Named after the peaceful stone with its healing energies, Amethyst resort is a coastal retreat from the hubbub of daily life in Passikudah (Pasikuda), one of the world’s most pristine beaches. Located a seven hour drive from Colombo, the lush tropical jungle and surrounding mangroves, panoramic views, and golden sands are an inviting welcome. The crystal blue waters of the bay boast excellent swimming opportunities, as does the outdoor pool (complete with jacuzzi) and the children’s pool. Secluded and spacious with contemporary decor, 40 fully-equipped and high-tech cabanas, each with their own private verandah, open onto the beach or onto the resort’s natural rippling stream and offer beautiful sunsets. When not tucking into the fresh catch of the day at the resort’s specialty seafood restaurant, quench your thirst at the pool bar or at the resort’s classical pub with its range of Mediterranean food.