Tangalle's coastline, which alternates rocky promontories and long sweeps of pale yellow sand, is what draws many to this large town, and the beautifully, lush region surrounding it. The mild, sunny weather helps too, and there's an important ancient rock temple nearby, and a Turtle Conservation Project and a Bird Sanctuary. So this is a great place to get a taste of many of Sri Lanka's pleasures without having to stray too far from the views, and other relaxing comforts, of your sun lounger. Just remember that the best places to stay in Tangalle are very busy during peak periods, so unless you want to come off season, plan well ahead!
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Simple yet chic this unassuming little cluster of wooden cottages has been welcoming guests for years. Ideal for travellers or couples on a budget, seeking some relaxation. There is a popular bar where guests congregate plus a beach restaurant serving tasty Sri Lankan dishes. Great value.
Recently opened this modern wellness resort is ideal for individuals, families our couples seeking relaxation. Private villas allow for ultimate privacy, whilst a popular kids club means grown up can leave the little ones behind. Dine on Italian dishes at Il Mare or fusion cuisine on the beach.
Sri Lankan architect, Geoffrey Bawa's final creation The Last House provides an iconic and stylish stay. Think colourful interiors, plenty of antiques, exposed beams and roll-top baths: a perfect mix of old and new. Meals are served al fresco and (bar breakfast) are arranged on request. Superb.
Beliatta, Near Tangalle
Restored villa with a central courtyard in its own elegant estate filled with flora and fauna. A retreat for nature lovers, families, or romantics. Contemporary rooms with colonial influences, beautiful verandahs, and surrounding paddy fields. Excellent home cooked food. A lovely relaxing retreat.
A newly built and cleverly designed hotel, in spacious grounds brimming with exotic plants. Minimalist guest lodges with stunning views, excellent food and friendly service. A tranquil escape yet close to the beach - a great spot for nature lovers and couples.
Top end luxury and serene zen spaces on the edge of a coconut grove overlooking a wonderful beach. Sparing contemporary-chic design and fantastic facilities in this natural location. Sumptious cuisine enjoyed with a lovely sea view. A contemporary beach haven.