Thirty contemporary suites make up the serene retreat; the clean lines cut through the vibrant jungle terrain and provide a chic and luxurious haven to relax, breathe deep and escape the bustle of the world. Constructed from stone and timber, each suite has a private plunge pool, a simple yet luxurious design and floor-to-ceiling sliding doors, which allow the tranquil space to spill out onto large terraces and courtyards. Our suite had awe-inspiring views of the beach and palm trees below, the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean a backdrop to our own piece of paradise.
At sunrise we often strolled down the beach, through the morning mist accompanied by the fragrant scent of incense. The gentle crash of each turquoise wave keeps time, this is definitely one of the benefits of jet-lag. We spent evenings eating under shimmering stars to the gentle glow of candlelight at the beach grill — the freshest lobster and catch of the day is barbecued alongside a selection of chargrilled meats, the rich, smoky scent filling the air as Sri Lankan musicians perform a local melody.
'Beach bunnies will find their Valhalla at Amanwella.'
— Conde Nast Traveller