Il Mare receives third Wine Spectator Award of Excellence

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Il Mare Restaurant at Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort has been awarded the prestigious Award of Excellence 2018 by Wine Spectator, the world’s leading authority on wines, for its impressive selection of 155 fine wines. The Italian fine dining restaurant is the only restaurant in Sri Lanka, which has received this respected award. The award recognizes wine lists that offer a well-chosen and interesting assortment of quality wines that are appropriate to the respective cuisine and appeal to a wide range of wine enthusiasts.

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“We are extremely proud that Il Mare has been honoured once again with the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence”, said Ross Sanders, General Manager of Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort. “This award is further recognition for Il Mare and we are proud to receive this prestigious accolade for the third year running.”



This is the seventh significant international award that the resort has won on its way to establishing itself as one of the leading luxury properties on the island. Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort has achieved significant international and local recognition, including in Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards in 2016 and 2017, being named on DestinAsian magazine’s 2016 Luxe List and included in the Condé Nast Traveler US’s 2017 Hot List.

Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort; Sri Lanka Travel; hotels in Sri Lanka

Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort; Sri Lanka Travel; hotels in Sri Lanka

Perched on an ocean cliff, the Italian restaurant Il Mare features an elegant dining room and spacious outdoor deck. The panoramic ocean view reveals a captivating scene of swaying coconut palms and waves crashing against rocks. At Il Mare guests can savour authentic Italian cuisine curated by Chef Valentino Chirico and his team. Valentino is a native from North of Italy and loves sourcing the freshest seasonal produce from the resorts own organic garden and the local markets nearby to incorporate into his menus and specialty dishes featuring handmade risotto, pasta and the freshest seafood.

Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort; Sri Lanka Travel; hotels in Sri Lanka

Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort; Sri Lanka Travel; hotels in Sri Lanka

Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort; Sri Lanka Travel; hotels in Sri Lanka

Anantara Peace Haven 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 exude 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 with Sri Lanka’s distinctive flavours and cultural traditions, and also excite discerning palates with refined international tastes and elegant surprises.



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24 LOVES AND COMMENTS:

  1. This seems like the place to be when I am in Sri Lanka! Not a big wine drinker but I could go only for the views. :)

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  2. The place looks absolutely stunning! Also loved the luxurious interiors and decor and what location close to the beach. Amazing. No wonder it gets so many awards. Well deserved!

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    1. I can't wait to visit then soon. Geez my boyfriend would be delighted.

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  3. Il Mare looks like a perfect place to spend time in when in Sri Lanka. We just came back from Sri Lanka however we didn't visit Tangalle for too long. Adding this to our list for the next time.

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    1. How's your Sri Lanka adventure?! Which are the places you recommend visiting?

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  4. Absolutely love the place. I was in Sri Lanka recently but unfortunately didn't know about this place else being a wine lover I would have definitely gone there

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  5. I have never been there but now can't can't wait to go. going to book mark this for my reference later.

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  6. Italy, France, California -- those are the places I'd immediately associate with world class, award-winning wines. I'd never think of Sri Lanka. But this seems like a tremendous honor, and I'd love to give it a try!

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  7. That's kinda total relaxation :) The place is to just stay, relax and do nothing. Exactly what I like after challenging mountain hike.

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    1. Thanks for appreciating this destination :D

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  8. The Il Mare looks like a great restaurant choice for those staying in or near the Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort. The views from the tables look stunning and it looks light and airy. Great food and wine, to be recognised by the award!

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    1. Thank you Kavey! Having a vacation here is heavenly.

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  9. Wow, this luxurious property by Anantara with great wine collection looks perfect. Also the location is very good because it has a view of exotic beaches of Sri Lanka. Rooms are big and spacious with outdoor deck too.

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    1. It was a perfect honeymoon place. One of my newly wed friend is currently in Anantara for their honeymoon!

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  10. Cool! That's one more reason for me to head to Srilanka. Really high time! Perched on an ocean cliff with a panoramic ocean view? I"m sold....

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    1. It's time for Sri Lanka, and Sri Lanka is always overlooked.

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  11. What a beautiful place to enjoy a meal in Sri Lanka! The ocean view and poolside view really makes it so dreamy. The property looks gorgeous as well!

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  12. Il Mare Restaurant at Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort looks absolutely stunning. I loved the location and ambiance of the restaurant. They have a the right reasons to win a prestigious award like this.

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    1. I agree, oh I can't wait to have my vacation here.

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