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Sun Siyam Pasikudah Reopens In Sri Lanka after stunning transformation

As part of the boutique collection under Sun Siyam resorts

  • Publish date: Thursday، 30 November 2023
Sun Siyam Pasikudah Reopens In Sri Lanka after stunning transformation

Pasikudah, Sri Lanka – November 29th, 2023: Sun Siyam Pasikudah in Sri Lanka, a proud member of the boutique collection under Sun Siyam Resorts, is thrilled to announce its reopening after having undergone an extensive transformation and renovation and now offering guests a breath-taking experience that combines affordable luxury with the cultural richness of Sri Lanka.

Arshed Refai, General Manager at Sun Siyam Pasikudah, expressed his enthusiasm as the resort reopens its doors to the public. He emphasized their strong commitment to supporting and providing opportunities to local communities, particularly in the fields of woodwork and carpentry. Arshed highlighted their extensive use of locally made and sourced products, showcasing their collaboration with local artisans and communities to create bespoke furniture, chandeliers and joinery items.

Despite significant changes, everything about the resort has been transformed, from colour concepts and equipment to fittings and offerings, while preserving the property's original structure. This reopening marks a new chapter in Sun Siyam Pasikudah's dedication to offering unforgettable experiences rooted in the beauty of Sri Lanka.

Originally launched in 2014 as Sun Aqua Pasikudah, the property underwent a rebranding in 2020, becoming part of the Sun Siyam Resorts collection and adopting the name Sun Siyam Pasikudah.

Deepak Booneady, CEO of Sun Siyam Resorts, commented, "The resort's temporary closure and its subsequent hiatus during the global pandemic, allowed us the valuable opportunity to embark on a comprehensive journey of rebranding and property enhancement. Collaborating with Studio Sixty7, we meticulously redesigned the entire property, preserving its structural integrity while elevating every facet.’’

‘‘From the offerings and facilities to the level of service, we have refined the experience, aligning it with the renowned Sun Siyam vision. We take immense pride in reopening the resort as a distinguished member of the well-known Sun Siyam Resorts boutique collection portfolio, and extend a warm invitation to all guests to discover the magnificence of this remarkable part of Sri Lanka for themselves," Deepak added.

The five-star boutique retreat is located on the unspoiled eastern coastline of Sri Lanka, approximately a six-hour scenic drive from Colombo's Bandaranaike Airport.  Boasting just 34 spacious and contemporary, one-to-two-bedroom, garden or beach pavilions, with or without pools, Sun Siyam Pasikudah ensures an exclusive coastal experience, whether traveling as a couple, a family, or a group of friends.


Lee McNichol and Jose Rivero, founders and creative directors at Studio Sixty7 who played a crucial part in the interior design revamp said: “Studio Sixty7 are excited to showcase the rebirth of Sun Siyam Pasikudah, working alongside Sun Siyam Resorts, in the enchanting and richness of the Sri Lankan landscape. Our design philosophy for this incredible project was to create a boutique 5* interior with bold monochromatic interiors balanced with rich golden tones. For us, when designing this project, we wanted to create a unique, sophisticated, and chic interior on the magnificent and vibrant coastline of Pasikudah.

‘‘We were lucky to work with many local artisans and communities in creating bespoke furniture and joinery items throughout the resort, making sure we embrace and showcase the beauty that Sri Lanka has to give.  The project was truly a labour of love for all involved and has re-energised the resort to be ‘the’ place to be seen in Sri Lanka. We can’t wait for everyone to see.”

Sun Siyam Pasikudah invites travellers to embark on a remarkable journey, promising an adventure, a cultural immersion, and a sanctuary of serenity. Take advantage of fantastic opening, family, and festive offers and visit the website for more information or reservations www.sunsiyam.com/sun-siyam-pasikudah/.

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Notes to editors:

About Sun Siyam Pasikudah:

A Tropical Oasis

The five-star boutique retreat is located on the unspoiled eastern coastline of Sri Lanka, approximately a six-hour scenic drive from Colombo's Bandaranaike Airport.Boasting just 34 spacious and contemporary, one-to-two-bedroom, garden or beach pavilions, with or without pools, Sun Siyam Pasikudah ensures an exclusive coastal experience, whether traveling as a couple, a family, or a group of friends. Sun Siyam Pasikudah offers diverse dining experiences, from The Cellar, Sri Lanka's largest eastern coast wine cellar, to the Tea House's extensive tea collection. There's also Slice & Grill for casual poolside dining and the Beach Shack for tropical beach beverages. Guests can explore Sri Lanka's wonders with underwater adventures, jet-skiing, sailing, and romantic dining. The resort also organizes day-long safaris to iconic destinations like Sigiriya Rock, Dambulla Cave Temple, whale-watching trips from May to September, and visits to Polonnaruwa and Minneriya National Park for wildlife enthusiasts. Sun Siyam Pasikudah is an affordable luxury haven where you can embrace Sri Lanka's cultural richness. It's ideal for meetings, weddings, and private events, offering boardroom facilities and beachfront wedding settings.

