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First time and weather

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First time and weather

Hello

We have been advised to stay in Hikkaduwa as we want somewhere with a good selection of bars and restuarants.

We prefer to drink in towns, rather than beachshacks on an evening - is there plenty of choice here like there is in Calungte / Baga in Goa?

Also what will the weather be like over Christmas and New Year on average?

Wanting a central hotel - all tips welcomed

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1. Re: First time and weather

There are plenty of restaurants/bars in Hikkaduwa.

The weather over Christmas and New Year is usually sunny and dry.

Hans

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2. Re: First time and weather

Hi Claire,

Yes plenty of choice, on the main road plus the odd beachshack - the latter more towards the southern (Narigama-Thirathgama) side. Weather should be great, with swimsafe sea even outside the reef zone, but no guarantees - half of last Xmases got a bit spoilt :-(

Hotels roughly between Citrus and Hikkaduwa Beach Hotel are central for visiting the reef; reef proper is between Chaaya Tranz and HBH.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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3. Re: First time and weather

Hi Clair,

you could also look for these hotels: Coral rock by Amaya, Lavanga and Roman beach hotel, to name a few.

Edited: 3:43 am, February 05, 2014
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4. Re: First time and weather

Yes but Roman Beach and Lavanga are definitely not central! They're south-Thirathgama, closer to Dodanduwa than to main Hikka town. Not that many bars and restaurants nearby, you'd have to walk 500-1000 m north for a bigger choice.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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