Luxury hotel holiday Aditya Resort Hikkaduwa

Aditya in Devenigoda is a secluded retreat, perfect for couples seeking a luxury, boutique experience. The interiors are particularly stylish, with rich textiles and carefully chosen antiques and art. The hotel boasts an excellent location on the beach, within easy reach of Galle or Hikkaduwa for water sports. Expressions Holidays highly recommends Aditya for its luxury yet charming ambience and service, perfect for a long, relaxing stay or as part of our touring itineraries of Sri Lanka.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with Sri Lankan Airlines
  • Transport by private car with driver-guide if part of tour or private car transfers only
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, board and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Aditya Resort, Hikkaduwa

The exclusive Aditya Resort is an exclusive luxury boutique hotel spectacular Indian Ocean views and luxury amenities. Excellent spa and dining facilities - which can also be enjoyed in-room - afford guests a truly tranquil and indulgent experience.

Facts in brief

Official star rating Luxury boutique

Location In a coastal village, approximately 10-miles from Galle

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Colombo

Distance from airport About 3 hours by car

Hotel facilities and services

Restaurant, Bar, Swimming pool, Gift shop, Library of books and DVDs, Spa treatments in-room and in Nirvana Spa, Cookery demonstrations available, Weddings can be arranged.

Land sports

Bicycle hire.

Out and about nearby

Turtle Hatchery, Dutch Fort in Galle. The nearest shops and restaurants outside the hotel are in Hikkaduwa, approximately 2.5-miles away. Galle Literary Festival takes place in January.

Sports nearby

Deep Sea Fishing, Snorkelling and scuba diving, Waterskiing, Kayaking, Windsurfing and sailing - all at Hikkaduwa, Hot air balloon rides.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Shanthi suite for 7 nights

From about

£2,260

Holiday Code EXH978

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Aditya Resort, Hikkaduwa

Aditya is one of Sri Lanka's most sought-after luxury boutique hotels, artistic, modern, intimate and on a hidden stretch of beach on Sri Lanka's south-west coast, 12 kms from historic Galle. Its 12 suite rooms are lavishly designed offering privacy and space; each one is individually named after one of the Adityas - the solar deities of Hindu mythology - and is unique in design and decoration. Aditya's high walls, polished teak and cement floors, stylish art and antiques and richly coloured textiles create beautiful surroundings and an air of opulence. The open-plan lounge, bar, and restaurant are open-fronted towards the hotel's swimming pool and garden so that you catch the sea breezes from the ocean beyond. Over 20 kinds of birds have been spotted in Aditya's garden, where a hammock invites you to gaze and laze to the sound of energising waves and swishing pandana leaves. All the suites have a private plunge pool, a king-size 4-poster bed and a full range of luxury features. For a sea view, we recommend the 'Sagara' Ocean suites on the upper level, which have large balconies facing the Indian Ocean. If you prefer to be at ground level, each of the five 'Shanti' Garden suites opens out onto its own private garden and terrace (no sea view). The service at Aditya is highly personal and charming, pampering yet discreet. Meals can be custom prepared for you to be savoured whenever and wherever you wish, including on the beach. The cuisine is Sri Lankan and international, delicious and exquisitely presented, particularly the fresh seafood and Thai signature dishes. You can even learn how to cook Sri Lankan curries from the master chef. Spa and beauty treatments are designed to relax and rejuvenate you in the privacy of your own suite or at the Nirvana spa and, if you ever feel like being active, Aditya is well-positioned for half-day or day excursions such as to Galle for sightseeing around Galle Fort or to Hikkaduwa for watersports. Aditya is an idyllic hotel for couples seeking a romantic luxury holiday relaxing by the beach, with options to be active and explore nearby. The beautiful setting and the fine service also make Aditya an excellent choice for an intimate wedding.

Room descriptions

Aditya has 12 suites, all with en suite bathroom with walk-in shower, Balcony or terrace, Private plunge pool, Air-conditioning and ceiling fan in bedroom, IDD Telephone, DVD player, Wifi connection, Tea/coffee making facilities, Mini-bar, Safe, Hairdryer.

Shanthi - Garden Suite on ground floor with verandah opening onto a private garden
Sagara - Ocean Suite on upper floor with large balcony and ocean view

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Shanthi suite for 7 nights

From about

£2,260

Holiday Code EXH978

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Aditya Resort, Hikkaduwa

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Aditya Resort in Sri Lanka, our clients fly to Colombo, usually with Sri Lankan Airways on a direct flight from London Heathrow (or with Emirates from other UK airports via Dubai). This hotel is 2 hours and 20 minutes' drive from Colombo airport and is either a stay in its own right, in which case you will have a car transfer to the hotel and back, or it is stayed at as a coast extension at the end of a tailor-made touring holiday, in which case you will approach the hotel from a different location.

Additional information

Children: Children of all ages are welcome. The chef can prepare children's meals at any time according the parents' request, and highchairs are available. A baby-minding service is available. There are no family rooms or interconnecting rooms at the hotel. Cots are available free of charge. Children 3 - 12 years of age will be charged 25% of the room rate for each child and the maximum number of children will be 2.

