Sun Siyam is in the Sri Lanka east coast resort of Pasikudah. It looks upon the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean and is a five minute walk from swimmable seas: ideal accommodation for those who love the beach life. This latest addition to the untouched beaches of the eastern coastline, Sun Siyam is a modern hotel with a vibrant contemporary interior surrounded by lush greenery. The bright pink and orange hues at reception serve as a gentle reminder that you have now entered the tropics and it’s time for some sun and sea. The pathway from the entrance leads to the main restaurant area and the spectacular infinity-edge pool overlooking the horizon. All six categories of rooms at Sun Siyam are laid out in the neatly-manicured garden, which has trees that create much needed shade on a hot day.
Sun Siyam has six categories of room: Beach Suite, Ocean Suite, Family Villa, Beach Suite with pool, Ocean Suite with pool and the Grand Beach Pavilion.
All rooms are fitted with a king-sized bed, sitting area, an ensuite bathroom with hot and cold water and modern amenities including a TV, minibar and Wi-Fi.
Beach Suite: Named as ‘Toddy Palm Suites’, these ground-floor suites offer scenic ocean views and have decks that open directly to the beachfront.
Ocean Suite: These first-floor ‘Coconut Suites’ are decorated in caramel coloured cushions which complement the chocolate-dark timber furnishings.
Beach Suite with pool: These ‘Honey Suites’ have the same amenities as the Beach Suites with the addition of a plunge pool, so guests can take a dip whenever they desire.
Ocean Suite with pool: The ‘Mango Suites’ are luxurious and similar to the Ocean Suites, with the addition of a plunge pool.
Family Villa: The ‘Papaya Suite’ is a duplex ideal for families, as it has a master room and a separate room upstairs for the kids. You will also have a personal butler to attend to your needs.
Grand Pavilion: Offering two spacious master bedrooms, a private infinity pool and several nooks and corners for relaxation, this is the perfect example for luxury living and is best suited for families or groups of friends.
Sun Siyam has several dining areas including Latitude, Saltwater Pub and The Pavilion. The glass-enclosed wine cellar is also used as a restaurant for fine dining and special occasions. They also have a beachfront restaurant named Medium Rare that serves up BBQs and grills and a snack bar called Lounge. In addition the hotel also offers location dining facilities. In terms of relaxation, Sun Siyam has a sauna and offers a selection of therapeutic and beauty treatments at their spa and in-house salon.
Why we like it
Floor-to-ceiling glass doors invite in the East Coast views in this highly dependable mid-range beach hotel.
Sun Siyam is a trendy and vibrant modern beach hotel in Pasikudah on the east coast of the island. About six hours from the airport, so a stopover in the cultural triangle is recommended unless you seek out air taxi options.