Exclusive offer valid up to 31st October 2015
Beach-front hotel, room with AC, Pool, Bar, Restaurant, IDD and internet
The beach in Hikkaduwa is well patronized by almost 95 percent of all tourists visiting our Island of Paradise. Hikkaduwa is in the South-West coast with miles of a golden sandy beach, popularly known as the “happening place”. The activity and buzz around this area is what keeps the place lively. Colourful corals, snorkelling, diving and sea bathing is what keeps you at this destination, especially after you have toured the country; a place where you can rest and relax at leisure. The sunrise and sunset is something to look out for in Hikkaduwa.
HIKKADUWA – South west coast of Sri Lanka. Also known as the “happening place”….read on
Hikkaduwa’s overexploited ‘coral sanctuary’ stretches out from the string of ‘Coral’ hotels at the north end of the strip to a group of rocks a couple of hundred metres offshore. You can swim out to the rocks from the Chaaya Tranz Hotel, where the reef runs straight out from the shore. The water over the reef is never more than 3m or 4m deep. Once upon a time this was a magnificent garden of fishy colours and flowering corals, but today the reef is sadly a shadow of its former self with much of the coral dying and the fish flipping away to more pristine spots. One of the big reasons for this demise has been coral bleaching, caused by oceanic and atmospheric conditions (quite probably man-made), which struck the reef in 1998, affecting about half the coral. The tsunami in December 2004 caused some further damage, but the real problem, as always, has been poor human management. All this said Hikkaduwa is a popular spot for tourists and also known as “The Happening Place” meaning, there is plenty of activity with things to see and do in Hikkaduwa.
It’s easy to see the colourful corals. Dive shops and many hotels and guest houses rent out snorkelling gear for around Rs.1000 a day, or less. Stay alert in the water so that you don’t get run over by a glass-bottomed boat.
Moonstone Gem Mines
Have you ever wondered where that pretty little moonstone on your finger actually comes from? Head inland 7km to Meetiyagoda and you can descend (not literally) into the mucky world of mining – 18th-century style! Moonstone has been mined in these sweltering forests forever and the moonstone mines, little more than muddy rabbit holes, 6m or 7m long, are fascinating – as is the process of filtering out the precious stones, cutting them up and polishing them up ready for sale. Entrance is free, but expect a sales pitch in the on-site shop afterwards. To get there head towards Kahawa and turn inland to Meetiyagoda after which it’s clearly signed.
About 2km north of Hikkaduwa is the Seenigama Vihara, perched on its own island. It’s one of only two temples in the country where victims of theft can seek retribution. People who have been robbed visit the temple and buy a specially prepared oil made with chilli and pepper. With the oil they light a lamp in their homes and recite a mantra. Sooner or later, maybe within weeks, the thief will be identified when they’re struck down with misfortune, such as having a bicycle accident or being hit on the head by a falling coconut.
Gangarama Maha Vihara
This is an interesting Buddhist temple that has lots of popular educational paintings that are the work of one man over nearly a decade. The monks are happy to show you around. It’s just off Baddegama Road.
Hikkaduwa Lake is home to monitor lizards and a lot of birdlife. Boat tours can sometimes be organised on the lake; ask around. It’s along Baddegama Rd about 2km from the Gangarama Maha Vihara.
Hotel Lanka Supercorals – www.hotellankasupercorals.com … read on about the hotel.
The hotel is ideally situated in Hikkaduwa in the south west coast of Sri Lanka in very close proximity to the world famous marine sanctuary with exotic coral formation with 50 rooms. Each room with private balcony offering sea view individually, hot-cold water, air-conditioning, speed internet facility, international TV channels etc.
About The Location – Hikkaduwa
Hikkaduwa is famous among tourists for its natural attractions: wide, clean beaches, coral garden, ocean with crystal clear water and hot sun are just to name a few. Many tourists come to Hikkaduwa for water sports such as surfing, boogie-boarding, snorkelling and scuba diving, Kite-surfing and wind-surfing.
Hikkaduwa is situated about 100 km from Bandaranaike International Airport. Hikkaduwa could be reached by train or bus and is a centre to many of the other wonderful tourist destinations in Sri Lanka.
Cinnamon Trails is the latest addition to our “Things to do” in the hotel. Our guests will get a chance to see our Cinnamon Plantations and the processing of cinnamon.
- Euro 35 per person, room only (minimum 2 pax)
- Rate is per room, per night
- Minimum 7 nights
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