Although it's a long drive to the East Coast from Colombo, we were very glad we made the trip and stayed at Pigeon Island. The beach location is idyllic and the food was excellent - far better than some of the swankier hotels we stayed at during our tour of Sri Lanka. There's a really friendly, relaxed atmosphere at the hotel which you just don't get at the much larger, corporate hotels. We raised a house-keeping issue on arrival which was sorted promptly. Although we didn't expect it, as soon as the Manager was aware, he insisted on offering us an alternative room & his personal attention to all the guests was clearly evident throughout our stay.
Nearby Trincomalee & the Koneswaram Temple are well worth a visit but mostly we were just happy to get back to the hotel and the stunning beach. It was relatively quiet when we visited which meant we had the beach all to ourselves. There's also a lovely swimming pool.
You really get a feeling of straying off the beaten path visiting this part of Sri Lanka & of all the places we visited, this was the one where we woke up wishing we could stay just one more day.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pigeon Island is located north of Trincomalee, off Nilaveli, one of the finest beaches in Sri Lanka. It offers 38 rooms (A/C), including suite rooms all of which have mini bar, internet, satellite TV facilities as further entertainment. Some of its amenities include spa and fitness center for adults, and play area for children, reading corner, and a secure outdoor playground for children. Scuba Diving ,Snorkeling,Fishing, Trolling,Whale Watching, Dolphin Watching,Catamaran Yacht for daily rent out, Romantic Dinners organized by the resort on a yacht or at the Beach (through reservations) ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pigeon Island Hotel Nilaveli
- Pigeon Island Beach Resort Sri Lanka/Nilaveli