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Chaaya Tranz Hikkaduwa

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Chaaya Tranz Hikkaduwa

Location of Chaaya Tranz Hikkaduwa
Chaaya Tranz Hikkaduwa (formerly Coral Gardens Hikkaduwa) is located at the south western beach resort at the fishing village of Hikkaduwa, 100km south of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Here is a pristine bay beach; here is shallow sea; here is a coral sanctuary. Here is a Sri Lanka Holidays beach to swim, surf, snorkel and dive from dawn to dusk. Enjoy your Sri Lanka Holidays at Chaaya Tranz Hikkaduwa.

Chaaya Tranze, Hikkaduwa
Hikkaduwa is famous for its coral reef with shallow fringing waters of an average depth of four meters: Hikkaduwa is famous for night parties at the clubs. Here is a beach to keep all of you play during the day and dance in the evening- all night. Chaaya Tranz Hikkaduwa welcomes you all.
Hikkaduwa, the infamous western counter culture hippy joint in the seventies, since the 1980s has become a major beach attraction to mainstream foreign tourists as well as to the local tourists. Coral Gardens Hikkaduwa, making quick strides to catch up with the great boom in the industry of tourism in Sri Lanka since May 2009, has upgraded and transformed the property into a John Keels brand of Chaaya and named it Tranz after a genre of music, to raise the mood and tone of all night party revelries at Hikkaduwa to a superior level. Today, Chaaya Tranz Hikkaduwa is a top notch beachfront hotel at Hikkaduwa.
Partying is not that all Hikkaduwa brings in. Hikkaduwa takes you to the places: the cultural attractions of VOC Galle Dutch Fort (UNESCO World Heritage Site); Mask Museum at Ambalangoda; Dodanduwa Polgasduwa Buddhist temple and nature attraction of Rummassala Hill.

Chaaya Tranz. Sri Lanka Holidays

Reaching Chaaya Tranz Hikkaduwa
Hikkaduwa is reached by the most travelled road of Sri Lanka, Galle Road (categorized A2 – “A” grade trunk road) that runs from Colombo to Galle, hugging the south western coastal belt and southern coastal belt of Sri Lanka.
This A grade road connects Colombo and Wellawaya via Hambantota; it passes through Mount Lavinia, Moratuwa, Kalutara, Wadduwa, Beruwala, Bentota, Ambalangoda, Hikkaduwa, Galle, Unawatuna, Koggala of south western coast and Weligama, Matara, Dikwella, Tangalle, Hambantota of Southern coast to turn into the interior of the tropical island of Sri Lanka to run passing Tanamalwila, Kuda Oya and Teluulla to Wellawaya, a major transportation hub at the foot of the hills of Uva province just off the south eastern edge of Central Highlands of Sri Lanka Holidays. Wellawaya provides good connections to the hill resorts of Ella, Haputale and beyond.
Spend your beach holidays in Sri Lanka at Chaaya Tranz Hikkaduwa; and travel along the coastal line and make your way into the interior of the island to reach the health resorts of the Central Highlands.
Hikkaduwa can be reached by southern coastal railway line that runs parallel to the Galle road, most often, than not, within the very close vicinity.

Chaaya Tranz Hikkaduwa Accommodation
Chaaya Tranz Hikkaduwa features140 superior rooms, 4 deluxe rooms, 2 family suites and 4 corner suites. All rooms are air-conditioned and well furnished with comfortable rattan furniture cushioned with soft linen in a mosaic of colors.

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Location of Chaaya Tranz Hikkaduwa in room facilities
Each room has its own private balcony that brings in grand views of the beach. All rooms are equipped with a DVD player, 32” LCD TV.
Superior Rooms: WIFI facility; Air conditioning; Cable TV; Mini bar and bottled drinking water; Tea & coffee making facilities;Telephone with IDD; Safety deposit box; Complimentary toiletries; Private balcony; Hair dryer
Deluxe Rooms: features all of above plus Pillow menu
Suites: features in addition to above WIFI facility Bathrobes & bedroom slippers and another balcony.
Chaaya Tranz Sri Lanka Holidays

Chaaya Tranz Hikkaduwa in-house facilities
The guest at Chaaya Tranz Hikkaduwa are spoiled with 4 restaurants: the main restaurant, specialty crab restaurant, pool restaurant and coffee shop.

A Lounge and pool bar offers a wide array of local and international spirits
The roof-top spa facility affords a scintillating all around 360° view of the azure ocean and surroundings.
Banquet hall and conference facility.
Moreover the Chaaya Tranz Hikkaduwa houses a fresh water swimming pool, PADI certified dive centre and an excursion counter.

