Fox Resorts' Commitment to You During COVID-19

Important notice

Fox Resorts’ Commitment to You During COVID-19
The well-being and safety of our Guests and our Team members are prioritized at all times at Fox Resorts. Please visit our dedicated COVID-19 page for more information about the measures that we are taking to prevent the spread of the virus, and also confirm with your hotel about available services and any updates on local rules or restrictions that may be in place


Book now


Unveiling Jaffna's Magic: A Journey Through History, Culture, and Relaxation with Fox Jaffna

Learn More
February 28, 2024

Jaffna, the cultural heart of Sri Lanka's north, beckons with its vibrant history, ancient temples, stunning beaches, and warm, welcoming smiles. It's a place where time whispers secrets from crumbling forts, where spices paint the air with intoxicating aromas, and where smiles blossom from the warmest of hearts. Ready to embark on an unforgettable journey?

Step back in time.

Begin your adventure at the Nallur Kandaswamy Kovil, an awe-inspiring Hindu temple showcasing the magnificence of Dravidian architecture. Located just 10 minutes away from Fox Jaffna, this vibrant temple is easily accessible and a must-visit for its vibrant rituals, intricate carvings, and spiritual atmosphere.

Next, let the Dutch Fort guide you through a silent passage into Jaffna's colonial past. Walking along the weathered ramparts of this 17th-century fortress, you can immerse yourself in history and envision the clash of swords that once echoed through its halls. The Dutch Fort is conveniently located 3km from Fox Jaffna, making it a convenient stop on your historical journey.

No journey through Jaffna's history would be complete without a visit to the Jaffna Public Library. This majestic library, housing ancient palm-leaf manuscripts and fascinating artifacts, is a testament to Jaffna's intellectual heritage. With just a 15-minute drive from Fox Jaffna, you can easily lose yourself in the scent of aged paper and the weight of history within its walls.

Jaffna offers a plethora of experiences beyond just its rich history and cultural heritage. Explore the Nagulaswaran temple, a sacred Hindu site dating back to the epic Ramayana, or visit ancient Buddhist sites like Nagadeepa and Kandarodai for a glimpse into the spiritual and religious traditions of Sri Lanka. Take in the stunning views of colonial-era lighthouses or marvel at the magnificent Dutch churches that grace the city's skyline. To get a true taste of Jaffna's vibrant life and culture, head to the bustling Jaffna market to buy traditional handicrafts, snacks, sweets, and spices. Whether you want to indulge in spiritual and cultural experiences or immerse yourself in the local lifestyle, Jaffna has something for everyone.

Find tranquility at Fox Jaffna.

After a day filled with exploration and cultural immersion, it is time to seek tranquility at the Fox Jaffna, the finest luxury hotel in Jaffna. This charming boutique hotel, nestled amidst lush greenery, offers not just a place to stay but an experience that will captivate your senses and rejuvenate your soul.

Luxuriate in the comfort of tastefully designed rooms, each reflecting Jaffna's rich heritage. Sink into the plush beds, basking in the warm embrace of natural light flooding in through your window. Lose yourself in the serene atmosphere and let the quiet elegance of your surroundings envelope you.

A Culinary Adventure

Indulge in culinary delights at the hotel's restaurant, where authentic Jaffna cuisine takes centerstage alongside international favorites, bringing your taste buds to a symphony of flavors. From the mouthwatering jaffna hoppers that melt in your mouth to the fiery crab curry that will awaken your taste buds, each dish will leave you craving more. And don't forget to savor the iconic Jaffna dosa—a crispy, savory crepe that tantalizes your palate.

Dine on the verandah, opening out into our lush green gardens, serving as the perfect backdrop to your delectable meal. Allow yourself to be transported by the flavors, and let the fiery magic of jaffna infuse every bite.

The bunkers at Fox Jaffna have a fascinating history.

The bunkers served as the rebel intelligence headquarters during Sri Lanka's civil war before being transformed into a celebration of Sri Lankan art. Out of the original three bunkers, two have been restored and converted into The Bunker, an art gallery by Fox Resorts, showcasing replicas of artwork by renowned Sri Lankan artists. The gallery features the largest public display of works by the famous  Group, along with other 20th-century masters. The remaining bunker, known as The Vault, houses a history museum showcasing the rich history of Jaffna, from its ancient temples and Dutch era to traditional jewelry and artifacts from the peninsula. These bunkers serve as powerful reminders of Sri Lanka's past and the historical treasures of Jaffna.

Immerse yourself in the captivating history of Jaffna by visiting our very own history museum. Located within Fox Jaffna, this museum offers a unique opportunity to delve into the rich tapestry of the region's past.

Through engaging displays and informative narratives, the History Museum at Fox Jaffna aims to preserve and share the captivating history of the region. Take a journey through time, deepen your understanding of Jaffna's cultural roots, and appreciate the significance of this remarkable city.

Embrace the magic.

This glimpse into the wonders of Jaffna is just the beginning of what awaits you. With Fox Jaffna, the most sought-after boutique hotel in Jaffna, as your base, you have the opportunity to delve deeper into the region's rich tapestry, create unforgettable memories, and discover a piece of yourself amidst the vibrant culture and breathtaking beauty. So, pack your bags, embrace the spirit of adventure, and let Jaffna and Fox Jaffna weave their magical spell upon you.

P.S. Don't forget to check out Fox Jaffna's curated experiences, from heritage tours to cooking classes that allow you to take a piece of Jaffna home with you. Create memories that will last a lifetime.

Other stories

Follow us on