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Centara Passikudah

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Centara Passikudah Resort Location
Centara Passikudah Resort in Passikudah Beach is located 238km north east of Colombo on the eastern coast of Sri Lanka.
Centara Passikudah Resort is 114km south of Sri Lanka Holidays attraction of ancient & colonial sea-port city of Trincomalee and 34km North of Batticoloa.

Centara Passikudah Resort, Sri Lanka Holidays

Reaching Centara Passikudah Resort
By motor road
Passikudah can be reached from Sri Lanka Holidays attraction of Trincomalee [114km] and Sri Lanka Holidays cultural attraction of Polonnaruwa [73km] of Sri Lanka Cultural Triangle as well as from Colombo [238km]
By air
It is reached either by road from Polonnaruwa of Sri Lanka Holidays Cultural Triangle, or via a Sri Lanka Air Force Helicopter Flights to the nearby town of Batticaloa or by a short 90 minute drive on a fine stretch of road from Trincomalee, which can be reached by road as well as by air.

Centara Passikudah Resort & Spa.

Setting Centara Passikudah Resort
Centara Passikudah Resort is right on the beach of Passikudah bay. With a large coral reef that protecting the bay. The calm and shallow sea is always in ideal condition for swimming wind surfing as well as kayaking.

Sri Lanka Holidays Sustainable tourism (Green and eco) credentials of Centara Passikudah Resort: to be edited.

Centara Passikudah Resort.

Centara Passikudah Resort & Spa

Accommodation at Centara Passikudah Resort
The hotel features beautifully appointed 126 spacious rooms and suites with each featuring a private balcony or terrace. The rooms categorized Superior, Deluxe Ocean Facing, Premium Deluxe Ocean, Deluxe Suite Ocean Facing, Deluxe Family Residence, Deluxe Center & Premium Deluxe Spa Suite

Facilities at Centara Passikudah Resort
In-room facilities
Coffeemaker, refrigerator and Internet access

Centara Passikudah Resort, Sri Lanka

In-house facilities at Centara Passikudah Resort
24 hour room service, disabled facilities, babysitting & family room,
Airport transfer & elevator
Night club
laundry service/dry cleaning
Free WiFi access, business center, concierge & meeting facilities
Bay Ballroom with a capacity of 150 persons.

centara, Sri Lanka

Dining: restaurants and bars
Reef Café(main restaurant) all-day dining restaurant offering breakfast, lunch and dinner
Spice Market (Sub Restaurant Asian, Thai)
Elements (Asia, India, Middle eastern)
Aqua (lounge bar), serving drinks and light meals al fresco style overlooking the Infinity Pool and the beach.

Centara Passikudah Resort., Eastern Coast, Sri Lanka

Leisure and recreation at Centara Passikudah Resort
Kids club,Spa, fitness center, swimming pool kids pool &garden,
Kayaking, windsurfing and water sports

Passikudah Bay Sri Lanka Holidays

Excursions off Centara Passikudah Resort
Kalkudah beach close to Passikudah
Nilaveli beach at Trincomalee

Other Sri Lanka Holidays luxury tourist beachfront hotels in Passikudha beach
Anilana Pasikuda that features chalets, suits, lofts & rooms
Uga Bay, a 5 star luxury beachfront hotel Uga Bay that offers of 46 spacious rooms, a Bay Suite and a Beach Chalet.
Malu Malu Resort & Spa, Pasikudah that consists of 40 chalets.
Amethyst Resort Passikudah (Pasikuda) that has 40 Chalets


Jetwing Lagoon

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.

Jetwing Lagoon Negombo Sri Lanka Holidays

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.

Jetwing Lagoon Hotel Negombo Western Coast  Sri Lanka Holidays
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.

Jetwing Lagoon Hotel Thalhena Negombo Sri Lanka Holidays
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.

Jetwing Lagoon Negombo Sri Lanka
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

Jetwing Lagoon Negombo Western Coast Sri Lanka
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.

