Sunbeach is perfectly located, an oasis of calm but minutes away from Hikkaduwa’s wide range of restaurants bars and nightlife.
Prime surf season is from October – April. The surf is excellent consistently 1 metre + with two breaks out-front. The Sunbeach break lies directly in front of the hotel and the reef break is 100 metres along the beach. Sunbeach offers surf packages for learners and intermediates working with our local partner Hippie Surf.
There are a number of good, less-populated breaks further along the coast and we can organise bespoke surf tours for you to discover them. Boards can be hired from Hippie Surf and from nearby surf shops. Sunbeach can also provide you with a locked storeroom for your surf boards.
DIVING AND SNORKELING
For diving and snorkeling, there are a number of PADI instructors and Dive Schools in Hikkaduwa. PADI open water course advanced courses and single dives can all be arranged. For experienced divers there are ship wrecks and reefs to be explored. Snorkeling equipment can be hired nearby. Glass bottomed boats can be hired to explore the local reef.
The south coast of Sri Lanka has a reputation as one of the very best places in the world to see both Blue Whales and Sperm Whales. Large pods of Spinner Dolphins are also common. The best time is January through to April. April is a major migration time. We can arrange a day trip to Mirrissa and an unforgettable whale watching experience on the Indian Ocean with experienced experts.
Cricket is more than a passion in Sri Lanka and the island currently has a great team that was runner up in the 2012 World 20/20 Championship. The cricket ground in Galle, is right next to The Fort, and is regarded by many as one of the most picturesque sports grounds in the world.
Sun Beach is a perfect place to stay if you come for the cricket. We can arrange everything including tickets, transport to and from the ground, breakfast and dinner at suitable times. We even have cable TV for the evening wrap ups and replays!
The local area takes in the UNESCO World Heritage City of Galle It is about 25 minutes away. A visit to the 400 year old fort is a must, with interesting shopping and lots of pleasant places to have a drink and eat lunch.
Its well worth travelling down the coast to explore Galle, Unawatuna and beyond.
572 Galle Road
Tel.: +94 (0) 777069848