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Pigeon Island Beach Resort

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On the beach, white sand, sun loungers, beach umbrellas
On the beach, white sand, sun loungers, beach umbrellas
On the beach, white sand, sun loungers, beach umbrellas
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers

Overview of Pigeon Island Beach Resort

Pigeon Island Beach Resort

3.0 star property
Nilaveli beachfront resort with outdoor pool and restaurant

7.6/10 Good

18 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Air conditioning
11th Mile Post, Nilaveli

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach

Getting around

  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Rifas Restaurant - 4 min drive
  • Shajana rest and hotel - 5 min drive
  • Nilaveli Village Restaurant & Bar - 5 min drive
  • Mc Donald's - 5 min drive
  • Family Restaurant - 5 min drive

About this property

Pigeon Island Beach Resort

At Pigeon Island Beach Resort, you can hit the beach to enjoy the shade from a beach umbrella or relax in a sun lounger, plus you'll have access to onsite scuba diving. The outdoor pool provides fun for everyone, while guests in the mood for pampering can indulge in massages. The restaurant is a great spot for a bite to eat and cold drinks are served at the bar/lounge. A poolside bar, a fitness center, and a children's pool are other highlights.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 40 units
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.
  • This is a designated quarantine resort. The property can only accept bookings from travelers who are required to quarantine (i.e. international travelers). You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This is a designated quarantine resort. The property can only accept bookings from travelers who are required to quarantine (i.e. international travelers). You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival.
  • This is a certified Sri Lanka Tourism Level 1 property. Sri Lanka Tourism Level 1 is a health and safety certification issued by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • One child (6 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)
  • Babysitting*
  • Supervised childcare*


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free onsite RV/bus/truck parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle (available on request)*

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Barbecue grills
  • 24-hour room service

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)
  • Children's pool
  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Motor boating
  • Scuba diving
  • Boat tours nearby

Working away

  • Business center


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 2 buildings/towers
  • Built in 2009
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Fitness center
  • An outdoor pool


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains

What to enjoy

  • Balcony

Freshen up

  • Partially open bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Onsite venue - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 60.00

Optional extras

  • Breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 8 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Supervised childcare is available for an extra charge
  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation


This property does not have elevators.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Pigeon Island Beach Nilaveli
Pigeon Island Beach Resort
Pigeon Island Beach Resort Nilaveli
Pigeon Island Resort
Pigeon Island Beach
Pigeon Island Resort Nilaveli
Pigeon Island Beach Resort Resort
Pigeon Island Beach Resort Nilaveli
Pigeon Island Beach Resort Resort Nilaveli

Frequently asked questions

Is there a pool at Pigeon Island Beach Resort?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at Pigeon Island Beach Resort?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Pigeon Island Beach Resort?
Yes, there's free self parking. Free RV/bus/truck parking is available.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Pigeon Island Beach Resort?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Pigeon Island Beach Resort?
You can check in from 2 PM - 3 PM. Check-out time is noon.
What is there to do at Pigeon Island Beach Resort and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like scuba diving and motor boating. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the resort's other amenities, which include a fitness center and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Pigeon Island Beach Resort?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that offers international cuisine and garden views. Nearby restaurants include King Sea Food Restaurant (2.3 mi), R.T.Choice (2.4 mi), and Nilaa (2.5 mi).
Does Pigeon Island Beach Resort have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony.
What's the area around Pigeon Island Beach Resort like?
Pigeon Island Beach Resort is a short 1-minute walk from Nilaveli Beach and 5 minutes' walk from Pigeon Beach.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

10/10 Exceptional

Verified guest review

2/10 Poor

Worst hotel I have ever experienced
Way too dirty. Rooms old and smelly. I rented a junior suite for over 600$ for 2 nights and i didnt stay 4 hours. I had to check out to go to a more descent place. Staff and management terrible. Food awful. Do not even come close to book there... its the worst experience ever...
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10/10 Exceptional

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4/10 Fair

Waaaaaaay overpriced
This hotel is far too expensive for what it is. It needs some serious renovation to justify the price. The photos on the websites are obviously from a long time ago. If they lowered the price to match the standard then I could recommend it. There seems to be a lot of work going on in the yard which detracts from relaxation. Especially when you have lots of workmen staring at you whilst on the beach or around the pool. The wi fi was very temperamental and only available in the main lobby
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Stained linen, broken fridge.
Apart from the stained linens and fridge not working - the hotel is relatively ok. The food was the best thing about it- absolutely great food. Overall though for the price charged - it's simply overpriced
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Pigeon island
This is a basic hotel that will provide for all your needs in a basic fashion. Don't expect lavish. The food is a a little disappointing, as is the lack for shaded options around the pool, but the service was expectionally friendly. Be wary of hotel mark ups for local services. Perhaps try the Nilaveli Beach Hotel down the road is you are looking for a more spectacular experience.
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8/10 Very Good

Lovely quiet resort close to snorkeling
Staff are very attentive and the food is good. We really enjoyed our stay here and it was great value.
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very Good

Nice hotel. Isolated. Right on the beach. Quiet.
Nice place, rooms are 3* standard but perfectly fine. Food is generally very good indeed. Staff very kind and obliging. Right on the beach, great pool. Nice, chilled place. Good for families or couples.
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very Good

Nice and quiet
The room was big and had a tv, air conditioning, mini bar and a safe, although the safe was not attached to anything and very small - not big enough to get even an iPad in! Service was good and friendly and they were not pushing about anything. The pool is lovely and there is some shade at all times of the day. During the week days we had the pool to ourselves but the weekend was busier. Wifi was free, but only available in the lobby and pool bar areas and very very slow! We left early on the last day and they made a take away breakfast for us. Only downside was not being able to reduce a 4 night booking to a 3 night booking more than a week out as all the rooms were booked?
Verified guest review

8/10 Very Good

Pigeon Island Resort Converts
If initial impressions count then we would have left the Pigeon Island Resort after day one. After an eight hour journey by road from Colombo to Trincomalee with our two children we were very tired and pleasant welcome apart, we did not expect to find a room where the air conditioning and toilet seat were broken and the hand wash basin precariously fixed to the wall. However, the manager listened and by the next day we were moved to another two rooms which were a great improvement on the previous ones. For the remainder of the trip we found the hotel staff to be courteous and attentive but not overbearing. The facilities were clean and the food was generally good;the mutton curry was disappointing- the crab dishes were superb. As hotel prices go, we found them to be reasonable. We loved the beach, whether it was lazing under an umbrella with a book or frolicking in the water. We loved it. Nature lovers would also be delighted. From the comfort of our balcony we saw monkeys, peacocks, chipmunks, amazing butterflies. If you are travelling with youngsters who need more than a pool and the beach for entertainment then then take a few board games with you or have some othertricksup your sleeves. Couples or adults looking for peace and tranquility would love it. My husband and I would definitely return but we would fly toTrincomalee rather than take the road.
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