Jungle Beach Resort - Indian Ocean

  • Guests Boutique beach front resort in Trincomalee for 100
  • Rooms 4 room grades fringed by jungle and 4km of white sand beach
  • Restaurants 1 restaurant with optional private, beach front dining
  • Food and Drinks Fusion of contemporary international and Asian
  • Facilities Gym, pool, spa, yoga studio and bike hire
  • Diving Day dive trips to Pigeon island marine park are arranged locally
  • Diving Extras Go whale watching or watch wildlife on land
  • Internet Access Complimentary wifi around resort and in rooms

About Jungle Beach Resort

Over our summer months the focus of coastal life moves to the north east and Trincomalee. We recommend a stay here between May to October, when you can best enjoy the beach, land life and weather! The Jungle Beach is a modern, boutique hotel right on the water’s edge with 4km of private beach to enjoy. This is an ideal base to explore this region of Sri Lanka. Jump in the sea, go whale watching, take a tour of the historical and spiritual attractions or head to the Kokkilai bird sanctuary.

The Jungle Beach hotel is comprised of 48 villas, all built with indigenous materials and designed to fit with the natural surroundings. Chose between one of 4 villa grades, each tucked into the lush foliage with privacy and seclusion. The lagoon and jungle cabins are generous sized rooms, but we love the beach villas if you want to make your stay extra special. The jungle beach villas are perfect for small groups or families. Please see the room tab for more information on each option.

Follow teak walkways and stepping stones to find your way to the rustic dining area open to the sea breezes. Meals are fusion of contemporary international and Asian flavours. Private dining is also available and organised in the resort. You can even have an intimate beach picnic under the stars! Cross the bridge over the lotus pond to the bar, and then onto the floating platform for lounge chairs by the pool, where you find the waterfall. Relax at the spa and yoga studio or hit the gym. The resort schedules a range of activities throughout the day, including cookery, a nature cycling trail, kit making and horse riding. Experience true Sri Lankan hospitality in a setting of modern luxury at the Jungle Beach.

Jungle cluster villa

The jungle cluster of villas allows groups or families to share a common space, with their own private pool. Cluster villas offer a private ambience with the traditional luxurious amenities and service. These spacious rooms are fully air conditioned with WIFI. Each jungle cluster villa includes 32” LCD TV, I-Pod docking, DVD Player, mini bar, tea & coffee facilities, hair dryer, large king bed, large bathroom with indoor & outdoor rain shower, safe, his & hers bath robes, 24 hour room service

Beach cabin

Located on a private beach with views of the azure blue Indian Ocean, the beach cabins offer exquisitely adorned living spaces with a vaulted ceiling, roofs thatched with Iluk leaves and a private terrace. The 50 square metre fully air conditioned interior of the cabins feature polished cement floors, organic cotton covered furnishings, beautiful Sri Lankan artefacts and complimentary WiFi. Beach cabins have their own private walkway to the seashore

Jungle cabin

Stand alone Jungle Cabins offer spacious interiors, polished cement floors, organic cotton covered furnishings, a king size bed, down pillows, luxurious cotton bed linen, terry bathrobes, complimentary WiFi, AC (approx 50sm). Outdoors you have 2 day beds, a dining table & chairs. Rooms have The Jungle cabin features 32” LCD TV, large bathroom with indoor and outdoor rain shower, I-Pod docking station, safe, DVD player, mini bar, tea & coffee facilities, 24 hour room service & hair dryer

Lagoon cabin

Immaculately designed to an eco friendly concept, each lagoon cabin offers a tasteful spread of luxury and traditional deco tucked away amidst a serene backdrop of thick foliage. Wake up to breathtaking views of the surrounding area Each lagoon cabin features: 32 inch LCD TV, large king bed, I-Pod docking station, large bathroom with rain shower, DVD Player, safe, mini bar, complimentary WI-FI, tea & coffee facilities, his & hers bathrobes, hair dryer & 24 hour room service

Marco H

2017-01-11 16:27:46

We spent 3 nights at Jungle Beach (room 9) and just loved it! The property is extremely well maintained and the staff friendly and attentive. What made this place very special is the fact that Jungle Beach Resort is the only property at this beach (about 4km long) and therefore one feels very private in an open space, extremely pleasant. We had dinner at both restaurants and enjoyed them tremendously, especially the beach restaurant.

