Amanwella is modern and calm, serene and stylish, a retreat dedicated to its environment with an innate understanding of what is required to enjoy the spoils of this rich land without compromising on location, authenticity or modern necessities. The clean vertical lines of Amanwella contrast with the rugged landscape creating a sense of calm, serenity and luxuriance that enables guests to unwind while enjoying the highlights of its rich coastal surroundings. The scenery is tropically stamped: long white beaches, tall leaning palms, rocky outcrops, dense turquoise ocean, a buzzing local village life, nearby rock temples, and heart-surging wildlife.
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 dancing foliage, the crystalline waters of the Indian Ocean and extraordinary topographical features.
The contemporary design of the resort 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 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 palms, beach and ocean.
Colombo's Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) is the sole international airport in Sri Lanka and is located about 30km north of the city. Travel time between the airport and the city centre varies between ¾ hour and one hour. The car transfer from BIA to Amanwella takes about 5½ hours.
Helicopter transfers are available through Deccan Aviation. The helicopter takes a maximum of four passengers with a baggage allowance of 20kg per person. Sri Lankan Airlines also runs a daily air taxi service to Dickwella, just a 15-minute drive from Amanwella.
Village nature walks
Safari at Bundala national park
Udawalawe and Yala national parks
Visit the Rekawa turtle conservation project
Mulgirigala rock temple
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