Services at Chaaya Tranz Hikkaduwa
Hotel services include room service, a doctor on call, 24-hour reception, foreign exchange, left luggage services and airport transfers.

Activities at the Hikkaduwa Beach
Hikkaduwa Marine Sanctuary
100 meters from Chaaya Tranz Hikkaduwa is the shallow body of water well enclosed by a reef. Hikkaduwa is the best beach in the western coast to spend in snorkeling: the layers of multi colored corals are home to countless number of colorful coral fish, lobsters, large turtles and microscopic marine creatures.
The novice divers would find the corals located only 4 m below water very pleasant opportunity. Those who find diving too adventures may take a trip on a glass bottomed boat to enjoy the beauty of the coral sanctuary.
Still more, approximately 200 m away from the beach there is a collection of tiny islets that are surrounded by beautiful coral formations.

Ship wrecks off Hikkaduwa
Scuba Diving enthusiasts at Chaaya Tranz Hikkaduwa find the different shipwrecks make an irresistible opportunity to engage in marine exploration. The Earl of Shaftesbury is one the ships that suffered the misfortune of sinking at Hikkaduwa.

Diving, Snorkeling and Surfing at Hikkaduwa
To the Scuba Divers, the most gratifying sites are the rock formations, particularly the deep Kirala Gala and the coral reef which is home to many coral fish including groupers, barracuda and batfish.
The surfers flock together at the beach stretches of Wewala, Narigama and Thirangama during the period of November to April. Surfing at these beaches, the beginners would find the waves gentle enough while the advanced surfers would find the surf challenging enough since the waves break on the reef rather than on the beach.


Lake Serenity, Ratnapura

Sunday, August 29th, 2010

Location: Lake Serenity is located 89 km away from Colombo at the village of Gonapitiya. Gonapitiya is 2 km off the town of Kuruwita, 12km towards Colombo on A4 main road leading to Ratnapura, the city of Gems.

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Setting: Lake Serenity Sri Lanka Hotel straddles an edge of a lake called Bird’s Serenity. No less than 20 acres of landscaped tea garden, with paved gravel road leading to the hotel that is sheltered and shaded by trees bearing tropical fruits, refresh hotel environment in the mild climate of Ratnapura district.

Sri Lanka Holidays Lake Serenity, Ratnapura’s Sustainable tourism (Green i.e., eco) credentials: to be edited.

Accommodation: Lake Serenity‘s14 Garden suits built in traditional Sinhalese architecture, with verandas sheltering the main walls of the villa from the tropical sun as well as monsoon rains coupled with center courtyards, are well spaced out in the expansive garden of the hotel. The suits are furnished with traditional Sinhalese furniture made of tropical hard wood: four poster beds canopied with nets, wardrobes, dressing tables and reclining chairs with rattan cane woven seating. All suits are air-conditioned and equipped with mini-bar, safe lockers, satellite TV, hair dryer and IDD Telephone with attached bath rooms having hot and cold running water.

Facilities: Out door swimming pool, Jacuzzi, pool bar. The spa is well set up on a higher elevation of the hotel garden overlooking paddy fields.

Half a day Excursions off Lake Serenity: Bopath Ella waterfalls, Gem pits, Tea factories
One day Excursions off Lake Serenity: Udawalawe National Park, home to large gangs of elephants; the nature UNESCO World heritage Site of Sinharaja Lion king Tropical Rain Forest.

CONTACT Lake Serenity today.


Chaaya Village

Saturday, May 9th, 2009

Sri Lanka Holidays Sustainable tourism (Green i.e., eco) credentials of the hotel: To be edited.

A PATA Gold Award Winner and a Kuoni Green Planet Award Winner for the year 2007-2008

Location:  Chaaya Village is located at the tranquil small town of Habarana 176 km away from Colombo. Habarana is at once an elephant village & a green tourist hub with a chain of fine back to the nature lodges & resorts conveniently situated within easy accessible distance to Sigiriya Lion Rock Citadel, Polonnaruwa & Minneriya National Park.

Setting: On the banks of Habarana lake, the property is absolutley lovely tranquil natural surroundings of 27 acres of all green garden of sun & shade teeming with bird-life & roaming monkeys.

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Architecture: traditional native fashion low roof thatched village cottages in harmony with the nature.

Accommodation: Sri Lanka Holidays Chaaya Village in Habarana offers 108 lovely spacious and comfortable well furnished & air-conditioned cottages spread out in clusters that blends well with the nature. The 2 suites Kingfisher Lodge and Eagle Lodge provide luxury accommodation option.

