We travelled to Hikkaduwa for my Brother's wedding in February 2009 spending a week at Aditya for the wedding and a week at the Asian Jewel. It was a great experience all round.
We spent the second week on our own at the Asian Jewel, moving closer to Hikkaduwa for the surf. The hotel is set back with views of the lake which were absolutely stunning. Dale, Tanya and all of the staff could not have been more helpful, even lending me a bike to check the surf ! Food and drink are good value-the fruit platter is a great start to the day. Dale and Tanya take pride in offering good quality food with great service and friendly hospitality. Our room overlooked the lake with a balcony, it was very peaceful.
You are close enough to get to the hustle and bustle of Hikkaduwa but far enough away to relax.There is a nice pool with sun-beds and service always at hand. We used to walk down the hill into the town and enjoy the experience of meeting local people and taking the whole place in. Dale and Tanya also have good links with local taxi and tuk-tuk drivers who always arrived very promptly. The nights are good fun, there is a friendly vibe, you can have your own space for a meal or meet other people.
Would we return ? Absolutely. There is a Western flavor to the food and hospitality - you feel relaxed the minute that you arrive.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Due to its unique location, the Asian Jewel Hotel, Hikkaduwa - Sri Lanka combines the best of both worlds. Enjoy the tranquility and serenity of the picturesque Bird Lake while being just 2 km inland from Hikkaduwa, one of Sri Lanka's oldest and most established beach resorts. Ever since the very early days of travel, Sri Lanka has been known as one of the world’s most beautiful, diverse and exotic holiday destinations. So, what are you waiting for? ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Asian Jewel Boutique Hikkaduwa
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