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Amethyst Resort - Passikudah
Ranked #9 of 13 Hotels in Kalkudah
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 3 June 2012

Visting Sri Lanka's east coast after many years, we really enjoyed staying at this hotel which is perfectly located right on the Passikuda beach. Rooms & toillets are very nice with a spectacular swimming pool which dazzles at night. The service of the friendly staff from reception-room boys-restaurant staff-pool staff to security guards was the best I have experienced and I hope it will stay that way. We extended our stay to 2 nights to enjoy the hotel and the sea. The beach was quite ordinary (in May 2012) but the sea was so shallow and calm and extremely safe even for our 2 year old. The beach can get a bit crowded in the evening so the best time go is early morning to catch the amazing sun rise and you can have the place all to yourself.

Cannot understand why this hotel is difficult to find in an internet search (hotels in Passikuda). I managed to find it only by chance when checking the Google sattelite map.

Room Tip: Our rooms had the canal view, but I believe the beach view rooms will be better.
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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with family
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Tripping_Al0ng, Public Relations Manager at Amethyst Resort - Passikudah, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2012

Kushan thanks so much for the review. We are so glad you had a pleasant holiday. Thanks for the heads up on the low visibility on the internet, we're doing the best we can to rectify that. Again thanks very much for staying at Amethyst Resort and for taking the time to review us here as well. I shall pass on your commendations to the staff. We look forward to having you again some time. Take Care!!

Fazeeha Miskin

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Reviewed 30 May 2012

Unfortunately I didn't stay a night, but shall do so the next time, but i had all my meals here. The food was of high quality and well presented, and the cocktails were delicious to. The beach was like a large swimming pool with warm water, for this time of the year=may. The staff was so friendly and they gave us a warm welcome that we decided to come and stay at Amethyst on our next visit there.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with friends
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3  Thank sdsColombo
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Tripping_Al0ng, Public Relations Manager at Amethyst Resort - Passikudah, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2012

Dear sdsColombo,

So glad you liked the hotel. A pity you didn't get to stay this time round, but we do look forward to having you next time! Thanks so much for the positive review and we're so happy that our food and service was to your liking!!

Best regards!
Fazeeha Miskin

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Reviewed 24 April 2012

First time visitor to Sri Lanka, was surprised by the beauty of the locale. The beach was amazing, well worth a trip to experience. The hotel was brand new, with all kinds of fancy amenities, one of the nicest bathrooms (important), and all the nice touches of a top class room for much less than I'd normally expect to pay. Pretty walkways beside a river and a luxurious pool if you don't want to stray too far from the comforts of your room and food. Friendly staff made for a pleasant time and make me want to learn more about the people. Sunrise was a very romantic moment as well.

Room Tip: Seaside rooms are a little pricier but give a superb view.
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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Elijah M
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Tripping_Al0ng, Public Relations Manager at Amethyst Resort - Passikudah, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2012

Dear Elijah,

Thanks for your lovely review. It was a pleasure having you. We are so glad we were able to make you first trip to Sri Lanka a memorable one. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Warmest regards.

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Reviewed 10 April 2012

I agree with the Google Map comment that Passikudha is one of the prettiest Best Beaches in the world. I would go further in Saying that it’s probably the best beach in the world. Its Shallow clean like a lake very safe with no Beach boys around for the moment, The Hotel very modest in price compared to the other hotels and has all and more luxuries. The rooms are spacious and the Bathroom is big. There Seafood and the crab curry is out of this world. The Barrel Pub is very English and a good place to get drunk in hot Passikudha. Weekdays are better as the beach is all yours. Weekends the beach is crowded. Take your lotions and creams as no place in site to buy any.

Room Tip: sea view rooms are bigger
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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with friends
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3  Thank Bobby B
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Tripping_Al0ng, Public Relations Manager at Amethyst Resort - Passikudah, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2012

Thanks so much for the review Bobby!! Glad you enjoyed the stay! Hope to see you back soon!

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Reviewed 4 April 2012

Though we are frequent visitors to Sri Lanka, this was our first experience on the East coast. The beach was absolutely stunning and our stay at this hotel definitely made our trip! The hotel is brand new, the staff were super nice, and the food was absolutely delicious!! Seafood fans-- this is the place for you!!
Since it's east coast, don't miss the sunrise!! Totally worth getting up early! I recommend a dip in the sea during the morning or late afternoon, as Passekudah gets extremely hot during the day. The pool is also great if you have small kids or don't want to go into the sea.
Overall, excellent first experience in the East. Will definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: Rooms are clean and modern. Go for a sea-view room!
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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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Tripping_Al0ng, Public Relations Manager at Amethyst Resort - Passikudah, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2012

Thanks so much for the review Sammie S. We are so glad you like the hotel and look forward to your next visit for more Sun, Sand and Fun!

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Reviewed 17 October 2017
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Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 September 2017
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Amethyst Resort - Passikudah

Address: Coconut Cultivation Development Board Rd, Passikudah, Kalkudah 30410, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Eastern Province > Kalkudah
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Kalkudah
Price Range: £44 - £107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Amethyst Resort - Passikudah 3.5*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The undisturbed, pristine coastline, with golden sands and clear blue waters form the beautiful region of Passikudah. Google Maps calls it one the prettiest beaches in the world. Situated about 28km North of Batticaloa town, in the Batticaloa District, of the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka, Passikudah is an approximate 5 hour journey from the Capital, Colombo. The Bay of Passikudah is a crescent-moon shaped inlet of shallow water. The bay is flat and sandy; and provides a very soothing effect on the feet. Its panoramic views and clear, cool waters, ideal for swimming has made it a much adored destination by holiday makers. The amazing tranquility of the beach lends itself beautifully for moments of blissful solitude, with gentle waters lapping at your feet. For more adventurous vacationers, the 4km-long wide and sunny beach provides a great location for bathing, windsurfing and water skiing. Nature lovers will be pleased to find that the bay comprises of a shallow fringing coral reef towards the outer bay with scattered coral communities within. A hotel by the ocean’s edge, a hotel by the banks of a rippling stream, a hotel amidst lush tropical greenery and mangroves… Amethyst resort encompasses all these comforts rolled into one, to offer you the perfect retreat. Immaculate, untouched beaches bordering the beautiful Bay of Passikudha provide the setting for this luxurious holiday destination we call Amethyst resort. Set on 10 acres of the bay, this beautiful coastal gem is a 97 room hotel, facing possibly the most beautiful beaches the island has to offer. Amethyst resort’s uniqueness is emphasized by a beautiful flowing stream running through it; adorned with lush greenery and mangroves. ... more   less 
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