Archive for April, 2013
Friday, April 26th, 2013
Jetwing Ayurveda Pavilions’ location
Jetwing Ayurveda Pavilions is located in the little village of Ethukale 3km from the Negombo city centre. Jetwing Ayurveda Pavilions is 12km [20 mintues by motor road] from CMB Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport at Katunayake, Negombo. The city of Colombo is 39km [80 minutes] to the south.
While Jetwing Ayurveda Pavilions’ sister hotels, i.e. Jetwing Beach Negombo and Jetwing Blue Negombo too are located within the walking distance on the same road called Porutota, Jetwing Lagoon Negombo is located in the little fishing village of Thalhena, 10km south of the Pavilions.
Setting of Jetwing Ayurveda Pavilions
Jetwing Ayurveda Pavilions is built close to the city center of Negombo.
Sri Lanka Holidays Sustainable tourism (Green i.e., eco) credentials of Jetwing Ayurveda Pavilions: to be edited.
Type of the Hotel and Star rating of Jetwing Ayurveda Pavilions: A specialized luxury hotel for Ayurvedic treatments
Architecture & Interior deco of Jetwing Ayurveda Pavilions
While the Architecture at the property is of the conceptions of Geoffrey Bawa, Sri Lanka’s foremost architect, the decor is inspired by ancient Sri Lankan paintings and each doorway has its own special mural.
Accomodation at Jetwing Ayurveda Pavilions
Jetwing Ayurveda Pavilions consists of a dozen accommodation cum treatment pavilions. Each pavilion, within its walled garden feature treatment beds, sun beds and a terrace.
Facilities at Jetwing Ayurveda Pavilions
Jetwing Ayurveda Pavilions is designed to offer absolute privacy and complete comfort.
In room facilities Jetwing Ayurveda Pavilions
Individual air conditioning units in each room with temperature controls
Electric Power – 220V to 240V, Telephone with IDD facility
Open air luxury bath tub and separate shower, with hot and cold water
TV with international and Sri Lankan channels
Mini Refrigerator, Tea/ Coffee making facility
Hair Dryer, bathrobe and slippers, shoehorn, umbrella and torch
Herb & Spice Restaurant at Jetwing Ayurveda Pavilions
Herb & Spice restaurant, an Ayurveda restaurant that specializes in preparing meals to suit guests on specific Ayurveda treatment programmes or dietary needs. It also serves an array of healthy as well as delicious dishes for those who wish to indulge in a bit more.
Spa at Jetwing Ayurveda Pavilions
Spa at Jetwing Ayurveda Pavilions offers its guest an extensive spa menu: healing touches of Ayurvedic massages, aromatherapy massage to reflexology and everything in between.
Excursions off Jetwing Ayurveda Pavilions
Visiting Portuguese period Catholic Churches, ruins of the Dutch Fort and cemetery.
Boat ride on Sri Lanka Holidays Muthurajawela marshes bird sanctuary [22km south of Jetwing Ayurveda Pavilions], home to numerous species of birds and fish, dragon flies and monitor lizards.
Wednesday, April 24th, 2013
Jetwing Lagoon Hotel Location
Jetwing Lagoon Hotel is located in the village of Thalhena of the western coastal town of Negombo at a distance of 17km from CMB Bandaranayake Int’l Airport at Katunayake, Negombo.
Setting of Jetwing Lagoon Hotel
Jetwing Lagoon Hotel lies on a sliver of a land between the Indian ocean and Sri Lanka Holidays Negombo lagoon, the largest brackish water lagoon in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka Holidays Sustainable tourism (Green and Eco) credentials of Jetwing Lagoon Hotel : Hotel owning/managing company claims
At the Jetwing Lagoon, a central chilling system powered by a biomass boiler (using cinnamon saplings) runs the air conditioners.
The hotel uses solar energy to power room lighting, hot water is generated by biomass boilers, and excess and waste water is recycled and used within the property.
A solar-powered mobile water purification and bottling plant now fills bottled water in glass bottles, which are made of 30 percent recycled glass.
