Luxury hotel holiday Jetwing Lagoon Negombo

The four-star Jetwing Lagoon is a luxury waterside hotel not far from Negombo Town, on a slender strip of land that divides the Indian Ocean and Negombo Lagoon on Sri Lanka's west coast. With two restaurants which promise open-air dining, a spa and a huge outdoor pool, Jetwing Lagoon is an eco-friendly spa retreat for leisurely stays outside Negombo.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with Sri Lankan Airlines
  • Transport by private car with driver-guide if part of tour or private car transfers only
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, board and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Jetwing Lagoon Hotel, Negombo

Jetwing Lagoon is a 4-star boutique hotel in a beautiful coastal location. The excellent spa facilities, delicious dining facilities and luxury accommodation afford guests a truly relaxing and idyllic retreat.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 4

Location Negombo Lagoon, approximately seven miles from Negombo

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Colombo Airport

Distance from airport Colombo Airport 11 miles

Hotel facilities and services

Two restaurant, Two bars, Wine cellar, Outdoor swimming pool, Spa, Gym, Pool table, 24-hour room service, Free WiFi, Car rental, Parking, Babysitting, Daily housekeeping, Daily newspaper. 

Chargeable watersports

Sports fishing, Leisure boat rides, Canoeing, Windsurfing, Sailing, Water skiing.

Land sports

Nature excursions.

Out and about nearby

Negombo with its fish market, Dutch Fort, Angurukaramulla Temple, St Mary's Church.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Deluxe room for 7 nights

From about

£1,750

Holiday Code EXH1091

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Jetwing Lagoon Hotel, Negombo

On a slender strip of land that divides the Indian Ocean and Negombo Lagoon, the four-star Jetwing Lagoon is a luxury waterside villa not far from Negombo Town. The first hotel built by Geoffrey Bawa, its architecture is simple, yet manages a cool elegance, its low-lying buildings strung along the lagoon's shore. Orange roofed and white walled, the hotel buildings reside under the canopy of exotic palms trees, with a pavilion-style reception area exhibiting the best example of the open-air living spaces. The centrepiece of the hotel is a huge outdoor pool - the longest on the west coast - where guests can relax and enjoy a beverage from the pool bar. A member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World group, the hotel holds 63 rooms and suites, each of which feature a style that combines local flavour and high-end luxury. Wooden furniture, red floor tiles and geometric tribal-style artwork fill these spacious private areas, most of which open up onto private terraces for lazy relaxation. Room categories include the Bawa rooms, deigned by the original architect himself, while Family rooms enjoy a ground floor location and spill onto the landscaped gardens. To suit the eco-friendly ethos of the hotel, solar power is the main source of energy throughout the property. There are two dining venues to choose from at Jetwing Lagoon: Geoffrey's and Blue Lagoon. The former pays homage to the hotel's famous architect and serves fine dining Italian, Japanese and traditional Sri Lankan fare under the timber eaves of an open-air dining pavilion. The latter offers lakeside views to accompany breakfasts, lunches and dinners that draw on east-meets-west flavours for fiery barbeques. The Main Bar is the destination for after dinner drinks.

Room descriptions

Jetwing Lagoon has 63 rooms and suites with air conditioning, telephone, hairdryer, LED TV with satellite channels, electronic safe, tea and coffee facilities, iron and ironing board.

Deluxe
Bawa
Family room
Suite

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Deluxe room for 7 nights

From about

£1,750

Holiday Code EXH1091

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Jetwing Lagoon Hotel, Negombo

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Jetwing Lagoon in Sri Lanka, our clients fly to Colombo, usually with Sri Lankan Airways on a direct flight from London Heathrow (or with Emirates from other UK airports via Dubai). This hotel is 35 minutes’ drive from Colombo airport and is either a stay in its own right, in which case you will have a car transfer to the hotel and back, or it is the first or last stop on a tailor-made touring holiday accompanied by a driver-guide.

Additional information

Children: Children welcome and Family Suites available.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Deluxe room for 7 nights

From about

£1,750

Holiday Code EXH1091

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Jetwing Lagoon Hotel, Negombo

About Negombo and west coast

An Expressions holiday to Sri Lanka's Negombo offers travellers the chance to experience Sri Lankan heritage and culture. Negombo is an important fishing town with Portuguese and Dutch colonial heritage. It is also a popular holiday destination because of its proximity to the international airport and its beachfront location. Due to the Portuguese influx back in the 16th century, the inhabitants are predominantly Catholic. The country’s Dutch legacy is seen in the remains of the grand Dutch Fort and the Dutch canal (now called Hamilton Canal) which runs from Colombo to Chilaw via Negombo. Although large parts of the canal are in disrepair, it is being revived and you can see gaily-painted boats using it as a waterway. The beaches at Negombo are wide and good for beach walking, although it is a struggle to keep them clean as urban debris washes ashore daily. The currents can be strong here, so it is better to swim in the hotel pool. It is fascinating to see how the fishing industry dominates life in coastal Negombo - the fish market, the auctions, the stalls along the beach. The tourist resort area of Negombo, known as the Golden Mile, caters to a wide spectrum of holidaymakers on a range of budgets, mostly the mid to the lower end. It’s lively at night and has bars, restaurants, tourist shops and fashion outlets, selling everything from flip-flops to colourful batiks and handlooms.

Highlights of Negombo

For nature lovers and birdwatchers there are the Muthurajawela wetlands where four varieties of kingfisher are frequently seen, as well as Negombo Lagoon. Offshore wrecks and a reef provide spots for diving (November to April, when the seas are calmer). PADI instructors, some other water sports and fishing trips are also available. Whale-watching and dolphin-watching boat trips are possible further north off Kalpitya, though this is a 3-4 hours drive away.

Cultural highlights of Negombo

In and around Negombo there are plenty of things to see and do: Dutch Fort remains; St Mary’s Church; Angurukaramulla Buddhist temple (murals); Fish markets, fishing boats and port; Select fresh seafood for your lunch or dinner; The Dutch canal (called Hamilton canal) and Maha Oya river – boat trip; Muthurajawela wetlands and Negombo Lagoon for birdwatching and nature; Some water sports and diving; November to April; Fishing; Tourist shops and restaurants (mostly mid-lower end), fashion shops; Inland to the archaeological site of Dambadeniya; Sri Lanka’s commercial capital of Colombo is 40 km away, offering a range of shops, restaurants and sightseeing.

Climate in Negombo

With daytime temperatures of between 26° C and 33° C, Negombo is hot and humid, though sea breezes cool and refresh the air. The evenings are slightly cooler. The main monsoon brings unsettled weather between May and August.

Travel around Negombo and Sri Lanka

We include private transfers with all our holidays to Sri Lanka, and a personal chauffer with all our touring holidays. Driving Distances: Negombo to Colombo International Airport: 20 minutes, Negombo to Sigiriya: 3 – 3.5 hours, Negombo to Kandy: 3.5 hours, Negombo to Colombo: 1-1.5 hours.

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