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Venturing Beyond The Beach

Beyond the shores of Jetwing Beach, a world of adventures is waiting to be discovered. Be it over land or under water, Negombo serves as a convenient base to explore a number of unique destinations that showcase the diverse heritage of our tropical isle.

While Negombo itself hosts a number of cultural and historical sites, it is also conveniently located between two of Sri Lanka’s capitals. The current capital of Colombo is found just half an hour away, and is the urban heart of our island complete with the hustle and bustle of a cosmopolitan city. Dambadeniya on the other hand, is an ancient capital located further east from our home, with a ruined palace alongside other relics left behind as its legacy.

Closer to home, the Angurukaramulla Temple found on the outskirts of Negombo also features a large Buddha statute with number of ancient murals and a ruined library that dates back over 300 years. Negombo however, as a northwestern hub of commercial activity, continues to be one of Sri Lanka’s most prominent fishing villages. Beyond its preservation of colonial artifacts such as the Dutch Fort, Negombo is also home to the celebrated Lellama Fish Market, which sells some of the finest seafood you can find in Sri Lanka.

The waters of Negombo’s coastline are also known to be exciting as they are adventurous, with not only the exotic Duwa Reef available for a colourful diving experience, but also the Kudapaduwa shipwreck and the sunken Royal Air Force Aircraft in the seas off Katuneriya. Alternatively, the resident waters of our family at Jetwing Lagoon host a professional water sports centre for adrenalin-filled jet-ski and boat rides among other exciting aquatic activities upon the inland waters of Negombo.

Finally, for the birding enthusiasts, Jetwing Beach also offers excursions to the open aviaries of Muthurajawela’s mangroves and the Anawilundawa Sanctuary to spot a number of species both endemic and migratory, frolic in our tropical island habitats.

Lellama Fish Market

 

Watch as local fishermen haul in exotic delicacies of the ocean beyond our shores.

A fleet of catamarans and Seine fishing experience

 

As dawn breaks over Negombo, fleets of catamarans return to terra firma after a long night of fishing - an experience not to be missed!

Angurukaramulla Temple

 

Revisit a Buddhist temple with a ruined library that dates back over 300 years.

Negombo

 

Explore a world of history and culture throughout our home.

Birding Trails

 

Witness a number of bird species amidst the habitats of Anawilundawa and Muthurajawela.

Treacle and Toddy Production

 

The coconut trees in our gardens are tapped by local experts and the sweet treacle and toddy are available for you to indulge in.

Water Sports

 

Take to the waters with our professional water sports centre at Jetwing Lagoon.

Agro Tour to Dankotuwa Organic Estate

 

Join us for a quick trip around an organic garden maintained at Dankotuwa to supply fresh fruit and vegetables for the kitchens.

Train journey from Kattuwa to Bolawatta

 

Take a train ride from Kattuwa to Bolawatta, taking in the sceneries of Sri Lanka’s countryside before stopping to see some of Negombo’s popular cottage industries.

Colombo

 

Immerse yourself in the cosmopolitan hustle and bustle of our island capital.

Dambadeniya

 

Visit an ancient capital of Sri Lanka famed for its contribution to local literature.