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Best resort

I usually go to Goa for holidays, can anyone recommend best resort for bars, restaurants etc has anyone been to Goa that can compare for me?

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Gary

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1. Re: Best resort

Hi Gary,

Hikkaduwa is the place to be in Lanka that's most Goa-like. North side with all-year swimmable sea due to a reef and some more upmarket places, mid and south side more for surfers and with the 'beach shack' culture too.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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2. Re: Best resort

Hi,

Yes it should be Hikkaduwa/Unawatuna areas for sure..

Treshi.

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3. Re: Best resort

how long doe sit take to get to following from airport:

Bentota

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Hi again,

Bentota 3 hours

Hikka 3:30 hours

Both using the Southern Expressway. The new Airport Expressway, open late this month, might shave off another 20 mins from the time.

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<Erik> & [Sandya]

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5. Re: Best resort

Are there any other similar resorts closer to the airport that you would recommend?

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No not at all, the beaches get worse by the mile north of Bentota/Beruwala. Also nearest place with restaurants is Negombo, Lanka's Benidorm...

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<Erik> & [Sandya]

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7. Re: Best resort

The flights I am looking at arrive and depart early hours of the morning, will this effect transfer times at all

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8. Re: Best resort

Well yes a bit. Maybe 45 mins less. The main bottleneck is Colombo city centre, normally that takes 90 mins and at night will be half of it as most traffic lights are switched off.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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Erik

What would you say are the main differences between hikka and bentota? just trying to decide now between the 2 resorts??

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10. Re: Best resort

Hi again,

Bentota: more upmarket (e.g. almost all beachside places are 3+ stars, the cheaper ones are inland and/or riverside), nice wide sandy beach. Sea too rough to swim from April-December. River/lagoon has water sports like windsurf and jetski.

Hikka: all budget categories, also beach shacks. Part of sea all-year swimmable, and for Xmas-March also snorkel and dive. Surfing. A bit noisy as main road runs close to (landside of) all beach accomodation.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]