Review of Jetwing Sea, Sri Lanka
Discover incredible cuisine and a laid-back vibe at Jetwing Sea in Negombo, Sri Lanka.
You know how you feel after a flight – tired, drained and in need of a shower to revive your dwindling energy levels. But the soothing vibe of Jetwing Sea erases the journey from your mind as soon as you arrive. As you walk into the hotel, you are instantly relaxed, feeling the light breeze whisper through the open-air lobby, drawing your attention to the waves caressing Negombo’s beautiful beach.
The look is simple and refreshing – white-washed walls with splashes of colour in the tangerine pillows and pillars; and you can chill out in the lofty lounge on a comfy sofa with a fruity cocktail, watching the soft light fade over the wooden catamarans on the beach, casting long shadows across the sand.
There are two infinity pools by the beach and a roof-top spa for pampering, complete with a gym and treatment rooms overlooking the ocean. It’s a calming retreat for a Deep Tissue Massage or a Hot Sand Massage Ritual using sand compresses and herbal steam inhalation. Try the Sandalwood and Turmeric Honey Wrap during your stay – it smells divine and costs RS 5000, about £29 for a 40-minute treatment.
Each modern bedroom has a balcony overlooking the frothy waves and the bathrooms have a rain shower and huge tub lit by blue lights, with a big window so you can pull up the blind, soak in the bubbles and look through the bedroom and out to sea. Upgrade to a suite for a huge Jacuzzi tub and four-poster bed.
Dining at Jetwing Sea is amazing. The chefs from the neighbouring Jetwing hotels compete against each other, putting their culinary skills to the test, tantalising tastebuds with innovative dishes such as tequila sorbet served on a block of ice.
Explore Sri Lanka
If you get itchy feet and want to explore, head up to the tea plantations, climb Sigiriya Rock Fortress for spellbinding views from the top and watch elephants splash around in the river at Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage – all experiences that can be added on when booking your Sri Lanka holiday.
Sri Lanka has been battered and bruised over the years but tourism is returning to this beautiful tear-drop shaped island. The melting pot of sights and sounds is exhilarating – cows wandering through the streets; women walking along with colourful umbrellas to shelter from the blazing sun; and groups of school girls with long, gleaming black plaits, contrasting with their sparkling white uniforms. The scenery is spectacular, the wildlife in the national parks incredible and the golden beaches are perfect for lazy days in the sunshine.
Jetwing Sea has an award-winning Jetwing Eternal Earth Programme, which aims to minimise global warming and educates local communities and guests about eco-awareness and reforestation. It’s a hotel that cares about its surroundings and preserving the country for generations to come.
Whatever you’re looking for – from a relaxing retreat to a beachside base for cultural exploration -Jetwing Sea is a serene sanctuary.
To book, visit Jetwing Sea or call one of our Personal Travel Experts on 08444 999 350.
Source: Laura Daniel, Kuoni Travel