Quiet southern spot with a gold-sand coastline
Holidays to Tangalle are perfect for those who want to escape to a tropical beach paradise. Nestled on the southern edge of Sri Lanka, Tangalle’s endless golden sand is sandwiched between the deep blue waves of the Indian Ocean and lush emerald palm trees. Relaxed beach cafés can be found dotted along the coastline, while luxury resorts and exclusive hotels make the most of the stunning scenery the area is famed for.
Tangalle is less visited than some of the other popular coastal areas in Sri Lanka and as a result, the area offers a unique and tranquil experience. The beautiful beaches stretch as far as the eye can see and palm trees swaying in the breeze create the illusion that you’ve stumbled across your very own tropical island. And it isn’t just the beaches which attract holidaymakers. Animal lovers can visit a turtle conservation project or discover the blue whales which visit the waters off the south coast between December and April. For those who want to immerse themselves in Sri Lankan culture, cookery classes teach visitors the secrets to authentic cuisine, while the 18th Century rock temples at Mulkirigala provide a fascinating glimpse into the past.
Tangalle offers the epitome of tranquillity. Ideal for those wishing to escape into a serene paradise, the coastline boasts a number of exclusive hotels and resorts. The combination of outstanding natural beauty, incredible culture and luxurious facilities create a once in life time experience for holidaymakers.
Sovereign’s trusted experts have the inside knowledge when it comes creating outstanding luxury holidays to Tangalle. With a selection of hand picked Sri Lankan resorts to choose from, our team is able to advise and curate holidays which are bespoke to each customer. We’re dedicated to offering an outstanding service that goes above and beyond. Our holidays to Tangalle are no exception and the Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort is our top pick in the region. Surrounded by a coconut plantation and situated close to the golden coastline, this resort is the perfect place to escape on a relaxing beachfront getaway. With elegant rooms and villas, a luxury swimming pool and a range of activities, including meditation and cookery classes, Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort is the ideal place to switch off.
Flights from the UK take approximately 10 hours 30 minutes.
The drive from Colombo Airport takes around 3 hours 30 minutes.
Sri Lanka has two monsoon seasons – one in the south-west between May and September, and one in the north-east between October and January. Galle and Bentota are in the south-west, and the most popular time to visit is between December and March for hot, sunny weather and an average temperature of 30°C.
UK citizens will need a visa to enter Sri Lanka. You can apply for a 30-day tourist visa online before you travel.
Tipping is common in Sri Lanka. You should aim to tip 100 rupees at restaurants, and the same again per day for hotel maids and porters. It’s not necessary to tip taxi drivers, although you could round up the fare to the nearest 50 rupees if paying cash.
The official languages of Sri Lanka are Sinhala and Tamil. English is widely spoken too.