Amanwella, Sri Lanka
A unique hotel with serene and luxurious setting. Amanwella has an extremely privileged topography; raised above the beach between two rocky headlands, as it hugs the beguiling Indian Ocean in resplendent seclusion and beach-side tranquility.
The modern and calm, serene and luxurious retreat blends inextricably with its locale through the extensive use of regional materials and aesthetics; distinctive terracotta roof tiles, hand-hewn stone walls, water features, terrazzo floors and sliding terrace doors. Every Amanwella suite benefits from its own sparkling pale aqua plunge pool and the main swimming pool features a unique 'internal wall' design, with uninterrupted views of the staggering front stage of bowing palms, endless beach and ocean.
There is a small spa and inviting yoga platform right by the beach. The in-house boutique carries a stylish array of Aman goodies and the library is very well stocked for an afternoon of total relaxation.
The restaurant serves Asian and Mediterranean cuisine and the Lounge Bar, Pool Terrace offer a wonderful range of fresh daily delicacies.
Nature rules in this part of the world and Amanwella enjoys a privileged setting from which to observe some of the rare marvels: seasonal egg laying by giant turtles on nearby beaches, protected elephant herds in national parks, sweeping vistas with dramatic sunsets and the crystalline waters of the Indian Ocean.
Despite the recent influx of new resorts Amanwella still enjoys a very secluded position that keeps clients returning year on year. Amanwella twins effortlessly with the other beautiful Aman hotel of Amangalla situated in the charming fort city of Galle just over an hour away, a spectacular 17th century grand dame of a hotel.
Colombo airport is approximately three hours whereas Mattala Rajapaksa Airport is 75 minutes away. Amanwella also has great access to National Parks including Udawalawe and Bundala offering excellent sightings of wild elephants, crocodiles and exotic bird life.
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