Amethyst Resort

Springing up from the sunlit shoreline of Passikudah is ‘Amethyst Resort’, an exquisite work of art by ‘Aitken Spence Hotels’. Enjoying a gorgeous location 300-KM from Colombo, the resort opens out a world of mesmerizing calm and peace of which the amethyst stone is a token of. Minutes away from the resort, the Indian Ocean reposes like a great diamond.

Best Known For

‘Amethyst Resort’ promises its guests an up and close affair with the Indian Ocean. Greeted by the misty-blue waves, the resort basks in the mystery and charm of the ocean and the allurement of a still water bay. Carefully shaped so as not to shut the view out, airy open spaces at the resort command unhindered views of the serene stream. Making swaying shadows in the tropical garden are brown-armed clusters of trees and green bushes.

The Experience

The 23 River View Cabanas are tucked away in an idyllic setting, overlooking the Bay of Passikudah. Each cabana is furnished with a private verandah from where guests can take in the babble of water while feasting your eyes on its blue turmoil. The 14 Sea View Rooms whose verandahs open out to the Indian Ocean, afford a breathtaking view of its turquoise expanse and orangish sunsets.

At the ‘Taprobane Restaurant’, unique seafood dishes whipped up using Eastern culinary techniques, take to tables. ‘The Cool Pool Bar’ serves snacks and shakes up cocktails by the poolside. ‘ The Barrel – Pub’ is a fashionable Mediterranean style pub where beers go slosh and plates of light snacks and bites beckon amidst swirls of cascading lights and trendy music. Barrel style furniture, brick walls and wooden flooring of the bar blends into an exotic picture. A glass of amber wine with a view of the water fountain shaping up from the river – what a delight!

In addition to the swimming pool, the ‘Amethyst Resort’ also has a kiddies pool that your kids can make a happy splash as you sit back and relax with a chilled beer.

Around and About

The laid-back, sun-bright town of Passikudah takes shape on a soothing, hushed coast in the East of Sri Lanka, with the tranquil Kalkudah Town for the closest neighbour. Two untouched towns together make a peaceful yet adventurous holiday destination. The Bay of Passikudah is fringed by a magical lacework of corals. Waters so calm that even novices can swim in and coastline so shallow that you can wander far into the ocean without having to leave the smooth sandy floor…

An hour’s drive from Passikudah will take you to the town of Batticaloa where the charming lagoon curves into a land dotted with colonial landmarks such as the Batticaloa Lighthouse, Clock Tower, Dutch Fort and old cathedrals. Amidst them, vibrant Hindu Temples rise out rejoicing in whirls of colour and culture. Fishing boats that drift to the shore in the sunrise transforms the beach of Kallady into a cinematic scene. The Kallady Bridge rejoices in unobstructed views of the Batticaloa Lagoon.

Make a pick from the myriads of Palmyra keepsakes that fill throngs of little shops lining the sun-soaked streets of Passikudah.

On a slow-moving morning in Passikudah, you wend your way to the smooth, sandy beach of Passikudah. As you plunge into quiet, white waves, a great beguiling ripple of serenity overwhelms you. Your soul has been rinsed clean.

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Swimming Pool

Kiddies Pool

Outdoor Jacuzzi

Board Games




Tea / Coffee Making Facility

In-room Safe


Doctor on Call



Iron and Ironing Board on Request




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