Jetwing Lighthouse

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Designed by renowned Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa and boasting a stunning location atop a rugged outcrop overlooking the Indian Ocean, Jetwing Lighthouse expertly blends contemporary luxury with Sri Lankan heritage.

Included in your holiday

  • Lounge passes and meet & greet service in UK airports
  • Transfers to and from your hotel
  • All flight luggage allowances
  • Personal concierge service
  • 24/7 assistance when travelling
  • Full ATOL protection

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Located atop a magnificent hillock overlooking the vast shimmering beauty of the Indian Ocean, Jetwing Lighthouse has built a reputation for being amongst the most iconic hotels found in Galle.

One of the cultural and historical capitals of Sri Lanka, the sea has provided Galle with a mesmerizing cultural tapestry populated by fascinating stories from the ancient spice trade all the way through to colonial invasions.

Only 15-minutes from Galle’s stunning 16th-century fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as the city’s restaurants, boutiques, rainforest treks, lowland tea estates, and Koggala Lake boat trips – the Jetwing Lighthouse hotel stands majestically atop a rugged outcrop of rock, with waves breaking on the rocks below.

Designed by legendary Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa and blending traditional and contemporary elements inspired by the surrounding area, from the sea the hotel looks like a ship waiting to launch from the headland, and from the land the building resembles a fort, with the main entrance nestled behind a rampart-like façade.

Inside the hotel itself, you will find the height of luxury and the home of Sri Lankan hospitality. With elegant, simple décor that uses rich woods and splashes of bright colour reflecting Sri Lankan scenery throughout the hotel, and a series of unique suites that boast either Chinese, Moroccan or colonial Dutch-inspired décor, Jetwing Lighthouse is something of a Sri Lankan style icon. Additionally, for a holistic holiday, Jetwing Lighthouse offers a number of wellness facilities, a fully equipped gym, and manicured gardens that play host to two swimming pools, a separate pool for children, and a blissful spa offering a selection of ancient Ayurvedic treatments and tropical therapies that refresh and revitalise your mind, body, and soul.

If that wasn’t enough to fuel your passion for a Sri Lankan getaway, Jetwing Lighthouse has cultivated a reputation for serving only the finest gastronomical delights in each of its five magnificent international restaurants. The hotel also places great importance on their green initiatives, with a strong focus on both environmental and community activities and a commitment to creating a connective, eco-focused environment; something that’s very understandable when considering that the southern coastline of Sri Lanka is home to innumerable incredible species, including one of the largest resident blue whale populations in the world.

With a stunning waterfront setting and distinctive elegant design, the accommodation at Jetwing Lighthouse invites you to make yourself comfortable in the confides of one of 85 beautifully furnished Geoffrey Bawa designed guestrooms and suites. Most rooms feature private balconies, incredible views, modern amenities, and an enchanting ambiance.

Luxury Room – Main Wing -

Luxury Room – Main Wing -

Sleeps: 3 Adults

Featuring a private balcony or terrace that overlooks that Indian Ocean or idyllic gardens, a 60 sq m luxury room blends in with the coast through use of solid timber, elegant furnishings, and a sea breeze.
Luxury Room – Spa Wing -

Luxury Room – Spa Wing -

Sleeps: 3 Adults

A 72.3 sq m Spa Wing Luxury Room embodies an opulent charm inspired by its enchanting location overlooking the Indian Ocean to create elegant coastal respite dominated by a plush four-poster king-sized bed with its own pillow menu.
Themed Suites

Themed Suites

Sleeps: 3 Adults

Each of the three 115 sq m themed suites draw inspiration from three ancient travellers that reached Sri Lanka in ages gone by. Each Themed Suite is inspired by imperial China, bustling Morocco, and colonial Holland, and provide you with a separate sitting area and a personal butler.
Superior Suite

Superior Suite

A 113.7 sq m Superior Suite provides the highest level of luxury, an elegant simplistic design using rich wood and light stone, and features a Jacuzzi, plunge pool, personal butler, king-sized bed, and private sea-facing balcony - alongside a separate living area and contemporary essentials.
The Cinnamon Room

The Cinnamon Room

Fine dining inspired by the exotic spices that have drawn travellers to these shores for centuries and featuring seafood delicacies and fresh produce handpicked from local markets.

  • Dinner
Cardamom Café

Cardamom Café

One of the only restaurants in Galle to offer 24-hour dining, serving buffet spreads and set menus featuring international cuisine, the Cardamom Café gives you the freedom to eat indoors or outside.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Nihal’s

Nihal’s

Named after, and curated by, world-renowned executive chef Nihal Senanyake, Nihal’s specialises in a wide range of culinary delights prepared with a quintessentially Sri Lankan touch.

  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Lorenzo’s Pizza Bar

Lorenzo’s Pizza Bar

A slice of Italy by the seas of Galle – using fresh and organic local produce Lorenzo’s provides a mouth-watering variety of pizzas including; vegan, vegetarian, meat, and seafood options.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
The Verandah

The Verandah

On a welcoming cobblestone terrace and beautifully manicured lawn you will find The Verandah. Enjoy an exquisite selection of snacks, cocktails, mocktails and more, all overlooking the sea.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Coat of Arms bar

Coat of Arms bar

A sophisticated bar decorated with flags of British and Sri Lankan origins and featuring a snooker table for some recreational entertainment.

  • Lunch

On top of on-site entertainment and cultural shows, Jetwing Lighthouse’s location provides unrivalled access to some of the most inspiring activities and areas of natural beauty in all of Sri Lanka. The Mahamodara River for instance, serves as a fascinating safari to spot a number of birds, reptiles, and more, and the legendary hill of Rumassala is shrouded in myth and folklore due to its connection to the Hindu epic of the Ramayana.

The waters of the southern seas give guests the opportunity spend a day fishing with expert local fisherman or watch blue wales and dolphins in their natural habitat. The magnificent Galle Fort and old town of Galle are also nearby, providing ample chance to explore this iconic UNESCO World Heritage Site, and North of Galle, the historic Ariyapala Masks Museum is found - preserving the traditional art of Sri Lankan mask making.

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  • Time zone: +5.5 GMT
  • Flight time: 10-13 hours
  • Recommended airlines: Emirates, Qatar Airways, SriLankan Airlines, Etihad Airlines
  • Currency: Sri Lankan rupee
  • Tipping guideline: Discretionary
  • Health considerations: There is a risk of dengue. There is no risk of yellow fever in Sri Lanka, however, yellow fever vaccination is required for travellers arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission.
  • Capital: Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte (administrative), Colombo (commercial)
  • Population: 21,930,455
  • National languages: Sinhalese, Tamil, English
  • Electricity and plugs: Type D, M, G, 230V
  • Mobile phone coverage: Good
  • UK passport visa requirements: You need an ETA for Sri Lanka if you have a British passport - apply online

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