Experience

A contemporary beach retreat on the south coast of Sri Lanka, Amanwella encompasses a peaceful crescent of coastline where nature, wellness and the surrounding community are intimately intertwined

Adventures

Amanwella’s golden-sand beach is ideal for activities ranging from surfing and snorkelling to whale watching and fishing in the Indian Ocean. Nearby, the jungled coast is home to the cultural riches of southern Sri Lanka and infinite natural treasures such as those at the Yala and Udawalawe national parks, where leopards and elephants can be seen, as well as the Bundala Bird Sanctuary

 

THE VILLAGE OF PALAPOTTA PRIDES ITSELF ON A STRONG POTTERY HERITAGE. HERE, SKILLS ARE PASSED DOWN THROUGH GENERATIONS, AND TO GUESTS OF AMANWELLA

Master potter B. Karunasena invites Aman guests into his home workshop to learn the skill required to craft his family’s renowned terracotta designs, before encouraging visitors to try their own hand at creating a unique piece

 

SNORKELLING AND SURFING ARE AMONG THE BEST IN THE REGION, WITH SPOTS NEARBY TO SUIT ALL ABILITIES

Farther out to sea, blue whales can be sighted on their annual migration from December to April, as well as sperm whales and spinner dolphins

 

VISIT THE MULGIRIGALA ROCK TEMPLE, SET ON AN ISOLATED BUTTE RISING 210 METRES FROM THE FOREST FLOOR

Visits to traditional villages or artisans’ studios offer other insights into Sri Lankan culture within easy reach of Amanwella

 

ONE OF THE ISLAND’S PRINCIPAL CROPS, CEYLON TEA PLANTATIONS ARE SPECKLED ACROSS THE HILLSIDES

Learn about the island’s history of tea growing from Amanwella’s own experts over an afternoon cup, or visit the plantations with a guide

Special Requests

No request is too great and no detail too small. We are also here to assist you before your trip begins