Frequently Asked Questions

Location

Sri Lanka is a 10-11 hr direct flight from London. Sri Lanka has maritime borders with India to the northwest and the Maldives to the southwest. It’s documented history spans 3,000 years, with evidence of pre-historic human settlements dating back to at least 125,000 years. Its geographic location and deep harbours make it of great strategic importance from the time of the ancient Silk Road through to World War II. The main arrival airport is Colombo (CMB). Sri Lankan is a year round destination, relatively close to the equator. The air temps are fairly constant all year round.

Weather and Climate

Sri Lanka traditionally experiences 2 weather seasons. From November to April the weather is usually drier, with the majority of activities being focused on the south west side of the island. From May to October the best locations to visit are on the north east of the island, where you are more sheltered from the rainy weather reaching the southern areas. It is worth remembering however, that as with many locations, the seasons are much less predictable than they have been historically!

Travel

Flight options

Our holidays to Sri Lanka are typically quoted with Sri Lankan flights  from Heathrow direct to Colombo.  We are however able to book most major airlines.  If you would like to depart from a different UK airport (eg. Glasgow/Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham or Gatwick) or have a specific airline you prefer to fly with, simply let us know in your booking request.  A supplement may apply for regional departures.  Times and any applicable supplements will be confirmed by your travel consultant before you finalise your holiday.  If you wish to make your own flight arrangements to Colombo, let us know and we can remove the cost of the international flights from your quote. We are unfortunately not able to redeem airmiles on your behalf.  Please do not confirm any flight arrangements yourself before your holiday is confirmed by us.  

Stopovers

The most common stop over point en route to or from Sri Lanka is Dubai. We are able to book several hotels here. Many customers also chose to take the short flight to the Maldives from Sri Lanka. These two destinations combine perfectly to build a longer itinerary. Talk to your travel consultant about creating a bespoke holiday.

Arrange before you go

Visa requirements

All UK visitors to Sri Lanka need an entry visa (valid for a 30days) prior to travel approx £40: Apply online here . It is your responsibility to ensure your passport is valid and you fulfil entry requirements. Regulations can change: please review current FCO advice: click here

Insurance

Scuba Travel requires all of our customers to have diving insurance.  Please make sure that you have appropriate cover for your diving activities.   We also strongly recommend you have travel insurance.  It’s worth taking out travel insurance once you have paid your deposit to ensure you are covered for unforeseen events and cancellation. Find out more about our combined dive and travel policy click here

Immunisations

Please speak to your local GP or check out the latest NHS advice on travel immunisations:  click here

Preparing to fly

Seating

You will also be able to manage your booking online once you have been ticketed (after you have paid your holiday balance).  Most airlines will now enable you to select your seating at this point.  There may be a small charge for prebookable seating before online check in opens.  Please speak to the airline for more information about charges.

Check in

As you are flying with a scheduled airline, you will be able to check in online with your airline.  Please visit their website for more information about when online check in opens.

Lounge

An airport lounge is a great way to start your holiday or to while away flight connections in comfort.  Scuba Travel works with Lounge Pass to offer a huge range of affordable airport lounges around the world. click here

Parking

Prebook your airport parking to save money!  If you have a long way to travel, why not also look at booking an airport hotel.  These aren’t as expensive as you might think.   click here

What happens when I arrive?

On arrival in Sri Lanka, you will need to clear immigration and collect your baggage.  You will then be met outside of arrivals by a representative from your liveaboard or resort.  They will be holding a board with either your destination or your name on it.   If you have any issues at all locating your rep, please contact us.  We have an emergency contact, manned by a member of the team here in the UK.  Please call 0044 7747 488 002.  We will be able to help your rep locate you in the airport.  

Transfers

Depending on your itinerary, you will usually require a land or air transfer from Colombo airport. It takes approx 45mins -1 hour to clear immigration and collect your baggage.   Negombo hotels are around 20mins from Colombo. The Dickowita harbour is around 40mins from Colombo. If you are visiting the national parks (eg Yala) or Kandy, transfers may take several hours by road. Due to local traffic and road conditions, land journey times can be difficult to predict. We recommend you take water with you and keep any essentials in your hand baggage to make your journey as comfortable as possible. If you are heading to Trincomalee you will be met on arrival and taken to the charter flight departure point. This may be by fixed wing aircraft or helicopter. Currently the baggage allowance on these flights is 30kgs hold. Please be aware your hold baggage may not travel on the same flight as you so we recommend keeping your valuables and travel essentials in your hand baggage. We endeavour to keep the transit between flights as short as possible and your transfer will normally take place within 3 hours of your international arrival, but please be aware, you may have to wait at the airport between flights.  

