Amethyst Resort Passikudah, part of the first hotel company Aitken Spence Hotels, opened its doors to welcome furry friends as a pet-friendly hotel from Monday, December 13, 2021.

The resort is strategically located in a long, shallow coastal belt to the east, making it an ideal vacation spot for those who enjoy a low-key vacation. With a still swimming pool-like ocean gently lapping the shore right in front of the 38-room hotel, dog lovers can now enjoy their vacation with their pets in comfort and tranquility. Designed with large open spaces and undisturbed tropical green, the Amethyst Passikudah is ideal for the perfect guests who deserve a change of scenery with their beloved owners.

To ensure the safety of guests and associates, the hotel welcomes dogs weighing 75 to 80 pounds or less with up-to-date vaccination records.

Speaking about the initiative, Stasshani Jayawardena, Director, Head of Tourism and Recreation of Aitken Spence PLC and President of Hotel Management of Aitken Spence, said, “The concept of dog hosting has been of concern to us for quite some time. time because we understand the importance of not wanting to leave your dog friend behind on your vacation. It has become almost natural for the company given its strength in delivering a superior customer experience. Aitken Spence hotels are known to push the boundaries to improve the guest experience. Whether in Sri Lanka or our other destinations (Maldives, India and Oman), we are constantly striving to organize holistic, healthy experiences and to make vacations more memorable for our guests. ”

“Amethyst Resort was the natural choice for our range of hotels given the large amount of space within the property and its construction. What better place for our canine friends than a property with a vast expanse of waterfront and shallow water? She further added.

The pet-friendly concept can accommodate a maximum of two dogs per room for a nominal charge of LKR 3,000 per day. As this is the first phase of the pet-friendly hotel, dog owners are urged to keep their furry friends on a leash when in public areas such as the beach. The company requests dog owners to keep the property informed at the time of booking to ensure all policies are followed in advance. To book, please contact 0112308408 or (+94) 65 567 6003-5. For more details, please write to

Aitken Spence Hotels is part of the premier Sri Lankan conglomerate Aitken Spence PLC and operates 22 hotels and resorts in Sri Lanka, Maldives, Oman and India. The company-owned hotels are reflected under the Heritance, Adaaran and Turyaa brands, popular around the world for their exceptional service, undisputed products and organized lifestyle experiences. The company’s Sri Lankan portfolio includes 11 resorts spread across the island, while resorts in the Maldives total six, four in Oman and one in India.