Jetwing Lagoon
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

Jetwing Lagoon Hotel, Thalhena Negombo Western Coast Sri Lanka
Leisure and recreation at Jetwing Lagoon
Swimming pool, Gymnasium
Water Sports: fishing Leisure boat rides Canoeing Wind surfing Sailing Water skiing
Nature excursions

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.


Uga Bay Pasikuda

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.

uga_bay_pasikuda Sri Lanka Holidays

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

Uga Bay, Sri Lanka Holidays

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.

Uga Bay Sri Lanka Holidays
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.
Uga Bay Kalkudah Sri Lanka Holidays
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.

Uga Bay, Pasikuda beach, Eastern Coast, Sri Lanka

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.

Uga Bay, Pasikudah, Eastern Coast, Sri Lanka Holidays

Leisure at Uga Bay hotel
Swimming Pool facing the Indian Ocean
Ayurvedic spas with dedicated treatment rooms

Uga Bay, Pasikuda, Sri Lanka Holidays

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


Anilana Pasikuda

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.

Anilana Pasikuda Hotel, Eastern Coast, Sri Lanka Holidays

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.

Pasikuda beach Sri Lanka Holidays

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

Anilana Pasikudah Hotel, Sri Lanka
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 Pasikudah Bay Suite, Sri Lanka Holidays
Anilana Suite
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.

Anilana Pasikudah Hotel Suite, Sri Lanka

Kalkuda Suite
Kalkuda Suite built with exquisite elegance, bring in the Kalkuda beach onto the far vicinity.

Anilana Pasikudah Kalkuda Suite, Sri Lanka Holidays
Pool Chalets
Pool Chalets laid out in front of the pool, sharing detached pavilions, appointed with private terraces and spacious bathrooms, for the more active traveler.

Anilana Pasikudah Pool Chalet, Sri Lanka Holidays

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.

Anilana Pasikudah Lofts, Eastern Coast, Sri Lanka

With a large sized bed and the fittings of contemporary designs these Deluxe rooms are tastefully furnished.

Anilana Pasikudah Deluxe, Sri Lanka
Beach Chalets
Beach Chalets opening to a private patio or balcony with private terraces, bring in panoramic views of pristine beach and Indian Ocean.
Anilana Pasikudah Beach Chalet, Pasikudah

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.

Anilana Pasikudah Sri Lanka.

Leisure at Anilana Pasikuda
Swimming Pool facing the Indian Ocean and Spa

Anilana Pasikuda

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


Jetwing Blue Negombo

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.

Sri Lanka Holidays Jetwing Blue Negombo, Jetwing beach Negombo, Jetwing Ayurveda Pavilions

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.

Jetwing Blue Negombo Sri Lanka Holidays

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.

Jetwing Blue. Negombo Hotel , Sri Lanka

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.

JETWING-BLUE sri lanka holidays

Facilities at Jetwing Blue Negombo
The Kitchen
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.
The Float
Fine wines, great spirits and heady mixes of cocktails are served at anytime night or day.

Jetwing Blue Sri Lanka Holidays

Leisure at Jetwing Blue Negombo
Swimming Pools
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.

Jetwing Blue. Hotel Negombo Sri Lanka Holidays

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.


Jetwing Beach Negombo

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.

Jetwing Beach Negombo, Sri Lanka Holidays

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.

Jetwing Beach negombo, Sri Lanka

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

Jetwing Beach Negombo, Sri Lanka Holidays.

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
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.

Jetwing-Beach, Negombo, Sri Lanka Holidays

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.


Viventa by Taj-Bentota

Monday, September 24th, 2012

Location of Viventa by Taj-Bentota
Viventa by Taj-Bentota (formerly Taj Exotica) is located at the National Holiday Resort in Bentota, the foremost beach holiday resort in Sri Lanka. Bentota, 64km south of Colombo can be reached within two and a half drive from Colombo, the capital city of Sri Lanka. Bentota is the beach immediately next to the pristine bay beach at Beruwela, 56 km from Colombo that signal the beginning of a 130 Km-long stretch of golden beaches of Sri Lanka Holidays south-western and southern coastal belts.

