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Trinco Blu by Cinnamon

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  • About this holiday

    Trinco Blu in Trincomalee is a modern beachfront hotel designed to better acquaint its guests with the beauty of its coastal location. As the whale experts of the East Coast, Trinco Blu has a number of once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to offer, from whale-watching boat trips to scuba-diving in the reef, but with an excellent seafood restaurant, serenely designed guestrooms, and an inviting poolside to ensure the luxury experience continues long into the evening. Combine this seaside paradise with hotels inland to create a tailor-made touring holiday of Sri Lanka.

    The journey and how you get there


    Toiletries, tea and coffee making facilities, and Wifi

    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with Sri Lankan or British Airways London to Colombo return in economy, private car transfers, bed and breakfast based on two people sharing a double or twin room. Half board and full board are offered at a supplement.

    Holiday prices

    Sample price is per person based on two people sharing a Type A double or twin room.
    From £1,340 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.

    Hotel code


    Our opinion

    Trinco Blu is a relaxing destination that will appeal to those clients looking for comfortable luxury accommodation and a chance to experience the wonders of the Indian Ocean.

    Hotel description

    The four star Trinco Blu in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka, is staffed by the whale experts of the East, who continually enrich guests’ experience of the island with whale-watching, snorkelling, and diving opportunities unlike any other. The name of this hotel was derived from its stunning location, paying homage to Trincomalee and suggestive of the coast’s bright palette. A white-washed façade, adorned with a hint of colonial architecture, looks out onto a shimmering turquoise pool and the sea beyond. Inside, the colour scheme of Sri Lanka’s beachside landscapes is continued, with bedrooms painted radiant white, white linens, and bursts of blue and yellow in the cushions and bed throws. Large windows open up onto small balconies, which give guests a quiet place to enjoy the views. Weathered white wood is used for all furnishings, setting a contrast with the inland hotels you may stay at on your tour, where traditional dark wood reigns. Further Trinco Blu nuances can be found in the private beach chalets, where vibrant mosaics decorate the walls behind the beds, depicting fluid wave-inspired patterns. Throughout the day, guests can choose from a variety of dining options within the hotel, from the Asian-inspired breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffets at the Captain’s Deck, to some of Sri Lanka’s best seafood dishes in the hugely popular Crab restaurant, where diners can dig their toes into the sand while they eat. The Rum Hold serves locally-inspired cocktails all day and late into the evening, both indoors, in the ‘retro-marine’ bar, and on the veranda overlooking the pool. Spend the daytime enjoying the waters of the pool or the Indian Ocean. The Sunshine Water Sports Centre is the only VDWS holder in Sri Lanka, and does not just offer guests the phenomenal whale-watching trips that have made Trinco Blu its respectable name, but also jet skiing, windsurfing, kayaking, and canoeing opportunities, among others. As a Green Globe certified hotel, Trinco Blu goes to great lengths when designing its programmes to ensure they preserve the marine life and the surrounding settlements. The ways in which you are able to soak up the sun, appreciate the blue skies, and splash in the refreshing water are almost endless at Trinco Blu. All of this comes together to create a hotel that we would highly recommend to anyone looking to try the water sports in Sri Lanka, as well as to those who want to kick back and enjoy the finer things in life. With the centre of the port city of Trincomalee just a stone’s throw away, islands off the coast accessible by boat trips, historic naval dockyards, and the beautiful beaches of towns such as Nilaveli just a short drive up the coast, there is plenty for every visitor to enjoy. Combine Trinco Blu with inland boutique villas or safari resorts to gain a well-rounded appreciation of this magnificent island.



    Official star rating


    Annual opening

    Distance from airport

    149 miles

    Closest airport

    Bandaranaike International Airport

    Room types

    81 rooms with king or twin beds, air-conditioning, table and chairs, safe, hairdryer, minibar, telephone, cable television. All rooms have a small balcony.
    Superior Room
    Beach Chalet with large sitting area and direct access to the beach
    Suite with separate living area and ocean views

    Hotel facilities and services

    Sunshine Water Sports Centre, the Crab restaurant, the Rum Hold Bar, the Captain’s Deck restaurant, swimming pool, gift shop, guest parking, and excursions counter.

    Water sports

    Jet skiing, water skiing, sea kayaking, banana boat rides, tube rides, whale-watching trips, boat trips, canoeing, surfing, windsurfing, body-boarding, fishing, snorkelling, and scuba diving.

    Land sports

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Trinco Blu’s excursions counter is happy to organise diving trips, marine mammal safaris, snorkelling trips to Pigeon Island, fishing trips, boat trips along Trincomalee, and boat trips along the coast to see the nearby towns. All of these excursions come at an added cost. 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


    Children are welcomed at the hotel, and 1 extra bed per room can be arranged on request. Cots are also available. Children under the age of 5 stay for free when using an existing bed or hotel cot.

    Minimum stays

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