Chaaya Blu Trincomalee, once a 70s resort originally designed to resemble a great sailing vessel, was transformed and launched on the 15th of May 2010, with a refreshing retro-chic design. 81 rooms in theme with stylish retro design are decorated with bleached wooden decks, cut cement floors, rattan furniture and denim trimmings. A splash of bright orange is used to contrast the blue and white hues.
Choose from 36 beach chalets, 43 superior rooms and 2 suites, which open out to the inviting Blu. Each of the rooms are furnished to delight the discerning traveller and equipped with four star amenities such as Cable TV, telephone with IDD, tea and coffee making facilities, complementary toiletries and more.
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'Captain's Deck' the main restaurant offers scrumptious buffet spreads and 'The Crab' an open air restaurant offers delectable cuisine on the beach. The restaurant is renowned for its signature dishes, the countless tantalizing, aromatic crab preparations. Beat the heat of the Eastern sun whilst sipping unique concoctions at 'The Rum Hold'. Tread along the bleached wood deck to take a dip in the long infinity pool, sunbathe and relax on the pristine shores or try out our PADI certified dive centre for unforgettable underwater experiences.
The Excursion counter at the hotels promoted insights in to the locality and its many offerings. Let the dolphins and whales take your breath away on a whale watching tour. Explore Trincomalee's historical and cultural sites, or help traditional fishermen reel in their catch of the day. Find spectacular diving and snorkelling opportunities surrounding the hotel and the famed Pigeon Island or journey to the lost city of Muttur. Gather great travel stories during your next break at Chaaya Blu Trincomalee.
The East Coast awakens...
Trincomalee, is a mystical port city which hosts the fifth largest natural harbour in the world. Steeped in myth and history this destination has attracted the attention of ancient sea farers such as Marco Polo and Ptolemy and was once the central base for sea traders from China and East Asia. Now, a destination renowned for its stunning beaches and abundant marine offerings for snorkelers and divers, Trincomalee is a tribute to the significant diversity of the Sri Lankan tourism product. The discovery of seas ideal for Whale Watching has tagged Trincomalee as a must-see destination.
The name "Trincomalee" has evolved from the Sanskrit term 'Gorkana' which was derived from the name of a Buddhist temple situated in the region 'Sirigonakanda'; to the Tamil word 'Tirukonamalai'. The Tamil influence came to play when the Anuradhapura and Pollonnaruwa kingdoms were invaded by the South Indian rulers during the thirteenth century. The Tamil name 'Tirukonamalai' denotes the meaning lord of the sacred hill. This port city was a key location in the epic, Ramayana.
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The peninsula surrounded by the sparkling blu and bordered by the soft white sandy beaches calls out to every traveller to begin their own unforgettable travel story.
Culture, tradition, history or a simple beach holiday; Trincomalee offers a variety of attractions to choose from. Delve into fables of Hinduism with a visit to the Koneswaram Temple dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva, test the waters at the hot water springs believed to be a creation of king Ravana, meander through the ramparts of Fort Frederick the largest fort of the island built by the Dutch, snorkel the shaded shores of Pigeon Island in search of rich marine offerings or simply bask in the sun, wallow in the stunning view or immerse yourself in the many shades of the 'blu'.