from December to April.
Sri Lanka produces 90% of the world’s supply of cinnamon and cultivation is a unique, scarcely known process. Visit a hilltop villa surrounded by a working cinnamon plantation with views over Koggala Lake and misty mountain ranges. Your guided tour will introduce the tools and techniques involved in making cinnamon quills. Finish your visit with a four-course cinnamon-inspired lunch, or continue to the nearby Handungoda tea estate.
Galle City Tour
Explore behind the beautiful walls of this ancient coastal citadel. Meet descendants of the original merchant families. Experience the spice trade first-hand with glimpses back in time to the colonial era, and find out how Asia’s largest fort was created using granite ballast from the merchant ships arriving from Europe and coral from the sea.
Mulkirigala Rock Temple
This famous ancient monastery, which still functions to this day, is situated on a 210-metre-high rocky hillock, a few minutes inland of Tangalle. A historian’s treasure trove, this tour includes ancient caves with painted murals and statues, all with a story to tell.
Beginners can learn the basics of surfing at Anantara Peace Haven, the only one among Sri Lanka luxury resorts to offer exclusive programmes with Tropicsurf. With a maximum of 4 students per lesson, get on board in calm waters and learn to control and manoeuvre your board. The peaceful lagoon is the setting for this novice class.
The season for surfing in Sri Lanka lasts all year long in Tangalle, with the biggest swells found between April and October. From November to March, smaller waves can be expected along with calmer conditions.
Surfing lessons and water sport experiences are conducted by Tropicsurf.Watch the video
Take a road trip to explore some of Sri Lanka’s finest surfing beaches, with waves perfect for varying levels. If you’re an expert, bring your own board and we’ll show you where the powerful breaks are. If you’re just improving, Tropicsurf provide the equipment for you to catch some waves in style. Spend 3 hours building up your skills in ideal conditions.
The surf season lasts all year long in Tangalle, with the biggest swells found between April and October. From November to March, smaller waves can be expected along with calmer conditions.
Stand-Up Paddle Boarding
Glide through the water for calming views across the resort and gorgeous surrounds. Small classes learn to master the art of stand-up paddle boarding over 2 hours. A great core workout, this class is dependent on calm sea conditions.
Water sport experiences are conducted by Tropicsurf.
Explore the south coast of Sri Lanka in a novel way. Calm lagoon waters provide the opportunity to view the myriad wildlife up close without disturbance. Classes are limited to 4 persons per session so you can benefit from individual attention if required.
Water sport experiences are conducted by Tropicsurf.
Harvest Table by Anantara
A memorable organic culinary journey based on fresh sustainable ingredients, with the daily catch of the day brought by a local fisherman. And we mean really fresh – menus are created depending on what’s picked from our Anantara garden just before your dining experience. Chef will prepare a wholesome four-course lunch to be enjoyed in our rustic treehouse against a paddy field backdrop.
Take a deep breath as you soak up the serene ambience of the resort. Stretch and reconnect with your natural flow through a series of asanas by the sea. Sunrise and sunset yoga classes take place on the yoga pavilion, or request a private session in your villa.
Set off on a bicycle tour of the area. With colourful temples, bustling local markets and a variety of wildlife, the beauty of Tangalle unfolds before your eyes. Cycle to a deserted golden beach and wave to locals as they pass by on their daily market trips.
Delve into Sri Lankan culture through the tantalising flavours of the local food. A cooking class like no other – this course fully connects guests with local tradition through market and farm visits as well as learning indigenous skills. Learn the basics to bring home and astound your friends with a delightful meal prepared Sri Lankan style.
Catch of the Day
Between 10.30 am and 11.00 am daily, a clanging bell signals the arrival of a local fisherman on our shoreline with his catch of the day. Join our chef in picking the freshest fish for your dinner at Il Mare, prepared to your liking.
Peace Haven Nature Walk
Explore our resort’s ecosystem with a complimentary 1.5-hour scheduled walk led by our Nature Guru. Visit our organic rice field that employs indigenous farming methods, horticultural garden, mangroves, coastal ecosystem and turtle conservation efforts.
Tennis and Badminton
Up your game at Anantara Peace Haven, whether playing tennis or badminton. Challenge your partner or colleague to a friendly game on our open-air courts. A coach is available to help you improve your skills.
Entrust your health and beauty needs to our expert therapists at Anantara Peace Haven. Ayurvedic and reflexology treatments sit alongside nourishing wraps and indulgent massages. Heal, de-stress and recharge either in a single treatment room or escape with a partner in a double treatment suite.
Joli Kids' and Teens' Club
We believe our younger guests should enjoy their holiday as much as our not-so-young visitors. Little ones and teenagers can spend days full of fun at our specialised club. With well-trained and energetic staff, different activities take place daily to entertain and enrich.
Our Joli Kids' and Teens' Club offers a safe environment with a shaded playground, nap areas and scintillating games for young and older guests.
Our stunning pool is a centrepiece of the resort, surrounded by swaying palms and overlooking the ocean. The 25-metre-long pool allows ample space for a refreshing swim. Take a dip in the afternoon to cool off or relax on a lounger whilst the kids play in the shallow children’s section.
A well-equipped fitness centre is available for you to feel the burn. State-of-the-art cardio equipment and free weights allow you to keep in shape with an all-around workout. Take a run on a treadmill or pump some iron. A personal trainer is available on request for you to push a little further.
Open 24 hours a day for your convenience.