Anantara Tangalle Bags Destination Retreat Programme of the Year at AsiaSpa Awards


Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort in Sri Lanka is delighted to have been recognised as the winner of Destination Retreat Programme of the Year by AsiaSpa magazine at its 14th annual AsiaSpa Awards. Anantara Tangalle is the first and only resort spa in Sri Lanka to receive this prestigious accolade. This award adds further to the impressive collection of awards and international recognition of the Anantara Spa Tangalle, including the Condé Nast Johansens Award for Excellence 2018 announced earlier this month and beingnamed  as one of Asia’s top 10 Wellness Retreats 2018 by Singapore Tatler.

Launched in 2005, the AsiaSpa Awards sets a benchmark for quality and innovation,as wellasrecognising the leaders in Asia’s dynamic wellness industry. Innovation and quality are integral to the AsiaSpa Awards, whose intent is to acknowledge and credit spas and properties that push the envelope and evolve in this increasingly sophisticated industry.


The Anantara Spa Tangalle celebrated the title of Destination Retreat Programme of the Year, an honour impeccably bestowed to the launch of its four wellness programmes at the beginning this year. The Spa rolled out four 7-nightwellness journeys based on the guiding philosophies of Ayurveda, designed to balance and nourish mental and physical health. Guests can escape the stresses of modern life and can take the time to unwind and re-centre themselves at their own pace with the newest initiative from Balance Wellness by Anantara.


With these principles in mind, the Anantara Spa Tangalle created the following programmes:

  • Inner Harmony – Calm mind and body to create emotional and spiritual balance.
  • Deep Sleep – Give oneself well-deserved time to relax, heal and rebuild.
  • Natural Weight – Discover the ayurvedic approach to healthy weight management and vitality.
  • A Rebuilding Detox – Detoxify physically and mentally, and rebuild natural energy.


This is the 10th significant international award the resort has won as the property has established itself as one of the leading resorts on the island to both local and overseas travellers. Due to this strong support, the resort has achieved significant international and local recognition, including in Condé Nast TravelerUS Readers’ Choice Awards in 2017 and 2018, being named on DestinAsian magazine’s 2016 Luxe List, being awarded by Wine Spectator for three consecutive years 2016 – 2018 for its Il Mare restaurant, included in the Condé Nast Traveler US 2017 Hot List and being nominated by Singapore Tatler as one of Asia’s top 10 Wellness Retreats 2018.


Anantara Tangalle Resort offers guests a unique resort experience in Sri Lanka. Located on the island’s southern coastline, the resort is set on a secluded stretch of beach amidst a 21-acre coconut plantation. Each of the 120 guest rooms and 32 private pool villas display utmost serenity and the spacious interiors blend comfortable luxury with modern amenities. From the culinary side, dining experiences offer a stunning cliff edge, shoreline and poolside settings. Unforgettable dining experiences are enjoyed, paired with cultural traditions, and also excite discerning palates with refined international tastes and elegant surprises.


Anantara is a luxury hospitality brand for modern travellers, connecting them to genuine places, people and stories through personal experiences, and providing heartfelt hospitality in the world’s most exciting destinations. The collection of distinct, thoughtfully designed luxury hotels and resorts provides a window through which to journey into invigorating new territory, curating personal travel experiences.From cosmopolitan cities to desert sands to lush islands, Anantara connects travellers to the indigenous, grounds them in authentic luxury, and hosts them with passionate expertise. The portfolio currently boasts over 35 stunning hotel and properties located in Thailand, the Maldives, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Mozambique, Zambia, the UAE, Qatar, Oman and Portugal, with a pipeline of future properties across Asia, the Indian Ocean, Middle East, Africa and South America. The brand’s premier vacation ownership programme, Anantara Vacation Club, extends the opportunity to own a share in the Anantara experience with a portfolio of 8 luxurious Club Resorts as well as travel privileges at partner resorts and hotels worldwide.





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