AMANWELLA – TANGALLE
Located in a mature coconut grove fronting a crescent-shaped beach, Amanwella is a seaside resort offering 30 contemporary suites, each with private plunge pool and terrace. The resort’s suites are linked by pathways along a landscaped rise with beach and ocean views. Guests can relax on the expansive terrace surrounding the main pool or on the soft sand beach. The seaside town of Tangalle is situated nearby and a short stroll will reveal village life and Sri Lanka’s diverse flora and fauna.
The resort is accessed via a gravel road that opens onto a pebbled courtyard and entrance pavilion. An ascending colonnade leads to the public areas. The reception is on the left while to the right are two grassy courtyards separated by the Library and a reflecting pool. Beyond one courtyard is the Lounge Bar and adjacent to the other is the Restaurant. Sri Lanka’s most notable modern architect, Geoffrey Bawa, has informed the design and aesthetic of Amanwella in the use of traditional materials that create a retreat along the south coast’s rugged terrain.
Steps lead to a unique 47m rectangular swimming pool. Overlooking the pool are two large sun terraces with sunloungers. Located in a coconut grove metres from the sea is the Beach Club, an open pavilion with a wooden deck ideal for lounging and light, informal dining.