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Pigeon Island Beach Resort

Sri Lanka, Indian Ocean

From the vantage point of a lounger on the beach at the Pigeon Island Beach Hotel, you can look far out to across the perfect blue Indian Ocean. It's one of the defining views of Sri Lanka - beautiful sand and clear blue waters, fringed by green hills and coconut groves. This resort is on the east coast of the island is picture perfect. Beautifully placed - wonderfully private, but within easy reach of the charming town of Trincomalee.

Enjoy the superb views and the wonderful seclusion at the Pigeon Island Beach Resort:

Here on your very own island, you can enjoy the uninterrupted views from the beach with a handful of fellow holidaymakers. You'll cherish that sense of space and those wide horizons. The boutique style of the Pigeon Island Beach Resort makes it a wonderful place to stay, sitting behind a white picket fence and an immaculate lawn.

As well as the beach, life at the Pigeon Island Beach Resort centres on the pool. It's spacious and well stocked with sun loungers so you can take it easy pre and post-swim. If you want to spend even more time on and in the water, head down to the beach and enjoy diving, snorkelling and other water sports activities, for a fee. There is also a fine selection of inside and outside games to enjoy. When you're ready to relax some more, the hotel spa is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the benefits of some Ayurveda treatments.

Later on, enjoy a drink at one of two bars - one at the hotel and one out on the beach. Communal areas inside the hotel, including the main restaurant, are wonderfully light and bright, so you'll never lose that wonderful feeling of space that you get from living on your own island.

Rooms at the Pigeon Island Beach Resort are all air-conditioned and provide satellite television, a mini-fridge, tea and coffee making facilities and room service.

Due to the surrounding area and the number of steps around the hotel, it may not be suitable for those with mobility difficulties.

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  • Swimming pool
  • Main bar & beach bar
  • Ayurveda Spa*
  • Indoor and outdoor games
  • Watersports including diving & snorkelling*
  • Restaurant
  • FREE Wi-Fi
  • *Some facilities may incur an additional fee

Room Types

Deluxe Single
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The Local Area

The boutique Pigeon Island Beach Resort is located on a secluded beach in Nilaveli, on the east coast of Sri Lanka. Named after its native colonies of blue rock pigeons the island is dotted with palm trees and beach coves. Nilaveli is known for its year-round sunshine, colourful coral reefs, warm blue-ocean and soft, white sandy beaches. Visit nearby Trincomalee to discover a fascinating town steeped in history with an ancient Hindu temple.

Trip Advisor Reviews

TripAdvisor Review

Value for money

Review by oknishan Colombo, Sri Lanka

Stayed here for 2 nights. The place is well located if anyone is willing to stay near pigeon Island. Good atmosphere and the beach is really clean and nice...

The resort arranged the boat services for us to visit pigeon Island. And a special shout out to the person who was in charge, Ms. Tamara. She made sure that our booking was confirmed and all other needs.

Things to improve: The rooms can be a lil more cleaner Could have a bit more variety of food

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Avoid Avoid Avoid!!!!!

Review by Raki991 Maldives

Just in one word......... DISGUSTING DUMP

Spent 3 nights (2 rooms) and 2 nights (2 Rooms) at this dump with 10 family members and it was nothing but a nightmare Absolutely disgusting. The regulatory body for Sri Lankan Hotels should not let this place to function at all...

During COVID i guess staff must wear face masks. But that's not the case in this DUMP. Nothing works at this dilapidated property, except the Beach, which ...luckily ...own by the state. The food diabolical, bed linen must be from a jumble sale, towels from the last Millennium, sanitary ware not secured properly, plumbing done by carpenters but not by plumbers. Though they boast internet availability in all the rooms, it is NOT, it is only available in the restaurant. That also only shows the signal. But not connecting to internet. The EXECUTIVE CHEF, who may have come back from Alcatraz, should realize the hotel guests are far more valuable than he is. The food should not be rationed or recycled from meal to meal, he should be at their service but not the other way around. They make sure they cook their own food and have a mini buffet for him and the rest of the managers. You as a guests, eat bloody rotten fish and left over food from meal or day before. No taste nor passion for his bloody cooking. will you eat "Milk Rice & String Hoppers" for consecutive 3 days in a star class hotel? or in your own home? But no other options. So be ready if you are looking to visit this DUMP. The CHEF think, he is FULL PROOF to COVID. That's why entire Kitchen team is roaming around without face masks. You don't feel safe at all.

To the positive side, there were few team members who tried their best to overcome all the short falls. Just to name a few of them, TAMARA (FOM) PRAMODH (FBM) BONNY (POOL ATTENDANT) 2 waiters from the restaurant, HK cleaners.

Finally, I know my relatives & I made a massive mistake, but sincerely hope any prospective visitor who look at the glossy pictures that this establishment display in the web should be taken with a pinch of salt ( or may I say a bag of salt) and avoid this DUMP at all cost.


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TripAdvisor Review

Great, relaxing, peaceful

Review by kennedysjamdan-1

Stayed here in early Nov. the concierge, Lori was EXTREMELY helpful, recommended some great shows & places to eat.. the room was GREAT, we appreciated the valet service, checkout was a breeze...

We will certainly return and tell all our friends to stay @ this location.

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Trevor Baines

Review by Trevor B

Visited this week for a very enjoyable 3 days. Having the place to ourselves we benefitted from the friendly and very accommodating staff. We enjoyed very comfortable and clean air conditioned rooms with sea views...

The dining room was well serviced by the staff and the food was excellent with all choices well catered. The beach was kept neat and tidy and as wide as a 6 lane highway and a nice comfortable walk from our rooms. The resort also featured a large swimming pool, gym but sadly the Spa was closed due to current health reasons. Happily reccomend this resort and very likely to revisit.

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Hidden Gem

Review by RugbyFan78 Durham, United Kingdom

Spent two nights at this excellent resort and enjoyed it very much.The cleanliness was at 5 star standard and the food was freshly made and exceptional. The staff were very attentive and friendly,specialy Bobby who kept the pool and the beach to a very high cleanliness level. As this was off season the sea was rough but there is plenty of attractions to keep one occupied in Trincomalee which is nearby. I have no hesitation in recommending the resort

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