El Hena Restaurant: On one side the large open-air restaurant is Pool, garden and lake. On the otherside is show kitchen of busy chefs preparing western & eastern dishes.

Ritigala Pauwwa Bar serves up signature cocktails, local and imported spirits, liqueurs and fresh fruit juices. at the open lounge bar overlooking the Pool.

Panthaliya Coffee Shop next to the bar serves up delectable snacks and hot drinks for you to enjoy the view of the pool, the garden and the lake beyond that.

Experiencing nature: Elephant safaris, mountain trekking, jeep safaris, cycling & bird watching.

Among other accommodation options close to Chaaya Village, Habrana is Sri Lanka Holidays Cinnamon Lodge, Habarana.


Kumbukriver eco-lodge

Friday, May 8th, 2009

Kumbukriver, Buttala, Sri Lanka Holidays

Kumbukriver, Buttala, Sri Lanka Holidays

Kumbukriver, Buttala, Sri Lanka Holidays

Kumbukriver, Buttala, Sri Lanka Holidays

Sri Lanka Holidays Sustainable tourism (Green i.e., eco) credentials of the hotel: World Travel Awards named Kumbukriver World’s Leading Eco-Lodge in October 2008. It is shortlisted for World Travel Awards for year 2009 too.

Location: Sri Lanka Holidays Kumbukriver eco-lodge is located at Buttala , Monaragala district of south eastern Sri Lanka 250km away from Colombo.

Setting: Kumbukriver is a 14-acre up market eco-lodge, an adventure wildlife hotel by the waters of 116 km Kumbukkan Oya River which originates in the Central Central Highlands of  Sri Lanka and flows south then south-east to the delta at the southern edge of Sri Lanka Holidays Ruhuna Yala Wildlife Sanctuary.

Architecture: Let me put it with no nonsense. Welcome to the spellbinding 40 ft edifice designed in the shape of an elephant & constructed mostly with the material & resources found in the area without disturbing the habitat. Sleep in the belly of the giant elephant & swing low, slow & gentle on a windy day.

Accommodation: Elephant villa consists of two huge bedrooms with large lounge (upstairs) and living/ dining area downstairs with plunge pool. Large and spacious bathroom and separate toilet. Only 6-8 people (to optimize standards) Kumbuk chalet with large bedroom, dining, lounge and bathroom. Also features a tree-shower and an eco-toilet in the court yard.
KumbukRiver Elephant Villa is complemented by an eco-oriented chalet, once again showcasing the indigenous engineering with large bedroom, dining, lounge and bathroom. Also features a tree-shower and an eco-toilet in the court yard.

Experiencing nature: Explore the fascinating riverfront and miniature island; trek to the other side of resort, reach & explore Sri Lanka Holidays Ruhuna Yala National Park, Sri Lanka’s most famous most famous wildlife sanctuary; spot elephants in the moonlight; view peacock show off their colors at dawn. Learn about bio-diversity of  Sri Lanka, one of the Conservation international bio-diversity hotspot in the world.


Mahaweli Reach

Friday, May 8th, 2009

Sri Lanka Holidays Sustainable tourism (Green i.e., eco) credentials of the hotel:
To be edited.

Location:  Mahaweli Reach (5 star) is located 115 km away from Colombo in the Royal City of Kandy, gateway to the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka.

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Setting: Sri Lanka Holidays Mahaweli Reach Hotel is located on the banks of River Mahaweli that loops around the city of Kandy.

Accommodation: 115 tastefully decorated A/C rooms & 2 suits with breathtaking views of River Mahaweli, the largest river of the island or fine views of hotel garden.

Architecture: Mahaweli Reach is constructed in colonial tradition of architecture.

Ambience: Sri Lanka Holidays Mahaweli Reach is a modern hotel which maintains the old world charm and hospitality. The river, large pool & warm pastel colors of the rooms crease a tranquil ambience.

Restaurant: Set on a terrace, the restaurant overlooking the Mahaweli serves exquisite food.


