Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort in Sri Lanka Offers Mind-Body Balance

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The resort is situated along a sandy beach, overlooking the Indian Ocean.

Wonder of Asia

Located on Southern Sri Lanka’s Southern Coast, Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort has been ranked as one of the top resorts in Asia. What sets it apart from the pack is it offers innovative activities such as ayurvedic wellness regimes and surfing lessons.

Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort helps hotel guests restore mind-body balance through a series of treatments and consultations in beautiful  surroundings

On staff is a resident practitioner of Ayurveda, a system of medicine that was developed on the Indian subcontinent with a history dating back more than 3,000 years.

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Dr. Sampath leading a yoga class on the beach in front the the Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort in Sri Lanka.

“Ayurveda is the science of life, it’s the way we understand, nurture and maintain a healthy balance,” resident ayurveda practitioner Dr. Sampath says.

“Ayurveda enjoys a thriving place in modern healthcare, and no more so than in Sri Lanka – a country with a unique traditional medical system that includes specialist treatments and medicine that cannot be found anywhere else in the world.

Anantara Spa

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The walkway to the Anatara Spa .

The hotel’s spa offers a full menu of Sri Lankan, other Asian, and Western spa treatments designed to heal, refresh, rejuvenate, and rebalance. Included are body massages, facials, scrubs, and wraps.

The spa has both ayurvedic and reflexology treatment rooms, four double treatment suites, four single treatment sujites, a beauty salon, a facial treatment rooms, and a relaxation area.

Surf’s Up!

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Surfing lessons are offered to beginning surfers. Surfing safaris can be organized for intermedite and advanced surfers.

Anantara Peace Have Tangalle Resort also offer small group  lessons to beginning surfers and organizes surfing safaris to beaches with bigger waves for intermediate and advanced surfers.

Famed for its golden shores, verdant interior teeming with wildlife, spicy cuisine and local smiles, Sri Lanka has also become somewhat of a surfer’s paradise.

Year-round balmy Indian Ocean waters and undiscovered swells beckon the adventurous. Budding surfers and experts alike staying at Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort can enjoy the secluded beachfront setting and easy access to some of the best surfing on the island

Anantara Tangalle has partnered with boutique operator Tropicsurf to bring the best of the local surf scene to guests.

A pioneer of luxury surfing, Tropicsurf has over the last 25 years built up a network of surf centres in leading resorts across nine countries and counting. Each resort has been selected based on proximity to quality breaks that cater to a broad range of abilities.

At Anantara Tangalle’s Surf Centre by Tropicsurf, a seasoned Surf Guru is on hand year-round to guide guests through the thrills of the sport.

Beginners can sign up for small group lessons at beach breaks nearby the resort, while intermediate and experienced surfers are invited on a guided surf trip, seeking out the southern coast’s biggest swells.

The Anantara Surf Centre emphasizes that everybody can enjoy surfing’s ultimate thrills in safety, comfort and style, regardless of experience or age.

Embark on an adventure for the whole family, with children over five years of age eligible to join in the fun.

Tropicsurf has partnered with California-headquartered Firewire to bring you a wide selection of timbertec surfboards.

Designed by surf world pros including Kelly Slater, the boards are both cutting-edge and eco-friendly. Experiment with boards to find your ideal match.

Avoid the hassle of travelling with your board by contacting the resort in advance to reserve your board of choice.


The resort has 152 rooms and pool villas. 

Premier Beach Access Rooms measure 45 square kilometres and accommodate up to three adults. Located on the ground floor, they have 11 square metre terraces or balconies. Offering garden views they offer direct access to the beach.

Premier Ocean View Rooms also measure 45 square metres and accommodate up ot three adults. They have 11 square metre balconies or terraces. Deluxe Ocean View Rooms are slightly larger, measuring 49 square metres.

Most of the villas measure 64 square metres and can sleep up to three adults. They all have pools. The two bedroom garden pool villa measures 171 square metres and can sleep up to four adults and two children. It, too, has its own swimming pool.

Food + Bevearge

The resort has six food and beverage outlets. Each one has a different menu and a different vibe.

  • Journeys – serves international cuisine. It is open for break, lunch, and dinner.
  • Il Mare – serves Italian cuisine. It is open for dinner.
  • Verele – serves Japanese teppanyaki and Sri Lankan cuisine. It is open fro breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • El Vino – serves Mediterranean cuisine. It is open  for dinner only.
  • Poolside Bar – serves cocktails and snakcs. It is open from morning until sundown.
  • The Lobby Lounge – serves afternoon high tea.
  • Dining by Design – offers a tailor-made dining experience. 


The resort has a 25-metre swimming pool, a 24-hour gym, yoga and meditation classes, tennis and badminton courts, a spa, bicycles, tuk-tuks, a library, and other facilities.

The resort has a small boardroom. It can handle small meeting and events. Weddings can be organized on the beach.

Location, Location, Location

The resort sits atop a rocky outcrop along a secluded stretch of Sri Lanka’s southernmost coastline.

Boasting one of the best locations in this section of the island, the resort is set amidst a coconut plantation and overlooks golden crescent shores with beautiful views of the Indian Ocean views,

The resort offers easy access to iconic cultural sites, spectacular national parks, surfing beaches,  and whale watching destinations.


Cinnamon Air operates a 45 minute air transfer once a day between Colombo’s Bandaranaike International Airport and Dickwella, which is just 10 minutes from the resort.

Hotel guests can also charter a private Cinnamon Air flight at any time of day. If you prefer to travel by land, the hotel  is a scenic three and a half hour drive from Bandaranaike International Airport.

The air field  is served by approximately 40 domestic and foreign airlines. It is a hub for Cinnamon Air, Millennium Airlines, and Sri Lankan Airlines.

Cathay Pacific Airways, Korean Air, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways, and Turkish Airlines are among the foreign carriers serving the airport. 

The airport is served by the following Accidental Travel Writer affiliates:

There is regularly scheduled service to such countries as Bahrain, China, Dubai, Hong Kong, India, Korea, Kuwait, Malaysia, the Maldives, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates, and other travel destinations.

Seasonal and chartered service is offered to several other travel destinations.


Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort – Goyambokka Estate, Tangalle, Sri Lanka. Telephone: +94 47 7 670700.

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