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Aditya

Nr. Hikkaduwa,  South Coast

Overview

Ultra-contemporary Aditya is an all suite hotel designed to pamper and cossett the discerning traveller. Twelve spacious and luxuriously appointed suites enjoy views over the tropical gardens or the beach and are the last word in elegance and comfort.

Close to Hikkaduwa's great reef and surf, Aditya is neatly tucked away close to a charming village offering absolute tranquility. The simplicity of the architecture, with lofty, light filled interiors, enhanced by perfectly placed antique furniture and 

works of art creates an environment which is a joy to encounter. The public areas are gracefully broken up by pillars, archways, lily strewn pools and changes of floor level so although spacious, there are many intimate sitting areas.

The generous sized swimming pool and sun bathing terraces encourage the sun worshipper, while the well- equipped gym and yoga room take care of body and soul. An in- suite Spa service brings expert relaxation in total comfort and privacy. Sea bathing is safe for much of the year and the long secluded beach is perfect for strolls and children's play.

Beyond the hotel the colourful tropical gardens, with their backdrop of mature trees and palms, are interesting by day and stunning in the evening against a fiery sun- set. A cosmopolitan menu in Aditya's restaurant features dishes both Western and Asian, with a strong emphasis on sea food and the catch of the day. However the adventurous or diet -limited guest may request custom prepared meals.

A short journey north takes you to the wonderful coral gardens, surfing and diving (when seas permit) of Hikkaduwa and the arts and crafts centre of Ambalangoda, renowned for its distinctive Devil masks and antiques. Drive south to historic Galle for boutique shopping and sophisticated dining.

Aditya prides itself on its level of service and claims to 'arouse the senses, stimulate the intellect and draw the soul into a truly transcendent experience'. Only you can judge the result.

 

   Swimming Pool
   Fine Dining
   Child Friendly
   Beach Access
   Ayurveda

Rooms

Aditya has possibly the most impressive collection of antiques of all our portfolio. The attention to detail and style is quite something.

There are 5 Shanthi Suites, 6 Sagara Suites and the chic Surya Presidential Suite. Each suite includes a private plunge pool/jacuzzi, king size bed, large screen tv, dvd / cd player, mini bar and safe, hairdryer and tea / coffee making equipment as standard. The en suite bathrooms each have twin sinks, vanity mirrors with good lighting and rainfall showers. A full laundry service is available. Decor is individual with appropriate accents of objets d'art and antique pieces of furniture to give the rooms character.

Shanthi Suites  (5) are decorated in cool neutral colours with marble tiled floors.  Large picture windows with sun screen blinds make the most of the view across lush tropical gardens.  Cushioned loungers invite you to laze and enjoy.  Prepare to be amazed by the nightly transformation into a magical grotto as the myriad ceiling lights pick up a thousand dancing images in the overhead painting effects. 

     

Sagara Suites  (6) a little more expensive but worth the difference - have a large sitting area comfortably furnished with wicker armchairs, low table and lamps and a desk. This leads through french doors onto a verandah overlooking the beach and Indian Ocean.

     

 

The Surya Suite  has a very spacious sitting area with generous, upholstered armchairs, table, desk etc. Steps lead up to a mezzanine level of gleaming timber featuring an elaborate king size bed decorated with rich, jewel coloured Indian throws and cushions. The luxurious bathroom is beautifully fitted with a long vanity unit supporting elegant, modern twin sinks. The balcony and sun patio allows private bathing if you don't wish to mingle by the pool.

 

Dining

The first rule is that there are no rules. Guests may dine wherever and whenever they choose.  Menus are prepared by Chef but guests are free to make any reasonable request and the staff will do their utmost to please.

 The Amal Restaurant overlooks the beach, so choose a 'window' seat for dinner and enjoy a dramatic sunset to compliment your meal. A reasonable selection of wines and cocktails is available from the bar.

We dined on a wonderful sushi platter and grilled seafood. Dessert was a sharp lemon and ginger panacotta with strawberry and passion fruit coulis and almond flakes. Not surprisingly we didn't have room for lunch  but light snacks of prawn and mango salad with sweet chillie sauce and cocounut banana shrimp cerainly tempted the palette.

The menu was fairly priced and  late risers may enjoy Aditya's Sunrise Brunch on occasion and just head straight for the pool to catch the late sun.

There is a good selection of wines at value prices.

If you fancy a night out, Hikkaduwa has many coastal eateries, for casual dining, and reggae bars.  There are many wonderful, sophisticated  fine dining restaurants in Galle's Fort area.

 

 

Things to do & local tips

  • Hikaduwa's great surf from Nov to April.  Experienced surfers can surf throughout the year but the undertow can be strong in parts.
     
  • Similarly the reef offers great snorkelling but tourists have damaged some of the coral.
     
  • Hikkaduwa has dive centres galore so bargain hard. Diving season is Nov- April.
     
  • Head 10 mins South to historic Galle where you can meander through the Fort, visit museums and generally enjoy the buzz of  the Fort's comopolitan bars, cafe's and shops.
     
  • The Galle ramparts are best walked at sunset around 5.30-6pm.
     
  • Turtle sanctuaries along the coast will invite you to view the eggs and baby turtles.
     The stilt fisherman are out between 9-11am and 4-6pm around the Koggala area, 20 mins away.
     
  • Head North along the coastal road to Ambalangoda to discover the many crafts of the villages including, puppetry, mask painting, antiques and wood carving.
     
  • River boat safaris to see river fish, local villagers and crocodiles can be done on the Madu ganga ( 30 mins away)
  • Sign up for a Mini- Course on subjects like Sri Lankan cooking, jaggery making, mask making etc.

Further afield:

  • A day trip would allow you to visit Uda walawe for an elephant jeep safari or you may 'catch' leopards at Yala.  Yala is really best done with an overnight stay. Uda walawe is a 3hour drive so head out in the early morning.

Weddings

Aditya is a super location for an intimate or family wedding. You may chose your locationfor the ceremony within the gardens and the staff will meet your brief with decor, and wedding breakfast. To provide  aguide, the following package has been developed:

1) Services of a wedding co-ordinator.
2) Preparation of documentation.
3) Certified copies of marriage license / legal fees.
4) Minister / Registrar.
5) Bestman / Maid of honour or witness if (required).
6) Wedding reception with sparkling wine and Canapes (upto a maximum of 15 pax).
7) Flower bouquet and button hole.
8) Wedding cake (structure).
9) Honeymoon candle lit dinner for bride and groom with lobster or jumbo prawns.
10) One 5" x  7" wedding photogragh.
11) Wedding gift from the hotel.
12) One hour spa treatment of your choice.