Negombo, Sri Lanka
Lying between the tranquil Negombo Lagoon and fronting the Indian Ocean, Jetwing Lagoon is an elegant spa resort on the west coast of Sri Lanka. Its bold, contemporary decor and clean lines reflect the influence of its designer, acclaimed Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa, who was a pioneer of tropical modernism. Jetwing Lagoon, built in 1965, was his first resort project. More than 40 rooms of varying configurations offer a range of settings for guests' needs. Nat Hab guests will enjoy Bawa accommodations, named to honor the visionary designer. These spacious living areas make creative use of light and space, blending shades of white and brown to harmonize with the environment. Located on the ground floor, each Bawa Room includes a private terrace and large, semi-open-concept bathroom allowing fresh air to drift in over privacy walls draped in greenery. Enjoy a refreshing hot or cold shower in the separate rain shower cubicle, or relax in the deep porcelain soaking tub. Rooms have central air conditioning, fans, Wi-Fi, mini bar, tea- and coffee-making facilities, and an electronic safe.
Dining at Jetwing Lagoon is as much a highlight as its setting, with diverse flavors for diverse palates. From fresh seafood and traditional curries to continental haute cuisine, the resort's two restaurants capture the rich tastes and heritage of Sri Lanka's multicultural cuisine. Two bars offer exotic cocktails and a full slate of other liquid refreshments, with views over the lagoon. Other facilities include a huge 100-meter-long swimming pool and dedicated Ayurveda spa where trained therapists provide treatments to create harmony among body, mind and soul.