Kahanda Kanda, Koggala, Sri Lanka

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009
Kahanda Kanda,Koggala, Sri Lanka

Kahanda Kanda,Koggala, Sri Lanka

Kahanda Kanda, Koggala,Sri Lanka

Kahanda Kanda, Koggala,Sri Lanka

Kahanda Kanda
, Koggala, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Holidays Sustainable tourism (Green i.e., eco) credentials of the hotel
To be edited

Top awards
Sri Lanka Holidays Boutique hotel Kahanda Kanda has been nominated for the Conde Nast Traveler USA Hot List for Top New Hotels for 2007, and also the No. 1 hotel in the Galle area and the No. 2 hotel in Sri Lanka by and now KK has been chosen as one of 10 Best Hidden Gems in Asia by TripAdvisor® in its 2009 Travelers’ Choice® awards

Kahanda Kanda is located at Koggala in southern coast 15 kilometers from the UNESCO World Heritage Site of VOC Galle Dutch Fort, Sri Lanka. Coastal town of Galle is located 116 km from the city of Colombo

Perched on the north shore of famous Koggala Lake and surrounded by all green tea estate, the hotel provides panoramic views of the magnificent tropical landscape.

Ambience & Services
The award winning boutique hotel Kahanda Kanda hotel offers discerning travelers a unique wellness escape. Peaceful, tropical ambience, world class heartfelt service and fresh fusion cuisine that lures guests from surrounding hotels in and around Galle. Kahanda Kanda is an idyllic environment for a wedding, a honeymoon or a holiday of absolute relaxation.

Five air conditioned suites with spacious interiors & private verandahs provide ideal accommodation for relaxation & rejuvenation. Sri Lanka Holidays reveal for you to revel.


Sri Lanka Holidays Hotel Guide

Saturday, January 17th, 2009

Riolta Sri Lanka Holidays Hotel Guide Sri Lanka Hotels Sri Lanka Hotels complement & supplement Sri Lanka Holidays to the hilt, no holds barred. Sri Lanka Holidays is a home of distinctive architecture.

“We have a marvelous tradition of building in this country that has got lost. It got lost because people followed outside influences over their own good instincts. They never built right “through” the landscape. You must “run” with the site; after all, you don’t want to push nature out with the building”

Geoffrey Bawa (1919-2003)
Geoffrey Bawa followed up his words with deeds & built magnificent tourist hotels, splendid University of Ruhuna & Island in the sun, over the stream Parliament of Sri Lanka, Simamalaka Shrine of Gangaramaya Temple, Colombo in the tradition of ancient Sinhalese architecture.

Sri Lanka Hotels of Sri Lanka Holidays designed by Bawa during his lifetime, today run an extra mile to retain Bawa Certification. Geoffrey Bawa Hotels are the pioneer eco-oriented luxury Sri Lanka Hotels of Sri Lanka Holidays. In the backdrop of diversity & variety of tourist attractions of the ancient tropical island of Sri Lanka, the Land of Delights, Sri Lanka Holidays has something for everyone. The multitude of accommodation options in the wide spectrum of Sri Lanka Hotels rise up with great splendor to the grandeur of Sri Lanka Holidays. Sri Lanka Holidays serve expectations, interests & activities of yours to fullest extent, bringing forth the Total Holiday Experience (THE).

Then again, supplementing & complementing Sri Lanka Holidays, Sri Lanka Hotels play no second fiddle. Some of the Sri Lanka Hotels in the caliber of Vil Uyana at the Sigiriya Lion Rock Citadel  (A UNESCO World Heritage Site -WHS), Heritance Kandalama close to Golden Dambulla Rock Temple (WHS); Boulder Gardens on the fringes of Singha Raja Lion Rock Rain Forest (WHS); The Tea Factory close to Horton Plains (WHS); Amangalle, within the confines of VOC Galle Dutch Fort World Heritage site (WHS) of superior ecological & architectural splendor are Sri Lanka Holidays attractions in their own rights.

Amidst the numerous cultural attractions of resplendent Sri Lanka are Sri Lanka Eco Master Hotels spanning across the wide spectrum of accommodation: conventional hotels, boutique hotels, rest houses, guest houses, villas, lodges and camps. Bordering the pristine beaches & in the shade and shelter of vast coconut groves of Sri Lanka Holidays are Sri Lanka Beach Master Hotels, rest houses, boutique hotels, guest houses, villas & lodges. Amidst the seamless tea plantations are Sri Lanka Colonial Master Hotels that consist of rebuilt or renovated colonial bungalows.

Then again in the Central Highlands of salubrious climate & magnificent landscape of the ancient tropical island of Sri Lanka are Sri Lanka Highland Master Hotels that run across the entire gamut of accommodation: conventional hotels, boutique hotels, villas, lodges, rest houses & guest houses, all nestled high up in the hills. Sri Lanka Hotels built in a wide array of architecture, mostly with the eco concept to the forefront, have taken a leaf from Sri Lanka Holidays to create the synthesis of the Total Holiday Experience in the ancient topical island of Sri Lanka, the Land Of Delights.

