This Luxury Wellness Resort In Sri Lanka Is Simply Everything #VacayGoals Are Made Of!

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It's a land that has fascinated travellers since time immemorial. The very fact that the great Italian explorer Marco Polo claimed that Sri Lanka is the 'best island of its size in the world' speaks volumes of the immense possibilities the island nation holds. Whether it is the exciting wildlife or immersive culture, Sri Lanka holds something for every kind of traveller.

However, if you happen to be a beach bum, you're in for a complete treat! Being an island nation, Sri Lanka has an unmissable, beautiful coastline that houses some great sun-kissed virgin beaches that deserve all your attention. And the best way to soak in all the vitamin sea? Stay in one of Sri Lanka's best beachside wellness resort and treat yourself to world class luxury!

Photo of Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort, Tangalle, Sri Lanka by Siddharth Sujan

Ideal for

The property is tailor made for couples looking for a long overdue hideaway vacation. Anantara Peace Haven Resort, owing to its carefully curated wellness sessions, is also a favourite amongst travellers looking to cure long term ailments, unwind and heal themselves inside out.

About the property

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Located bang on the busy route connecting the capital city of Colombo and Yala National Park, Anantara Peace Haven Resort is a jewel on Sri Lanka's glorious southern coastline. Set amidst a coconut plantation, edging a golden crescent beach and the stunning Indian Ocean, the resort offers a secret paradise that is also easily accessible.

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The resort has a wide range of spacious double rooms that offer guests top notch comfort along with stunning ocean views. All these accommodation options have been designed in a way that they honour local architectural elements. While sticking to traditional Sri Lankan design, the resort also boasts of strong contemporary elements and offers all modern amenities. The rooms come well equipped with facilities such as plush bathrooms, walk-in wardrobes, air conditioning and WiFi amongst others.

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However, if you happen to be a sucker for luxury, don't even think twice and get down to booking a villa for yourself right away! These luxury accommodations offer unmatched comfort and come with amenities like private swimming pools and sit-outs which will more than make up for your dose of self-indulgence. As if that wasn't enough, the villas also offer dedicated butler service, a fully stocked personal bar, iPod docks and rain showers amongst others.

Food

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With as many as six on-site dining options for its guests, Anantara Peace Haven Resort is a foodie's dream come true, to say the least. Aptly named Journeys, the hotel's premier restaurant serves the best of International cuisine while Verala takes you through the exciting food palate of Sri Lanka. The hotel also has a dedicated Mediterranean restaurant named El Vino and a gorgeous cliffside Italian eatery called Il Mare.

There is also a beautiful poolside bar where you can enjoy the finest selection of spirits from around the world. For teetotallers, The Lobby Lounge is the go-to place to enjoy a hot cuppa and indulge in endless conversations.

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Finally, the folks over at Anantara also organise what they call Dining by Design—a private, on-request beachside dining experience under the night sky—trust me when I say this, it is just what you and your significant other need!

Cost

A stay at Anantara Peace Haven Resort starts at ₹11,000 per night for a double accommodation and can go up to ₹40,000 a night for the high end ocean view villa. Prices for all kinds of accommodation options include a delicious buffet spread for the guests.

Best time to visit

As a country in whole, Sri Lanka experiences quite a unique phenomenon with two different monsoons in a calendar year. However, when it comes to Tangalle, the best time to visit is in the winter, that is, between November and March. On the other hand, if you're looking to escape the tourist rush and don't mind the harsh sun, plan a trip in summer (May to October) and you might just even end up saving a lot of money!

Things to do in and around the property

1. Get a holistic holiday experience at Balance Wellness by Anantara

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One of the most acknowledged wellness centres in Sri Lanka, Balance Wellness by Anantara is the resort's in-house wellness centre that offers guests a wide range of healing programmes. A well-trained staff of professionals curate Ayurvedic, yoga, meditation and Tai Chi sessions according to the needs of every individual.

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In addition, the chefs at Anantara provide guests with Wellness cuisine during the course of the programme to ensure complete detoxification.

2. Pamper yourself at the Anantara Spa

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Managed by therapists who are trained to the highest international standards, Anantara Spa is just the place you should head to if you're looking to pamper yourself on a luxury vacation. The spa offers a range of beauty and wellness treatments that incorporate ancient Asian techniques and modern Western methods. One can also opt for more elaborate Ayurvedic and reflexology treatments that go beyond relaxation to offer a gamut of benefits.

3. Go turtle spotting at white sand beaches

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Despite its beautiful coast line and pristine virgin beaches, Sri Lanka still remains one of the most underrated beach destinations in the world. The region surrounding Tangalle is no different and boasts of some beautiful beaches. While the beaches of Tangalle, Goyambokka, Medaketiya and Marakolliya make for great spots to soak in some sun, Rekawa Beach is probably the only place in the country where you can spot rare varieties of turtles.

4. Discover the ancient cave temples at Mulkirigala

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Located at a distance of about 15km from Tangalle, lie the majestic cave temples of Mulkirigala, one of the biggest tourist attractions in the region. While you will have to complete a climb of about 500 steps to get to the top of the cliff, the rock temples dating back to 2000 years make up for it all and how! All seven cleft-like caves house massive Buddha statues while its walls are lined with ancient wall paintings that transport you back into a bygone era.

5. Explore Sri Lanka's diverse wildlife

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Owing to a large percentage of its land being open forests and some very well maintained wildlife parks, Sri Lanka enjoys an extremely diverse flora and fauna. Tangalle, meanwhile happens to be located centrally to these wildlife hotspots, and thus attracts wildlife enthusiasts from around the world. The Yala National Park popular for leopards and sloth bears is just 1.5 hours away, Udawalawe which is known for elephants is around and hour away, and Bundala National Park famous for flamingo spotting is only 40 minutes away from Tangalle.

Getting there

You can catch a direct flight from New Delhi that will get you to Colombo's Bandaranaike International Airport in about three and a half hours. Direct flight rates start at ₹8,500 onwards, if you book well in advance. Once you get down at the airport, hire a local cab to get to the property in another four hours (215km).

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