Upon Arrival you will be welcome & assisted by our representative and transferred to Hikkaduwa
Hikkaduwa Located 98 km south of Colombo, Hikkaduwa is one of the most popular beach resorts of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka's only marine sanctuary is located in Hikkaduwa and is an ideal place for nature lovers with its abundant corals and tropical fishes.
Hikkaduwa has something to offer for everyone-coral for snorkelers, waves for surfers and white pristine beaches for those who want to relax and enjoy Sun and sand. Hikkaduwa is also famous for glass bottomed boat rides that would give a view on the beauty of corals in under the sea.
After breakfast at hotel leave for Colombo and en route enjoy a boat ride in Madu ganga. Maduganga , the River Madu and Wetlands is one of the great combination of nature’s wonders: Birdlife, mangroves, islands in the river, traditional fishing & prawn trapping. A boat ride in the river would expose you to the whole new experience with the nature.
Thereafter visit Kosgoda turtle sanctuary. The sanctuary was created to protect the endangered species. The eggs are collected and immediately buried in a sandy compound that offers protection from birds, crabs and humans, thanks to some netting. Out of 8 varieties of turtle in the world, five can be found here: parrot, green, loggerhead, crocodile and leatherback. All turtles lay 105 eggs six times a year and the incubation period lasts 48 days. The turtles are kept for a 3-day period to let their navel close and prevent them from being eaten by fish and crabs. In this turtle hatchery you will be able to admire the regular lodgers such as rare albino turtles, two blind turtles and a turtle with no fins. These will never be released to the sea as they would not be able to survive. Sick turtles are also treated here before being set free.
After breakfast leave for Colombo. During the stay in Colombo you may visit sites as Colombo BMICH, Independence square,Town Hall, Buddhist temple, old parliament, Galle Face Green and residential area.
Colombo is the commercial capital and there are plenty of places to shop. There are high end places such as Majestic City shopping complex, House of Fashion and the ODEL Unlimited Dress Boutique or you can go on a shopping spree in bustling Pettah market.
Excellent hotel, friendly staff would def go there again
The view from our balcony in room # 409, was terrific. It was centrally located to everything on and around the port area. Wonderful service and everything was very clean. The breakfast was below average, although not bad. If back in Zante Town we would stay there again.
It is close to everything but if you go in the lower season the pool won't be ready even though the temperature was quiet high already.