About Sun Siyam Resorts:

  • Since opening its first resort in the Maldives (Sun Siyam Vilu Reef) in 1998, the Sun Siyam Resorts portfolio has grown to six luxury private-island properties and welcomed its most recent addition – Siyam World – in October 2021.
  • The resort collection encompasses one 4-star (Sun Siyam Olhuveli) and four 5-star (Sun Siyam Iru Fushi, Sun Siyam Iru Veli, Sun Siyam Vilu Reef and Siyam World) properties in the Maldives, plus a 5-star boutique beach retreat on the east coast of Sri Lanka (Sun Siyam Pasikudah).
  • Each resort showcases its idyllic location and character through a bespoke program of island-based and underwater experiences, from rotating international chef residencies to ocean adventures.
  • Owned and managed by 100% Maldivian Sun Siyam Group – a privately-owned company established in 1990 – the resorts reflect the legendary warmth of Maldivian hospitality and the Group’s visionary owner and MD, Ahmed Siyam Mohamed
  • The brand promise remains the same across all properties, whilst each property will maintain their own character, vibe and unique experiences evolving around the best of the destination, authentic culture and traditions.
  • To find out more visit www.sunsiyam.com or follow the resorts on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

About Studio Sixty7:

International Design practice, Studio Sixty7, founded by designers Jose Rivero and Lee McNichol are making their mark as the new up and coming design practice of the future within the private and hospitality sector.

Their design philosophy and unique take on the way we live within a space, sets them apart to many in the industry, along with their attention to detail to cater to the needs for their clients. 

With a combined experience of over 20years in the industry and having established themselves in world renowned design practices, they are gearing up to be a force within the design industry. Collaborating with prominent and distinguished hoteliers and VIP clientele, they know what high-end luxury is.

For more information or to discuss press trip opportunities please contact:

Husain Mansur, Hype Communications | +971 5052 95907 | [email protected]

Pasikudah, Sri Lanka – November 29th, 2023: Sun Siyam Pasikudah in Sri Lanka, a proud member of the boutique collection under Sun Siyam Resorts, is thrilled to announce its reopening after having undergone an extensive transformation and renovation and now offering guests a breath-taking experience that combines affordable luxury with the cultural richness of Sri Lanka.

Arshed Refai, General Manager at Sun Siyam Pasikudah, expressed his enthusiasm as the resort reopens its doors to the public. He emphasized their strong commitment to supporting and providing opportunities to local communities, particularly in the fields of woodwork and carpentry. Arshed highlighted their extensive use of locally made and sourced products, showcasing their collaboration with local artisans and communities to create bespoke furniture, chandeliers and joinery items.

Despite significant changes, everything about the resort has been transformed, from colour concepts and equipment to fittings and offerings, while preserving the property's original structure. This reopening marks a new chapter in Sun Siyam Pasikudah's dedication to offering unforgettable experiences rooted in the beauty of Sri Lanka.

Originally launched in 2014 as Sun Aqua Pasikudah, the property underwent a rebranding in 2020, becoming part of the Sun Siyam Resorts collection and adopting the name Sun Siyam Pasikudah.

Deepak Booneady, CEO of Sun Siyam Resorts, commented, "The resort's temporary closure and its subsequent hiatus during the global pandemic, allowed us the valuable opportunity to embark on a comprehensive journey of rebranding and property enhancement. Collaborating with Studio Sixty7, we meticulously redesigned the entire property, preserving its structural integrity while elevating every facet.’’

‘‘From the offerings and facilities to the level of service, we have refined the experience, aligning it with the renowned Sun Siyam vision. We take immense pride in reopening the resort as a distinguished member of the well-known Sun Siyam Resorts boutique collection portfolio, and extend a warm invitation to all guests to discover the magnificence of this remarkable part of Sri Lanka for themselves," Deepak added.

The five-star boutique retreat is located on the unspoiled eastern coastline of Sri Lanka, approximately a six-hour scenic drive from Colombo's Bandaranaike Airport.  Boasting just 34 spacious and contemporary, one-to-two-bedroom, garden or beach pavilions, with or without pools, Sun Siyam Pasikudah ensures an exclusive coastal experience, whether traveling as a couple, a family, or a group of friends.