Architecture & Interior deco of Jetwing Lagoon
Designed in the traditional Sinhalese architectural tradition of light, space and air circulation that brings forth a sense of serene opulence & pure relaxation, Jetwing Lagoon Hotel blends well with modern luxuries. Complementing the architectural design and enhancing the ambience is the swimming pool that is double the size of Olympic swimming pool a set right in the midst of the building making the whole property revolving around it.
Type of the Hotel and Star rating of Jetwing: 4 star beach hotel
Accommodation at Jetwing Lagoon
Jetwing Lagoon features 14 Deluxe rooms, 22 Bawa rooms, 14 Family rooms 04 Suites and 01 Honeymoon Suite
Facilities at Jetwing Lagoon
In room facilities
Spacious bathrooms with a bath tub and hot/cold ‘rain’ showers
A well stocked mini bar with drinks and snacks, tea/coffee making facility, Ironing facility
LED TV with Cable channels, IDD phones and safe for valuables
Dining at Jetwing Lagoon: restaurants & bars
“Outrigger”, the main restaurant of relaxed atmosphere
“Geoffrey’s” , the fine dining restaurant set up facing the lagoon serves offers specialty cuisine.
”Blue Lagoon” also facing the lagoon serves a lavish menu.
“Palms” the well-stocked poolside bar that brings in views of Negombo lagoon.
“Kalapuwa”, the main bar serves the finest beverages, cocktails and spirits.
General Facilities at Jetwing Lagoon
Foreign exchange encashment, acceptance of all major Credit cards
24 hour Room Service, Daily Housekeeping, Daily Newspaper
IDD facilities, Facsimile, E-mail and Internet services with complimentary Wi-Fi
Doctor on call Baby sitting at a charge, baby cots on request
Car rental, parking facilities, Laundry/dry cleaning
Gift shops, Postal facilities, Left luggage facility
A well stocked wine cellar for choice of wines
Meeting room with all modern conference facilities
Leisure and recreation at Jetwing Lagoon
Swimming pool, Gymnasium
Water Sports: fishing Leisure boat rides Canoeing Wind surfing Sailing Water skiing
Excursions off Jetwing Lagoon
Visiting Portuguese period Catholic Churches, ruins of the Dutch Fort and cemetery.
Boat ride on Sri Lanka Holidays bird sanctuary at Muthurajawela marshes [23km south of Jetwing Lagoon Hotel], home to numerous species of birds and fish, dragon flies and monitor lizards.
Wednesday, April 24th, 2013
Jungle Beach location
Jungle Beach Hotel is located in the beach of small tranquil coastal village of Kuchchaveli on the eastern coastal belt, 35km north of Sri Lanka Holidays Trincomalee. Halfway between Trincomalee and Kuchchaveli is scintillating Nilaveli bay beach.
The gateway to Kuchchaveli is the seaport city of Trincomalee which can be reached by motor road as well as by railway line from Colombo. The distance to Kuchchaveli fromTrincomalee by motor road from the capital city of Colombo is 257km.
The distances from UNESCO World Heritage Sites Sri Lanka Holidays attractions of the Cultural Triangle are as follows.
Polonnaruwa 129 km; from Dambulla 106 km; from Sigiriya: 102km; from Kandy 182 km; from Anuradhapura 106 km.
Setting of Jungle Beach
Jungle Beach is nestled within a secluded 10-acre reserve, sandwiched between the sea and a lagoon. A wide swath of gorgeous sand stretching over 4km is interspersed with tropical mangroves.
Architecture & Interior deco of Jungle Beach Hotel
Jungle Beach Hotel features luxurious villas of modern design crafted from indigenous materials as to appear emerging from the woods.
Sri Lanka Holidays Sustainable tourism (Green i.e., eco) credentials of Jungle Beach: to be edited
Type of hotel & star rating of Jungle Beach: luxury beach hotel
Accommodation at Jungle Beach
Jungle Beach Hotel consists of 48 spacious & stylish villas featuring modern interiors, warm lighting and large windows. Each villa is equipped with a king sized beds, a sofa seating area, high-end entertainment system, Free Wi-Fi and outdoor rain showers.
Facilities at Jungle Beach
Hotel Garden,24-hour front desk, private beach area, sun terrace, air-conditioning, facilities for disabled guests, safety deposit boxes & newspapers.
Dining: restaurant & bar
Located near the main swimming pool with glimpses of the ocean, the open-air restaurant that seats 70 guests serves a fine selection of local and international dishes.
