Jetwing Lighthouse, Galle
Perched on a rocky outcrop on the beach, Jetwing Lighthouse is five
minutes away from the colonial port city of Galle and three and a half
hours from Colombo. Designed by world renowned architect Geoffrey Bawa,
acclaimed as the father of modern Asian architecture, the location was
handpicked by him for the sound of the waves of the mighty Indian Ocean
crashing onto the rocks below the headland on which the hotel sits.
Bearing his signature style of open spaces and the melding of inside and
out, Jetwing Lighthouse is a manifestation of creative genius and is a
member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World.
Jetwing Lighthouse offers 60 luxurious rooms (below) and three suites. All rooms have an ocean view, have teak flooring and are equipped with phone with IDD facilities, air conditioning, TV, mini bar and complimentary tea and coffee making facilities, teak writing desks and a personal safe. Spacious granite floored bathrooms have a separate dressing area and a rain shower.
Jetwing Lighthouse offers a choice of exquisite cuisine, first-class service, a rich ambience and splendid
unmatched views of the ocean. Cardamom Café is the 24
hour restaurant serving light meals and refreshments and the Cinnamon
Room offers fine dining with an a la carte menu including daily specials
and fondues featuring Jetwing Lighthouse signature dishes. The Anchor
Bar and Grill provides a snack menu and a fresh fruit juice bar and the
Coats of Arm Bar provides an uninterrupted view of the ocean and is
perfect for a sundown cocktail.
For sports and recreation, Jetwing Lighthouse has two swimming pools and a kiddies pool, floodlit tennis court, squash, table tennis, pool table and a fully equipped gymnasium with a yoga instructor. It also offers a hotel shop, spa, internet and email facilities, services of a resident naturalist, a visiting hairdresser and a doctor on call.