The unfailing Sri Lankan hospitality, characteristic to the Jetwing brand, is what sets the properties apart. Experience this warmth and comfort in solitude at Jetwing villas; boutique properties tucked away from the usual holiday rush, where guests can bask in the beauty of the location while indulging in the comforts that the family has perfected over the years.
As the monsoon leaves the West and South toward the tail-end of the year, what better than to plan your next getaway – be it a quick weekend break from the city stress or a weeklong retreat into relaxation – to one of Jetwing’s individualised villa properties along the coast? The deliberately limited number of rooms at each of these properties offers a more private experience with dining options that are tailor-made to the guests’ needs.
Undoubtedly one of the most iconic boutique properties on the island, Yathra by Jetwing is the first houseboat property and sails its passengers along the serene Bentara River. The houseboat features all the comforts of a luxury hotel and yet, once you have stepped onto its sleek walkways, you are engulfed in the peace and tranquillity of the untouched river vista; the perfect place to be one with the beauty of the natural wonders that surround you. Yathra by Jetwing sets sail from the Dedduwa Boat House, another river-front property by Jetwing. The simple yet charming resort is surrounded by lush greenery, a haven by the river that is the ideal ‘home away from home’ for families looking to unwind by the peaceful mangroves and still waters.
Further down the coast is Jetwing’s Saffron and Blue, named for the fine sand and clear seas of its Kosgoda setting. With only four rooms – all luxurious and comfortable suites – and plenty of wide open spaces, the villa is ideal for solitude and easy-going holidays. Take rejuvenating dips in the pool set in a beautiful tropical garden and indulge in delicious meals personalised to the guests’ palate and can be dined on while basking in the tranquil surroundings.
One of the best-loved destinations in Sri Lanka, three of Jetwing’s villa properties are situated in the iconic city of Galle. The Galle Heritage Villa by Jetwing is within the walls of the Dutch Fort itself, along cobblestone streets and the fading yet elegant facades of the fort’s houses, a celebration of Dutch architecture. This is a family home that has stood within the Fort for generations and has now been restored to offer guests the best blend of classical aesthetics and modern comforts.
Ten minutes up the coast, inland from the world-renowned Jetwing Lighthouse, Jetwing Kurulubedda has captured the essence of an ‘escape’ both in its location and design. Guests at Jetwing Kurulubedda are spoiled for choice from the point of check-in which can be done either by a boat ride or drive by road; the stunning rustic architectural design of the villas, the abundance of unspoiled natural wonders outside and the proximity to one of Sri Lanka’s most culturally-endowed cities. Taking you into a world of absolute bliss, the ever green paddy fields and the foliage is home to some distinct birds making it the perfect location to unwind over a holiday.
Twenty minutes down the coast from the Fort is Era Beach by Jetwing, a boutique villa property in Talpe that turns the dream of a luxurious escape into reality. Awake to the sound of the Indian Ocean in one of eight rooms that are decorated with elegance beyond measure. A strong Dutch influence is seen in the design of a verandah that wraps around the sleek plunge pool, creating warm open spaces that are perfect for relaxation in the tropical sun. A hammock hanging between the coconut palms of the lush garden or a beach chair as the waves rush to your feet, it is a treat for all the senses.