- Secluded beachfront resort
- Private beach, snorkelling, jet skiing
- Restaurant, pool, spa, and gym
- Characterful retreat, beautiful setting
Jungle Beach is a secluded seaside resort on the eastern coast of Sri Lanka. Located alongside a 4 km stretch of unspoilt private beach, this top-end, tranquil retreat offers excellent service, a swimming pool, a restaurant, a spa and gym, and 48 contemporary villas, all set within an extensive 10 acre plot of pretty mangroves and jungle fringed by the Indian Ocean. The resort is an exclusive, relaxing hideaway designed to blend into its stunning tropical setting.
Teak walkways, water features and bridges link Jungle Beach’s communal areas. There’s a relaxing alfresco lounge and bar, plus an all-day restaurant with an a la carte menu featuring international and Sri Lankan cuisine, with an unsurprising focus on seafood. Private dining experiences, including exclusive beach barbeques, can be arranged. There’s a well-equipped gym, and a spa offering massages and beauty treatments. An inviting swimming pool sits amidst the tropical shrubs and trees.
Water-based activities include swimming, snorkelling, and jet skiing. The hotel’s east coast location promises calm seas during July and August, a period when the country’s south and west coastlines are often out of bounds due to rough waters. Other activities include nature walks, and cycling on trails around the nearby rural village of Kuchchaveli, for which bicycles can be provided. Excursions include the hot springs at Kannya, renowned for their therapeutic properties, and the dramatic clifftop temple at Koneswaram, a popular destination for Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. The historical port town of Trincomalee with its scenic, white sand beaches and water sports, is 27km away.
Accommodation comprises 48 contemporary style villas, crafted using local materials to blend in with their leafy surroundings. Each villa has a king size or twin beds and a generous ensuite bathroom, with some units boasting an additional outdoor rainfall shower. All villas have air conditioning, satellite TV, a minibar, and hot drink facilities. Wi-Fi is provided, although due to the resort’s secluded location the signal may at times be intermittent. Outside each villa is a private terrace, with either jungle or beach views. Several units have dining furniture on the terrace for alfresco eating.
Children are more than welcome at Jungle Beach. Several of the villas are grouped together with a shared private pool, and these are particularly suitable for families or larger groups.
Dear Lisa. On behalf of the three generations of the Rowland family. Thank you, so much, for organising our wonderful holiday to Botswana and the Victoria Falls. The trip of a lifetime. The week mobile camping in the bush, with our guide Nandos and his crew was a fantastic adventure. How they manage to cook such wonderful food on an open fire is amazing. The sites were constantly visited by monkeys and once by elephants. We were even lucky enough to see two packs of wild dogs, once with a kill. Waterberry Lodge on the Zambezi River is a wonderfully tranquil place. Ideal to relax after the adventures of our safari and visiting Victoria Falls. Very many thanks once again
Godfrey R reviewing Private Mobile Family Safari in Botswana on 25 September 2023
We had a great time - even with the flight between Governors and the coast being two flights and a car! We also experienced a power cut At Nairobi airport on the way home so 2+ hours late taking off. Governors. Wonderful people and dealt with the flight delay very well - taking us back and letting us know that we could stay there if the flight was delayed overnight. The game drives were excellent and our guide (Erick) obviously very experienced and managed to find all the key animals - no rhino in that part of the Masai Mara but everything else in abundance - never seen so many herbivores (many many elephants as well as all the others) as well as two prides of lions. Could not have asked for more. The ‘tent’ was excellent and comfortable and well serviced. The only ‘complaint’ would be that the food - especially dinner - could be improved (I think we got a bit bored of soup as a starter for every meal bar one) and the main courses were not at the same level as Kinondo Kwetu and while all were explained there was no choice offered. The breakfasts were just what was needed after an early game drive. Kinondo Kwetu. What a great location and the welcome when we arrived at just gone 11.00pm was better than you could have ever thought possible - they we’re disappointed that we did not at that time want the full dinner experience! The rooms we’re comfortable. The food was excellent but again no choice was offered - other than for allergy reasons (which we do not have). May be some choice would be nice. Having said that the food we did have was excellent as were the wines (albeit a short list!) and other drinks. There were (as you know) lots of facilities/sports options - but we spent our time relaxing which was exactly what we needed and there were lots of places to do that. Overall. We would go back to both places - perhaps a few more nights at Kinondo Kwetu next time but 3 nights at Governors was perfect for us. Thank you for organising and recommending both places. That you and your colleague for trying to find out about the plane (flat tyre) but communication by the flight company left a lot to be desired (Governors were furious that they were not told and had taken us to the airstrip). Phil
Philip R reviewing Masai Mara Safari & Kenya Beach on 01 September 2023
It was certainly a holiday of a lifetime for us and we loved every minute!! The standard and location of each accommodation was excellent, as was the variety of each different accommodation type. Our schedule was perfect and we managed to achieve everything on our to-do task list. Your documents were also really helpful, as were the driving directions. We all thank you for making this such a wonderful holiday. Happy to leave a review publicly if you point me the right way. Best Steve
Stephen H reviewing Classic Garden Route & Eastern Cape Safari on 01 September 2023