Other information: The hotel is not suitable for disabled clients.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Shanthi suite for 7 nights

From about

£2,260

Holiday Code EXH978

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Aditya Resort, Hikkaduwa

About South west coast

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to the south-west coast of Sri Lanka incorporates a popular holiday destination for tropical sun, sea and sand. It offers wonderful beaches and a variety of hotels and guests houses to choose from, with the added attraction of having local life and interesting places to see and things to do nearby. What’s more, facing directly west to the Indian Ocean, visitors are treated to the most magical sunset views. This 100-kilometre coastline between the cities of Colombo and Galle is blessed with miles of palm-fringed golden beaches interspersed with harbours, inlets, mangrove-lined rivers and lagoons. Bentota and Beruwela are the primary locations for restaurants and nightclubs which are mostly found in hotels, and also offer a range of watersports along with Hikkaduwa. Hotels of every size and quality vie with private villas, coconut plantations and fishing villages for a space on the beachfront and those priceless Indian Ocean views. We have selected a range of hotels on Sri Lanka's south-west coast which are ideally located to explore the highlights of the region, including luxurious boutique hotels and resorts such as Saman Villas and Serene Pavilions.

Highlights of Bentota, Wadduwa & the south west coast

In addition to relaxing on the beach, there are plenty of other things to see and do in this region. In and around Wadduwa: Fishing life along the coast; Long beach walks; Kalutara – famous for its historic Bo tree, grown from a sapling of the Sri Maha Bodhi in Anuradhapura, and Gangatilaka Vihara Temple - the only Buddhist shrine in the world which is hollow; Kalu Ganga (river) and Bolgoda lake; Richmond Castle – a 19th century spice plantation mansion, built for a regional Governor resembling an Indian Maharaja’s palace design, now open to the public. In and around Bentota/Beruwela: Watersports at Bentota/Beruwela on the Bentota river (there is a well-equipped centre offering a range of motorised and non-motorised water sports, including diving); Bentota mangrove river boat trip; Long beach walks; Brief Garden – home and landscaped gardens created by Bevis Bawa, the artist brother of Geoffrey Bawa. Behind a bamboo hedge lie walled gardens, bowers, lawns, sculptures and a Japanese garden; Lunuganga Estate – the home of celebrated Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa; Aluthgama – shops and market; Galapita Vihara Buddhist Temple - 12th century, 5 km upriver. Inland: Singharaja Rainforest; Plantations, farming and craft villages. Between Bentota and Galle: Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery; Buddhist Temples – e.g. Kumarakanda Vihara; Balapitiya –boat trips on Madu Ganga river and lagoon – birdlife, water monitors, islands; Mask carving and painting in Ambalangoda; Moonstone quarry in Meetyagoda; Beach walks; Hikkaduwa - tourist shops and restaurants, lower budget; Fishing trips, Snorkelling and scuba diving, waterskiing, kayaking, windsurfing and sailing – at Hikkaduwa (12 km from Galle). Wherever you stay on the south-west coast, day excursions can be made to historic Galle, Buddhist temples, Sinharaja Rainforest, Ambalangoda mask factory, the Kosgoda turtle hatchery. The water sports facilities at Bentota/Beruwela (or Hikkaduwa) are within an hour’s drive from any of the hotels.

Cultural highlights of Bentota, Wadduwa & the south west coast

In the small towns and villages that straddle the main trunk road and railway line, Buddhist temples sit alongside churches and mosques whilst livelihoods are gained through a mix of tourism, trading and fishing, farming and skilled crafts. It is fascinating to stroll along the beach and watch the fishermen preparing to launch their brightly-painted boats, later seeing them return with their catch. A venture into the hinterland reveals a world of lush plantations, tropical forests and lagoons. The rural villages are often known for a particular skill such as furniture or mask-making and weaving using dyed reed. Wadduwa, Bentota, Beruwela and the stretch of coast between Bentota and Galle all offer golden sand beaches, small fishing communities and watersports. Further inland, the Sinharaja rainforest is the only large undisturbed rainforest left in Sri Lanka where over 800 of the island’s endemic species of flora and fauna can be found.

Climate of Bentota, Wadduwa & the south west coast

The south-western part of Sri Lanka is the wet tropical zone. It is warm and humid all year round. Sea breezes make the coast a little cooler. The sunny, dry season is between November and March with average temperatures at around 26C. The south-west monsoon brings intermittent torrential rain, winds and rough seas, normally in May, June and July, with temperatures of up to 32C.There is also changeable weather during September and October. Humidity fluctuates between 70% in the day and 90% at night, which can be oppressive in built up areas.

Travel around the region

We include private transfers with all our holidays to Sri Lanka, and a personal chauffer with all our touring holidays. Driving Distances: Colombo International Airport to Wadduwa – 1.5 to 2 hours (56 km), Colombo International Airport to Bentota – 2 ½ to 3 hours (90 km), Colombo International Airport to Galle – 3 hours (150 km), Wadduwa to Kandy – 4 hours, Bentota to Kandy – 4.5 hours (180 km), Colombo to Wadduwa – 45 mins to 1 hour (30 km).

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