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Palm Beach Guesthouse Hikkaduwa Reviews
One Word 'Amazing' May 01, 2014
Sri Lanka’s one of the most beautiful, enchantment city is Hikkaduwa and is the island's most developed beach resort. It has a range of accommodation, good restaurants and pleasant cafe-lined beaches .Hikkaduwa is surrounded lot of natural recourses and her beauty has attracted so many local and foreign visitors through the year.
The people are nearly entirely Sinhalese Buddhists. The people are generally warm and friendly. Their social activities are based around family and religious events. There was a clear social structure and some families were obviously a lot wealthier than others.
Hikkaduwa is a small town on the south cost of Sri Lanka and located in the southern province about 20 Km north-west of Galle. It comprise with beach resort and restaurants, shops, guesthouses accommodations, travel arrangements and far more facilities. The city is perfect for holidays with exciting opportunities to holiday for weekends. The city is popular for excellent opportunities for surfing and turtles where one comes across turtles everywhere in the water.
The bus stand, train station and police station are centered in the city while restaurants area around of them. Weligama and Narigama are the close villages to Hikkaduwa.
The resort area has now engulfed two or three villages south of it, and is now a 4km strip of hotels, shops, bars, restaurants and guesthouses. The beaches are nice and wide and swimming is safe here, though the currents are stronger south of Hikkaduwa proper. The impressive coral reef runs just offshore and is still populated by exotic fish and sea turtles. Glass bottomed boats are available for visitors wanting to admire the wonders of the deep while keeping their feet dry!
After a short distance southwards from the center of the reef, it diminishes given rise to a wider sandy bottomed beach with good waves ideal for board surfing (short & long boards) and body surfing. You can always rent the necessary equipment needed for snorkeling and surfing. Hikkaduwa is an established tourist destination and the surfing there is quite well known. The reef is coral so a first aid kit and booties are handy. Localism is usually not a problem though we have seen some tourists get some hassle. Respect them and they leave you alone pretty much.
There are many shops selling Masks, Gems, Jewelers, Batik, Antiques and etc. along with several Buddhist temples, all which add spice to life at Hikkaduwa.
I and my friends stayed in Palm Beach guesthouse, April 3rd to 10th the place is very peaceful and just perfect location. The view is beautiful and the service was excellent. The food is quite simply superb. The rooms are very good - spotless, good size, good bathrooms with warm and cold water, decent beds with mosquito-nets and ceiling fans. Wi-fi is available to all areas. Staffs are very friendly and polite. Nilantha (manager of the guest house) and his team are excellent hosts. Perfect Place to sit at the beach bar and watch the sun go down (sunsets just wonderful!!)
Part of the list Sh.Funadhoo
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