Jungle Beach Resort

Sri Lanka, Indian Ocean

The hotel

Artfully incorporating existing trees and natural plant life into its design, you’ll feel like you’re staying in a tree house at the Jungle Beach Resort — but, we assure you, a tree house of the most luxurious kind. Rooms face either the beach, the lagoon or are immersed in the jungle. Teak walkways and stepping stones connect areas and lead the way to a rustic open dining area where you can hear the lapping of waves and birdsong. There is also a bar just across the lotus pond and a floating platform for lounge chairs by the pool, a waterfall cascading in the distance. If you can tear yourself away from such tropical splendour, the beach is well worth a visit — it’s one of the best in Sri Lanka. Enjoy a whale or dolphin watching excursion, or discover a wealth of underwater life as you snorkel at Pigeon Island Marine National Park. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served to suit your timetable, utilising only the best local ingredients. A private beach picnic under the stars is also highly recommended!

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Families
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Volley Ball
  • Water Skiing
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Set between the sea and a lagoon, close to Trincomalee, on the East Coast of Sri Lanka. Transfer time from Habarana: 3 hours. Transfer time from Colombo International Airport: 6 hours 30 minutes. Cinnamon Air flights are also available from Colombo.

Hotel information

48 cabins. All have air-conditioning, satellite TV, DVD player, telephone, WiFi Internet access, mini-bar, tea/coffee-making facilities, iPod docking station, safe, hairdryer, iron and board, plus bathrobes, umbrellas and beach flip flops. Lagoon Cabins have 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

All Inclusive option: includes breakfast, lunch and dinner in the all-day dining restaurant, plus afternoon tea. Selected premium spirits and standard brands of imported spirits, an unlimited selection of local branded spirits, soft drinks, and bottled water, available from 11:00am–11:00pm. Selected International wines and sparkling wines. Complimentary DVDs and complimentary WIFI throughout the resort.

Half Board option: Includes breakfast and dinner in the all-day dining restaurant.

Full Board option: Includes breakfast, lunch and dinner in the all-day dining restaurant.

Jungle Cabins are immersed in the jungle, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Beach Cabins have a private walkway to the sandy beach, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Jungle Cluster Cabins share a private pool, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

  • Free Night Offers: Pay 6 nights, stay 7 nights or pay 10 nights, stay 12 nights. Valid for stays 1 Jul–31 Aug '19. 

    Pay 2 nights, stay 3 nights or pay 7 nights, stay 10 nights. Valid for stays 1 Sep '19–31 Jan '20.

    Pay 4 nights, stay 5 nights or pay 7 nights, stay 10 nights. Valid for stays 1 Feb–30 Jun '20.

    Offer is combinable with Early Booking Offer. 

  • Early booking offer: book 93 days in advance and save 15% off the accommodation costs. Book 62 days in advance and save 10% off accommodation costs. Discount not applicable to meal supplements or compulsory supplements. 

  • Honeymooners: couples staying a minimum of 4 nights will receive a fresh fruit basket on arrival, special room set-up, chocolates and a 3-course dinner with a bottle of house wine. 

  • Virgin Holidays bonus offer: guests staying 3 or 4 nights will receive 1 complimentary in-house activity, guests staying 5 nights or more will receive 2 complimentary in-house activities. Choice of activities: cookery demonstration, nature cycle trail or kite making. 

  • Free Night Offers: Stay 7 nights, pay 6 nights or stay 12 nights, pay 10 nights. Valid for stays 1 Jul–31 Aug '20. 

    Stay 10 nights, pay 7 nights for stays 1 Sep '20–30 Jun '21.

    Offer is combinable with Early Booking Offer. 

Restaurant (serving international, Sri Lankan, Continental and fusion cuisines), The Beach Bar (serving snacks, lunch and à la carte dinner). Pool bar. Swimming pool. Fitness centre. Spa*. Snorkelling*. Volleyball. Sand sculpting. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. 24-hour reception. Complimentary WiFi available.

Good general access for guests who are able to walk short distances and can manage up to six steps. For more information and contact details please check out ourSpecial Assistance page

*Denotes local charge

Please note: it takes approximately 6 hours 30 minutes to travel to Jungle Beach by road from Colombo Airport and up to 3 hours from Habarana or Sigiriya. Cinnamon Air flights can be arranged from Colombo to the East Coast, then it is just a short onward journey to your hotel. 

