Article by HolidayHorizon.net
Operated by Luxury resort company, Amanresorts International Ltd of Singapore, Amanwella Luxury Beach resort in Sri Lanka is truly the luxury at its epitome. Located on a hillock overlooking the sea and with a spectacular vantage of the beautiful Southern coast and the skirting coconut grove, Amanwella is a crown jewel in the treasure trove of holiday attractions one would find in this paradise isle. Away from the hubbub of city life, you will find the serendipity of the quaint fishing village of Tangalle where Amanwella quietly nestles in supreme privacy to be utterly peaceful.
Amanwella Surroundings and Setting
Amanwella has one of the best beach front views of the Southern coast and its beaches are pristine white in stark contrast to the aquamarine blue hues of the sea. With coral reefs, willowy hillocks, palm fringed pavilions, rocky planes and inland bays, this area is rich with scenic diversity. If you are a nature lover, Amanwella will allow you to observe many wonders of nature in the calm serenity of this retreat. The beaches are frequented by giant marine turtles who visit the beaches in the moonlight to lay their eggs. The hotel guests can visit a number of national wild life sanctuaries located within 1-2 hour excursions from the hotel, where leopards, deer and herds of elephants roam free.
Architecture and Tasteful Accommodation
Visitors entering Amanwella will be greeted with clean, chick architecture that is striking yet aesthetic to the senses. There are 30 suites in the hotel which are tastefully decorated and equipped with all amenities. Appointed spaciously, each suite has its own court yard and plunge pool. Two sides of the suit walls are in floor to ceiling glass or lattice paneling, giving absolute sense of freedom and connectivity with surrounding nature.
Leisure and Entertainment at Amanwella
When you come to Amanwella, you come to unwind and relax. Yet, this is also your chance to connect with nature. There are wonderful opportunities for you to watch the Blue whales frequenting the nearby “Mirissa” harbor outskirt or spend time with the turtle conservationists in nearby fishing village. You may also decide to pamper your senses with a luxurious spa treatment which can be in your own suite, outdoors under the shade of a coconut palm or in the signature spa of the resort. If you choose to pursue your interests in wild life and nature watching, then there are several day excursions to “Bundala”, “Udawalawe” or “Yala” national parks. Those interested in history and heritage may choose to explore the “Galle fort” or various Buddhist temples in close proximity.
International Accolades and Awards
Amanwella has received many international accolades such as being of one “The 60 of most Coolest Hotels in the World” by Conde Nast Traveler; being among the “World’s Best New Hotels” as rated by the Luxury Travel Magazine; and being rated the “Best New Beach Resort 2006” in TTG Asia Annual Travel Awards. It was also rated No 1 “Best Resorts In Sri Lanka” by Diavaram, Spain in 2006. Recent accolades lists include being rated among “The 100 Best Hotels in the World” by Sunday Times Travel UK 2009 and Spa Asia rating it among the “Top 10 Ayurvedic Spans in Asia” for 2009. Robb Report USA , Tarler UK and Zagat Survey USA are other industry sources that have recognized Amanwella for its excellence.
Industry accolades apart, once you enjoy your pampered stay at Amanwella, the memory of this holiday will be etched in your mind for ever, calling you to come back, time after time, to get lost in this serenity and peace for a while.