The Best Hotels in Tangalle, Sri Lanka

Tangalle Beach on the south coast of Sri Lanka | © claire rowland / Flickr
Tangalle Beach on the south coast of Sri Lanka | © claire rowland / Flickr
Photo of Orana Velarde
Sri Lanka Hub Writer27 October 2017

Tangalle is the largest town in southern Sri Lanka, about 190 kilometers from the capital, Colombo. It’s located in a protected bay and the beaches are sandy, making it a great holiday destination for families. Tangalle boasts a large rocky outcrop that mixes with the sand, creating beautiful spaces for relaxation and photo opps. If you are planning to visit Tangalle, here are some of the best hotels in the area. See you soon!

Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort, Tangalle

4.6/5 (105 Reviews)
Magnificent View of the ocean from Anantara Peace Haven
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From $184 Per night per room

The Anantara Peace Haven Hotel in Tangalle is recognised by Conde Nast US as one of the most prestigious new hotels around the world for 2017. Hiding on a rocky outcrop and surrounded by coconut plantations, this gem of a hotel boasts the most beautiful beach on the entire south coast of the island. The resort has plenty of relaxing spots, pools, a beach, restaurants and a beautiful spa. Another great plus to Anantara Peace Haven is the kid’s and teen’s club, catering to parents who want to unwind on their own for an hour or two.

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Amanwella, Tangalle

Resort, Hotel
Photos sourced with permission from Amanwella Resort The impressive Bawa inspired Amanwella Resort
Photos sourced with permission from Amanwella Resort The impressive Bawa inspired Amanwella Resort | © Aman

Amanwella is part of the Aman Resorts chain, and one of two in Sri Lanka. Luxurious and detail-oriented, Amanwella is a paradise for relaxation. Every suite includes a plunge pool, and spa services are available in the suite upon request. Dining is top notch (as always in Aman Resorts), and all sorts of experiences can be had around the area, from snorkeling to scuba diving and walking tours around the local village. The main pool overlooks the ocean in a bay lined by coconut palms; you won’t want to leave once you get there.

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Sooriya Resort and Spa, Tangalle

Resort, Spa Hotel
4.1/5 (19 Reviews)
Sooriya Resort from the beach
Sooriya Resort from the beach | Courtesy of Sooriya Resort

Sooriya Resort is on Rekawa Beach, only five minutes from the center of Tangalle. It’s situated on a rocky hill, surrounded by jungle, wildlife and plenty of paths to explore. A photographer’s paradise, Sooriya boasts an uninterrupted view of the Indian Ocean from the suites and common areas. Sooriya also has a gym overlooking the ocean, full of the latest exercise equipment. The Ayurvedic spa is next to the beach, and offers all kinds of relaxing treatments.

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  • Taru Villas - Mawella

    Boutique Hotel
    4.9/5 (10 Reviews) The Pool House at the Taru Villas - Mawella | Courtesy of Taru Villas
    From $333 Per night per room

    Taru Villas is a hotel chain that caters to the senses. All boutique villas by Taru Villas are small, beautiful and perfectly set up for a memorable stay. Mawella is situated in Mawella Bay, close to Tangalle town. The villa has four complete rooms, plus a pool house for larger groups or a family. There is private beach access and all the amenities of any modern accommodation.

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    Palm Paradise Cabanas and Villas, Tangalle

    Bed and Breakfast, Hotel
    4/5 (55 Reviews)
    Quaint cabanas and huts at the Palm Paradise Cabanas hotel
    Quaint cabanas and huts at the Palm Paradise Cabanas hotel | Courtesy of Palm Paradise Cabanas
    From $75 Per night per room

    For those looking for a homey bed-and-breakfast, Palm Paradise Cabanas is just the place. Bungalows in the jungle, just meters from the beach and plenty of gardens for the kids to play around in. Immerse yourself in nature among the palm groves, rocky outcrops on the beach and have a wonderfully relaxing stay.

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    Maya Tangalle, Beliatta

    4.8/5 (4 Reviews)
    Relaxing pool at Maya Tangalle
    Relaxing pool at Maya Tangalle | Courtesy of Maya Tangalle

    Maya Tangalle is situated in the little village of Aranwella, just a few kilometers from Tangalle center and the sprawling beaches. The beautiful old house is also within easy access of Galle and Hambantota. You can get there by car from the international airport, or by seaplane from Hambantota. Maya Tangalle is a perfect romantic getaway for relaxation and in which to unwind.

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