The spirit of Jetwing Lighthouse
A vibrant city that embraces its ancient and colonial past, Galle is made famous by its 17th century Dutch fort. The once sleepy Galle Fort is now a vibrant and bustling area with a distinctively Mediterranean feel to it and is abuzz with activity. You can spend a full day exploring its narrow streets and laneways, bustling with jewellery shops, numerous cafes, restaurants and luxurious villas. The Galle Fort Mosque, the Lighthouse, the Anglican and Dutch-reformed Churches and the Maritime Museum are some of its must-see sites. Between the months of November to April, you have the opportunity to view the mammoth blue whale at Mirissa. The tropical rainforests at Hiyare and Kanneliya, close to Galle, provide opportunities for nature walks where you can see some of the island’s endemic flora and fauna. The golden sandy beaches along the southern coast, and a number of luxurious retreats makes Galle a very popular destination for beach goers.
The beautiful Jetwing Lighthouse Hotel is perched upon a lush green hillock, and features sublime views of the infinite sparkling ocean. Offering a selection of elegant rooms, guests can choose from Deluxe rooms and Themed Suites. The Deluxe rooms are a blend of tropical, modern and ancient influences, and reveal rich timber, chic décor. King-sized beds and private balconies overlook colourful gardens or the shimmering sea. The three Themed Suites offer an abundance of charm and character and reveal décor inspired by China, Morocco and Holland. The Fa-hsien Suite offers stunning vases and Mahjong tiles, representing China; the Ibn-Battuta Suite is bathed in hues of blue for Morocco, and the Spilbergen Suite features an ambiance of colonial Dutch heritage.
Enjoy superb dining in six eateries including: The Cinnamon Room for fine dining and excellent seafood, the Cardamom Café for snacks and refreshments, Lorenzo’s Pizza Corner for delicious pizza and Nihal’s for molecular gastronomy. The Anchor Bar and the Coat of Arms Bar are fabulous contemporary locations and also serve an array of dishes. Choose to enjoy signature dining experiences on the sandy beach, in the lovely spa or in the comfort of your room. Browse in the library or explore the gorgeous wine cellar, choosing a fine bottle for dinner. Delight in live entertainment in the evening, and unwind with a wonderful treatment at the spa. Spend time splashing in the pool, playing tennis and working out in the gym. Explore the fascinating Galle Fort, and go on a safari on the Mahamodara River, spotting colourful birds and interesting reptiles.
What we love about the Jetwing Lighthouse
- Indulge in an Adam and Eve Spa Dining Experience for your partner and yourself and enjoy a glorious massage, gentle facial, fragrant floral bath and a sublime al fresco 3-course candlit dinner
- Balance your chakras, and create harmony in body and mind with a serene yoga class
- Head off on an exhilarating boat ride with the resident naturalist, and discover the incredible biodiversity of the southern waters