Verdant greenery casts colour across the lush landscape, where tea plantations, temples and national parks are sprinkled throughout. Anantara Peace Haven nestles within 42 acres of coconut plantation, located by a rocky outcrop overlooking the Indian Ocean. It makes for one of the most unique resorts in Tangalle, but the scenery only tickles the surface of what the 5-star paradise offers.
Firstly, serenity awaits at this luxury hideaway. From facial treatments to beauty-salons to Ayurvedic and reflexology, the spa’s ancient therapies are some of the region’s best. Combine this with both a kids' and teens' club, and parents will have plenty of relaxing me-time. Wellbeing and recreation is taken to the next level for the whole family however, with tennis courts, badminton courts, beach yoga, meditation, bicycles, tuk tuks, Pilates, tai chi, and 24-hour gym facilities. For a little extra opulence, take advantage of the spice rooms, high tea rooms, Sri Lankan cooking classes, wine cellars and a range of restaurants from Italian to teppanyaki.
For those keen to explore the local area, Tangalle is awash with sights, and Peace Haven offers numerous excursions. There’s national park safaris, Galle city tours, elephant sanctuaries, whale-spotting boat trips, temples, and much more. One highlight, Rekawa Turtle Conservation project, has you watching hawksbill turtles belly-crawl onto the shore to lay eggs. Mulkirigala is another: the stunning temple is carved into natural rocks, and makes for an amazing thing to see.
As the gateway into rural Sri Lanka, Tangella’s authentic streets and buildings are their own attraction. But despite this, maybe you just want to hit the resort’s beach. We don’t blame you. The Tangella coastline defines picture perfect beauty. Secluded, luxurious and charming: Anantara Peace Haven Resort’s is a Sri Lankan retreat at its most alluring.