We stayed at the hotel on 13th & 14th of October 2012. Impressed by the pictures in the web site, the scene was amazingly beautiful & felt that photographer hasn't done the justice . Poolside was the biggest attraction for me. Large, warm & with a perfect view of the stunning beach, you will easily spend hours in the pool.
We were on a bulk booking & the whole resort was ours except few rooms. Rooms are spacious, well equipped & well kept, nice & large bathrooms were supplied with hot & cold water.
Food wasn't great to our expectations;, but never felt hungry during the stay , may be more sea foods would have done the trick. Extended services outside the restaurant need to be improved. Cold bar by the pool looked abandoned .
Most memorable thing happen when one of our team members lost her gold necklace (Worth over LKR60,000) due to her complete negligence. Mr.Amitha Suranga , who is a member of the hotel staff , was such a gentleman to found the lost necklace & return safely to the owner. We greatly appreciate such qualities of the hotel staff which proves that they have hired best of Sri Lankan Genuineness.
Beach was very calm; you will never feel that you are sleeping by the sea except the distance splashes. Swimming in the beach is safe even for kids. Really hot in the day time, Can spend hours easily in the water.
We got to know that they are planning on an expansion & hope these minor things also will be sorted out soon as we believe that it is the best location in “Pasikuda” gifted with lot more capabilities by the nature itself,
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The undisturbed, pristine coastline, with golden sands and clear blue waters form the beautiful region of Passikudah. Google Maps calls it one the prettiest beaches in the world. Situated about 28km North of Batticaloa town, in the Batticaloa District, of the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka, Passikudah is an approximate 5 hour journey from the Capital, Colombo. The Bay of Passikudah is a crescent-moon shaped inlet of shallow water. The bay is flat and sandy; and provides a very soothing effect on the feet. Its panoramic views and clear, cool waters, ideal for swimming has made it a much adored destination by holiday makers. The amazing tranquility of the beach lends itself beautifully for moments of blissful solitude, with gentle waters lapping at your feet. For more adventurous vacationers, the 4km-long wide and sunny beach provides a great location for bathing, windsurfing and water skiing. Nature lovers will be pleased to find that the bay comprises of a shallow fringing coral reef towards the outer bay with scattered coral communities within. A hotel by the ocean’s edge, a hotel by the banks of a rippling stream, a hotel amidst lush tropical greenery and mangroves… Amethyst resort encompasses all these comforts rolled into one, to offer you the perfect retreat. Immaculate, untouched beaches bordering the beautiful Bay of Passikudha provide the setting for this luxurious holiday destination we call Amethyst resort. Set on 10 acres of the bay, this beautiful coastal gem is a 97 room hotel, facing possibly the most beautiful beaches the island has to offer. Amethyst resort’s uniqueness is emphasized by a beautiful flowing stream running through it; adorned with lush greenery and mangroves. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Amethyst Resort - Passikudah Sri Lanka/Kalkudah