Pigeon Island Beach Resort Situated on the East Coast of the Pearl of the Indian Ocean, where the sun rises first and the heavens light up at night… and where nature and history, sea and sand have come together to create a land just waiting to be explored, our boutique property promises to be the beach holiday of your dreams!
Pigeon Island Beach Resort is a hotel on a secluded beach in Nilaveli, north of Trincomalee on the East coast of Sri Lanka.
Nilaveli is known the world over for its soft, white sandy beaches, mixed with mineral-rich black sand unique to this coastal strip. Colourful coral reefs, warm blue-ocean and sunshine are thrown in, free of charge!
The décor of the hotel is minimalistic, with a few pieces of curios, like old wooden doorframes and an Elephant carved in the Dutch period. (4 centuries ago)
We take environmental conservation very seriously. We house three water treatment plants, one which purifies the water used in the hotel. The second treatment plant is for the swimming pool, while the third is a refinery plant used to treat sewage water which is then re-used for the trees and plants in the hotel compound. Our hotel staff even organize regular beach clean ups, because our environment is EVERYTHING to us.
• Main Bar and the Beach Bar
• Indoor / Outdoor games
• Wedding / Honeymoon Packages
• Theme Nights
• Romantic candlelit beach dinners
• Special baby sitting on request
• Swimming pool with kiddies section
• Beach & Pool beds
Large Breezy, sunny and comfortable – these are the three words that you will think of when you step in to any one of our thirty deluxe rooms. White washed to match the sun-kissed surroundings; the rooms are complete with tasteful furnishing. Wash away the sand from your sea-swim in the en suite bathroom and enjoy all the modern trimmings of a beach holiday; satellite TV, a mini-fridge, tea and coffee making facilities in the room itself and of course, room service!
The four well-appointed suites at the resort will ensure that your holiday is spent in the lap of luxury.
Our suites are complete with every modern amenity, and echo the peace of the bright sunshine and the sparkling blue sea. The rewards are many for those who choose the suite, from your doors opening on to the tranquil white beach to individual dining and living area and a butler service to meet your every whim and fancy.
Are you an adrenaline junkie?
Or are you just searching for a different kind of adventure?
Being surrounded by the sun, surf, sea as well as wetland habitat gives us a unique advantage when it comes to offering a range of water sports…
The ocean floor can unearth many treasures. Colourful coral reefs or camera-shy sea creatures – dive in to find them all and capture them on camera during our underwater photography dives.
Be it a special kid’s dive, deep-sea dive, night time dive or even an adventurous dive to explore the nearby ship wrecks, our PADI Professional Divers will train and accompany you on a number of specialist dive packages, individually or in groups.
Other water sports
Boating trips and windsurfing can be arranged to give you an insight of what it truly means to have the ocean at your doorstep.
Being surrounded by sun-warmed shallow waters where food is in abundance means that shoals of fish flock to the waters off Trincomalee. Avid anglers are bound to find paradise in the calm blue waters of the Bay of Bengal… A plentiful catch and fresh fish for dinner… what more could you want?
Do take a look at our list of dives and water sports available.
For Certified Diver
Single Dive (with equipment)
Single Dive (tank weight and boat only)
Two tanks Dive (with equipment)
Two Dive (tank weight and boat only)
10 Dive package (with equipment)
10 Dive package (tank weight and boat only)
All Dives are accompanied by PADI Professionals
Bubble Maker, Diver for children (min 8 years)
Discover Scuba Diving
PADI Open Water referral (4 Open Water Dives)
PADI Scuba Diver
PADI Open Water Dive Course
Scuba Review (Skill Circuit)
PADI Advanced Open Water Course
Emergency First Response
PADI Rescue Diver
PADI Dive Master
Fee for the Certification Card (where relevant)
Deep Diver (4 Dives)
Wreck Diver (4 Dives)
Night Diver (3 Dives)
Underwater Photography (2 Dives)
Underwater Naturalist (2 Dives)
Adventure Dives with Instructor
Night Dive, Deep Dive, Photography etc (per dive)
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