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Dickwella Beach Resort and Hotel travelers experience

Updated on August 11, 2010

Famous for its location

Dickwella beach resort is renowned in Sri Lanka because of its unique location , its located far south of the island in an small peninsula giving it a unique view of the Indian ocean. Even the pool is located and designed in such a way that you feel like you you are surrounded by the ocean when you are near sun bathing decks near the pool area. Another reason it is famous is it is one of the beaches in Sri Lanka where you have the ability of surfing and even the new comers can go body surfing. There are surf boards available free of charge and there is the constant presence of the life guard. It is also few of the luxurious hotels in the far south of the Island making it a popular choice for weddings , gathering and company functions in the southern part of the Island. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the location and below are few things you could consider before visiting the place.

Beautiful beach surrounding the Dickwella Beach resort
Beautiful beach surrounding the Dickwella Beach resort

Activities available for you

Snorkeling - A popular attraction among tourists , you will be given some lessons in the pool before doing it for real in the sea. You will have expert guidance if your a new to snorkeling but you want to try it out anyway.

Surfing - One of the few beaches in Sri Lanka which is popular for surfing , although not as popular as ArugamBay. Also if your not a expert at this there is always body surfing which almost anyone with little balance can do. This was one of the activities I enjoyed the most. There are surf boards available free of charge for the resort residents

Sea bathing - Because of its unique location the resort is surrounded by the beach. The great thing is the sea is shallow so you can enjoy a sea bath without fear. Lifeguards are there during most of the day so you want have to fear anything.

Sunbathing - The area for sunbathing near the pool is one of the best places ever you will find for sunbathing. You feel like you are surrounded by the ocean and of course Sri Lanka is one place where you will have sun for most of the year.

Wild life safaris - Yala , the most famous national park in Sri Lanka is about a hours drive from the resort. One of the few national parks in Sri Lanka where you can spot the leopard. But if you are more interested in watching Elephants then Udawalawe national park is also about a 1.5 hours distance.

Visit Galle Fort - Galle fort and the surrounding old city is a world heritage site and you can see some beautiful old building that belong to the colonial age. You will pass it on the way to the resort so you have an option of making a stop on the way. It is advisable to go in the evening where you can enjoy a beautiful sunset on top of the fort walls.

Visit Sinharaja Forest Reserve - Another world heritage site that is nearby , Sinharaja forest reserve is high in bio-diversity and frequently visited by scientists and nature lovers. There are specific locations you can visit depending on the amount of time you have , be sure to check with the office before you embark on your journey.

Body surfing , one activity I enjoyed the most at Dickwella Beach resort
Body surfing , one activity I enjoyed the most at Dickwella Beach resort
Beautifully designed pool area
Beautifully designed pool area

Few of the facilities available in the resort

If you are just looking to spend a relaxing holiday there are plenty of facilities available for guests as well. Below are few of the facilities

  • Pool - A pool area that is designed to fit in nicely with the surrounding ocean with sun deckchairs and poolside bar
  • Beach Bar - built on top of a tree with a beautiful view of the ocean you can enjoy a drink in the sea breeze.
  • Tennis - You can play Tennis as an outdoor activity and few indoor games are available in the library
  • Antique shop - To buy souvenirs and locally made cultural items
  • Restaurant - Buffet are served for most of the meals and you can enjoy a variety of dishes including Sri Lanka cuisine , sea food and European cuisine
  • Mini bar/ Coffee maker - Every room is equipped with a mini bar and a coffee maker
  • Spa and herbal massages

Great place to spend a relaxing holiday

Because its relatively far from Colombo the Dickwella beach resort is never crowded so you can enjoy a relaxing holiday. I went there for two days and thoroughly enjoyed the stay there. The facilities are great and there's a wide range of activities available for you. A great place to stay if you are venturing far south of the Island


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