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Dickwella Beach Hotel is known for luxurious accommodation in Downsouth, successful functions, dream weddings and delicious dining

Dickwella Beach Hotel is one of the most enchanting Beach front hotels which located in a small fishing village on the south coast of Sri Lanka. The hotel is accessed direct from the Colombo-Kataragama main road, ending with mature coconut grove and a golden sandy beach. It has a convenient walk to the Dickwella bus station, Super Market, Commercial Bank, Cinema and Bazaar. Hotel based in mid of most famous natural and historical sites making it an ideal destination for all travelers.

Climate

Sri Lanka is a tropical county which Located 6° above the equator, with distinct dry and wet seasons. There are two monsoon periods which brings rain to the island. From May to July the South-Western monsoon (Yala monsoon) brings rain mainly southwestern half of the country and North-Eastern monsoon (Maha monsoon) blows from October to January bringing rain to the North and East part of the country. Also there is an inter-monsoonal period in October and November when rain can occur in many parts of the island. In December and January will be cooler, also drier winds herald the start of the winter season’s calm seas and turquoise waters. The year round average temperature of coastal area is 27°C, while hill country area adjacent Nuwara Eliya is 16°C. In fact the weather in the country is very pleasant and light clothing giving visitors the freedom to indulge in the activity of their choice.

Language

Official languages are Sinhala and Tamil, although English is widely spoken.

Currency

Sri Lankan rupee. Traveller’s cheques and ATM card can be used for the transactions.

Immigration requirements

All visitors (except those from Singapore or the Maldives) will require a visa for entry into Sri Lanka. Visas can be obtained online at www.eta.gov.lk or from the Sri Lanka Overseas missions, a preferred agent or operator. Visitors can also apply for a visa on arrival at the airport. Guests from SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) countries will be charged $10 prior to arrival and $15 on arrival. The charge is $20 prior to arrival for guests who come from non SAARC countries and $25 on arrival. There is no charge for children under the age of 12. Enquiries should be directed to the nearest Sri Lankan embassy or consulate prior to travel.

Health

Medical facilities are available in every municipality area either Government Hospital or Private Hospitals in Sri lanka. The closest medical facility is in Matara, while more extensive medical facilities are available in Galle or Colombo. Bottled drinking water is often an adequate precaution against water-borne illnesses. Using an effective mosquito repellent is advised to minimize the risk of contracting mosquito-borne diseases. It’s recommended all travelers should consult their doctor and arrange travel insurance prior to travel.

Travel tips

Sri Lanka is 5½ hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). During the winter months of December and January a light pullover might be required, particularly in the mornings and evenings. During the hot summer months it is recommended that guests wear light, yet conservative attire. Travel with comfortable walking shoes and a wide-brimmed hat and drink plenty of bottled water during the hotter times of the day will make convenience of you. Electricity is 230-240 volts/ 50 cycles.

               
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