Amaranthe Bay: Trincomalee’s newest luxury resort and spa open for business

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Amaranthe Bay Resort & Spa is a chalet-type luxury resort located in the tourist hub of Uppuveli, 6 km (3.72 miles) north of Trincomalee town; about six hours drive from the capital Colombo.

Trincomalee, the port city in Sri Lanka’s east coast, situated 260 km from Colombo, has the fifth largest, and one of the world’s safest natural deep-water harbours, and miles of unrivalled pristine beaches and tranquil blue sea that entice travellers to relax as well as explore.

Connected by road, rail and air, Trincomalee offers a variety of activities and places of interest to suit different age groups and leisure pursuits. Beach activities include whale, dolphin, turtle and bird watching as well as surfing, scuba diving, snorkelling, fishing, wreck and coral diving. History lovers will be fascinated by the architecture of ancient Buddhist and Hindu religious sites and the Trincomalee War Cemetery, while the adventurous would be stirred by canoeing up Mahaweli River, the longest in the island.

Fringed by a coral reef off Nilaveli Beach in Trincomalee, Pigeon Island National Park is the only national park that nurtures the entrancing Blue Rock Pigeons. It also contains some of the best remaininBUP_DFT_DFT-17_02-6g coral reefs of Sri Lanka. Sharks, rockfish and other ornamental fish that compete for space in the reef will fascinate divers.

The east coast was once popular among tourists but the 30 year long conflict in the country prevented the east from being developed as a tourist destination. With the return of peace and tranquillity to the island, and east coming in to season from about April to September when the west coast goes under the clouds of the South West monsoon, it is time for Sri Lanka Tourism to market the east coast with vigour as a summer destination. In fact, such a drive would make Sri Lanka a year round destination. Such a thrust has become all the more important with numerous investors moving in to the east coast and developing upmarket hotels in and around

Trincomalee, Passikudah and Arugambay areas.
The Amaranthe Bay is a Rs. 600 million investment and major part of the equity has come from two.

See more at: http://www.ft.lk/article/436519/Amaranthe-Bay:-Trincomalee’s-newest-luxury-resort-and-spa-open-for-business#sthash.fp5DN8tY.dpuf

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