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Jetwing Beach

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  • About this holiday

    Jetwing Beach was the first hotel in Negombo to become a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World group, and it boasts an intimate and casual atmosphere that is great for families. On the brink of a deep, golden sand beach, there are plenty of sports and crafts activities and a kids' club available to keep children entertained. A feeling of sophisticated luxury is cultivated by such additions as the wine cellar, spa, and excellent restaurants. This is a highly recommended and well-received family resort for those looking to escape for a few weeks to Sri Lanka.

    The journey and how you get there


    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with Sri Lankan Airlines London to Colombo, private car transfers, bed and breakfast.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices for Jetwing Beach are per person based on 2 adults and 2 children under twelve for seven nights:
    Low Season: From about £6,700
    High Season: From about £8,200
    Prices based on sharing two Double Deluxe Rooms.
    The prices displayed here are a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers

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    Our opinion

    A unique family resort in Sri Lanka.

    Hotel description

    Nestling between palm trees along a charming stretch of beach on Sri Lanka’s west coast, Jetwing Beach was the first hotel in Negombo to become a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. With its cool, contemporary architecture, Jetwing Beach complements the natural environment whilst allowing guests to relax in luxury. Jetwing Beach has plenty of family appeal with minimalist interiors in the bedrooms and suites creating bright and unfussy surroundings. This is a setting that is ripe for casual holidays, with a marvellous beach on which every member of the family can play, relax and bond. Originally designed by Geoffrey Bawa, the Jetwing Beach was renovated entirely in 2004. Thanks to this refurbishment, guestrooms now boasts large glass doors that open onto a private balcony or terrace overlooking the sea. This is an attractive feature of each room, and the suites benefit from butler service, making your stay as effortless as possible. International and local cuisine is served in the Sands Restaurant, where youngsters will appreciate more familiar dishes but can also sample something a bit more exotic. Open 24-hours a day, Sands is partly open-air and allows familes flexibility with dining times. Alternatively, the fine dining restaurant, Black Coral, is open in the evenings. After dinner, relax with a cocktail or a glass of wine at the Terrace Bar, overlooking the hotel’s grounds. Set in the lush tropical gardens, Jetwing Beach hotel also has tennis courts and an outdoor swimming pool. A professional water sports centre, scuba diving and windsurfing are available nearby and safaris and game drives can be organised on request. The spa at Jetwing Beach has two treatment rooms and a steam room, and there is an Ayurvedic centre with a selection of traditional treatment programmes at its sister hotel, Ayurveda Pavilions. Jetwing Beach is in an excellent location for exploring the surrounding area: the fishing town of Negombo with its churches, temples and mosques, Dutch fort and colourful local shops, the nearby Murhurajawala marshlands and the Dutch Canal.


    Negombo, Sri Lanka

    Official star rating

    no rating

    Annual opening

    All year.

    Distance from airport

    About 20 minutes by car.

    Closest airport

    Colombo International Airport.

    Room types

    Number of bedrooms: 75 Deluxe bedrooms and 3 suites
    Deluxe Room. A private terrace or balcony, Bathroom with a luxury bath tub, separate rain shower, AC, Satellite TV, DVD/CD player.
    Suite with butler service. Lounge or sitting area, a long balcony with a day bed and an open courtyard (or patio) equipped with rain dance shower, Jacuzzi and two sun beds. Bathroom with a luxury bath tub, separate rain shower, AC, Satellite TV, DVD/CD player.

    Hotel facilities and services

    Facilities at Jetwing Beach include: Two swimming pools, Two restaurants, Health Food Corner, Special & Private dining options, Terrace Bar, Wine cellar, Spa treatment rooms, Professional Childcare Centre, Babysitting, Laundry, Dry Cleaning service, Gifts and jewellery shops, DVD libraries, Parking, Postal facility, Left luggage, Gym.

    Water sports

    Diving (from December to March), snorkelling, windsurfing, waterskiing, boat and catamaran tours.

    Land sports

    Day and night tennis, Gym.

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Local to Jetwing Beach are Negombo with the remains of Dutch Fort, The Hamilton Dutch Canal, catholic churches, fish markets, fishing boats, seafood, beaches, tourist shops and restaurants (mostly mid to lower end), fashion shops; Angurukaramulla Temple
    Activities nearby: Boat trips on the sea, in lagoon or up the Maha Oya river and along the Dutch canal; deep sea fishing; birdwatching and boat trips in the Muthurajawela wetlands; Professional Watersports centre. Jetwing Beach offers a couple of complimentary tours to its hotel guests enabling visitors to Sri Lanka to find out more about local life. The morning fishing village tour (1 hour walking tour) takes you to see fishermen and their traditional outrigger canoes and catamarans, and hopefully the fresh catch such as seer, skipjack, herring and mullet. lobster and prawns are caught in the lagoon. The Temple visit (every other Sunday, lasting one hour) takes you in a vehicle to a nearby Buddhist temple where you see practising Buddhist monks and a children’s Sunday school in action.
    Excursions further afield: Colombo (1+ hour drive); Archaeological sites of Yapahuwa, Arankele or Dambadeniya; Wilpattu National Park (12 hours trip)

    Sports nearby

    Diving, cycling and nature tours.


    Children of all ages are welcome. Children under 2 years of age are accommodated free of charge. There is a professional Childcare Centre (daytime excluding meal times) for children aged 4 months to 13 years old.

    Minimum stays

    Other information

    Children's club: Jetwing Childcare Centre is an inexpensive facility that keeps children aged 4 months to 13 years entertained throughout the day with activities such as water polo, face painting, beach olympics and parachute games. Lunchtime meals are provided at an additional cost if required.
    Babysitting: A babysitting service is available on request at an added cost.
    Children's entertainment: The resort offers a kids' club and a teens' club as well as sporting facilities. In-room there is a satellite TV, complimentary WiFi and a DVD player with a library of DVDs to choose from.
    Medical services: There is a doctor on call at Jetwing Beach. The nearest hospital is a 10-minute drive away.
    Family dining: Families can enjoy breakfast at Sands restaurant and there are casual dining options at The Deck, a beachside snackbar. There are vegetarian, health food and private dining options, and room service allows families added flexibility.
    Family rooms: Families can occupy two connecting Deluxe Rooms.
    Children's amenities: The hotel is able to provide a cot on request for infants.


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