Beach-hopping on Sri Lanka’s golden coast

Aligned beautifully along the mesmerizing golden coast of Sri Lanka, Cinnamon Bey Beruwala, Bentota Beach by Cinnamon and Hikka Tranz by Cinnamon offer guests an idyllic getaway filled with lots of sun, sand and sea. Located in fairly close proximity to each other, these hotels offer a combination of relaxing activities and thrilling adventures, that allow for a truly memorable holiday down south. All three hotels are also well geared to cater to the needs of families, groups of friends and corporate teams who are seeking a rejuvenating retreat by the beach.

Start the day on the shores of Hikkaduwa: Hikka Tranz by Cinnamon is a vibrant, retro-chic hotel that offers delicious meals as well as comfortable and vibrant accommodation. The bustling beach at Hikkaduwa is always filled with activity, and is dotted with souvenir shops and stalls. To the delight of many travellers, Rosy the sea turtle can often be spotted in the mornings, swimming to the shores in search of seaweed. Guests can opt to go snorkelling in the clear waters during the early hours of the day, embark on a scuba diving excursion or travel to Mirissa for a marine mammal safari during the whale and dolphin watching season. All rooms at the hotel offer striking views of the ocean and guests can enjoy scrumptious meals, a relaxing swim in the pool as well as an array of other unique Cinnamon experiences.

Wine and dine in style at Cinnamon Bey: Cinnamon Bey is located in the sea-side town of Beruwala and is one of the largest and most iconic resorts on the southern coastline. With an architectural style that was inspired by a lush Turkish theme, the hotel’s interiors, exterior spaces and outdoor venues embody seamless elegance and subtle decadence. The hotel features six restaurants that offer diverse dining experiences, an array of cuisine options, scrumptious seafood dishes, premium desserts and a variety of bites and cocktails. The restaurants; Büfe, Mezz², Fire, Rock Salt, 800°, I.C.E Bar & Lounge all have a distinct ambiance and offer guests unique and memorable dining options.

The main pool offers beautiful views of the ocean and gardens and after a swim, guests can opt to pamper themselves with a luxury spa treatment. Guest staying in the hotel’s Deluxe wing can also make use of a second pool that is located opposite the suites.

Get adventurous at Bentota Beach by Cinnamon: Located just an hour-and-a-half away from Colombo, Bentota Beach by Cinnamon offers the perfect blend of adventure and relaxation. Designed by world-renowned architect, the late Geoffrey Bawa, the hotel features an array of interesting indoor and outdoor areas, pavilions, decks and facilities.  Guests can opt to soak up some sunshine in the gardens, or can explore the town of Bentota which is filled with colourful handicraft stalls, batik clothing shops and displays of traditional ornaments and crafts. The hotel also has a swimming pool, a sports complex and kids’ club which will ensure that the entire family will be entertained throughout their holiday.

The ultimate spot for water-sports: Bentota Beach by Cinnamon, is also the ideal location for water-sports. Guests staying at Cinnamon Bey Beruwala can also opt to visit the hotel and make the most of its diverse array of adventure-based activities. From sailing to water-skiing, to snorkelling and board surfing, there’s a variety of water-sports activities available for both families and groups of friends to enjoy. Banana Boat rides, jet ski rides, canoe rides and lagoon fishing as well as sea fishing excursions can also be arranged.