Location: Southern & Southwest Coast | Sri Lanka

Price guide: £££££ £350-£500 per person per night

A palm tree-lined pristine beach nestled along a mature coconut grove gives an idyllic backdrop for the ultra-modern Amanwella. The contemporary suites at this serene retreat offer an ultra-chic haven to relax, take deep breaths and barely lift a finger.
Perfect forTranquillity-seeking couples with an eye for modern design.
In the knowThe Rekawa Turtle reserve is only 10 miles from Tangalle – head there during a full moon to see the massive influx of turtles in the moonlight – you might even spot some hatchlings struggling their way towards the waves.

Recommended for...

  • Honeymoon
  • Beach
  • Luxury Hotel
  • Peace & Quiet

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

Amanwella is in the heart of Wella Wathara, located in a coconut palm-fringed cove on Sri Lanka’s beautiful southern beaches.

Rooms at Amanwella

Amanwella has 27 contemporary suites on the hillside above the Indian Ocean, each offering floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding doors for easy access to your private terrace and plunge pool and unrivalled views across the towering palms of the coconut grove to the secluded beach. The minimalist design and muted tones provide the perfect sanctuary after a day of lazing on the beach. 

Food & Drink

The restaurant at Amanwella serves Mediterranean and Asian-influenced cuisine day and night, including freshly-caught fish and produce from the local markets – with poolside lite bites available straight to your sunlounger. Late lunch at the beach club? We couldn’t resist some fresh fish cooked over a coconut charcoal barbecue with one of Amanwella’s signature sundowners to top it off.


A visit to the Amanwella spa will complete your rejuvenation – facials, massages and body treatments, utilising Sri Lankan herbs and flowers, are all available in your suite, on the beach or at your favourite Amanwella spot, where you can sip on king coconut juice fresh from the swaying palms above.

Activities at Amanwella

A wander on the village paths of Tangalle will give a great insight into local village life – where you’ll catch a glimpse of the resident monkeys. The rocky headland provides shelter from the ocean swells to enjoy swimming and snorkelling amongst the tropical marine life while avid surf fans can take to the waves all year round with regular lessons for beginners. You can also go whale watching and explore nearby jungles, where leopards and elephants roam in the national parks. 

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Hotel location

To get to Amanwella from Colombo's Bandaranaike International Airport, take a 50-minute flight to the Dickwella airstrip, or it's a scenic 5.5-hour journey by car.

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