Boddhi Mawatha, Wella Wathuara, Godellawela, Tangalle
Starkly furnished and dipped in earth tones, Amanwella was designed to enhance its beachside surroundings rather than disturb them. The thirty spacious suites are shaded by the many palm trees dotting the property and offer views of coconut groves and slivers of ocean. Thanks to the consistently mild temps, guests can surf and take part in a mix of other water-based activities year-around. (A lengthy spa menu is there as an antidote to sore muscles.) As expected, the resort’s eateries (Asian and Mediterranean cuisine at the Restaurant, salads and coconut charcoal-barbecued snacks at the Beach Club) provide a consistently good seafood assortment.