Room service is also available upon request.
Leisure and recreation at Jungle Beach Hotel
The resort also offers a Fitness centre, Spa and wellness centre, Massage, Karaoke, Darts and Library.
Water sports facilities and BBQ facilities.
Services at Jungle Beach
Room service, Business center, Baby sitting, Laundry, Dry cleanings, ironing service
Currency exchange, Tour Desk, Fax/photocopying. Concierge service
Airport shuttle service.
Activities at Jungle Beach Hotel
Cycling, canoeing in the lagoon
Water sports: diving, snorkeling, fishing trip, scuba diving and jet skiing.
Excursions off Jungle Beach
Nilaveli Beac, also on the eastern coast 18km south of Kuchchaveli
Pasikuda Beach also on the eastern coast,142km south of Kuchchaveli
Kalkudah beach also on the eastern coast 152 km south of Kuchchaveli
Saturday, April 13th, 2013
Uga Bay location
Uga Bay is located in Pasikuda bay beach, which together with Kalkuda [9km to the south] and Nilaveli of Sri Lanka Holidays Trincomalee [125km to the north] forms the loveliest bay beaches of the eastern coast of Sri Lanka.
Reaching Uga Bay
Uga Bay 5 star luxury beachfront hotel in Pasikuda beach can be reached by motor roads to running to Batticaloa district of eastern coast of Sri Lanka from Colombo.
Distances from CMB Bandaranayake Int’l Airport, Katunayake [BIA], Negombo [37km north of the capital city of Colombo]
(a) Via Dambulla [home to Dambulla temple – UNESCO World heritage site], Habarana [major transportation hub of the Sri Lanka Holidays Cultural Triangle] & Giritale sanctuary and the ancient capital city of Polonnaruwa [UNESCO World Heritage site] & Kalkudah bay beach: 299km
(b) Via Kandy [the gateway to the Central Highlands is a UNESCO World Heritage], ancient cultural site of Mahiyangana & Kalkudah bay beach:292km
Setting of Uga Bay
Built facing the pristine tropical beach of breathtaking Pasikudha Bay.
Uga Bay is a beachfront hotel set amidst a nine-acre grove of coconut palm trees within the Tourism Development Zone spreading 150 acres earmarked for construction of 14 Sri Lanka Holidays Hotels.
Sustainable tourism (Green i.e., eco) credentials of Uga Bay: to be edited.
Architecture & Interior deco of Uga Bay
Uga Bay hotel is designed upon a fusion of contemporary tropical fused
with a Mediterranean theme.
Type of the Hotel & Star rating of Uga Bay: Beach hotel- 5 star
Accommodation at Uga Bay
Uga Bay comprises of 46 spacious rooms, a Bay Suite and a Beach Chalet.
Facilities at Uga Bay hotel
Dining: Local fishing boats bring in the fresh catch of the day for your delicious seafood feast. Internationally trained Chefs prepare world cuisine fused with local spices in state of the art kitchens and at beachside barbecues.
Leisure at Uga Bay hotel
Swimming Pool facing the Indian Ocean
Ayurvedic spas with dedicated treatment rooms
Excursions off Uga Bay hotel
Kalkuda bay beach located 9km north, also on the Eastern coast of Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka Holidays Maduru Oya National Park, 73km south-west of Pasikuda
The ancient city of Polonnaruwa, a UNESCO World Heritage Site 73km west of Pasikuda
Nilaveli bay beach of Trincomalee located125km north, again on the eastern coast of the Island
Friday, April 12th, 2013
Anilana Pasikuda location
Anilana Pasikuda is located in the breathtaking bay beach of Pasikuda. Pasikuda is located 9km north of Kalkuda bay beach, an equally tranquil, equally magnificent bay beach. 125km north along the eastern coast, once again is wondrous Sri Lanka Holidays Nilaveli Bay Beach at Trincomalee.
Setting of Anilana Pasikuda
Anilana Pasikuda is a beachfront hotel facing the Pasikudah bay beach set up in a tropical hideaway 3 hectares in acreage. The expansive beach holds aloft an exhilarating sense of peace and air of tranquility.
