Amanwella, Tangalle, Sri Lanka

Amanwella, Sri Lanka

With its perfect crescent of golden sand and coconut palms, Amanwella compels guests to take a break from hectic schedules and embrace this secret stretch of south coast – a traditional enclave of artisan villages, temples and tea plantations. Sleek, modernist pool suites, designed in homage to Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa, open on two sides to breathtaking ocean vistas and the palm-shaded beach club, with its 47-metre pool. A family haven and an intimate setting for celebrations, Amanwella is also a gateway to adventure – offering the tantalising prospect of seasonal whale-spotting and year-round safaris into three national parks.