Sunbeach is relaxed, friendly and right on the beach. I was lucky enough to get one of the front rooms with large balcony overlooking the beach and ocean. I saw some fantastic sunsets from there and fell asleep to the sound of crashing waves. The bedroom was clean and simple yet also quite grand with its large double bed and hard wood furniture.
The staff, led by manager Chaminda, were always helpful and friendly. I tried eating out at other places a couple of times but I enjoyed the food so much at Sunbeach that there was actually no point in doing that. All the ingredients are freshly sourced each day and the mix of curries, using fish, chicken, and many, various local vegetables was just the best.
The front garden area, with its funky yellow tables and its sun loungers, makes the most of its beachside location. Even though the hotel is located within the tourist zone it is also just far enough away from the clusters of bars and hotels to its left and right to feel more relaxed and peaceful... even though it only takes a few minutes to walk along the beach (or roadside) to get to the bars.
There's an arty vibe to Sunbeach that makes it one of the cooler places to stay out in Hikkaduwa. I will definitely return to Sunbeach in 2016!More
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