South Coast, Sri Lanka
The Foreign & Commonwealth Office has updated their travel advice for Sri Lanka and are advising that travel can now resume. We've been following the situation closely and with the recent changes in security, we're pleased to say that we can support the people of Sri Lanka and once again offer trips to this beautiful country. To encourage visitors to return, the Sri Lankan government are now offering free visas on arrival to key countries (including the UK) beginning August 2019.
At a Glance
The rooms here are huge and bigger than most rooms along the south coast.
The food in the property is a real highlight. Enjoy hoppers for breakfast and great curries for diner. Great for those who enjoy Sri Lankan food!
A large pool for those who do not feel up to paddling in the sea. The pool is also a great place to sit with shaded sun beds to kick back and relax.
A very pretty stretch of deserted beach.
The sea can get quite rough and is never ideal for relaxing swimming.
The plunge pools are a great addition but they are cold water so only ideal after a hot afternoon on the beach.
Aditya is not activity focused; instead it offers a pleasant setting for sunbathing, swimming and strolling along the beach
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From May to August the Yala monsoon brings rain to the island’s south western half. The southwest has the highest rainfall – up to 4000mm a year. There is also an inter-monsoonal period in October and November when rain can occur in many parts of the island. Colombo and the low-lying coastal regions have an average temperature of 27°C. The sea stays at around 27°C all year. Climatically speaking, the driest (and best) seasons in Sri Lanka are from December to March for the west and south coasts.
Aditya is a contemporary boutique hotel located midway between Galle and Hikkaduwa on a blissfully secluded stretch of beach and is in the perfect location for dipping in and out of Galle or simply winding down and relaxing.
Aditya is a stylish hotel with a modern design and a spacious environment. It is an all suite hotel comprising 12 simple but tastefully decorated rooms each with a private cold water plunge pool. Six of the rooms have private gardens and the remaining rooms have beautiful sea views. There is also a penthouse with sea views for added indulgence.
The public areas of the hotel have flashes of bold color contrasted with the ubiquitous polished concrete which you see in many beach properties in this area.
The food at this hotel is a real draw especially the excellent Sri Lankan cooking.
If you're looking for a small, modern beachfront hotel, with charming service, Aditya is a great option. It is also just 15 minutes from the colonial old town of Galle with its historic Dutch fort, boutiques and restaurants and 5 minutes from the popular surf resort of Hikkaduwa for those wanting to see the more relaxed and lively side of Sri Lanka.
An all suite hotel with 12 rooms. 6 have Gardens and the remaining suites (including the Penthouse) have sea views.
Seaview Room with Balcony
Penthouse Room with balcony on two floors.
Garden View Room
The hotel has one main restaurant and an outdoor pool bar serving light snacks and drinks.
Jack Mace (Staff)
Aditya impressed me from the moment I walked through the doors to when I waved goodbye to this little piece of paradise! Located a few hours from Colombo and just 20 minutes from Galle Fort, Aditya holds a perfect position for those looking for a beach side break at the start or end of their vacation. The rooms are all a really good size and have the added luxury of a plunge pool, I was lucky enough to be in a Sagar Aka Sea View too which I'd recommend if you are happy to spend a little extra to upgrade from a garden room. The hotel also boasts a lovely pool area which is perfect to lie beside if you don't fancy the short walk down to the fantastic beach (swimming is only possible here during the high season). The beach is long, sandy and has lots of different spots to frequent if you are looking for a change of scene. I'd recommend dining at least a few times at Aditya as the food was fantastic.
Scarlett Richard (Staff)
Secluded on a palm-fringe beach and overlooking the Indian Ocean, Aditya offers the ideal setting to relax and unwind after exploring Sri Lanka. Tucked away between the historically rich Galle and Surf town of Hakkaduwa for those that can tear themselves away from the beach then there is plenty to do and explore. I found the service here to be some of the best in Sri Lanka, all members of staff were friendly, personable and attentive. They were very flexible in terms of what and when you wanted to eat, they were more than happy to give you a lift into Galle and the rooms were always beautifully maintained. The food here was delicious with lots of fresh sea-food, Sri Lankan curries and international cuisine. I stayed in the Sagara room which was incredibly spacious, had a large balcony and looked out to the Indian ocean. Sitting in the Jacuzzi in the evening watching the sun go down was a real highlight.
Clare Monro (Staff)
I really like the decor here and the fact that all of the (very spacious) suites have their own plunge pool. There is also a really nice beach.
A Southern Blend - Visit a Tea Plantation
It is not just Sri Lanka's Hill Country that is home to tea plantations; not far from Koggala Lake is the South Coast's very own tea plantation. See the ladies plucking tea leaves and visit the tea factory and learn about Sri Lanka's most famous export.
Explore Galle Fort
While staying in the Galle Fort take the time to discover this fascinating colonial town, filled with history. Founded in 1588 by the Portuguese, the fort was subsequently occupied by the Dutch and the British, so there is plenty to explore.
Explore the Kapu Ela River by boat & Cycle through Rural Galle
Enjoy a scenic and immersive tour through the beautiful countryside surrounding Galle. Your journey will take you down the Kapu Ela River by boat and then by bike across the paddies, ending with a traditional Sri Lankan meal and a lesson in hopper making.
Galle Cooking Experience - Food for the Soul
During your time in Sri Lanka you are sure to dine on some soul-stirring dishes, including the traditional Sri Lankan rice and curry. Food lovers will love this cooking experience, from the vibrant market of Galle to cooking in a local village.
Galle Fort Tour with a Local Host
Galle’s main attraction is the 17th century Dutch Fort. Much of the old Fort and the township still remain, within its well-preserved bastions including its public buildings, churches, the famous lighthouse and a maze of narrow cobbled streets.
Hopper Cooking Class at Why House
The foodie in you will love this hands on cooking class at the beautiful Why House. A delectable Sri Lankan staple, hoppers are iconic in Sri Lanka and are delicious when served with a range of chutneys, sambols and curries.
Sailing & Snorkelling Excursion
Climb aboard a beautiful 48ft catamaran, and sail along the south coast of Sri Lanka stopping at private coves to stand-up paddle board, snorkel over colorful reefs, swim or soak up the sun while your crew take the helm.
Visit a Cinnamon Plantation
Today head to Villa Mayurana, close to Koggala on Sri Lanka's South Coast. Learn about the process of growing cinnamon and the history that goes with it. Still a major export, cinnamon has medicinal values as well as being used in everyday cooking.
Weligama - Deep Sea Fishing
Enjoy some deep sea fishing in the waters of the southern town of Weligama. Perfect for beginners or those more experienced at fishing, let your skipper help you catch some big game fish from sharks and tuna to marlin and swordfish.
Whale and Dolphin Watching by Private Catamaran
On this full day boat trip you will have the opportunity to spot vast amounts of marine life from blue whales, false ores, sperm whales and bottlenose dolphins.
Whale Watching by Private Speedboat
Spend three relaxing hours on a private speedboat off the coast in search of the planets largest mammals.
Location & directions
South Coast, Sri Lanka
Located on the South Coast just outside of Galle.