Issy Croker

Jasper House

with Issy Croker www.issycroker.com
  • Where:Dickwella, Sri Lanka

  • Why:Part work, part holiday!

  • When:March 2017

  • Who:Me and one of my best friends, stylist, and art director Emily Ezekiel.

Highs & Lows

  • The location is what gives this hotel something special, and is what would bring me back here again. The beach has beautiful water and is pretty small, and doesn't feel overcrowded.

  • As well as yoga classes, Helen offers absolutely wonderful massages. A Brit who has lived in Australia for 25 years, she is a spiritual force to be reckoned with and a wonderful woman!

  • The staff are very friendly!

  • There are fans in the room, but no air conditioning.

  • The hotel only opened last year, so it feels like it is still finding its feet on a few things.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Life Changing

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Overall Value

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Stealable Stuff

  • Refer a Friend

Total: 37/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Guest house / small hotel.

  • Vibe

    Relaxed beach house.

  • Location

    5 minute walk from the best beach in Sri Lanka, Hiriyetika.

  • Rooms

    12

  • Music

    None that I can recall!

  • Year Opened

    2016!

  • Designed By

    Lauri Rose, the owner of the hotel.

  • Pool/Gym

    Lovely pool. No gym, but the on site yoga instructor and massage therapist, Helen, was one of the best things about the Jasper House.

  • Restaurant

    Yes, a big open plan room on the top floor with views of the sea. Breakfast was by far the best meal of the day. The food is very relaxed, as it always is in Sir Lanka!

  • Bar

    Not technically, but the restaurant is very lowkey with comfy sofas so it doubles as a bar.

  • Minibar

    No minibar, but getting a beer from upstairs and drinking on your balcony is always nice.

  • Wifi

    Yes, and it is free.

  • Children

    Bring them, but I'd ask for a room that doesn't have one of the 'open' walls.

  • Price

    Rooms start from £100.

It is an amazing experience in the early morning! If you are into photography, take your camera as there are great photo opportunities.

Visit the local market

Dickwella Market Sri Lanka

It is an amazing experience in the early morning! If you are into photography, take your camera as there are great photo opportunities.

Horseshoe bay has great surf conditions for beginners, so it's a good place to try and catch a few waves.

Have a surf lesson

Horseshoe bay sri lanka

Horseshoe bay has great surf conditions for beginners, so it's a good place to try and catch a few waves.

They serve wood red pizzas and good salads, and if you head there early evening you can catch a nice sunset.

Venture to The Beach House

the beach house sri lanka

They serve wood red pizzas and good salads, and if you head there early evening you can catch a nice sunset.

Jasper House

Jasper House Sri Lanka

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