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Jetwing Blue

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

Highlights

- Large, modern beachfront resort
- Excellent facilities
- Kite surfing, wind surfing, diving
- Spot wildlife at Muthurajawela salt lagoon

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Overview

Jetwing Blue is a large, contemporary beach-front hotel overlooking Negombo’s golden sands in west coast Sri Lanka. Conveniently located just 12 kilometres from Colombo international airport, many choose to stay here at the beginning or end of their Sri Lanka visit. All 112 rooms have a private balcony with Indian Ocean views and there are two swimming pools, a gym, squash courts, and an adjacent Ayurvedic spa offering wellness treatments and yoga, not to mention the many activities available on the beach. There’s a variety of dining options including exclusive ‘a la carte’ beach front dining, or the Open Kitchen where chefs can be seen preparing meals including some of the freshest seafood around. There’s also the more casual Centre Point Grill and Bar, along with The Float Bar which offers fine wines, cocktails, rare brands of spirits and fabulous ocean views.

The accommodation comprises 82 deluxe and 21 super deluxe rooms, six suites, and three spacious family rooms. All bedrooms have a fresh, modern feel and comprehensive in-room facilities including en-suite bathrooms, complimentary Wi-Fi and a plasma TV with satellite channels and DVD players on request. The suites each house a king-size bed, a comfortable living room and a large balcony with Jacuzzi and a personal butler service is available.

Negombo is a charming beach dotted with traditional fishing catamarans with billowing sails. Water sports are offered in abundance; deep-sea diving is a popular pastime, and Negombo is one of Sri Lanka’s best locations for kite and wind surfing. Many choose to stay put and enjoy the wide range of beach activities on offer, however do bear in mind that Negombo town itself is worth a visit, in particular the bustling fish market. In addition, the nearby Muthurajawela marshes make a great choice for nature lovers – this intriguing network of lagoon salt waters is home to numerous birds, butterflies, monitor lizards, and crocodiles.

Children of all ages are welcome at Jetwing Blue. The family rooms all have ocean views and plenty of space to accommodate extra beds and cots. Babysitting services are available for an additional fee and there is a children’s pool on site, although parents are reminded to supervise their children at all times since pools are unfenced and the ocean is just a stone’s throw away.

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What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

based on 508 reviews

(5.00/5)

  • Hi Lisa,

    The safari trip was excellent! The stay, the food and the people were all very nice. We were happy to have Ryan and Stanley as our game drive guides they brought us up close to the animals and Ryan gave very good information throughout.

    Would definitely recommend to friends who are interested in safaris :)

    Also, thanks much for your help, particularly keeping the room for my Brother and his wife they’ve enjoyed the safari very much too!

    Best regards,
    Woan Chyi

    MissingWoan Chyi L reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 16 October 2019

  • Driver-guide: Very punctual, except for pick up for airport when he was delayed by >30 mins due to road closures. Vehicle very clean and well maintained- plenty of water and supplies of clothing for religious sites, tissues, postcards etc. Very good at understanding what level of conversation we wanted. Happy to stop for paracetamol, supermarket etc. Took us to signal box at railway since we were early (which was very interesting)

    The Walawwa: Lovely place to arrive at and get a bit of rest. Great pool, lovely rooms and food etc. Peaceful oasis so close to town.

    Wilpattu Camp: Wonderful food- really enjoyed trying lots of new things in excellent surroundings.Felt like the place had not been visited much recently (which I don’t think it had due to the terrorist attacks) so our safari guide had been brought up from another park and did not know the park too well- it worked out well though and we saw all the animals we hoped to see so no complaints on that front. We did feel that we should have been told about extra things we could have done- when we commented on the great food on final day we were told that they could have done a cookery demo for us, but it was too late at that point. It worked well for us but clients should probably know that they are likely to have multiple wildlife in their tents (eg frogs)- didn’t bother us at all, but others it might do. We were given a questionnaire to fill in at the end whilst all the staff were standing around, which wasn’t ideal as you felt a bit of pressure! Felt really well looked after here!

    Water Gardens Sigiriya: Beautiful suites with plunge pools- quiet and peaceful with lovely big swimming pool. Food good

    Jungle Beach: Beautiful location on beach. Rooms good. Food a bit limited I would have liked a bit more variety ideally.

    Camellia House: Lovely location- beautiful views. Food OK but service below average- our food orders were wrong a couple of times and even pre-ordered food was delayed. Tea factory tour was only an hour and that was the main reason to be here. It was interesting but quite brief seeing it was the main attraction according to our itinerary. Also, we were taken there in a minibus which didn’t have seatbelts on all seats and was quite smelly- not up to the standard of the usual transportation. Rooms were described as having panoramic views- one did have amazing views but the other one definitely didn’t.

    Galle Face: Lovely old hotel- but it did have some problems (leaking ceiling and ‘smuts’ coming out of air conditioning.) Weather very bad (spectacular storms). It was a shame the street food tour couldn’t take place but totally understandable given the weather, however we enjoyed our dinner here and free drinks/canopes!). Good choice at breakfast.

    MissingPippa R reviewing Sri Lanka Highlights - Classic on 30 September 2019

  • Once again you organised a really good holiday for us.
    If there was one criticism it was that there were too many flights. I don’t know whether you could do Bangkok first, Chiang Mai, then fly down South?
    Your drivers and Guides - all really good. The variety of transport on the tours in Bangkok and Chiang Mai; we all loved.
    Tamarind Village - Our room was a bit of a squeeze, with the 3 of us and 3 big suitcases.
    Lisu Lodge- I enjoyed our time here. Going forward I would suggest only 1 night or they need to have some more activities. I liked how we ate on the floor, the food was really good. Staff very friendly. We liked the cycling, tea plantation, trekking and white water rafting.
    Riva Surya- good location.
    Elephant Hills- we loved looking after the elephants, the lake was also a really good experience. The guides were informative and looked after us well. The resort locations and tents were perfect.
    Santiburi - amazing; we upgraded to a beach bungalow which was fantastic. The hotel is in a stunning location, the facilities and the service was impeccable. Sam has some private Thai boxing lessons, which he loved. We had cookery lessons and used the paddle boards. A perfect end to quite a busy holiday.

    MissingNatasha L reviewing Thailand Family Adventure on 24 September 2019

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