Viventa by Taj- Bentota, Sri Lanka Holidays

Setting of Viventa by Taj-Bentota
Viventa by Taj-Bentota of extensive landscaped gardens is built upon a rocky head land that brings about panoramic views of the long stretch of Bentota beach contained within Bentota National Holiday Resort. National Holiday Resort in Bentota, a strip of land sandwiched between the beach and railway line to the west and Galle Road (A2 main motorway to the east) is a self contained beach resort: Bentota Beach Hotel, Serendib Hotel, Surf Bentota Hotel, Viventa by Taj, post office, shopping arcade, a cafeteria, open-air theatre where folk and mask dancing performances are staged regularly.

Viventa by Taj-Bentota, South-western coast

Sri Lanka Holidays Sustainable tourism (Green i.e., eco) credentials of Viventa by Taj- Bentota: To be edited

Type of hotel & star rating
Viventa by Taj-Bentota is a 5 star luxury hotel that offers luxurious facilities. Refurbished in the year 2012, the beach hotel is owned and managed by Taj Group of India.

Viventa by Taj-Bentota, South-western coast, Sri Lanka

Architecture and Interior Décor of Viventa by Taj-Bentota
Viventa by Taj is built in the colonial architectural style of Sri Lanka. Interior of the hotel with high ceilings and wooden pillars are well furnished.

Viventa By Taj-Bentota, Sri Lanka.

Accomodation at Viventa by Taj-Bentota
Viventa of Taj consists of 162 air-conditioned rooms. All three types of rooms, i.e. Standard, Deluxe and Superior Rooms have en-suite bathrooms with hot and cold water showers and hairdryers. The Deluxe and Superior Sea View Rooms set up with lounge area are more spacious than the standard rooms.


In-room facilities at Viventa by Taj-Bentota
In-room facilities include mini-bar, phone, satellite TV, electronic safe, tea / coffee facilities and 24-hour room service.

In house facilities at Viventa by Taj-Bentota: dining
Palm’s Coffee Shop: Sri Lankan and international buffets, Oriental Pavillion specializing in Chinese cuisine
Sea View Restaurant: fresh seafood dishes and continental cuisine
Sea Lounge Bar: by afternoon; high tea and by night: drinks and cocktails,
Aquarius pool bar: fresh juices and snacks

In house facilities at Viventa by Taj-Bentota: leisure and recreation
Large swimming pool with children’s pool
Beach volleyball, badminton court
Billiards, table tennis and other indoor games
Beauty Salon, Gift Shop, Library
Night club, regular evening entertainment

In house facilities at Viventa by Taj-Bentota
Conferences, ceremonies and weddings
Weddings: the hotel is also well organized to hold weddings and will plan your entire wedding day from a traditional Sri Lankan ceremony to the reception

In house facilities at Viventa by Taj-Bentota: Fitness center
Sauna, Jacuzzi and gymnasium
Fitness center, which is open 24 hours has an instructor from 7 in the morning to 8 in the evening. The center is fully equipped with cardio machines, multi gym machine, treadmills, cross trainer, exercise cycles, free weights, and exercise ball.

In house facilities at Viventa by Taj-Bentota
Babysitting, with 24 hours prior notification, Doctor-on-call
Currency exchange, Postal & Parcel Services, Airport transfers
Car rentals, Restaurant bookings, Local errands – shopping/medicines/telecommunication etc.

