February 10

Sun Siyam Pasikudah Celebrates Sri Lanka's 76th Independence Day

Sun Siyam Pasikudah, a tropical oasis on the Eastern coast of Sri Lanka and recently reopened after an extensive renovation in November 2023, held a celebration marking the country’s 76th Independence Day on February 4th, 2024. This momentous occasion marks the dawn of a new era for the Eastern region, flourishing as a vibrant hub of tourism, with Sun Siyam Pasikudah at the forefront of offering an unparalleled hospitality experience to its guests.

76th Independence Day, Sri Lanka's

Sun Siyam Pasikudah invited in-house guests to hoist the Sri Lankan national flag and the hotel’s flag while they honored the national anthem that was played in the background. The guests and the team then joined in for a tea party where they enjoyed some in-house delicacies while socializing with the other guests.

Since its closure and extensive transformation, Sun Siyam Pasikudah officially reopened its doors on November 17, 2023, after collaborating with Studio Sixty7 to reimagine the entire property. The result is a breathtaking retreat that seamlessly combines affordable luxury with the cultural richness of Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka recorded over 1.48 million tourists in 2023, and in the Month of January this year along, the beautiful island welcomed over 200,000 tourists according to the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA). The Eastern region plays a pivotal role in this, offering guests an undiscovered side of Sri Lanka, with pristine beaches, diverse food, temples, wildlife and culture of its own.

Celebrating Sri Lanka's 76th Independence Day

Arshed Refai, General Manager at Sun Siyam Pasikudah, expressed his enthusiasm, said "As we celebrate the 76th Independence Day of Sri Lanka, Sun Siyam Pasikudah proudly stands as a symbol of the region's resilience and commitment to both our guests and our community. We're not just offering an extraordinary experience to our guests; we're empowering the local residents by providing job opportunities and fostering economic growth. It's an exciting time to be part of Sri Lanka's tourism rebound, and we're thrilled to do so while contributing to the nation's social and economic well-being."

Sun Siyam Pasikudah offers 34 spacious and contemporary one-to-two-bedroom pavilions, providing an exclusive coastal experience for couples, families, or groups of friends. The resort's transformation showcases bold monochromatic interiors balanced with rich golden tones, creating a unique, sophisticated, and chic environment.

The resort offers distinct culinary adventures, immersing guests in Sri Lanka's vibrant flavors and colonial traditions. Noteworthy options include The Cellar, Sri Lanka's largest wine cellar on the eastern coast, the Tea House with an extensive tea collection for a delightful tasting journey, Slice & Grill, a fast-casual poolside concept with a retro design, and the Beach Shack, a tropical paradise with Caribbean vibes.

Arshed Refai, General Manager at Sun Siyam Pasikudah
Arshed Refai, General Manager at Sun Siyam Pasikudah

Sun Siyam Pasikudah invites guests to explore Sri Lanka's wonders, from the pristine Pasikudah coast's underwater marvels to exciting activities like snorkeling, scuba diving, jet-skiing, kayaking, and tube rides across the bay. In addition, the resort offers seamless meeting and event facilities, and also provides the perfect setting for intimate beach weddings, with traditional ceremonies and luxurious receptions.

As the nation celebrates its 76th Independence Day, Sun Siyam Pasikudah extends a warm invitation to travelers to embark on a remarkable journey, promising an adventure, a cultural immersion, and a sanctuary of serenity. Take advantage of the ongoing local market offer of 30 percent for NDB credit and debit card holders.