Jungle Beach has the feeling of a luxury tree house. With 48 villas facing the beach, lagoon or jungle, thatched with Illuk grass and set around pathways through gardens, there is an air of seclusion.
Most villas have private decks and tropical style outdoor rain showers and the beach cabins have their own walkway to the seashore.
Why we like jungle beach
Being the only hotel on the bay, the four-kilometre beach is virtually deserted. With Trincomalee within easy reach, all the activities are a short drive away. We love the beach cabins set away from the main building. Fall asleep to the sound of the waves.
The Jungle Beach spa offers Ayurvedic treatments to complement the classic massage menu. Jungle Beach is known for innovative food, both Sri Lankan and western, and fresh seafood is bought from the village fisherman. The food is unique and delicious. The open-air tree house style restaurant overlooks the pool or for an intimate dining experience, why not arrange a beach picnic under the stars against the backdrop of the Indian Ocean.
Children are very welcome, and the atmosphere can feel like an extended family. Being an eco-retreat, the hotel has been constructed with minimum impact on the environment. Do expect some uninvited wildlife. It is the jungle after all.
Jungle Beach lends itself to finding your favourite spot on a daybed and listening to nature. The beach is safe for year-round swimming with calmer water than the south coast of Sri Lanka. You don't have to look far for opportunities to stretch your legs, however.
A short half an hour drive away from Trincomalee, tucked away in the remote rural village of Kuchchaveli on a private beach. Don’t expect shopping and cafes on the doorstep. This is blissfully quiet.