Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa)

Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa)

Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa)
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Tourist43163238255
Izhevsk, Russia2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
My family and I really liked the Anantara Hotel. Friendly and helpful staff, beautiful hotel grounds, excellent service. I would especially like to highlight employee Anthony, who helped us very quickly and efficiently in resolving our questions and wishes.
Written January 31, 2024
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Michelle de Villiers
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Excellent Beach with safe bathing and with supervised child friendly waves. Nice beach restaurants for refreshments and food to choose from. Even over Christmas and New Year not too busy.. Mainly because it's not accessible by tourist busses.
Written January 6, 2020
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Vikagewawa
London, UK69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Couples
If you find a sunglasses P.Y.E.
Please let me know, I have lost it today 22bd March in waves at Goyambokka beach

It’s a lovely and beautiful quite beach.
Also recommend rest Eden Reverie, they have sun beds and nice kitchen.

Instagram: gewawa
Written March 22, 2022
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kimobi1
11 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013
The Beach is nice enough, no doubt there! However, we witnessed how a girl passed out after eating at one of the places at the beach. They obviously thought she was alone, but her friend was just away for a couple of minutes. Hence, she luckyly only had to spend a night at the hospital and it turned out that she had been drugged.
Written August 11, 2013
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cubeinabox
Singapore, Singapore1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2013 • Solo
This trip to Tangalle has left me scarred for life. The beach restaurant bar owner Indy drugged my drink, i blacked out and have no memory of what happened. The 4 star villa Maya Tangalle where i stayed recommended the bar, they even told me that the owner Indy is their friend. Can anyone tell me where i can seek justice for this?
Written November 27, 2013
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Katja_loves_Travel
Chur, Switzerland12 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Friends
The beach is wonderful but we got some knockout pills in our drinks. The staff in the bars looked very reliable and they were very lovely. Even if we were 4 peeps (3 girls and 1 guy) we got some drops in our drinks. they wanted to show as the turtles but all 4 of us felt asleep while waiting. We were very happy that nothing else happened. Even if we called the police the next day, we are sure that the big guy without hair, who's name is "Indi", and who gave us the drops, is still there... Take care!
Written August 16, 2013
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Zuzana P
Dublin, Ireland2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2014 • Friends
I must admit the beach is really beatiful...we were 2 women travelling together and we both fell in love with it..small, still not crowded, peacefull for enjoying yoga, reading a book and having fun in the waves...but all this is overshadowed by harrowing experience and we just want to warn other girls...PLEASE, even the invitation to come for a coctail by the bonfire on the beach and to watch turtles ( from the owner and waitor of the restaurant on the left when facing sea) might sound great DO NOT ACCEPT IT AND STAY AWAY FROM THEIR DRINKS!!!! You might end up paying a lot for what otherwise could have been magical:(
Written March 5, 2014
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Cathy H
Cambridge, UK5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2013 • Friends
There is no doubt that the location is is fabulous. However I would urge tourists to avoid Rock View on Goyombokka Beach and Emmalaya which Inder also owns. Inder has built his businesses on the back of theft, deception, bullying and intimidation of UK nationals and Sri Lankans. Behind the smiles you may see, are hidden fears and great losses. I've met him in both Sri Lanka and the UK, don't be fooled, stay well clear. Goyombokka is great, Inder is not, see what others have to say, have fun, enjoy the beach, sun and moonlight but don't get involved with this man under any circumstances.
Written December 18, 2013
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Clairesmithlondon
East Grinstead, UK152 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2013 • Friends
Goyambokka is a small beautiful secluded beach location, and essentially serves approximately 3 hotels within the area so doesn't seem to get too crowded. It has great and safe swimming, and there are loungers etc to relax on. The sun tends to disappear around 4pm, so best to get out early in the day to make the most of the sunshine.

A few hundred meters over some rocks is another beach area which is absolutely stunning, almost unused so great if you want some peace and quiet - there are no loungers but the calm and tranquility would make up for this.

The beach has limited facilities, no toilets and 2-3 bar areas which serve drinks and a limited selection of food.

One of the beach huts stays open during the evening for a bit of lively entertainment, although a word of caution we heard a fair number of rumours about European women having drinks spiked. We didn't visit or experience this directly, but heard a few conversations referencing this so ladies please be careful with what you order, don't accept free drinks and make sure you see it being made or order something that can be opened at your table. I'm sure it is all ok but better to be safe than sorry!!
Written April 13, 2013
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Lyn W
bath, uk4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Business
I first fell in love with Sri Lanka in particular Goyambokka beach in 1999 having volunteered, worked and visited Sri Lanka many times and making friends. Unfortunately one of those friends was the 'owner' of the Rock View Restaurant Indi (Jayweera Patabendgie Pransana Indika Nilusia) also known as Ukku. Although appears charming and helpful as other reviews point out you need to careful. I experinced terrible behaviours from him and those who work there which have changed my life forever.. Yes Rockview has sunbeds, umbrellas etc. The food they serve is OK but overpriced.
Goyambokka beach it is beautiful, I love and miss it. Please enjoy your holiday do not let it be ruined by using rockview, he does not discriminate, use the other restaurants and stay safe and be happy.
Written December 17, 2013
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