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating A very special beach hotel

Jan 22, 2020 CaraAdelaide Adelaide

We stayed here in the low season and were delighted by the calm and peaceful atmosphere of this beautifully designed retreat. The main hotel building is built out of local timbers and has a lovely swimming pool and fish pond in close proximity to the bar and dining room - all out in the open air under the shade of the trees. The meals were… Read more
We stayed here in the low season and were delighted by the calm and peaceful atmosphere of this beautifully designed retreat. The main hotel building is built out of local timbers and has a lovely swimming pool and fish pond in close proximity to the bar and dining room - all out in the open air under the shade of the trees. The meals were excellent, particularly the enormous and beautifully prepared breakfast. We has a beach bungalow which was roomy, spotlessly clean and stylish - the bed very comfy! Lots of birds in the trees - the shy Paradise Flycatcher and others, a Grizzled Giant Squirrel in the rafters of the dining room and a little Mouse Deer wandering around the compound. Pair all of that with a smiling and helpful staff who went out of their way to make our stay memorable and you have a winner. Well done Jungle Beach! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A soothing calm experience

Jan 21, 2020 yasithaw2017 Karachi, Pakistan

Its a place you should visit when you get tired of urban life. Its a place to relax, enjoy the calmness of a jungle and beauty of a beach. I booked a lagoon cabin but we were given a free upgrade to jungle cabin which had an outdoor shower. Rooms are cosy and comfy. Jungle cabins have no view though. Dining area is also beautiful and food was… Read more
Its a place you should visit when you get tired of urban life. Its a place to relax, enjoy the calmness of a jungle and beauty of a beach. I booked a lagoon cabin but we were given a free upgrade to jungle cabin which had an outdoor shower. Rooms are cosy and comfy. Jungle cabins have no view though. Dining area is also beautiful and food was great. I always like uga meals. There was no buffet due to less number of visitors. Staff was really nice too. The environment was the main attraction for me. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfect Honeymoon

Jan 7, 2020 sharonsA2278TG

We visited Jungle Beach during 4th and 5th January 2020 for our honeymoon. Even though the resort is located 25km from Trinco town, the place is perfect for relaxation and some personal time. The reception and restaurant staff were so friendly and welcoming with flexible check in and check out along with travel arrangements. The food was top notch… Read more
We visited Jungle Beach during 4th and 5th January 2020 for our honeymoon. Even though the resort is located 25km from Trinco town, the place is perfect for relaxation and some personal time. The reception and restaurant staff were so friendly and welcoming with flexible check in and check out along with travel arrangements. The food was top notch ( set menus) and had a wide variety to select. The beach was clean and serene even though the sea was rough so no swimming allowed. Milanda from HR who visited the hotel during this period arranged us a special cake and also private dining experience to make our stay a memorable one. Special mention to Vidushan and Thowfeek from room service for their excellent support and making the rooms tidy and cleaner with some surprise decorations and always greeting us with a warm smile. Overall its a perfect honeymoon for us and worth every penny spent. We will visit again soon :) Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A very special place

Jan 6, 2020 janemA7621KT

We loved our time at Jungle Beach. The property is cleverly designed and you really feel immersed in the landscape. We had a jungle villa which felt very private and there were lovely touches such as outdoor showers etc. The staff were excellent and really could not do more for you, service was exceptional - you can always tell how good a hotel is… Read more
We loved our time at Jungle Beach. The property is cleverly designed and you really feel immersed in the landscape. We had a jungle villa which felt very private and there were lovely touches such as outdoor showers etc. The staff were excellent and really could not do more for you, service was exceptional - you can always tell how good a hotel is when they are at maximum capacity - as it was between Xmas and New Year it was full but that didn't impact at all, a sign of a fantastic hotel. Food was also outstanding. Only tiny negatives would be the size of the swimming pool, it's really quite small for the number of rooms. Would return in a heartbeat! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very special place for people who like nature, personal touch and small ressorts luxury

Jan 5, 2020 Karin G

I spent great six days here - loved the high food quality ( mostly a la carte menu with great seafood platters). Room was perfect overlooking lagoon and sunset - with very caring service by Kapilan and Selvi ;-) Christmas evening everybody really made an effort to make it a special memory. Was worth the long transfer. Was lucky with good weather… Read more
I spent great six days here - loved the high food quality ( mostly a la carte menu with great seafood platters). Room was perfect overlooking lagoon and sunset - with very caring service by Kapilan and Selvi ;-) Christmas evening everybody really made an effort to make it a special memory. Was worth the long transfer. Was lucky with good weather even within rain season! Read less