Bodhi Mawatha, Wella Wathuara, Godellawela
Amanwella is situated amidst a mature coconut grove fronting a crescent shaped beach close to the village of Tangalle in southern Sri Lanka. The resort derives its name by combining the words, aman, or “peace” in Sanskrit, and wella, the Sinhalese name for beach. All 30 suites of this beachfront resort feature their own private plunge pool and terrace.
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 grassed courtyards, separated by the Library and a reflecting pool. Beyond one courtyard is the Lounge and Bar and adjacent to the other is the Restaurant. Elements drawn from Sri Lanka's most notable modern architect, Geoffrey Bawa, have been combined with use of traditional materials such as old Sri Lankan roof tiles and hand-hewn stone to create a retreat along the south coast's rugged terrain.
Steps lead to the unique, rectangular 45-metre infinity swimming pool. Overlooking the pool are two large sun terraces with sun loungers. Located in the coconut grove metres from the sea, is the Beach Club, an open pavilion with a wooden deck ideal for lounging and light, informal dining.
Suites, linked by pathways, are interspersed along the hillside to the west of the public areas. Most are within comfortable walking distance and a small resort vehicle is available for transport to the more elevated levels. There are sweeping views of the ocean and the beach, flanked by two rocky headlands.
Real-time Price & Availability for Amanwella
- Address: Bodhi Mawatha, Wella Wathuara, Godellawela -
Amanwella is a Luxury Resort
- Sleep 30 Persons
- Price Range
650.00 - 800.00
Open-plan bathroom featuring a freestanding bathtub
- Private pool
In Room Bar
Babysitting: Amanwella offers a complimentary babysitting service.
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Amanwella’s golden sand beach is located in an 800m crescent-shaped cove, fringed with palm trees. During the winter months guests can enjoy swimming, while snorkelling can be easily accomplished along the southern headland, usually protected from the ocean swell during the dry season. Complimentary snorkelling equipment is available. During the summer months large waves make swimming conditions less favourable, but beach strolls and sunbathing are particularly enjoyable with the cooling onshore breeze.
Outdoor Pool -
The Pool is surrounded by an expansive terrace and is located below the main public areas. Measuring 45m in length, it is approximately 14m at its widest point and features a unique “internal wall” design. Sun loungers are available on two terraces and there are changing rooms with private outdoor showers.
Amanwella is situated in the heart of Wella Wathuara village. An early morning or evening stroll along the village paths that wind through the jungle provide an interesting insight into daily village life. Chances abound to also view the diverse wildlife in the area including monkeys, birds, mouse deer, monitor lizards, hare and mongoose.
Health Spa/Massage -
Spa menus including facials, massages and body treatments, can be enjoyed either in the privacy of guest suites or in selected garden locations amidst the coconut grove.
Fine Dining -
The Restaurant is located within the cluster of public buildings at the southern end of the resort and is open for breakfast and dinner. Perched eight metres above sea level, it offers stunning views across the pool towards the coconut grove and beach. Table seating is on two elevated levels and outdoor seating is available on another lower level. Inside the restaurant, doors open onto an internal grassed courtyard landscaped with frangipani trees and reflecting pools. The cuisine is Asian and Mediterranean with an emphasis on local seafood from the Indian Ocean.
Adjacent to the Restaurant is the Lounge and Bar which also enjoys panoramic views. Here drinks and light lunches are served along with exotic sundowners. A selection of cigars and post-prandial drinks is also available until late.
The Terrace adjacent to the swimming pool is ideal for alfresco dining. During the day, simple lunches as well as fresh young coconuts and local fruit are served. In the evening guests can dine on antipasti and home-style dishes while relaxing on the day beds and bolsters.
Located close to the beachfront amidst coconut trees and away from the main building, the Beach Club provides an alternative venue for lunch and private dinners. The menu includes simple Asian salads, Mediterranean classics using the local seafood, and granitas and freshly-churned ice-cream. Seafood is cooked over a coconut charcoal barbeque and served with garden fresh salads and local relishes.
The Library offers a variety of reference books on the history, arts, culture and wildlife of Sri Lanka as well as a selection of novels, magazines, newspapers, audio CDs and board games. Internet access is also available.
Gallery and Shop: Sri Lanka has a rich tradition of arts and crafts and the Gallery offers a number of Sri Lankan artefacts, jewellery, textiles and antiques. A variety of convenience items are also available.