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Jetwing Beach

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  • About this holiday

    A luxurious beach hotel on the west coast of Sri Lanka, originally designed by Geoffrey Bawa and now boasting a variety of facilities. An excellent option for beachside relaxation at the start or end of a touring holiday, thanks to its convenient location less than 10 miles from Colombo airport. 
    Client testimonial: "An excellent choice where we could unwind after long flights. Watching fishermen pull in their nets while chanting was a lovely experience."
    Mr & Mrs C, April 2016

    The journey and how you get there


    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with Sri Lankan London to Colombo return in economy, private car transfers, bed and American buffet breakfast based on two people sharing a double or twin room.

    Holiday prices

    Sample price for a luxury holiday to Jetwing Beach is per person based on two people sharing a Type A double or twin room.
    From £1,290 for 7 nights.
    The price displayed here is 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

    The Jetwing Beach is an excellent luxury hotel with facilities and location to match.

    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. The cool, contemporary architecture of Jetwing Beach complements the natural environment whilst allowing guests to relax in luxury, with minimalist interiors in the bedrooms and suites creating bright and unfussy surroundings. Originally designed by Geoffrey Bawa, the Jetwing Beach was renovated entirely in 2004. Large glass doors open onto a private balcony or terrace that overlooks the sea, an attractive feature of each room, and the suites benefit from butler service. Set in 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. International and local cuisine is served in the Sands Restaurant, which is open 24 hours and is partly open air. 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. 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

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