Sri Lanka Holidays Sustainable tourism (Green i.e., eco) credentials of Anilana Pasikuda: to be edited.
Architecture & Interior deco of Anilana Pasikuda: The well-furnished Anilana Pasikuda is of contemporary design.
Type of the Hotel & Star rating of Anilana Pasikuda: Beach hotel
Accommodation at Anilana Pasikuda
Anilana Pasikuda offers three options in accommodation: chalets; suits; lofts; rooms. All elegantly furnished accommodation options consist of comfortable bed rooms and spacious bathrooms.
Pasikuda Bay Suite
Pasikuda Bay Suite has panoramic views of the Pasikuda Bay.
Anilana Suite is set up with a spacious living area, private terrace and both indoor and outdoor shower pleasures. Some of these suits feature connecting doors.
These individual Junior suites boast some of the best views of the eastern coast of Sri Lanka.
Kalkuda Suite built with exquisite elegance, bring in the Kalkuda beach onto the far vicinity.
Pool Chalets laid out in front of the pool, sharing detached pavilions, appointed with private terraces and spacious bathrooms, for the more active traveler.
Lofts feature, a double rooms on two levels. While the first level features a living area and a bedroom, the level 2 features a smaller bedroom. Elegant furnishing is accented with luxuriant space and plush bedding.
With a large sized bed and the fittings of contemporary designs these Deluxe rooms are tastefully furnished.
Beach Chalets opening to a private patio or balcony with private terraces, bring in panoramic views of pristine beach and Indian Ocean.
Facilities at Anilana Pasikuda
Dining: Anilana Pasikudah’s show kitchen prepares and serves all its guests Sri Lankan delicacies as well as favorites of international cuisine. Most of the fresh produce brought into the kitchen straight from the Anilana Pasikuda’s own farm.
Leisure at Anilana Pasikuda
Swimming Pool facing the Indian Ocean and Spa
Excursions off Anilana Pasikuda
Sri Lanka Holidays Kalkuda bay beach located 9km north, also on the Eastern coast of Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka Holidays Nilaveli bay beach of Trincomalee located125km north, again on the eastern coast of the Island
Saturday, April 6th, 2013
Jetwing Blue Negombo location
Jetwing Beach Negombo [ formerly Blue Oceanic ] is located is just 3km from the Negombo city centre in the beach of Ethukala, Negombo. Jetwing Beach Negombo is12 km [20 minutes by motor road] from CMB Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport at Katunayake, Negombo. The city of Colombo is 39km [80 minutes] to the south.
Jetwing Blue Negombo’s sister hotels, i.e. Jetwing Beach Negombo and Jetwing Ayurveda Pavilions too are located withing the walking distance on the same road called Porutota.
Setting of Jetwing Blue Negombo
Jetwing Beach Negombo is beachfront hotel with an extensive beach frontage in Negombo.
Sri Lanka Holidays Sustainable tourism (Green i.e., eco) credentials of Jetwing Blue Negombo: to be edited.
Architecture & Interior deco of Jetwing Blue Negombo
Jetwing Blue Negombo is built in the architectural concepts developed by Sri Lanka’s most renowned architect, Geoffrey Bawa. Jetwing Blue Negombo brings in a combination of rich dark furniture and soft colors.
Type of the Hotel and Star rating of Jetwing Blue Negombo: 5 star; beach hotel.
Jetwing Blue Negombo is a member of the prestigious small Luxury Hotels of the World.
Accommodation at Jetwing Blue Negombo
Jetwing Blue Negombo consists of 112 spacious bedrooms including 82 Deluxe Rooms, 21 Super Deluxe Rooms and 3 family rooms and 6 suites. All rooms have its own private balcony that affords grand views of the beach and ocean.
In-room facilities include a/c, overhead fan, plasma TV with satellite channels, DVD player, IDD telephone, mini-bar, tea/coffee facility, room safe. Ensuite bathrooms have bathtubs and h/w showers.
Facilities at Jetwing Blue Negombo
As the name suggests, The Kitchen is a Show Kitchen. It is the Main Restaurant and offers a la carte menus and an American Breakfast buffet. The Kitchen features a health corner.
Jetwing Blue Negombo also affords you all its signature dining: In room, Beach BBQ, the Terrace for al fresco star lit dinners or a romantic spa dinner.
