The Beach House at Pasikudah Sri Lanka will be one of the first boutique five-star resorts to open in the newly developed area of Pasikudah Bay on the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka in In February 2013.
The resort is accessible via a scenic 60-minute seaplane transfer from Colombo or a five-hour drive through breathtaking scenery. It comprises 32 beautifully designed suites and two beach pavilions, which are ideal for families with interconnecting bedrooms and a private swimming pool. Each has a personal host to attend to every need.
Facilities will include a fine dining restaurant Pasikudah, a wine cellar for speciality dining, a 30-metre infinity pool with fibre-optic lighting at night, a spa, gym, PADI five-star Sun Diving School, watersports centre, library, internet cafe, floodlit tennis and badminton courts and a kids’ club with its own shaded pool.
Pasikudah in the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka was once a popular tourist destination but in 1983, due to the civil war, the area became off-limits. Now, almost 30 years later with the civil war well and truly over and the completion of Tsunami rehabilitation projects, this small coastal resort is gearing up to receive an influx of visitors.
With one of the longest stretches of shallow coastline in the world, Pasikudah Bay is ideal for swimming and water sports especially as the current is relatively weak compared to the rest of Sri Lanka’s coasts. A dive highlight includes the sunken HMS Hermes, a WWII casualty, which has put this area of Sri Lanka on the map as one of the world’s greatest wreck dives. In addition to exploring the local towns, this area is ideal for day trips to the ancient ruins of Polonnaruwa, UNESCO heritage site of Sigiriya and a safari in Minneriya National Park and Habarana.
To book contact [email protected] / 00 94 11 473 6263. Opening rates start from US$390 per room on a bed and breakfast basis (plus service charge and taxes).