AREA South
FROM COLOMBO 195km - 5 hours


Snugly fit inside sprawling acres of an old coconut plantation, Amanwella is a property which is privileged to enjoy a spectacular location. Sandwiched between two rocky peninsulas and raised above the beach- it is an embodiment of style, serenity and comfort. The journey from the airport will take approximately five hours by road, or consider taking an air taxi to Koggala, from which it is only an hour’s drive.


Amanwella is a part of the prestigious Aman Group which is amongst the top luxury hotel service providers in the island. Its clean lines juxtaposed with the uneven surfaces on the rocky beach give it a certain appeal and it is perfectly placed to observe so many facets of nature’s bounty, such as nesting marine turtles, elephants and a myriad birds. Drawing inspiration from this, Amanwella uses terracotta tiles, hand-hewn stone walls, terrazzo floors and water features. The main swimming pool has a clever and unique ‘internal wall’ design, while each of the 30 luxurious suites have a turquoise private plunge pool. Beach, sun, sand and comfort, the perfect recipe for a top of the line beach holiday- Amanwella has it all.


Paying homage to the great Geoffrey Bawa, the suites emulate that one with nature and calm composure that Bawa was famed for. The use of natural materials such as clay tiles, timber and stone create a congruity with the surroundings. Windows catch the wayward breeze and the translucent waters of the Indian Ocean and the lightly dancing palms are there at every turn to remind you of the paradise that you are in.

Suites are located mostly on the hillside and feature floor to ceiling glass and latticed panels on two sides, an entrance to a private courtyard and private plunge pool. The combined sleeping and living space has a king size bed, writing desk, armchair, footstool and private bar. The open plan adjoining bathroom has a free standing tub, twin vanities, dressing area and shower. Sliding doors lead out on to the private terrace which has a dining table where meals can be enjoyed in the privacy of your own room. Most suites are stand alone while others share connecting doors and are well suited to families traveling together.


The restaurant is perched 8 meters above sea level and thus provides amazing views of the crystalline ocean waters. Here a variety of fusion cuisine is served with emphasis on traditional Sri Lankan dishes as well as fresh seafood. As you enter you will see an internal courtyard featuring reflecting pools and the knotted barks of frangipani trees. Located away from the main building and closer to the beachfront is the Beach Club where meals can be had as well. Here you will find seafood that is barbequed over coconut charcoal and served with garden fresh salads and homemade ice cream is a popular dessert choice. The 45 meter infinity pool is stunning and has accompanying sun loungers for catching up on your tan or enjoying a cocktail with a good book. There is also a library, with a vibrant selection of books pertaining to Sri Lankan culture, history and wildlife, internet is also available here.


Amanwella is located deep in the south which is known for its vast expanses of unspoiled beach. A day trip to Yala National Park as well as to Sinharaja Rainforest is also possible. For a full list of activities, visit our South Coast Destination profile.

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