Aman Resorts’ Beach and Fort Experience
Combine discovery of 400-year old Galle Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a stay at the deluxe Amangalla with the balmy seclusion of a palm-fringed golden beach and the Amanwella for a four-night sojourn that reveals the rich dimensions of Sri Lanka’s colorful south coast.
Your Luxury Experience Includes:
- 2-Nights accommodation at the Amangalla Resort
- 2-Nights accommodation at the Amanwella Resort
- Daily breakfast
- Complimentary transfer between resorts
Tour Itinerary – Short Version
Aman Resorts’ Fort & Beach experience provides easy access to Sri Lanka’s southern region rich in historical sites and natural treasures. This four-night offer combines stays in a room at Amangalla, located within the historic walls of Galle Fort, and in a Suite at Amanwella, a contemporary beach resort set in a mature coconut grove near the village of Tangalle. This offer includes daily breakfast and complimentary transfer between resorts.
Tour Itinerary – Long Version
You have arrived at Galle Fort, written about for centuries as fabled Serendib’s main trading port of call. As a gateway to the Orient in
the 19th century, up to 700 passengers disembarked each day from steamers, thronging the narrow streets and bazaars behind the
Fort’s rampart walls to trade in sapphires, rubies, Sinhalese lace, cinnamon and carved ebony. Here, horse-drawn carriages delivered
ladies with crinoline-hooped dresses and parasols and gentlemen in tropical topees to the colonial buildings known in 1863 as the Oriental Hotel. Later renamed the New Oriental Hotel and now known as Amangalla, the hotel is one of Asia’s oldest and has been
restored to capture the genteel ambience of a bygone era. Located in the heart of Galle Fort, with mature shaded gardens surrounded by frangipani and towering trees, Amangalla is a base for exploring the Fort’s vibrant byways. The substance of Galle Fort is little changed. Stroll the ramparts, discover the daily life of the Fort, then ‘take the waters’ in Amangalla’s Baths, restoring your body and soothing your mind. Ladies and Gentlemen hydrotherapy pools, steam rooms, saunas and plunge pools join five treatment chambers where trained therapists apply Ayurvedic and traditional therapies. A traditional Barber Shop and Beauty Salon add to the experience. Enjoy high tea on the Great Hall’s verandah or sunset cocktails overlooking the fort.
A two-hour drive east of Galle brings you to Amanwella, a contemporary beachfront resort situated in a mature coconut grove fronting a crescent-shaped beach by the town of Tangalle. Paying homage to Sri Lanka’s renowned architect Geoffrey Bawa, 30 air-conditioned suites feature individual plunge pools and private terraces with ocean, beach and coconut grove views. Open on two sides to cooling sea breezes, suites are situated along a hillside and divided into two categories based on their location and view.
Amanwella’s 47m infinity-edge swimming pool is surrounded by an expansive, two-tiered terrace. The Pool Terrace serves alfresco lunch and light snacks. The Restaurant offers stunning views towards the beach and coconut grove and serves Asian and Mediterranean cuisine with an emphasis on fresh seafood. The Beach Club is an alternative venue for lunch and private dinners and set amidst coconut palms. Enjoy spa treatments using natural ingredients in the Spa Suite or in the privacy of your own abode.
A modern-day resort nestled in a cove on Sri Lanka’s rugged southern coast, Amanwella is a delightful beach retreat. Historic rock temples and tours.
General Information about This Tour
Your Luxury Resorts in Sri Lanka Includes:
Amangalla Resort 5-Stars (Galle, Sri Lanka)
Amanwella Resort 5-Stars (Tangalle, Sri Lanka)
Terms & Conditions:
Rates include daily breakfast and complimentary transfer between resorts.
Supplementary cost :Airport transfers from Colombo’s Bandaranaike International Airport are:
US$175++ to Amangalla. US$235++ to Amanwella, per car each way.
Rates are based on single/double occupancy for six nights accommodation plus inclusions as stated.
Rates are subject to availability.
Rates are subject to a statutory levy of 14.32%, plus a 10% service charge.
Rates and government tax are subject to change without notice.
All US dollar rates are converted to local currency at time of billing.