Banquet and Meeting Room facilities at Viventa by Taj-Bentota
Indoor: Orchid and Boardroom
Space: 6500 square feet of conference space
Capacity: Theatre style – 275 guests; Classroom style – 160 guests; U-shape – 70 guests; Boardroom – 24 Guests; Cocktails – 350 guests standing
Audio Video facilities: includes wall mounted, high-powered cube speakers and sub woofers powered by independent amplifiers mounted on moveable racks. Microphones, mood lighting and manually controlled remote controlled, pull-down screens and floor-concealed, audio/visual switch boxes,(Has to be hired out at a extra cost) all ensure that Vivanta by Taj – Bentota provides hosts with the latest and greatest technology that they can operate via a control panel for perfect adjustments during the event.
Boardroom is another indoor meeting center that suits for small meetings
Capacity: theatre style – 35 guests; classroom style – 18 guests; U-shape – 20 guests; cocktails – 30 guests standing

Outdoor: banquet lawn & Sea View Terrace
Banquet lawn is an open air venue well suited for for cocktails, dinners, launch parties and social celebrations.
Sea View Terrace, smaller than banquet lawn is Ideal for cocktails, dinners, launch parties and social celebrations.
Capacity: Cocktails – 250-300 guests

Excursions off Viventa by Taj-Bentota
Brief Gardens designed and developed by the landscape artist Bevis Bawa is a 200-acre landscaped garden that combine elaborate European layout with tropical wilderness.
Galpata Buddhist temple, as the protected lithic inscription therein reveals, was built by King Parakramabahu the Great who reigned in Sri Lanka Holidays Polonnaruwa in the 13th century.
Kosgoda tea turtle Project to learn of conservation of marine turtle and to release a freshly hatched three-day old turtle into the ocean.


Surf Bentota

Sunday, September 16th, 2012

Location of Surf Bentota
Surf Bentota (formerly Lihiniya Surf) is located in National Holiday Resort, Bentota Beach, Bentota, 64km south of Colombo on the south western coastal belt (main tourist season: October- April) of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Holidays Bentota is the prime beach resort of Sri Lanka.
Bentota National Holiday Resort, a sustainable tourism project launched in 1969 and owned and managed by Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) is situated in a strip of land spreading over 100 acres between the Bentota beach and the main southern coastal motorway called Galle Road.

Surf Bentota or Lihiniya Surf Bentota

Setting of Surf Bentota
Surf Bentota, a pioneer tourist beach hotel in Sri Lanka, is a beachfront hotel encompassed within the National Holiday Resort, Bentota. Surf Bentota occupies an expansive and a loveliest beachfront with coconut palm trees giving good shelter. On the other sides, the well maintained garden of  flowering plants is well shaded by large tropical trees and secluded giving privacy to all guests. Furthermore, within a 5 minutes’ walk from hotel is Bentara River of Bentota which affords water sports.

Sri Lanka Holidays Sustainable tourism (Green i.e., eco) credentials of Surf Bentota: To be edited

Accommodation at Surf Bentota
Surf Bentota hotel consists of 31 air-conditioned standard rooms, 52 air-conditioned superior rooms and 03 air-conditioned suites all of which bring about magnificent views of the beach. Within all well-appointed rooms are bathrooms with hot & cold water. Each room has a balcony or a patio for the guests to enjoy the tropical sun shine and palm fringed beach views.

Surf Bentota Sri Lanka Rooms

In –house facilities & amenities at Surf Bentota
Ayurvedic Center, Gym, Health & Fitness Center, beauty salon and swimming pool, Business center, WI-FI and meeting facilities,

Currency Exchange, Travel Agent & vehicle hire
Coffee shop, Laundry
Upon the in-house Ayurvedic doctor’s advise the staff at in-house Ayurveda centre offers a range of 3, 7 and 12 day courses of Ayurvedic health treatments such as massages, facial treatment, thermo therapy, herbal oil and steam baths.
The conference room at Surf Bentota is large enough for 60 participants’ theatre style: 80 guests for cocktails. The event coordinators and support staff is ready to extend a helping hand including audiovisual facilities.

Surf Bentota, Sri Lanka Holidays

In-room facilities at Surf Bentota
Air conditioning and room service
Alarm clock, radio, telephone, safe deposit box

Surf Bentota Sri Lanka

Dining at Surf Bentota
The Dining Area and the Bar are set up overlooking the beach. The pool bar beside the open air swimming pool refreshes the guests with drinks and snacks.

