The Jetwing Lighthouse Hotel is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, and it is indeed both luxurious and welcoming. The hotel sits in green landscaped grounds filled with palm trees and lawned areas amongst which are two large swimming pools and a separate pool for children. The grounds literally meet the beach and the sea.
The hotel rooms and suites are all beautifully appointed with teak furniture, linen sheets and granite and marble bathrooms. Each room has a private balcony and stunning sea views. Guests can make the most of the hotel's facilities with tennis, squash and pool. There are also meditation or yoga classes, a gym with personal trainers on hand and a gift shop.
During the day guests can pamper themselves with body and facial treatments and massages in the luxurious spa. In the evening guests can dine at either the Cinnamon Room or The Cardamom Café and enjoy late night drinks at the Coats of Arms Bar.
Distance from Airport:
153km from Bandaranaike International Airport.
The hotel has 60 Deluxe Rooms and three Suites. The suites are all themed - Fa-Hsein with a Moorish feel, Dutch styled Speilbergen and Oriental Ibn Battuta. All the rooms have ocean views, balconies, air-conditioning, LED TV with cable channels and a telephone. Certain amenities may be payable locally.
2 hours 10 minutes.
Location and Resort:
The Jetwing Lighthouse Hotel is located just outside the bustling city of Galle in southern Sri Lanka. The hotel sits on a rocky promontory overlooking the beach and sea. Galle is an interesting city to explore with its historic Dutch Fort and Kalutara temple, and the golden sand beaches that are strung along this coast are spectacular.
Eating and Drinking:
There are three places to eat at the hotel. The Cardamom Café serves buffet meals throughout the day, and there's fine dining and plenty of seafood at the Cinnamon Room. The Anchor Bar & Grill serves light meals, plus there's the Coats of Arms Bar for drinks at sunset.
There are two large outdoor swimming pools plus a kid's pool too. There is a Spa offering guests luxurious treatments and massages.
Couples looking for a small luxury hotel will not be disappointed with the Jetwing Lighthouse Hotel. Anyone wanting to lounge on a beautiful golden sand beach one day and then explore the tropical forest of the Sinharaja Forest Reserve the next will appreciate the hotel's perfect location.
Couples and families.