We reveal for you to revel in My Sri Lanka, Our Island, The Resplendent Island.

“Dear me, it is beautiful. And most sumptuously tropical.”

That was Mark Twain’s comment when his ship reached Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) in 1896. Sri Lanka

The Land of Delights Riolta Lanka Holidays (Pvt.) Ltd., Lakshapatiya, Moratuwa, Sri Lanka & Ivory Gardens, Kandana, Sri Lanka Proudly Presents Riolta Sri Lanka Hotel Guide To The Vast Range Of Accommodation, Legendary Hospitality of The Sinhalese.

My Sri Lanka, Our Island Will Prevail!

Hail the Heroes of the Nation & Prince Diyasena of “Revolt in The Temple” (April 1953), the maestro of “The Turn of the Screw” at “The Turn of the Tide” from 26th July 2006 at Mother River, Our Mother Lanka, to 19th May 2009 at “The Sea of Conches”, My Sri Lanka, Our Island.

This Land is My Land; This Land is Our Land, from Point Pedro to Dondra Head.

Sri Lanka Hotels Range of Accommodation Options
Sri Lanka Hotels spread over a wide array of hotels of international standing to budget accommodation.
The top of the flight luxury accommodation options range from five star resorts to handsome colonial mansions: eco-oriented hotels, boutique hotels, villas and tea estate bungalows. The high end luxury accommodation are in such close proximity to cultural, wildlife and nature attractions of Sri Lanka Holidays, staying in these hotels itself could turn out to be an overwhelming joy indeed.
You may enjoy the lavish hospitality of top of the flight 5 star accommodation or opt for Sri Lanka Hotels of lesser standing. The tourists can even go for budget accommodation at guest houses or rest houses. If you are travelers on your own, you may easily rent a room with an attached bathroom in a friendly family home. The tourists who wish to enjoy at Sri Lanka Beaches could put them up at beach side cabana style accommodation too.

But then again, Sri Lanka Holidays doesn’t feature dormitory-style accommodation at all, that is available, two a penny, all over in India. That is to say Sri Lanka doesn’t cater well for pot smoking shoe-string counter culture long-haired, scantily clad hippy-like smelly weeds of the affluent countries. Those narcotic addicted weird weeds could even be refused visa on arrival and deported in the very next flight. Drug smuggling could evoke capital punishment in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lankans, the local tourists who love to tour their beautiful island, as a nation find their way into reasonable facilities of privacy, space, and room. And they would hardly dish out accommodation facilities that they themselves wouldn’t choose, to the foreign tourists. Having said that, I must hasten to stress, in comparison to other Asian destinations, Sri Lanka Hotels rates, as a convention, produce high value for your hard-earned money. With numerous accommodation options available, you are free to enjoy the best Sri Lanka has to offer for a fraction of the price that your highness would pay in the western countries. You are treated right royally at Sri Lanka Hotels.

Eco-oriented Hotels & Lodges
Pride of the parade of Sri Lanka Holidays is taken by eco-oriented hotels designed by Sri Lanka’s foremost architect Geoffrey Bawa (1919–2003). Among the numerous modern hotels, the stunning sophisticated hotels with eco-orientation stands out like beacons of Sri Lanka Holidays: they are tourist attractions of their own right. In addition to Geoffrey Bawa hotels, Sri Lanka boasts of numerous other eco-oriented luxury Hotels.
Developers of Sri Lanka Holidays have risen up to the occasion caused by modern trend towards eco tourism to reap the benefit of its outstanding eco tourism potential. Sri Lanka is one of the 34 bio-diversity hot spots of the world. The latest grand scale hotel development project is Dutch Bay Resorts of “Kalpitiya Integrated Tourism Development Project”, the newly launched eco-oriented mega tourism project of Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka Hotels rates
Sri Lanka Hotels rates are at a slight variance during the year: the main tourist season during November to March records the higher end of the rates of Sri Lanka Hotels throughout the island, significantly in the western and southern beach resorts. But then bargains galore in the off seasons. During the month of April Sri Lanka Hotels and guest houses are in heavy demand in Nuwara Eliya, the prime colonial sanitarium of Central Highlands. Then again the tourist season for eastern coast (April to September) also records higher rates though confined strictly to the Sri Lanka Hotels in the eastern coast of Sri Lanka.Take a leaf from the book of Sri Lanka’s heroic Defence Forces: nothing is impossible. bunpeiris


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