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  • About this holiday

    Amaranthe bay, near Trincomalee, is an enchanting and modern beach- and river-side resort, perfect for long stop-overs as part of a touring holiday around Sri Lanka. The attractive accommodation and excellent facilities are situated close to the Naval Dockyard and fort of Trincomalee, one of the most culturally interesting towns of the north, as well as the green, flourishing plains further inland, allowing you to experience both sides to this island.

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    Sample price is per person based on two people sharing a Type A double or twin room.
    From £1,470 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

    Amaranthe Bay is a peaceful resort with serene accommodation and first class dining, spa, and relaxation facilities.

    Hotel description

    North of Trincomalee, Amaranthe Bay is a modern resort close to the beach. Palm trees form the backdrop, and the rooms, split across separate villas, look towards the sea. A curved pool and small circular children’s pool sit at the centre of the grounds, with the rooms on two sides. Tables, chairs, and loungers line the water’s edge, and four more loungers are partly submerged in the water on a shallow shelf, enabling sunbathers to dip their feet in to cool themselves down without sacrificing their prime spot. A shady ambalama style pool bar provides comfy seats for guests who want to stay out of the heat. The guestrooms themselves follow a soothing, neutral theme, with golden throws and cushions in most Junior Suites, and polished teak flooring. The Standard Rooms follow a simpler colour scheme, with crisp white linens and wooden furnishings. Each room has a feature Jacuzzi, often placed in the corner of the room with two or three glass walls around it, perfect for relaxing in the evenings by candlelight and appreciating how the turquoise and green views change colour with the sunset. The bathrooms have sleek polished marble floors, ceilings, and walls and walk-in showers, so seem to be very contemporary wet rooms. The rooms at Amaranthe Bay are perfectly designed to enjoy the sunshine and the views throughout the day, and always with an idyllic sense of privacy achieved by the positioning of the villas. The hotel has wining and dining options to suit any tastes, from the relaxed pool bar that channels the Caribbean, to the fine-dining Bibliotheque. If you haven’t yet had enough of the sun, sand, and water, then why not dine on gourmet food at the Boardwalk, which hovers above the river. More adventurous gastronomists may wish to take the Amaranthe up on its offer of letting you choose and cook your own seafood, under the experienced eye of the restaurant’s chef; choose from fish, prawns, lobster, crab, red snapper, calamari, and whatever else has been freshly caught, and cook it exactly to your liking. While you stay at Amaranthe Bay, spend your days exploring the coast and taking trips into Trincomalee to see the Naval Dockyard, the temples, and the Dutch Fort. Perhaps even venture over to Pigeon Island National Park to experience the truly ‘desert island’ feel. Amaranthe Bay makes for an excellent three or four day stop-over as part of a longer touring holiday around Sri Lanka.


    Close to the beach, just north of Trincomalee.

    Official star rating

    no rating

    Annual opening

    Distance from airport

    149 miles

    Closest airport

    Bandaranaike International Airport

    Room types

    30 rooms with air-conditioning, private Jacuzzi, media dock, safe, minibar, tea and coffee making facilities, telephone, and electronic key system.
    Standard Room with double or twin beds
    Junior Suite with king or twin beds, living area, and panoramic views
    Executive Suite with king bed, dining and living area, and possibility to interconnect with twin room. On top floor.

    Hotel facilities and services

    Pool Bar, Wild Bar, Bee Lounge, Pool Hang-Out, Bibliotheque, Board Walk, Spa, swimming pool, and floating ambalama.

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    While staying at Amaranthe Bay, look into organising diving trips, underwater safaris, snorkelling trips to Pigeon Island, fishing trips, boat trips along Trincomalee, and boat trips along the coast to see the nearby towns. Trincomalee is known for having the largest Dutch fort on the island, which can still be visited today. We would also recommend visiting the rare hot springs, the colourful Koneswaram (Temple of a Thousand Pillars) and Sri Pathrakali Temples, the striking Kandasamy Kovil, Pigeon Island on a boat trip, and the harbour.

    Sports nearby

    Water sports including scuba diving and surfing.


    Interconnecting rooms are available with some room types.

    Minimum stays

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