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Your Everyday Beach Holiday to Passikudah at Sunrise by Jetwing

  • Written by Prasanna Welangoda

In an island where an endless beach stretches around, absolute pleasure lies in wait for the weary traveler as Passikudah takes precedence for its unspoilt stretch of white sandy shores. Laden in front of this wondrous sight is Sunrise by Jetwing – a luxury resort promising an unforgettable beach vacation.

The Passikudah beach is ideal for lazying around and watching over the glorious shades of blue in the distance changing colour with the sun gleaming above. Passikudah takes you away from the hustle and bustle of the city and takes you into a world that allows you to settle down into the calming slow paced life by the shores. With the beach being in season all year round this seaside destination is ideal for your extended vacations. Leading up to the clear waters is the 108m swimming pool – the longest in the East coast is ideal for your lazy evening dips after a sun bronzed day by the beach. The inviting shallow waters will only encourage you to go scuba diving or snorkel to get up close and personal with the sea life, and extreme water sports such as wind surfing and kite boarding can also be arranged here. The resort also features an open air Jacuzzi to immerse in, and even a fitness center for the health conscious.

Located in the centre of the bay Sunrise by Jetwing has direct access to the sea and promises the best views of the aquamarine waters. Boasting large open spaces that is 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. Additionally, there are two luxurious suites inclusive of balcony/terrace area. In keeping to the lavish service the hotel promises the room facilities comprises of air-conditioning, fan, telephone with I.D.D., mini bar, flat screen satellite television, hot and cold water, tea/coffee making etc.

The Sky Bar, which remains a perfect spot for star gazing has splendid views of the extended pool and 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.

While the hotel will cater to your comforts you may engage in the many activities in and around the property. For the adventurous souls a stroll to the village or bike ride can be arranged. The drive to Passikudah is passing through key signature wildlife, archeological, and religious sites in the country.  The drive past Habarana is surely an exciting one with the road stretching out across the thick jungle, and elephants flocking by the side of the road. If you happen to pass the Minneriya National Park here you can witness what is considered a stunning wildlife spectacle – 'The Gathering', which is the largest elephant migration seen in the world. Polonnaruwa is one and a half hour drive from Passikudah and is home to distinct archeological remains of the Polonnaruwa kingdom. The Statue of King Parakramabahu, Thuparamaya, Sandakada Pahana, Kiri Vehara, Satmahal Prasada are beautifully constructed ruins echoing the heritage of Sri Lanka and a must see. Trincomalee is a two hour drive from Passikudah and is known for the rich culture and religious excursions. The Koneswaram Temple is a famous religious Hindu pilgrimage centre overlooking the Indian Ocean.

For more information or reservations please call on 011 4 709 400 or e-mail on or log on to our website on  

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.

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