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Basil opens Amethyst Resort in Passikudah

Mar 19, 2012 2:39:45 PM - www.ft.lk

Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa on Sunday declared open the newly built Amethyst Resort in Passikudah.
Amethyst Resort Passikudah is an investment of Arrc Capital, whose directors include, Rohini Nanayakkara and Rajan Asirwatham. The total investment on the project will reach Rs. 750 million at the end of its completion.

Minister of Coconut Development and Janatha Estate Development Jagath Pushpakumara,  Deputy Minister of Child Development, Women Affairs A.H.M. Hisbulla, Amethyst Resort Chairperson Rohini Nanayakkara and Amethyst Resort Director Rajan Asirwatham, also participated at this occasion.
Inspired by the unique crystal with a mysterious energy that is a stone of meditation, peace and healing culture, Amethyst resort encapsulates the serenity and contentment that can helps raise lower vibration energy to a higher one. The Amethyst story began in 2011 with its first foundation in Passikudah, Sri Lanka.  By March 2012 the resort will commence its operations as one of the first and unique locations for holiday makers in Passikudah.  Amethyst Resort Passikudah is a part of Amethyst Leisure Ltd., whose aim is to provide authentic hospitality by making a difference in the lives of the people we touch every day. Our focus is to become the preferred brand in leisure and recreation, renowned for innovation, service and special culture to help shape the journeys of travellers each and every day. We support this mission by adhering to a set of core values that characterises our culture.
Thepristine coastline, with golden sands and clear blue waters form the beautiful region of Passikudah. Google Maps calls it one the prettiest beaches in the world. Situated about 28km North of Batticaloa town, in the Batticaloa District, of the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka, Passikudah is an approximate five hour journey from Colombo. The bay of Passikudah is a crescent-moon shaped inlet of shallow water. The bay is flat and sandy; and provides a very soothing effect on the feet. Its panoramic views and clear, cool waters, ideal for swimming has made it a much adored destination by holiday makers. The amazing tranquillity of the beach lends itself beautifully for moments of blissful solitude, with gentle waters lapping at your feet. For more adventurous vacationers, the four km-long wide and sunny beach provides a great location for bathing, windsurfing and water skiing.
Amethyst Resort is a hotel by the ocean’s edge, a hotel by the banks of a rippling stream, a hotel amidst lush tropical greenery and mangroves. Amethyst resort encompasses all these comforts rolled into one, to offer you the perfect retreat.
Set on 10 acres of the bay, this beautiful coastal gem is situated, facing 400 feet of possibly the most beautiful beaches the island has to offer. Amethyst resort’s uniqueness is emphasised by a beautiful flowing stream running through it; adorned with lush greenery and mangroves.The resort is simplistic and unintrusive designed to blend with the surroundings.
The key aim was to ensure conservation of greenery in the area and moreover to introduce more foliage as well. The mangroves have been protected and the natural stream has been sanitised. The resort has 40 rooms in ready for operation, which is part of its first phase of operational which comprise of 18 Sea view cabanas and Stream View Cabanas. All rooms are fully equipped with luxury amenities including, AC, iPhone Dock, 32” LCD Flat screen TV, cable TV, mini-bar, electronic safe, coffee/tea making facilities, hot water, hand dryer and  shaver socket. Infrastructure facilities are also in place for the second phase of operations to be completed soon.
Amethyst is a stone of the mind.   It helps to bring calmness and clarity where there is anxiety and confusion. True to its name our vision is to provide you with that experience, ensuring your holiday is memorable, relaxing and fun all rolled into one – the perfect retreat.