Coral Sands Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsCoral Sands Hotel Hikkaduwa
Very impressed with this hotel and the staff. Everyone in Sri Lanka has been friendly and helpful but here they really go the extra mile. The hotel is located right at the beach, has two good swimming pools and some nice green areas. The rooms are lovely, beds extremely comfortable and bathrooms good (not sure if all are the same, but we welcome a simple shower and not a shower in a bath as in many (even new) places. Restaaurant very good and nice airy location.
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We are very happy with the hotel – location couldn't be better, direct on the beach, with 2 swimming pools and nice green areas. We were upgraded to the only suite in the hotel (from what we can see/understand) so more than happy – we have a large bedroom (always been the case here), ok bathroom, separate sitting area and enormous …
... so we decided to walk a while by the beach to the town beach, which was a lot better... and on the way we found some big turtles which were feeded by people in the next hotel. Nice experience to see so big turtles and even touching them!
Another interesting thing of Hikkaduwa is that has a lot of tourists from Russian speaking countries, so many ads and so were ...
... chap, who obviously makes a fair living ferrying around the inhabitants of the Peacock Wings Guesthouse. He has an uncanny knack of matetialising just when you appear through the gates on your way to town, with a broad grin, a trademark head wobble and offers of immediate assistance. He also has many suggestions for trips and visits (which he or his family can provide at most reasonable rates). When me and Fred ask him the quickest way to the beach he ushers us ...
... some people on stilts, two elephants draped with beautiful silks and children dancing to the drumming. The festival was to appease the Gods to bring a good cinnamon harvest this year. A little further down the road was a small temple on a tiny island (they say this temple is sacred as it survive the tsunami, despite its location), victims of theft get the boat out to this temple where they are given a special potion of oil and chilli, once the correct mantras have ...
... are completely removed from society. They do no attend school and are not allowed to see their parents. This broke my heart! I know that they should be punished for what they have done but I'm not sure as to how effective removing them from their family really is. One mistake should not affect the rest of their lives. They're just so young! There was one wee cheeky chap at the home. He spoke quite good English and helped us speak to the other boys to find out ...