Surf Bentota Sri Lanka

Sports and Leisure facilities at Surf Bentota
Tennis courts
Snorkeling and Scuba diving at the beach of Bentota

Excursions off Surf Bentota
River Madu Ganga Boat Safari.
915-hectare Madu Ganga Estuary, meets the sea at the fishing village of Ambalangoda. River Madu Ganga is one of the three Ramsar Wetlands of the tropical island of Sri Lanka. The others two wetlands are Bundala National Park of Hambantota disctrict (Sri Lanka Holidays Deep South) & Anawilundawa Sanctuary of Puttalama district.

Turtle hatcheries at the beaches of Induruwa and Kosgoda, immediately south of Bentota.
Sri Lanka Holidays VOC Galle Dutch Fort occupying a small peninsula at the seaport of Galle, 52km south of Bentota.


Amethyst Passikudah

Monday, May 14th, 2012

Location of Amethyst Resort Passikudah (Pasikuda)
Amethyst Resort Passikudah of eastern coast of Sri Lanka is located about 28km North of Batticaloa town. It’s an approximately 5 hour drive from the Capital of Colombo.

Setting of Amethyst Resort Passikudah
Pasikudah is an absolutely stunning, exotic beach: it’s calm with no waves at all; it’s shallow allowing all to wade 30-50 meters into the sea that appears as if it’s a lagoon. The stretches of beaches are of sand exceedingly soft to the feet and dotted with palm and Palmyra trees.

Amethyst resort, Passikudah, Sri Lanka Holidays

Amethyst resort, Passikudah, Sri Lanka Holidays

The beachfront Amethyst Resort Passikudahsits prettily on the a crescent-moon shaped inlet of shallow water bay, which Google Maps refers to as one of the prettiest beaches in the world, under the cooling Kohomba (Sinhala: Margosa) trees with a lovely flowing stream bisecting the lush tropical greenery and the mangroves of the property.

Passikudah By Beach, Sri Lanka

Passikudah By Beach, Sri Lanka

Passikudah Bay beach
The reef that runs across Passikudah (Pasikuda) bay makes it one of the calmest and safest stretches of eastern coastline of Sri Lanka. Snorkeling at Passikudah (Pasikuda) bay brings in the endless joys of the marine life in view of the shallow fringing reef system that is home to lovely coral formations and schools of reef fish. Such is the beauty and importance in terms of marine life at Passikudah (Pasikuda), NARA has proposed the lovely bay of be listed as a Marine Sanctuary.

Passikudah (Pasikuda) Development Plan
Passikudah (Pasikuda), which has been in decades of torpor, is now awakening to the development plans of the tropical island of Sri Lanka. 156 acres of land have been earmarked for rapid development to provide more than 900 star class hotel rooms supported by common infrastructure as in Bentota beach of South Western Coast, the prime beach resort of Sri Lanka.

 Passikudha Beach, Eastern Coast, Sri Lanka Holidays

Passikudha Beach, Eastern Coast, Sri Lanka Holidays

Amethyst Resort Passikudah(Pasikuda) Sri Lanka Holidays Sustainable tourism (Green i.e., eco) credentials: to be edited.

Architectural concept of Amethyst Resort Passikudah(Pasikuda)
With the concept of conservation of lush tropical greenery of the land being paramount, the chalets are designed to present a rustic charm that blends into the nature of the property.

