The name says it all! Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort is one of the most amazing beach stay locations you can find in Sri Lanka. Anantara Resorts, the world-renowned hotel chain under the Minor Group, opened up their first Resort in Sri Lanka at Tangalle.

Sri Lanka is quite famous for the beach stays because of the pristine beaches, sun-bathing experiences, cheaper hotel rates and I must say that Anantara Peace Haven brings this to a whole new level.

How to get there?

Well, it’s no biggie. Point your Google Maps to Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort and voila! From Colombo, if you take the E1 Expressway, it’s only a 2 ½ hrs drive.

Is it a 5*?

The reception area
The reception area

Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort is no 5* but much more! With amazingly polite staff, precise landscaping, the fresh layout of the resort, mouthwatering foods, super comfortable rooms, staying like royalty are only the tip of the iceberg.

What else?

With your first foot stepped down at the resort, the Drumming starts.. Drumming?? Oh yeah, the drumming with the 3 ladies is an icon of the Sri Lankan culture where prosperity and happiness is displayed. The typical Sri Lankan male model with the long beard and man-bun will welcome you with the famous “Ayubowan” term which is “May you live long” in the Sinhalese language. After setting foot at the lobby area, freshly cut King-coconut is served over in cups made of coconut husks. It’s a very impressive welcome you will have once you set foot over here.

Check-in

Look at the hairstyles!
Look at the hairstyles!

The check-in is not that long because it’s all digitalized. The staff member with the iPad will make the check-in smooth and kinda techy also. The luggage, bags and then you. All will be taken to your rooms on an Electric Tuk-Tuk or an Electric Bicycle.

Rooms and Structures

The landscaping is out of this world. With clean gardens, freshly built buildings and rooms, smiling faces all around is actually doesn’t feel you are at a strange resort but feels like you are a part of a bigger family. The rooms are with the View of the Indian Ocean (depends on the room category) and it is truly that dream-beach stay you always wanted.

With rooms are equipped with Bathtubs, large TV’s with Movie libraries and a countless number of TV channels both local and international, all the facilities you’ll ever need. Tea & Coffee making, the minibar, flip-flops, bathrobes, the safe etc. are some of the common facilities you’ll have here.

The Food

Journeys is the main restaurant and provides with Buffet meals all day. That’s quite nice because most of the hotels have buffets for breakfast and dinner but lunch. At Journeys, the food is very tasty, the mind-goes all over because of the varieties of foods they offer.

Il Mare restaurant, which is one of the signature restaurants is run by an Italian guy who would simply make you comfortable as possible ever. The drinks are very good, the oyster and seafood are so delicious and the total food experience you can get at Il Mare is unmatchable.

Another signature restaurant called “Verala” is still under construction and it would too bring up a new level of gastronomy to the clients I’m sure.

The Beach?

Anantara-Peace-Haven---View-from-room

The beach seemed a little rough right in-front of the resort and they had put the Red Flags to notify all clients. However, if you take a small walk of 2 minutes, you get to a place where all you can do is swim in the ocean. With cabana’s and loads of people hanging out here, it makes the beach stay worthwhile. Also, it’s a great place to meet new friends, if you know what I’m talking..

What else?

 

The resort has a Tennis court, a badminton court, a pool board, foosball, table tennis, darts if you want to engage in the games as well. The gym of course amps up and burns away all the calories you gained by gulping the amazing food they serve here.

The check-out?

Anantara-Peace-Haven---Check-out

A cute looking girl holding a tray of flowers will give away the final blessings you check-out. She says “In Sri Lanka, when someone goes away from home, the mother or wife blesses him/her and wishes for all luck and safe returns. At Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort, we wish you the same and looking forward to welcome you back once again”

Overall experience?

Anantara-Peace-Haven---with-the-king-coconut

Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort made my beach stay experience pop-up to a whole new level. I’m overly satisfied with my experience and I am really looking forward to see this resort bring the SrI Lankan beach stay to a higher standard.

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March 29, 2016

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