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Very nice double room (no. 6), 10 m from the high-water mark, with private sea-view balcony and internet, for only LKR 1,500.- or US$ 13.50 per night.
Click below for an interactive road map of the Beach Inns Holiday Resort in Madiha, which we would highly recommend, and for directions:
Sun-and-sand-bathing on our hotel’s private sand beaches, binge tanning and satisfying our heavily neglected tanorexic needs, devouring the very delicious pescetarian/vegetarian local food such as (i) devilled calamari, prepared with a thick, spicy masala sauce and big chunks of onions and chillies, (ii) kiribath on New Year’s Day, the ceremonial milk rice, cooked in rich coconut cream and served with jaggery, and (iii) traditional puttu, a mixture of rice meal, ever lightly roasted and mixed with freshly grated coconut, then steamed and eaten with vegetable curry, washing the good food down with plenty of thambili water, the refreshing juice of yellow king coconuts, and planning our travels to Southern India for the upcoming New Year 2011 CE.