Departures

You will be taken back to Colombo airport in time for your international flight.  Domestic flights and transfers will arrive in time for you to make your connections. Typically you will arrive at the airport 1 1/2- 2 hours before your flight time. There is currently no departure tax when leaving Sri Lanka.  

Info

Included in your holiday

Transfers form Colombo to Trincomalee, accommodation and meals on a B&B basis including complimentary water in your room and with food.

Excluded

All additional soft and alcoholic drinks, meals outside your package, local services, baby sitting, tour or excursions are arranged and paid for in resort. We are able to book international flights from London if required. You may be charged for excess baggage on the domestic flight if you are above the weight limit for your hold baggage.

Tipping

Tipping is entirely at your discretion. We do not make recommendations as to how much to tip. Should you wish to leave a tip for the staff and crew, it should reflect the level of service you have enjoyed.

Currency

Sri Lankan rupee $USD widely accepted

Phone coverage

Sri Lankan has good overall phone coverage

Plugs and electricity

220V, 50Hz (European 2 pin or British plugs)

Extras

Hire equipment

Please take your own equipment with you. If you require rental kit, do let us know in advance so we can check current availability and costs

Extras

From April to November all scuba diving activities move to the north eastern coastline. Diving can be arranged locally subject to weather and availability.

Souvenirs

The main area for diving from the Jungle Beach is the Piegon Marine Park

Nitrox/Gas

Where available, nitrox is payable in resort

Payments

Deposits and Balances

A typical deposit for a holiday to Jungle Beach Sri Lanka is £250 per person, although this will depend on your exact flight option and travel class. Larger deposits may be required for some flight options (eg premium economy/business class).

Ways to pay

We charge 2% on credit card transactions but nothing on UK debit card payments. All non sterling card payments will be subject to the 2% surcharge. Alternatively, you are welcome to pay via bank transfer. Overseas transfers must add £6 to the sterling total to cover international handling fees.  We are not able to accept PayPal transactions.

Group Payments

If you have booked as part of a group, you can still call and pay directly without needing to go via your group leader. Please have your trip reference number to hand to help us locate your holiday as quickly as possible. You will receive a transaction receipt - your group leader will forward your ATOL certificate and booking confirmation

Scuba diving & snorkelling

You can snorkel from the beach right in front of the hotel. Jet skis are also available to rent.

From May to October all scuba diving activities move to the north eastern coastline. Diving can be arranged locally subject to weather and availability. The wreck diving on this side of Sri Lanka is especially good, with the dive highlights being the HMS Hermes (58m), RFA Athelstane (45m), aircraft Catalina (42M) and the British Sargeant (24m).

Whale watching trips are arranged daily from Trincomalee.

Wildlife parks & safaris

The hot springs at Kannya are a must see and connected to the local legend of the mythical king of Lanka Ravana

The Kokkilai bird sanctuary is hone to vast numbers of black necked stork, pelicans and migrating birst. This is usually visited as an afternoon tour

You can spend an afternoon fishing with locals in the mangroves, using traditional methods.

The Wilpattu national park is around 3 1/2 hours by car from Jungle Beach - it is best to prebook this tour as part of your holiday. This is the oldest and largest national park in Sri Lanka and home to elephants, leopards, soth bears, water buffalo and crocodile.

Spa

The Jungle Beach resort has an extensive spa menu and can even offer treatments on the beach front itself. You can enjoy a single treatment or spend the whole afternoon in a spa ritual. Pure relaxation!

Culture & history

Trincomalee is a beautiful city sitting on the edge of the world's deepest natural harbour. Here there are ancient temples, colonial forts and the distinctive Swarmi rock.

The Koneswaram temple, or temple of a thousand columns, sits on a breath taking cliff top above the sea and is an important site for both Hindu and Buddhists

The Thiriyai temple ruins are the most ancient Buddhist Dagaba in Sri Lanka and it is a great afternoon tour that can be arranged in resort. The 360 views of the surrounding countryside are unmissable.
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Diving Rates & Prices

If you pre-book your diving as part of a holiday package with Scuba Travel you can take advantage of our special rates and make considerable savings on your dive package or dive course at Jungle Beach Resort.

Daily Diving

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Scuba Diving Courses

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  • Other courses available on request

Dive Equipment

  • Full set (Mask, Fins, BCD, Reg and wetsuit): Price on request

These prices are subject to change and you will be advised of the exact cost at the time of booking.

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