Love is a feeling you must celebrate each day. It was our anniversary in the month of September 2018, and we decided to celebrate the day at a luxurious property in Arugambay, Jetwing Surf. Arugambay is a surfer’s paradise! Although we are not professional surfers, but we would recommend all the love birds and adventure enthusiasts to try the water sports. Even if you are not a PRO at surfing, there are instructors who would be happy to teach you the sport at a minimal pricing.
The water is sparkling clean! We, love birds, entered the property and were mesmerized by the architecture. As you enter the property, you will notice a gigantic man-made shell . Want to know more about the architecture and location? Read on to find out!
Stellar Location and Architecture
The Cabana resort overlooks the ocean and is comfortably located at Pottuvil Point. We would recommend the property to anyone who wants to experience luxury and wishes to have a romantic getaway with their partner.
John Balmond, the architect of the property, has put his best foot forward to provide natural ventilation. He has taken inspiration from sea shells and one can notice all the detailing throughout the property.
Things To Do While You Are At Arugambay
No matter where you are staying, head to Arugambay for a romantic night out. This is where you can go shopping for clothes and footwear. The choice of restaurants is not plenty as most of them cater to foreign tourists.
Secondly, you MUST indulge in surfing activity as it is the most popular thing-to-do in Arugambay. You can also book a yoga session at the property upon request. Start your day with a fitness activity!
The Well-Ventilated Spacious Rooms but lacks something
The rooms are massive and one can spend quality time with their partner in different corners. There are seating arrangements such as sun beds and couches outside the room! This allows you to soak in the view of the ocean.
John Balmond has made cabana-style rooms. These rooms are known for its 100% ventilation and it gives you a spectacular ocean view. The outdoor deck is perfect for a cup of coffee or a glass of wine in the evening.
The four-poster bed gives you a romantic feel. Couples can spend their passionate moments and enjoy the view from their room itself.
Since we visited the property in the month of September, we felt really uncomfortable with the wall-mounted fans. There was no air conditioner in the room. We understand that the architect aimed to leave no carbon footprint, but the room was not as comfortable during a hot and humid month at all.
Dip Into The Pool and Soak In the View
The pool overlooks the ocean. The infinity edge swimming pool has lily pods. Even if you are not an excellent swimmer, the lifeguards are there to save you
Overall, the architect has incorporated all the natural elements to give you a close-to-nature experience.
You can experience true Sri Lankan hospitality at Jetwing Surf. As avid travellers, we have a mixed view about the property. Although the interiors are excellent and one can watch the waves and sunset, but during September month, it was extremely hot and humid.
Apart from that, the restaurant served set menus and they also had a-la-carte menu and their presentation of food is simply outstanding. It had a mix of local food and global cuisine.
There is a pool bar for anyone who wants to enjoy a drink with their beloved. In a nutshell, we were satisfied, but perhaps the property is suitable in cooler months such as November to February.
Points to Note
- Price: Rs. 24,000 (USD 315) for full board double (Direct contacting the hotel)
- Visited on September 2018
- We do not recommend you to visit their during dry season, it is unbelievably hot. So, better check with the hotel on what sort of an arrangement they have for air conditioning
- If you are a food lover who admires food presentation, this is an ideal place to be
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