Amethyst Resort Passikudha Sri Lanka Holidays

Amethyst Resort Passikudha Sri Lanka Holidays

Accommodation at Amethyst Resort Passikudah (Pasikuda)
The resort has 40 rooms in operation which comprise of 18 Sea view Chalets and Stream View Chalets. All the rooms are spacious and fully equipped with luxury amenities.
Luxury Beach cabanas
Facing the bay of Passikudah (Pasikuda) are the luxury cabanas with spectacular views of the beach. All luxury beach cabanas are set up with its own private verandah opening out to the beach. There is no better spot in Passikudha (Pasikuda) to enjoy the spectacular scene of setting sun.
Water-View cabanas
Facing the lovely stream are spacious water-view cabanas. The verandah facing the stream creates a serene setting to enjoy the soft whispers of the flowing water.
Deluxe Rooms
Deluxe Rooms at Amethyst Resort Passikudah are spectacularly sandwiched between the beach and the stream. All Deluxe Rooms are fully equipped with all amenities.
Luxury Suites
Luxury Suites brings in panoramic views of the Bay of Passikudah. Luxury rooms are spacious with ample living and relaxing space; spectacular with ample living and relaxing space; comfortable with all conceivable amenities

Amethyst Resort, Passikudha

Amethyst Resort, Passikudha

Beach Bungalow at Amethyst Resort Passikudah (Pasikuda)
The two-storey beach bungalow at Amethyst Resort Passikudah nestled under the cooling Margosa (Kohomba) trees is an ideal hideaway that has picturesque views of both the ocean and stream.

The Barrel – Pub
The pub aptly named “The Barrel” alluding to the idiom “Barrel of fun” is a bar set up in Mediterranean style. The Barrel serves beer, a range of Cocktails and spirits. The barrel also serves delicious dishes of seafood in addition to the snacks to enjoy with your poison on the deck that opens up a scenic view of a fountain of water emerging from the river. The Karaoke music at The Barrel brings in entertainment to keep you in high spirits in the evening.

The “Kool” Pool Bar
The pool bar at the swimming pool set up close to the ocean is perfectly located to bring in views of the seascape to your heart’s content.

Taprobane – restaurant with seafood specialties
Taprobane – restaurant sitting pretty overlooking the stream serves a wide range of delicious dishes of seafood prepared from the catch of the day: straight from deep sea to the hands of the master-chefs.

Batticaloa Lagoon of the Eastern Coast
Batticaloa Lagoon, one of the largest coastal lagoons in Sri Lanka has several islands within it such as Puliayantheevu, Buffalo Island and Bone Island connected by a number of bridges. The largest bridge called Lady Manning Bridge, located in the Kallady is home to the famous “Singing fish of Batticaloa”. During the months of April and September on moonlit nights, the lagoon emanates a musical vibrations believed to be created by a certain species of fish. The singing is heard by way of placing an oar dipped into the water of the lagoon while floating in a boat.

Whale watching off shore Trincomalee also of the Eastern Coast
Trincomalee of Eastern coast and Mirissa and Dondre head of southern coast are hot spots of whale watching in Sri Lanka. The season for whale watching at Trincomalee is Between March to August when the whales return to Arabian Sea from their migration to Bay of Bengal in December-January. Trincomalee has high rates of sightings of for Blue Whales and Sperm Whales and even higher for Dolphins, mainly Spinner Dolphins.

Amethyst Resort Passikudah (Pasikuda) has taken its name after the gemstone called Amethyst that is found in Sri Lanka and can be bought in Colombo as well as in the world renowned city of Ratnapura (Sinhala: the city of gems). Amethyst is a healing stone: it balances and soothes the mind. The one who wear Amethyst or drink a bowl of spring water in which it was immersed (8 hours) with a teaspoon of sea salt on daily basis become aware of an increase imagination and a superior ability to visualize clearly.



Shangri-La Hambantota

Sunday, November 6th, 2011

Location of Shangri La Hambantota
Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts broke ground for a resort on 145 acres on the southern coast of Sri Lanka on 25 February 2012. Shangri-La’s Hambantota Resort and Spa, Sri Lanka will complement Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo, which is currently under construction in the capital. The resort is due to open in 2014 and the two properties mark the entry of the hotel group into Sri Lanka, often referred to as “The Pearl of the Indian Ocean.’ The southern coast of Sri Lanka is renowned for its natural beauty and is rich in cultural heritage.