Centre Point Grill & Bar
Herein you all are served light meals with succulent snacks and the beverages to keep you up in good spirits throughout the day.
Fine wines, great spirits and heady mixes of cocktails are served at anytime night or day.
Leisure at Jetwing Blue Negombo
Jetwing Blue has two swimming pools with one having lounge chairs immersed right in the water to keep your feet cool on a hot tropical day.
There is also a spa offering rejuvenating massages.
For extensive Ayurvedic wellness as well as yoga, guests are welcome to use the facilities at the hotel’s sister property, Ayurveda Pavilions located 600 meters south of Jetwing Blue Negombo
Gym, squash courts and a banquet hall.
Excursions off Jetwing Blue Negombo
Boat ride into Muthurajawela marshes Sri Lanka Holidays bird sanctuary [23km south of Jetwing Blue Negombo], home to numerous species of birds and fish, dragon flies and monitor lizards.
Visiting Portuguese period Catholic Churches, ruins of the Dutch Fort and cemetery.
Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013
Jetwing Beach Negombo Hotel location
Jetwing Beach Negombo Hotel is located in the beach of Ethukala on the outskirts of the western coast town of Negombo at a distance of 12 km [20 mintues by motor raod] from CMB Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport at Katunayake, Negombo.
170 meters south of Jetwing Beach Negombo Hotel, on the same road, i.e. Portutota Road is its sister hotel Jetwing Blue. Further 580 south, also on Portutota Road is its other sister hotel Jetwing Ayurveda Pavilions.
The nearest railway station is at the village of Kattuwa.
Setting of Jetwing Beach Negombo
Jetwing Beach Negombo hotel is beachfront hotel that sits prettily on the sandy beach of the village Ethukala lined by groves of coconut palm trees.
Sri Lanka Holidays Sustainable tourism (Green i.e., eco) credentials of Jetwing Beach Negombo hotel: to be edited.
Architecture & Interior deco of Jetwing Beach Negombo Hotel
Jetwing Beach Negombo is built in the architectural concepts developed by Sri Lanka’s most renowned architect, Geoffrey Bawa. Jetwing Beach Negombo brings in a combination of rich dark furniture and soft colors.
Type of the Hotel and Star rating of Jetwing Beach Negombo Hotel: 4 star; beach hotel.
Jetwing Beach Negombo is a member of the prestigious small Luxury Hotels of the World
Accommodation at Jetwing Beach Negombo
Jetwing Beach Negombo consists of 75 spacious rooms made comfortable with furniture made of tropical hardwood teak. Every room features a broad balcony that brings in views of the Indian ocean to the west.
Deluxe rooms are equipped with individual air conditioning, telephone and IDD facility, mini bar, tea & coffee making facilities, safety locker, cable television, CD DVD player, hair dryer, & magnifying shaving mirror,
The three 3 luxury suites with a large open courtyard, an open rain shower and a Jacuzzi are supplemented with butler service.
Facilities at Jetwing Beach Negombo
Spa: The spa has two Single Treatment rooms
Thai & Shiatsu Room equipped with a Jacuzzi
Rama / Sitha Room equipped with a Jacuzzi, and a steam room
Dining: two restaurants & two bars
Black Coral that serves delicious à la carte specialities.
The Sands Restaurant
Bars: two bars within and one at the adjoining Jetwing property
On the beach
Within the Sands restaurant
The bar at the Jetwing Blue
Facilities for Meetings and Business at Jetwing Beach Negombo
Centrally air-conditioned meeting room with podium is well equipped with PA system, wall mounted speakers, multimedia, overhead projector with screen, white Boards, flip charts, TV, recording facilities, DVD / CD player
Dedicated operator in attendance during the proceedings.
Excursions off Jetwing Beach Negombo
Angurukaramulla Temple at Negombo
Kelaniya Royal Temple in the city of Kelaniya located 37 km south of Jetwing Beach Negombo
Venture off to Negombo and explore the fishing villages.
A fishing ride on a catamaran with the local fishermen.
Churches in Negombo and surrounding built during the eras of Dutch and Portuguese colonialists.
Boat ride in Muthurajawela marshes, a Sri Lanka Holidays bird sanctuary and Negombo lagoon.