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A new dawn – Sunrise by Jetwing, Passikudah opens

The never-ending beach lines of Sri Lanka are a wondrous sight. It is what makes this island nation unique, and better yet a most favored traveler destination.


Adding to the distinctive beaches in the island, is Passikudah, a coastal resort town located 35 km 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 298 km away from Colombo, Passikudah is in every essence the go-to place for the perfect getaway by the sea. The wide and white sandy beaches softly caress one’s feet, and the shallow waters stretching out 50 m into the sea with shades of blue glistening in the sun is truly mesmerizing and soothing. In essence it is a one-stop shop for visual and bodily comfort.

The six-hour drive to Passikudah passes through key signature wildlife, as well as 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 a 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, and 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 its rich culture and religious excursions. The Koneswaram Temple is a famous religious Hindu pilgrimage center 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 a balcony/terrace area. In keeping to the lavish service, the hotel promises the room facilities is comprised 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 109 m 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 guests’ comforts, they may also 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 get involved in 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 its 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 Program, with energy efficiency, community upliftment, and education of earth-saving measures to schoolchildren being a few tenets of the Program.

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