Shangri La Hambantota, Deep South Sri Lanka

Shangri-La Hambantota setting
Shangri-La’s Hambantota Resort and Spa, Sri Lanka will be surrounded by an 18-hole golf course, coconut plantations and sand dunes to the south. Built along the shoreline, the resort will offer 375 rooms including 26 suites ranging in size from 48 square metres to 240 square metres. All rooms will offer balconies of the ocean breezes.

Reaching Shangri-La Hambantota

Sri Lanka Holidays Sustainable tourism (Green i.e., eco) credentials of Shagri-La Hambantota
To complement the local biodiversity, Shangri-La’s Hambantota Resort and Spa will implement Sanctuary, Shangri-La’s Care for Nature Project. The resort is currently consulting with local environmental organizations to determine a conservation programme for identified endangered species. An Eco Centre will be built on site, to teach and educate guests, colleagues and local schoolchildren about environmental awareness. In keeping with its natural setting the resort’s hot water will be produced using solar energy.

Architecture and Interior Décor of of Shagri-La Hambantota

Shangri-La Hambantota in-house facilities
CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La will feature ten treatment rooms, a beauty salon and health club. A dive center, a kids’ club, a 30-metre lap pool plus additional freeform pool, a tennis court and retail facilities will offer recreational opportunities for business travellers and families alike.
Shangri-La Hambantota is equipped with Multi-purpose function space at over 2,525 square meters and various pavilions offer versatile options for conferences, meetings, weddings and celebrations.

Dining at Shangri-La Hambantota
Food and beverage outlets will include a lobby lounge, an all day dining restaurant, Asian specialty and North Indian restaurants as well as two pool bars and Golf clubhouse lounge.

Excursions off Shagri-La HambantotaArchitecture and Interior Décor of Coral Rock by Amaya
The resort grounds are a natural extension to the region’s wildlife habitat. Yala and Bundala National Parks, Sri Lanka’s foremost bird watching destinations, and over 40 heritage sites are within easy reach.

Together with Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo the hotels will fit strategically into the group’s ongoing expansion plans to link the Indian subcontinent and the South East Asia developments. “We are delighted to enter the Pearl of the Indian Ocean with not just one but two very special projects,” said Greg Dogan, president and chief executive officer of Shangri-La International Hotel Management Ltd. “The southern coast of Sri Lanka is an area of unsurpassed natural beauty, rich in cultural heritage, and above all it is well recognised for its warm and hospitable population. With the new shipping port and the second international airport close by, Shangri-La’s Hambantota Resort & Spa, Sri Lanka will be perfectly positioned for leisure and business travellers.”

The Sri Lankan properties will be fully integrated into the local community from the very beginning, offering employment opportunities and infrastructural support. In addition, both hotels will adopt Embrace, Shangri-La’s Care for People Project and work with local children’s organizations on health and/or education programmes over a long-term period in need areas such as school materials, infrastructure improvement, hygiene and nutrition. The hotel is in the process of identifying eligible schools. In Hambantota, these schools will be within the villages that surround the temple and the immediate livelihood centres of fishing ports and farmlands, to ensure that the project will work closely with the parents and families of the students.

At the same time, Shangri-La recognizes the unique opportunity presented to hone a new generation of tourism talent in Sri Lanka. Both properties are committed to employing the majority of its workforce locally and they will commence a “Hospitality Traineeship Programme”. Young adults participating in the 15 to 18 months programme will start with basic skill courses in the front office, food and beverage service, kitchen, landscaping and gardens. Successful candidates will then continue to be placed in selected Shangri-La hotels globally until the properties in Sri Lanka are ready for pre-opening work.

Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, one of the world’s premier hotel companies, currently owns and/or manages 78 hotels under the Shangri-La, Kerry and Traders brands, with a room inventory of over 32,000. Over four decades the group has established its brand hallmark of ‘hospitality from the heart’. The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in mainland China, India, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Qatar, Sri Lanka, Turkey and United Kingdom. For more information and reservations, please contact a travel professional or access the website at

Above article is based on the press release dated 27th February 2012 by


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