Giman Free is away from the clutch of hotels that dot the coastline of Passikudah. Travel towards the almost ghost Like town of Valaichenai and you will discover the hospitable Giman Free Beach Resort. Giman free is a prime location with a scenic beach with yellow powdery sands.
The property comprises 14 deluxe, spacious and clean villas. The location of the villas ensures privacy for guests and most villas have splendid ocean views which guarantee stunning sunrises which the east coast is famous for. The restaurant has a rustic and cosy feel towards it. The menu contains a mix of eastern and western food with staples such as rice and curry, salads, burgers and a variety of sandwiches. The friendly chefs on site are more than willing to conjure up local cuisine or rustle up a pasta or such if you so desire it.
The hotel has a large swimming pool which is flanked by two smaller swimming pools, and the hotel also has its own Ayurvedic center with a resort which offers a complete range of holistic treatments at a reasonable rate.
Giman Free is an ideal spot to explore Passikudah’s diving and snorkeling spots. The fringing reef in front of the hotel provides calm and clear waters that are shallow enough especially for beginners to dive or snorkel in. A brief boat ride outside of the reef and you can discover the underwater remains of a world class wreck. The British Sergeant, along with several sandstone reefs which just cry out to be explored!
The staff are quite experienced, knowledgeable and very friendly. They will arrange excursions to sites of interest. While the Giman Free Resort may not have the opulent touches of the big hotels down the coast, it does offer a cozy, intimate environment for those seeking a break away from the hoi polloi of Colombos’ cackling crazies and the prices will not dent your wallet.