An eco-focused hotel with just 20 cabanas on the beautifully wild southeast coast of Sri Lanka.
Laid-back beach days are what holidays to the hidden gem of Arugam Bay are all about, watching the surfers catching some of the best point breaks in the country and feeling like you’re miles away from the rest of the world. Jetwing Surf is an unbeatable place to base yourself to experience the windswept beauty of this far-flung corner of Sri Lanka. To match the wild vibe of the region, the hotel has a rustic design with woven coconut palm leaves, dried uluk grass roofs and other sustainable materials used throughout. It really blends in with the natural surroundings and has a small footprint alongside its exclusive vibe.
The cabanas are a unique touch at Jetwing Surf – each of these free-standing circular accommodations has lofty ceilings, a large and welcoming bed and a shaded outdoor deck that faces the gardens. Instead of power-consuming air-conditioning, the cabanas have been designed to make the most of the cooling easterly breezes; it’s all about sustainability here with 100% natural ventilation.
As well as soaking up the easy going and beachy atmosphere, the folk at Jetwing Surf encourage you to go out and explore the region. There are a handful of experiences offered by the hotel so you can fully immerse yourself in Arugam Bay life. A couple of the favourite pastimes include visiting the local market where in-season produce like fruit, vegetables, meat and fish are sold, and learning some new culinary skills during a cookery demo by one of the hotel’s chefs. If you’re more interested in nature than food, you could head out on a boat safari on the Pottuvil lagoon or Urani River, or join a knowledgeable guide from Jetwing and explore the shores of one of the region’s lakes which are heaven for birdwatchers.
Good to know
Just 20 free-standing cabanas
• Visit the local market to pick up some freshly grown organic produce and then join the hotel’s chef for a cooking lesson* • Join a lively game of beach volleyball • Explore nearby dagobas, ancient temple ruins and wildlife-rich national parks.
Restaurant, bar, signature dining
Breakfast in the Main Restaurant.
Meal upgrade options (per person per night)
Half Board • Breakfast and dinner in the Main Restaurant
Full Board • Breakfast, lunch and dinner in the Main Restaurant.
*Denotes local charge