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Coral Sands Hotel

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Sri Lanka, Indian Ocean

One of the most popular places to visit in Sri Lanka is the beachside resort of Hikkaduwa on the south west coast. Swimming is safe all year round and the resort is also ideally located for a visit to Sri Lanka's famous marine park. A stay at the Coral Sands Hotel gives easy access to this fantastic park where visitors can enjoy memorable snorkelling and diving experiences as part of their holiday.

Stay right on the beach at the Coral Sands Hotel in Hikkaduwa:

A holiday in Sri Lanka simply isn't complete without time spent enjoying a magnificent sandy beach and a dip in the cool waters of the Indian Ocean. If you choose to stay at the fabulous Coral Sands Hotel, one of the island's most spectacular beaches is right outside your door every morning.

This is the perfect place to enjoy a pool and beach holiday. The Coral Sands Hotel is aptly named as the beach is protected by a stunning coral reef which makes swimming in the sea completely safe all year round. Opposite the hotel, Sri Lanka's only marine park offers fantastic snorkelling & diving opportunities. For those who prefer swimming in a pool, the Coral Sands offers two to choose from plus an additional children's pool. Deluxe sea facing air-conditioned, twin/double rooms are equipped with mini-bar, cable TV, tea/coffee making facilities, safety lockers & hair-dryer.

The Coral Sands Hotel restaurant offers a wide variety of tasty eastern and western inspired cuisine. You can also enjoy refreshments whilst relaxing on the beach by taking advantage of the hotel's beach bar. And if you need to stay in touch with life whilst you're taking time out in paradise, guests at the Coral Sands Hotel can utilise wireless internet in all public areas.

Why not spend some time at the islands only marine park? Located just opposite the Coral Sands Hotel, this is a great place to visit and enjoy the fantastic snorkelling and diving opportunities on offer.

For a Sri Lankan holiday that ticks all the boxes and provides a perfect mix of holiday experiences and time to relax – choose the Coral Sands Hotel and get ready for a great time away.

Due to the surrounding area and the number of steps around the hotel, it may not be suitable for those with mobility difficulties.

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  • 2 swimming pools
  • Children's pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beach bar
  • Scuba diving centre*
  • Seasonal (PADI & UDI licenses can be obtained)
  • Ayurveda centre*
  • FREE Wi-Fi
  • *Some facilities may incur an additional fee

Room Types

Single Deluxe Room
22m2 WiFi
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Deluxe Triple Room
22m2 WiFi
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The Local Area

Found in the popular beach resort of Hikkaduwa on the south west coast of Sri Lanka, the Coral Sands hotel is positioned on a spectacular beach. Protected by a coral reef, the Coral Sands hotel is an ideal place for a beach holiday and offers safe swimming throughout the year, in addition to this the hotel is found opposite Sri Lanka's only Marine Park which offers fantastic snorkelling and diving opportunities. In addition to the beach, the Coral Sands hotel has two swimming pools as well as a restaurant serving a variety of eastern and western cuisine.

Trip Advisor Reviews

TripAdvisor Review

Bad restaurant and staff experience

Review by MarikeJ11

My boyfriend and I have now traveled most of Sri Lanka and the last destination was hikkiduwa. This has been the worst experience so far. The staff was lazy and we felt like they didn’t care at all...

We decided to eat at their restaurant and ordered 2 curry’s not spicy. 25 minutes later we got one small bowl with soup - and the chicken where 10 percent meat. The “curry” was ofc spicy so it was almost impossible to eat. When we asked for the bill, they didn’t know what we ordered so we waited even more, and maybe it’s important to say there were only two more persons here. Very bad experience, I’m sure you’ll find a better hotel.

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Plan my Gap Year quarantine

Review by KathrynS1872

This place is absolutely beautiful and amazing! The staff were so kind to us, we weren't just guests, we were treated as family and friends. We will miss them dearly! My friends and I were here for our two week quarantine, and I wouldn't have wanted to spend it anywhere else! Thank you for everything!

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Great Service, Great Location

Review by Debra R Rosebud, Australia

This is the 2nd time I have stayed at Coral Sands although this time was different due to Covid-19. This was my 14 day quarantine hotel, but it felt more like a relaxing holiday. All staff were extremely friendly and helpful...

The food was very good - and traditional Sri Lankan food was available as well as western food. The hotel is right on the beach which is good for swimming and snorkeling. The hotel kept strictly to the Level 1 Hotel accreditation standards which made you feel safe and secure at all times. Can highly recommend Coral Sands Hotel for exceptional service and great beach-front location.

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Friendly Staff, Excellent food, Rooms need renovation & Amenities need to improved

Review by Rajith D Sri Lanka

We stayed at coral sands on 26 September 2020 for one night to celebrate our anniversary. They arranged us a cake and nice room on upper floor with sea view. Staff was great and helpful...

Pool area is great.

Highly recommended 3rd floor rooms with sea view also with more privacy. Buffet was great with delicious Sri Lankan food.If they can add 1 or 2 western items it would be great.

There are common area if you want to iron. Rooms need to be renovated & they need to upgrade the amenities. In our room there were shampoo, shower gel & soap only. Tea, coffee making facility was available however no variety of tea available. We were provided 2 small water bottles however when it was finished , I requested more from the front desk as per them if you are staying for one night 2 water bottles will be provided. If you want more will be on chargeable basis and they informed that tap water is drinkable.

We had a memorable stay. Thank you hotel team.

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Great location and Value for money

Review by Manoj W Wattala, Sri Lanka

This is my third visit to this hotel, every time we had a wonderful time. They arranged us a good room with a nice sea view. Pool was clean and food was fabulous...

Although room was clean i think it needs a little upgrade. Staff is friendly and helpful. Highly recommend to have a good time.

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