If you just want to enjoy the sun and the sea in calm serenity, then this is the place for you. Probably one of the nicest beach spots in the country, its series of white sandy bays and reminders of the former Dutch days is ideal for lazing around and soaking up some sun.
Amanwella, set amidst a mature coconut grove fronting a crescent shaped beach close to Tangalle village, overlooks pristine beaches and the Indian Ocean. See Hotel
Hotel Style: Beach Resort
Buckingham Place is a unique resort in the heart of Rekawa Sanctuary 20-min from Tangalle, just 70meters from the deserted beautiful Indian Ocean beach - an 'escape' in every sense of the word - refreshingly off-the-beaten path amid fishing and farming communities, and natures welcoming chorus. See Hotel
Things to do
Yala Park Safari from Tangalle
Enjoy an unforgettable adventure best done with a morning/evening Jeep Safari thorugh the Yala National Park forest. Have an upfront and close encounter with about 32 mammal species, 125 bird species and scores of reptiles and lagoon fauna species. The endangered leopard sub-species – Panthera Pardus Kotiya, found only in Sri Lanka, can be spotted here. A section of the park has been declared a National Park.
Visit Galle Fort
While traveling from South West Beaches, Colombo, to Tangalle visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Galle Fort. Relive the past with a visit to the 16th century port city of Galle and its colossal Dutch Fortress, which is living heritage site. Admire the coastal beds with pure blue oceans and coral reefs; enjoy legends and archaeological artifacts, and see the only Sri Lankan port that provides facilities for pleasure Yachts.