A Harmony Of Sustainability And Eco-Luxury
As an eco-luxury hotel on our eastern coast, Jetwing Surf features a natural commitment to sustainability. Inspired by the resourceful landscapes that surround us, our home of Sri Lankan hospitality has been designed in harmonious coexistence – allowing us to promote, preserve, and protect our thriving environment through a number of initiatives that make Jetwing Surf a symbol of responsible tourism.
Energy and Carbon
Inspired by the waves and seashells of our coastal home, Jetwing Surf features a unique, open architectural design across our rooms, reception and restaurant, which reduces the requirement for artificial illumination and ventilation. None of our cabanas feature air conditioners due to the sustainable combination of an iluk roof which helps minimise heat gain during the day, a steep roof pitch which prevents stagnation of warm air in living spaces, and cadjan-covered double layered walls which not only allow for the easy flowing of fresh air, but also provide you with absolute privacy. In addition, the open-air bathrooms also require no mechanical ventilation, as every cabana at Jetwing Surf has been designed to allow fresh air from cool ocean breeze to flow through naturally.
Water and Waste
Wastewater at Jetwing Surf is directed to purpose-built septic tanks, where it is biologically treated and sent to a soak-age pit. The treated water is then gradually soaked into the soil. On the other hand, laundry wastewater which is treated (both chemically and mechanically) is later used for irrigation in our coastal gardens. All sweepings and tree clippings from the garden are composted in a traditional above ground compost pile, and the product compost is used as a nutrient-rich soil enhancer.
Sourcing and Production
The environmentally friendly design of Jetwing Surf has been achieved through the use of natural materials such as cadjan, coir, iluk grass and wood in nearly all aspects of construction. Likewise, each cabana has been carefully constructed with minimal disturbance to the existing vegetation of our surrounding coastal environment.