On 26 August 2015, Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas announced its plans to open its first resort in Sri Lanka at the end of 2015. Located on secluded beachfront along Sri Lanka’s southern coast, Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort will be situated on an 8.5ha coconut plantation. The resort will offer 152 guest rooms, 32 1- and 2-bedroom pool villas, 6 restaurant, bar and lounge venues, a poolside bar and an extensive in-room dining menu. The resort will also include an Anantara Spa, featuring 8 treatment suites, a reflexology centre and a beauty and hair salon.
The resort will be an ideal base from which to explore Sri Lanka’s southern attractions including Wewurukannala Vihara temple, the rock temples of Mulkirigala and the Madunagala hot springs. The resort is also close to wildlife reserves and only 30 minutes from Rekawa, a turtle conservation project.