Jetwing Beach hotel | Sri Lanka Extension - Indian Ocean

  • Guests Beachfront hotel for around 200 only 20mins from Colombo
  • Rooms Deluxe rooms or junior suite with private butler service
  • Restaurants The Sands and Black Coral restaurants
  • Food and Drinks Deck and Terrace bars with daily cocktails
  • FacilitiesPool, spa, seasonal water sports, childcare
  • Diving Diving Nov-Apr arranged locally
  • Diving Extras Explore Sri Lanka with a range of lcoal activities
  • Internet Access Free wifi in resort

About Jetwing Beach hotel

Explore Sri Lanka from your sea front hotel, the Jetwing Beach Negombo. This is the ideal place to relax for a few days on your journey to or from the Maldives. Relax on the beach, explore Sri Lanka's vibrant countryside, watch wildlife or absorb yourself in culture and history - do as much or little as you like! In only 20mins, you can be whisked from the busy city of Colombo to the coastal paradise of Negombo to begin your Sri Lankan adventure.

The Jetwing beach hotel has 74 deluxe rooms and 3 extra special suites. All of the rooms sleep 2 and have been carefully decorated to reflect the relaxing ocean setting of the hotel. Enjoy the views from your balcony or terrace. Furnished with all the creature comforts you could want, the deluxe rooms are spacious and welcoming. The junior suites are larger, and come with the added benefit of a private butler service. This is affordable luxury at its most hospitable.

Whilst the hotel itself has plenty of on sit facilities, the main focus of life is the large pool that gives way to the fine sandy beach in front During the day you can enjoy watersports, relax at the spa or take one of the many excursions - this is your holiday so do as much or as little as you like! Families will love the children's centre. You can prebook B&B, half board or full board meal options and the dining is a mouth watering mix of western and Sri Lankan dishes. Grab a drink and snack at the Deck or Terrace Bar. Enjoy meals at the Sands restaurant or fine dining at Black Coral. Or why not arrange for a dinner under the stars, BBQ on the beach or private dinner in your suite. Soak in the beauty of Sri Lanka!

Junior suite 102sm

The junior suites have a superb view of the ocean and feature with an exclusive sitting area, personalised butler service, long balcony with a day bed, open courtyard (or patio) equipped with rain shower, Jacuzzi and two sun beds, bathroom with a luxury bath & separate rain shower, air con, telephone, mini bar, TV, DVD/CD player, tea/coffee making, safe, iron & ironing board, hairdryer, magnifying mirror, bathrobe & slippers, shoehorn, umbrella & torch

Deluxe room 46sm

The deluxe rooms are decorated in earthy tones creating a relaxing ambience. Each room has a private terrace or balcony with a fantastic view of the Indian Ocean and feature AC, electric power, telephone, mini bar, TV, DVD/CD player, tea & coffee making facility, electronic safe, iron & ironing board, bathroom with a luxury bath tub and separate rain shower enclosure, telephone in the bathroom, hair dryer, magnifying shaving mirror, bathrobe and slippers, shoehorn, umbrella and a torch.

Additional facilities

The resort has extensive facilities including 24 hour rooms service, professional childcare centre, free wifi, a doctor on call, car rental, laundry & dry cleaning, gift shop, jewellery shop, housekeeping, postal facilities, left luggage, wine cellar, daily newspapers, 2 swimming pools, tennis court, gym, spa and on site water sports (Nov-Apr). A wide range of excursions can be arranged from the resort.

Beachfront location

The town of Negombo is only 12km (20mins) from Colombo International airport. The Jetwing Beach is set in 2.5 acres with direct beach access

Paul

2016-07-13 15:30:34

Really lovely hotel about 20-30 minutes drive from the airport. Lovely choice of pools to relax in after a long flight. The variety, cost and standard of food was all pretty reasonable. Would happily stay again if we visit Sri Lanka in the future.

Nikki Brown

2016-07-13 15:29:08

I arrived at the Jetwing Beach as a solo traveller on an all inclusive option. I have to say that from the moment of arrival to my departure everything was amazing. The staff are very personable and very quickly get to know you, including your favourite tipple. My room was a corner suite with a beautiful view over the Indian Ocean with the hotel pool just in front. The room itself had a huge king size bed, massive bath and roomy shower room. Free wi-if and a mini bar (not free). A member of staff would visit each evening to ensure everything was fine. Glass bottled water was provided each day.

Martin S

2016-07-13 15:20:52

Spacious, clean and well appointed room with excellent en-suite bath & shower, balcony with ocean views. Wifi miserable, but aircon good! The pool is huge, with an open-air bar/snack just steps away. The beach is seemingly reserved for hotel guests only - golden sands, plan trees etc. Dinner was excellent - a curry of Negombo prawns! This hotel is only 20 minutes from the airport and is ideal if you have a long stopover

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.

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Included in your holiday

Transfers form Colombo to Negombo, 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 November to April all scuba diving activities move to the south west coastline. Diving can be arranged locally subject to weather and availability.

Souvenirs

Whale watching is a must do day trip from Negombo

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. The resort also has a full watersports centre on site.

From November to April all scuba diving activities move to the south west coastline. Please prebook diving as part of your holiday. There is plenty of great recreational wreck diving (eh Kudapaduwa wreck) and some lovely reef (Duwa coral reef) dives accessible by day boat from Colombo.

Whale and dolphin watching trips are arranged daily.

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 Anawilundawa bird sanctuary and Kithulgala rain forest are all great options for bird watching and trails.

The Pinnawala elephant orphanage is always popular with our customers for a day trip

The Wilpattu national park is around 4 1/2 hours by car from Negombo - 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, sloth bears, water buffalo and crocodile.

Spa

The resort spa offers a full menu of treatments to enjoy from massages to facials

Culture & history

You can take a tour of the Negombo Dutch fort and city of a Colombo city tour.

Why not enjoy a boat ride along the Dutch canal

The resort will arrange cycle tours of the local area with a guide
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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 atJetwing Beach hotel.

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Dive Equipment

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

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