A New Dawn – Sunrise by Jetwing, PASSIKUDAH OPENS
The never ending beach lines of Sri Lanka are a wondrous sight. It is what makes our island nation unique, and better yet a most favoured traveler destination. Adding to the distinctive beaches in the island is Passikudah, a coastal resort town located 35km north of Batticaloa and home to one of the longest stretches of shallow coastline in the world. Beautifully placed in the center of the Passikudah Bay is Sunrise by Jetwing overlooking the white sandy beach, a unique feature of Passikudah.
Located approximately 298km away from Colombo, Passikudah is in every essence the goto place for the perfect getaway by the sea. The wide and white sandy beaches softly caresses your feet, and the shallow waters stretching out 50m into the sea with shades of blue glistening in the sun is truly mesmerizing and soothing. In essence it is a one shop stop for visual and bodily comfort.
The six hour drive to Passikudah passes through key signature wildlife, archeological, and religious sites in the country. The drive past Habarana is an exciting one with the road stretching out across the thick jungle, and elephants can be seen flocking by the side of the road. 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 also only 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.
There’s much to see in and out of Passikudah, and for the heavy travelers Sunrise by Jetwing provides a warm luxurious haven for relaxation and rejuvenation. The large spaces have an open view of both the pool and the sea at a distance with large trees marking the property. The recently opened lavish hotel boasts 58 rooms in three separate wings with attached balconies and terraces, out of which 26 rooms have 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, the main restaurant catering to mouthwatering global cuisine, the 109m pool to dive into when it gets too warm, an open air Jacuzzi to immerse in, a spa inclusive of a steam room and sauna, and even a fitness center for the health conscious are the additional facilities the hotel houses.
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 adrenaline junkies can involve in the water sports including scuba diving and snorkeling and even extreme water sports such as wind surfing and kite boarding. Sunrise by Jetwing embraces the free-spirited nature of Passikudah and promises a complete treatment of bliss and relaxation for those longing for a sweet escape.
Family owned and in the tourism industry for the past 43 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. Considered a priority, sustainable and responsible practice is implemented through the award winning Jetwing Eternal Earth Programme; with energy efficiency, community upliftment, and education of earth saving measures to schoolchildren being a few tenets of the Programme.
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