Galle is a historic city which echoes the remnants of a bygone era that has shaped the cultural heritage of the South for centuries. The colonial influence and the tropical environs invite many a traveller to explore the wondrous city. Overlooking the majesty of Galle stands a resort that extends an exclusive stay to the affluent traveller coupled with luxurious offerings.

Jetwing Lighthouse Club is an exclusive retreat and a luxurious hideaway wrapped in elegance and old-world charm. A stay at this lavish resort promises its guests a pampered and elite service that surpasses the hospitality at any other hotel. Jetwing Lighthouse Club invites you to feel irrevocably special as you enjoy the many privileges the resort has in store to make your stay extraordinary.

Home to 20 deluxe rooms and two themed suites, guests are able to relax in the spacious rooms furnished with rich timber and eco-friendly fabric, which are placed in view of the captivating Indian Ocean. The suites also feature a private Jacuzzi, a plunge pool and a separate seating area.

Jetwing Lighthouse Club takes pride in providing its elite guests with their own personal butler available 24/7, a range of dining options, indulgent spa retreats for couples, with extended service hours solely for Jetwing Lighthouse Club guests and a host of other unique facilities that make up its exceptional services.

Guests receive exclusive access to the signature restaurant ‘Nihal’s’, dedicated to and looked after by internationally renowned Executive Chef Nihal Senanayake. Here, ‘Bubbly Breakfast’’ is a specialty dining offering that is available daily, inclusive of sparkling wine and deluxe dishes in addition to a delectable seven-course set menu for dinner offered every night.

Additionally, guests can enjoy complimentary high tea from 3.30 p.m.-4.30 p.m., and a complimentary Club Hour from 6.00 p.m.-7.00 p.m. serving premium spirits with canapés. Located adjoining Jetwing Lighthouse, the Jetwing Lighthouse Club guests are able to access and enjoy all the facilities of the neighbouring hotel, while maintaining its own stand as a property echoing luxury and exclusivity.

Offering a wider range of dining options, Jetwing Lighthouse is home to the Cinnamon Room, Cardamom Café, Anchor Bar, Coats of Arms Bar and Lorenzo’s Pizza Corner for a unique culinary journey.

To indulge in the tropical environs, the lawn overlooking the private beach becomes the ideal location to sip on a cocktail while embracing the island breeze. Take a dip in the soothing waters and cover a few laps in the pool while listening to the roaring waves of the Indian Ocean.

To keep you fit the resort’s fully-equipped gym and tennis court, with fitness instructors, are at guests disposal during their stay. To experience the ultimate experience in tranquillity and rejuvenation, consult the spa doctor for personalised treatments in the steam room, plunge pool and massage rooms.


For those seeking adventure, Galle is home to the iconic fort, which has earned the status of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Dutch colonial era setting has very much been sustained, adding to the artistic vibe of the area.

The metropolis is always busy and vibrant; with stalls and boutiques installed alongside the roads one cannot pass by without admiring the arts and crafts displayed. If you are a beach lover you cannot miss out on the splendid marble waters of the Galle Fort, Jungle Beach and Unawatuna beaches not too far away from the club where you can engage in scuba diving and snorkelling. Then there are also the delightful islands for those who are adventurous, namely the Madol Duwa, Kurundu Duwa (Cinnamon Island), Spice Island and Temple Islands. Nature lovers can travel to the Hiyare Rainforest, trek the famous Sinharaja Forest Reserve and experience the marvels of the Udawalawa National Park as well as much more, all of which can be arranged by the resort’s expert resident naturalist, who will accompany guests.


This article originally appears on DailyFT.



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