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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 in public areas
  • *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

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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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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Great Hotel with some potential in service improvement

Review by W3040UYsarahf Cologne, Germany

Nice hotel with direct access to the Nilaveli Beach!

+Big, clean rooms +Good breakfast buffet +Nice view on the beach +Clean, big pool +Helpful hotel manager

-Unfriendly and warily employees at the reception (especially the elderly woman), they tried to trick us (be careful with the tuktuk prices they tell)

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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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A beautiful location to stop and relax

Review by lolanddel

The staff were wonderful, all so helpful and eager to do all they could to make your stay perfect. There is little to do local to the hotel, you can walk along to a few shops. We had some wonderful trips with a local fisherman we met on the beach, snorkeling, dolphin watching - and yes we saw a whale and calf too! - and a lagoon trip...

The chefs here were top class and liked to come chat to see if you enjoyed their food - which we always did. Black and Brown the beach dogs are adorable!

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