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Amangalla offers quiet luxury in understated surrounds in Galle, Sri Lanka, from Amanresorts Amanwella beachfront pool, an Amanresorts luxury hideaway in Sri Lanka
Amanwella suite, Sri Lanka

Two luxury hotels and hideaways in Sri Lanka from Amanresorts
Two luxury hotels and hideaways in Sri Lanka from Amanresorts

ITUATED amidst a mature coconut grove fronting a crescent shaped beach, Amanwella is close to the village of Tangalle in southern Sri Lanka. It marks Amanresorts' entry into the Isle of Serendipity. Amanwella 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 pools and terraces. All Suites are identical in layout and design. The Suites are contemporary in design yet blending local material and styles like the distinctive terracotta tiles and hand-hewn stone walls.

Guests can enjoy panoramic views, a generous pool, spa treatments, and walks along Amanwella's golden sand crescent beach. Steps lead to the rectangular infinity pool. Excursions might include visits to the Mulgirigalla Rock Temple or to a nearby game park to view scampering langur and deer.

Amangalla derives its name from aman, or "peace" in Sanskrit, and galla, the Sinhalese name for the town of Galle. Historically, the fortified town of Galle has been a significant trading port. More than a thousand years ago it was the essential port of call for Chinese, Persian, Arab and Indian traders. Later came the Javanese and Sumatrans, followed by Marco Polo in 1299.

Lying within the walls of the fort is Amangalla, an amalgamation of buildings dating back well over 400 years. The four categories of accommodation include bedrooms, chambers, suites and one garden house. Bedrooms are set in period furnishing with several original items, recalling a bygone colonial era. The fort remains a bustling "living" monument with a thriving community within. It was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988.

Amanresorts recommends travellers combine stays at both Amangalla in Galle (100km south of Colombo) and Amanwella near Tangalle, a two-hour drive away.

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