Jetwing Lagoon

Sri Lanka's West Coast, Sri Lanka

At a Glance

  • Tantalise you taste buds at the hotel restaurant where the chef will whip up local Sri Lankan favourites - tuck into string hoppers, coconut sambols and spicy curries.

  • Delve into the hotel's 100-metre swimming pool before relaxing at the poolside with a chilled glass of rosé.

  • When you need a break from relaxing by the pool, tuk-tuk your way across to Negombo, a quirky fishing village nearby that's well worth exploring.

  • Jetwing Lagoon is one of architect Geoffrey Bawa's first creations and is one of the founding 'boutique' hotels in Sri Lanka. Bawa's signature style has been seamlessly blended with contemporary decor.

  • There are 55 rooms in total at Jetwing Lagoon but our favourites are the Bawa Rooms with their private terraces and semi-open bathrooms where you'll be that one step closer to nature.

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Sri Lanka is considered a sunny year round destination; there is always somewhere experiencing good weather on the island. However, there are huge regional differences. The Southwest ‘Yala’ Monsoons brings rain to the west and southwest coast, as well as the hill country, from April/May to September. During this time the north and east coasts are good. The northeast ‘Mahe’ monsoon is less extreme and brings rain to the east and north during October and November. This monsoon can bring a bit of rain to the south as well. Put simply; head to the south, central, hill country and western areas between December and March and ideally head to the north and eastern areas between April and September. We can never guarantee good weather but believe this is a good guide to follow.

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Jetwing Lagoon is situated next to Negombo Lagoon and offers impressive views of the Indian Ocean in the other direction. Whether you plan on relaxing on the beach, mastering butterfly in the pool, or indulging in homecooked hoppers, Jetwing has it all.

Located next to the tranquil Negombo Lagoon and facing the vast expanse of the Indian Ocean, this elegant and chic hotel is one of historical significance as it was the first resort in the area to be built by architect Geoffrey Bawa in 1965. The Jetwing Lagoon becomes its guests' own private serene island, with the waters of the Negombo Lagoon on one side and the gentle waves of the Indian Ocean on the other.

The hotel is decorated in a rustic yet elegant style of pure luxury. Its location means that guests can relax by the lagoon and enjoy a multitude of water sports, or throw themselves into busy life in Negombo. The town is culturally very interesting and has a lot of colonial Dutch architecture to explore, including the Dutch Colonial Fortress, a vibrant fish market and many delicious restaurants.

The architectural style of Geoffrey Bawa perfectly complements the modern interior design in this hotel, which is blended with state of the art facilities in five different types of accommodation. The dining at Jetwing Lagoon is second to none, with diverse gastronomy which emulates the rich tastes and legacy of Sri Lanka. Guests can enjoy traditional curries, haut cuisine and seafood, or sip on fantastic cocktails in one of the hotel’s two bars.

Jetwing Lagoon boasts one of the longest swimming pools on the west coast of Sri Lanka and a fully equipped gym. Watersports include fishing, canoeing, windsurfing and waterskiing and can keep older children entertained for hours on end. The hotels spa lies within a paradise garden and offers a range of treatments to achieve serenity of the mind, body and soul.

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Sri Lanka's West Coast, Sri Lanka

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