Te Surfer‘s Beach House sits under palms on the waters edge of the sweeping Hikkaduwa bay, home to one of the most beautiful beaches in Sri Lanka.
The house is self-catering, fully equipped and serviced daily. It can sleep six people in three air-conditioned rooms.
If you can drag yourself away from the outsized teak day bed, the soothing sounds of the sea and a good book, it makes a brilliant base from which to explore southern Sri Lanka — to the interior and the foothills of the central highlands with its waterfalls, rainforests, rice paddies, tea and cinnamon plantations — and along the coast to the nearby historic city of Galle or to just randomly discover the many captivating and uniquely Sri Lankan cultural enchantments. At home, take long leisurely walks along the beach and dips in the warm translucent waters of the Indian Ocean.
Ten minutes walk up the beach is the famed A-frame reef which has some of the best surf in Sri Lanka and the chilled beach-side restaurants. The house is perfectly situated to allow guests to relax in tranquil privacy, yet provide easy access to this livelier part of the beach.
The villa is great for a family beach holiday, couples seeking a romantic getaway, a group of surfers who want to surf the A-frame reef at Hikkaduwa and explore surf spots down the south coast, or just a group of friends who want to kick back a while.
The beach cottage has a fully equipped kitchen. However, if you don’t feel like cooking, a cook is available on request or you can order home delivery of delicious Sri Lankan curries, fresh seafood, fruits and salads from the conveniently situated, small, friendly Cinnamon Garden Hotel next door. The housekeeper, Chandana, makes a sumptuous fish BBQ in the garden.
All furnishings for the Beach House have been custom-designed and hand-crafted from local hardwoods from Sri Lanka’s sustainable forests.
A Guide for Guests
At the Beach House guests will find our guide to day trips from the Beach House to ancient Buddhist temples, lakes, waterfalls, turtle hatcheries, tea estates, jungle treks, river safaris, antique shops, craft shops, markets, the tsunami museum, snorkeling, surfing, kite-boarding and more…
It also provides details about where to eat in and around Hikkaduwa as well as some of the local amenities.
Of course, you can go further afield and there is a lot to see on this magnificent island. Check the map of Sri Lanka’s UNESCO World Heritage sites on the Sri Lanka Travel page. Mahinda, the Beach House manager, will be happy to advise and arrange tours for you.
Chandana, the housekeeper, will get you fragrant cinnamon wood for the BBQ, service the house daily at your convenience and generally look after you during your stay. Fresh fish, fruit and vegetables can be bought at the market. There is a small supermarket in Hikkaduwa that sells a variety of groceries and other necessities.
What is Supplied
- Daily servicing of the house
- Bed linen
- Bath towels
- Universal adapter plug (220V)
- Powered speaker system for your MP3 player
- Safe (padlock supplied or you can bring your own)
What is Not Supplied
- Please bring your own beach towels
- Airport transfers
We can arrange for a driver to meet you at the airport (or anywhere else on the island) at any time of arrival. The cost of the airport transfer is Rp12,000 (about $90) one way payable to the driver. For surfers we can arrange an airport pickup in a van with roof racks – and trips down the coast from the house 🙂
Guests are welcome to use the WiFi at Cinnamon Garden, the small, friendly hotel next door.
There is a Ceylon Bank with ATM in Hikkaduwa and a Western Union for foreign exchange.