Lee McNichol and Jose Rivero, founders and creative directors at Studio Sixty7 who played a crucial part in the interior design revamp said: “Studio Sixty7 are excited to showcase the rebirth of Sun Siyam Pasikudah, working alongside Sun Siyam Resorts, in the enchanting and richness of the Sri Lankan landscape. Our design philosophy for this incredible project was to create a boutique 5* interior with bold monochromatic interiors balanced with rich golden tones. For us, when designing this project, we wanted to create a unique, sophisticated, and chic interior on the magnificent and vibrant coastline of Pasikudah.

‘‘We were lucky to work with many local artisans and communities in creating bespoke furniture and joinery items throughout the resort, making sure we embrace and showcase the beauty that Sri Lanka has to give.  The project was truly a labour of love for all involved and has re-energised the resort to be ‘the’ place to be seen in Sri Lanka. We can’t wait for everyone to see.”

Sun Siyam Pasikudah invites travellers to embark on a remarkable journey, promising an adventure, a cultural immersion, and a sanctuary of serenity. Take advantage of fantastic opening, family, and festive offers and visit the website for more information or reservations www.sunsiyam.com/sun-siyam-pasikudah/.

- ENDS –

Notes to editors:

About Sun Siyam Pasikudah:

A Tropical Oasis

The five-star boutique retreat is located on the unspoiled eastern coastline of Sri Lanka, approximately a six-hour scenic drive from Colombo's Bandaranaike Airport.Boasting just 34 spacious and contemporary, one-to-two-bedroom, garden or beach pavilions, with or without pools, Sun Siyam Pasikudah ensures an exclusive coastal experience, whether traveling as a couple, a family, or a group of friends. Sun Siyam Pasikudah offers diverse dining experiences, from The Cellar, Sri Lanka's largest eastern coast wine cellar, to the Tea House's extensive tea collection. There's also Slice & Grill for casual poolside dining and the Beach Shack for tropical beach beverages. Guests can explore Sri Lanka's wonders with underwater adventures, jet-skiing, sailing, and romantic dining. The resort also organizes day-long safaris to iconic destinations like Sigiriya Rock, Dambulla Cave Temple, whale-watching trips from May to September, and visits to Polonnaruwa and Minneriya National Park for wildlife enthusiasts. Sun Siyam Pasikudah is an affordable luxury haven where you can embrace Sri Lanka's cultural richness. It's ideal for meetings, weddings, and private events, offering boardroom facilities and beachfront wedding settings.

About Sun Siyam Resorts:

  • Since opening its first resort in the Maldives (Sun Siyam Vilu Reef) in 1998, the Sun Siyam Resorts portfolio has grown to six luxury private-island properties and welcomed its most recent addition – Siyam World – in October 2021.
  • The resort collection encompasses one 4-star (Sun Siyam Olhuveli) and four 5-star (Sun Siyam Iru Fushi, Sun Siyam Iru Veli, Sun Siyam Vilu Reef and Siyam World) properties in the Maldives, plus a 5-star boutique beach retreat on the east coast of Sri Lanka (Sun Siyam Pasikudah).
  • Each resort showcases its idyllic location and character through a bespoke program of island-based and underwater experiences, from rotating international chef residencies to ocean adventures.
  • Owned and managed by 100% Maldivian Sun Siyam Group – a privately-owned company established in 1990 – the resorts reflect the legendary warmth of Maldivian hospitality and the Group’s visionary owner and MD, Ahmed Siyam Mohamed
  • The brand promise remains the same across all properties, whilst each property will maintain their own character, vibe and unique experiences evolving around the best of the destination, authentic culture and traditions.
  • To find out more visit www.sunsiyam.com or follow the resorts on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

About Studio Sixty7:

International Design practice, Studio Sixty7, founded by designers Jose Rivero and Lee McNichol are making their mark as the new up and coming design practice of the future within the private and hospitality sector.

Their design philosophy and unique take on the way we live within a space, sets them apart to many in the industry, along with their attention to detail to cater to the needs for their clients. 

With a combined experience of over 20years in the industry and having established themselves in world renowned design practices, they are gearing up to be a force within the design industry. Collaborating with prominent and distinguished hoteliers and VIP clientele, they know what high-end luxury is.

For more information or to discuss press trip opportunities please contact:

Husain Mansur, Hype Communications | +971 5052 95907 | [email protected]

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