There’s no end to what Sri Lanka has in store for the travel hungry soul, and for beach lovers this island is a treasure trove. While the seas down South are a beautiful sight and are much more popular, the waters in the East coast will leave you stunned!
The seas in the sunny East side are in season all year around, however, the best shades of blue in the ocean can be seen this time of year. Be it the unspolit beach stretches with shallow waters in Passikudah or the aquamarine waves rolling into the never-ending coastline at Pottuvil Point, the drive across the island will be a worthwhile one. Sunrise by Jetwing in Passikudah and Kottukal Beach House by Jetwing in Pottuvil Point are two properties laden on these unadulterated shores.
The wide and white sandy beaches in Passikudah softly sweeping on your feet, and the shallow waters stretching out 50m into the sea with shades of blue glistening in the sun is truly mesmerizing and soothing. Located in the centre of the bay Sunrise by Jetwing has direct access to the sea and promises the best views of the turquoise waters. Boasting large open spaces that are a signature feature of Jetwing properties, the resort has 58 rooms in three separate wings with attached balconies and terraces with some rooms having a majestic view of the sea. In keeping to the lavish service the hotel promises, the room facilities comprise of air-conditioning, fan, telephone with I.D.D., mini bar, flat screen satellite television, hot and cold water, tea/coffee making facilities etc.
The Sky Bar, which remains a perfect spot for star gazing has splendid views of the 108m pool extending up to the sea. Sipping on a signature cocktail and watching the sunset from here would be the perfect end to a sunny side vacation. The main restaurant opens out to the ground and serves the finest in global cuisine. From an intimate setting by the beach lit up by lanterns or a private moment at your room terrace your dining preferences will be met by the enthusiastic team at Sunrise by Jetwing. There’s much to do here; a fitness center, spa and adventure water sports, this property has something to do for everyone!
Tucked away in the surfer’s paradise Kottukal Beach House by Jetwing is a charming boutique villa set amidst swaying coconut trees in view of the pool and the gushing waves. Outlined by a wooden fence, this cozy enclosure is surrounded by expanses of surf and sand. The open windows and verandahs showcase the best views of the glistening Indian Ocean and the warm breeze sweeping in. This beach house offers renowned service and comfort with its intimate four bedrooms; two bedrooms in the main house as well as two separate chalet rooms. The bedrooms are well furnished in earthy tones and crisp white linen which is easy on the eye. Trellis work decorates the fanlights and four poster beds, blue and bamboo coloured slats all contribute to ensuring that guests feel both cosy and luxurious at the same time. Air conditioning beats the heat while a high ceiling adds to a feeling of spacious comfort. Wide mirrors on cut cement in the bathrooms and private balconies or terraces for each room encapsulate a package of luxury and rustic living. From a homely meal on the verandah or a fancy feast out on the beach, the chefs here are well versed in both local and international fare. The breeze, the surf and the food combine to create a moment you will want to repeat during your stay at the house.
Few metres away be it Whiskey Point or Arugam Bay, a show of expert surfers taking on the majestic waves is a wondrous sight. There’s much to see in and around Pottuivil Point, from the Kumana, Lahugala and Gal Oya National Parks for wildlife enthusiasts or the Muhudu Maha Vihare, Magul Maha Viharaya and Kudumbigala Monastery for the history buffs or spending a day with the lobster fishermen, you can fully submerge in the local ways here.
For more information or reservations please call on 011 4 709 400 or log on to our website on www.jetwinghotels.com to get Room Rush discounts.
Family owned and in the tourism industry for the past 44 years, Jetwing Hotels has surpassed expectation at every aspect. Building on their foundation of being passionate, as well as the experience of true, traditional Sri Lankan hospitality, constantly pioneering discoveries captures the essence of the brand. Such a strong statement and direction have enabled Jetwing Hotels to imagine, create and manage marvels and masterpieces, where distinctive design and elegant comfort complement each other and the environment. In line with the Jetwing Hotels Sustainable Strategy, across all properties sustainable and responsible practices are given precedence with resource efficiency, community upliftment and education, and awareness being some of our key focus areas.
• Jetwing Hotels creates energy from waste. Steam from a biomass boiler powers the air conditioning system, staff rice steamers, and laundry. The boiler is fed with cinnamon wood, a sustainable fuel wood and otherwise discarded by-product of the cinnamon spice industry.