Amanwella Resort

Amanwella Resort Amanwella sits alongside the Indian Ocean in privileged seclusion. The clean, contemporary lines of the resort offer a restful backdrop for a perfectly tranquil respite from the modern world. Nature remains untamed close by, waves crashing against rocks to one side and jungle fauna to the other, to revive the senses.

Sunsets streak the evening sky with an orchestra of fuchsias and gold, a spectacular performance witnessed through a display of gently fluttering palms on a platform of long white beach. Amanwella has an extremely privileged topography; raised above the beach between two rocky headlands it hugs the beguiling Indian Ocean in resplendent seclusion and beachside tranquillity.

It is here, in the heart of a mature coconut grove, beside the sea, that Amanwella has her contemporary retreat: a mere dip from southern Sri Lanka's Indian Ocean, equatorial beaches, villages, wildlife and an ancient Buddhist kingdom.

Cuisine - The Restaurant is located within the cluster of public buildings at the southern end of the resort and is open all day. 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 snacks are served along with exotic sundowners. A selection of cigars is also available until late.

The Pool 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 daybeds and bolsters.
Distance From Colombo : 196 km
Amanwella has designed and styled a beachfront retreat in accordance with its striking setting. Vertical modern lines harmonise with the rural nature of its equatorial host, allowing for a calm and stylish base from which to witness its splendid tropical environment. The resort's architecture pays homage to Sri Lanka's renowned architect Geoffrey Bawas. His approach was evocatively personal, highlighting the senses that go hand in hand with climate, landscape and modern and ancient civilisation. He brought together an appreciation of Western humanist architectural tradition together with the lifestyle and culture of his own country. This sensitive approach has been skilfully interpreted at Amanwella, using materials such as stone, timber and clay tiles, emulating a sense of oneness with nature.

The entrance is reached along a small gravel road, which takes you to a pebbled courtyard and into the serene home of Amanwella. The interiors of the 30 identical suites are suitably contemporary. The palette of soothing beige, cream, honey and wood are easy and pleasing on the eye leaving cosmic colours to their own devices. There is a calm here, a solid peace, where a dedication to nurture is reflected in its sensitivity to the environment, the result of which is a beachfront hideaway devoted to connecting the person with the joys of island alfresco.
Amanwella Resort
  • Diavaram Best Resorts In Sri Lanka - No. 1 Spain 2006
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  • TTG Asia Annual Travel Awards Best New Beach Resort 2006 Singapore 2006
  • Destin Asian The 2005 Luxe List 1 of 60 Coolest Hotels 2005
  • Zagat Survey Top International Hotels, Resorts & Spas Listed in Sri Lanka Notable Newcomers USA 2006
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