Article by HolidayHorizon.net
If you are in the Southern part of Sri Lanka and heading towards the city of Galle, then take a respite at the Lighthouse Hotel. This is a classy and elegant hotel with star class luxuries, nestling atop a hillock that overlooks the merging of azure blue and the aquamarine in the Indian Ocean. This five star property is a part of the Jetwing Hotel group and offers outstanding service and an ambiance created to impress any discerning traveler. Staying at the Light House Hotel will take you back in time to an era when the merchants from Holland and all parts of Europe roamed this port city to trade the Ceylon tea and spices. Sitting by the sea side, enjoying the cool sea breeze and an occasional errant droplet of salty water that splashes on your body, you can watch the amazing hues of the ocean and its merging horizons, in ultimate serenity.
Setting and Surroundings of the Light House
The Light House Hotel is a very interesting property with unique architectural designs and tasteful furnishing in the line of minimalistic approach. Drawing from the history of Dutch colonialism era, the interior of the entire hotel showcase interesting artifacts and grand antique deco. The intricately designed winding stairway with sculptured metal work is certainly a sight to treasure. Designed by the world renowned Architect, Jeffry Bawa, the hotel stands majestically, against the palm fringed shore line. With 60 luxury rooms and three superbly appointed private suites that share the panoramic view of the ocean, the ambiance is of its own unique sense and style. With wide spaces and ingenious use of angles and light, there are public spaces like the lobby, pool, verandahs and lounge areas where you can simply sit and relax, luxuriating in the peaceful tranquility the hotel offers to its guests.
Things to Do at the Light House
There are plenty of things to do while you luxuriate at the Light House Hotel and the choice is wide and varied to suit anyone’s interest. If you are interested in calm and tranquil times, then simply enjoy the view, laze in the pool deck or sprawl on a seaside rock. If you are adventuresome and love wild life and marine life, then Light House will organize superb excursions including whale and dolphin watching in “Mirrissa” or elephant watching in “Udawalawa” national park. Bird lovers can visit the “Bundala” national park or stay a day or two at Jetwing Kurulubedda, a luxury boutique villa operated by the parent company Jetwing Hotels, which is just 10 minutes drive from the Lighthouse hotel. The Spa at the Light House is one of the best by international standards and combines Eastern and Western treatment to rejuvenate you totally. The Galle town is rich with heritage and the fort is a UNESCO heritage site which every visitor to Galle would like to explore. Once you are done with all the explorations, excitement and lazing around, come back to the hotel for a sumptuous buffet or world class fine dining. Restaurants at the Light House are geared to cater to all whims of their guests and offer candle lit dinners to kiddie’s specials, vegetarian delights or diet meals.
If you are needing a break from your stress full daily routines and give yourself a bit of luxurious calm and pampering, then fly down to the “Pearl of the Indian Ocean” and travel down the beautiful Southern coast. Stop by the Light House Hotel and you will not want to leave.