Chaaya Blu Hotel Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

One of the world’s foremost natural harbours; favoured by sea-farers like Marco Polo. Today’s visitors explore the world below the sea, as well as above.

Ptolemy and Marco Polo were naturally attracted to this superb harbour – in their day an important base for exotic traders from China and East Asia, and a fascinating seaport.

That much hasn’t changed. Trincomalee is even richer in history than it was in Polo’s day and Chaaya Blue invites you to explore the town’s culture, sights and markets. A Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva, King Ravana’s hot water springs and the Dutch-built Fort Frederick await you. Chaaya Blu’s unrivalled beachside setting also invites you to dive beneath the warm waters, into a spectacular marine world – or simply spend days lazily lounging on fine sand, sailing or watching for whales breaching out in the bay.

Chaaya Blu, at a glance

  • Superb beachfront setting with acres of fine sand
  • Newly refurbished in stunning, retro-chic style
  • Choice of 36 beach chalets, 43 superior rooms and two luxurious suites
  • Many with direct access to the beach and fabulous sea views
  • All with four star amenities
  • Captain’s Deck offers a grand buffet whilst The Crab open air restaurant serves signature seafood dishes

For leisure and pleasure

  • Long swimming pool with bleached wood decking
  • Rum Hold bar for cocktails and sundowners
  • Whale watching and dolphin excursions
  • PADI diving and snorkelling
  • Sailing and fishing
  • Local town and countryside excursions
  • Trips to Pigeon Island and the lost city of Muttur
  • Rob was always quick, efficient, charming and helpful

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  • 24/7 emergency contact
  • Established for 25 years
  • ATOL, ABTA, IATA protected


  • First-hand experience to every destination
  • Only the best guides and local partners used
  • All holidays designed to suit individual needs


  • 70% repeat and referral business
  • Support local charities world-wide
  • Access to senior directors 24/7