Surrounded by the ocean on three sides, this simple hotel offers great value on the picturesque south coast.
This small and friendly resort has a prime position on Sri Lanka’s peaceful south coast. Flanked by two golden beaches, with sensational views over the sweeping bays and crashing surf, the Dickwella Resort is focused on laid-back beachfront relaxation. Gaze out over the ocean from the pool and listen to the waves crashing on the rocks below while you enjoy meals at Surf Spray, the main restaurant. Sample local seafood at one of the popular torch-lit seafood barbecues or head out on an early morning fishing excursion to catch your own – look for the local fishermen that perch on poles while waiting patiently for their catch.
You can enjoy Italian favourites including stone-baked pizzas at The Pizzeria, and head up to the Bay Watch bar to sip cocktails and catch the sea breeze. The pool can be pretty lively during the day so you could join in with fun activities such as Zumba or take a stroll along one of the long beaches and find a quiet spot to relax. If you long to get out on the water then there are plenty of watersports available. Ride the waves, snorkel on the reef, or head to the dive centre where experienced divers can book a trip to one of the coast’s best diving sites and beginners can learn the ropes.
Each of the rooms and suites is simply furnished in dark wood and features romantic canopy beds and sea views. Upgrade from a cosy Standard Room to a Superior Room or duplex Family Suites for extra space.
All Inclusive option
Choose to upgrade for peace of mind, convenience and value.
Exclusive to Kuoni UK
Some of our favourite resorts can only be booked through Kuoni in the UK – you won’t find them anywhere else.
On a headland on the south coast, just outside the small town of Dickwella and an hour’s drive from the coastal towns of Matara and Tangalle
Kuoni extras -
† Kuoni is proud to be the only UK tour operator to offer Dickwella Resort & Spa, see booking conditions for further details.
Good to know
Compulsory gala dinners 24 and 31 Dec, supplements apply.
76 rooms and suites
• Treat yourself to a head massage at the spa* • Book a whale-watching boat trip (Nov-Apr)* • Visit the Weherahena Buddhist Temple see the 39-metre-tall Buddha statue and striking murals*.
2 restaurants, bar
Half Board • Breakfast and lunch at Surf Spray.
Meal upgrade options (per person per night)
Full Board from £13 • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Surf Spray
All Inclusive from £26 • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Surf Spray • Morning and evening snack buffet • Select local alcoholic drinks and house wine (10am-midnight) • Table water and select soft drinks • Evening tea and coffee with home-made cakes.
*Denotes local charge