Sri Lanka

Dots Bay House: Hiriketiya Bay

In our last post, we were talking about this dream of a beach called Hiriketiya. The South Coast of Sri Lanka is covered in beautiful beaches, but this one is definitely a winner. The day will fly by surfing, doing yoga, or just relaxing, but at the end of the day, you do need a bed to sleep in. Though sleeping on the beach with a sky full of stars sounds very tempting (definitely leaving out the sandflies in this hypothetical setting), I would recommend finding your way to Dots Bay House when the sun goes down.

Little piece of paradise

So, have you ever just stumbled across a place (as in literally, I invited myself for a little sneak around) that instantly made you fall in love? Where the hammocks invited you to dive into them and not get out? A place where the little restaurant makes you wanna crash down and order everything on the menu? Where the sound of the waves and the songs of the birds are the only thing you hear? Well, I just did and the place is called Dots Bay House in Hiriketiya.

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Dots Bay House for everyone

There’s something about Dots Bay House that makes everyone extend their stay or come back at least three times. Located on the beautiful beach of Hiriketiya, this little boutique-style accommodation has something for everyone. Whether you’re traveling on a shoestring or giving yourself a bit of a splurge, both their dorm as their privates will make you feel at home.

Hiriketiya Surf

With Hiriketiya bay in their back yard, Dots Bay House got paradise at their doorstep. Hiriketiya bay is a 200m horseshoe-shaped bay with a surf break that works all year. During the wet season from May till November (which still isn’t really wet) the waves become bigger and stronger. During the dry months, Hiriketiya offers you a fine point break for the more advanced and the perfect setting for the beginner surfer. Combine this with early morning yoga sessions at Dots Bay House and you are feeling beyond zen before it’s even noon.

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Food, food, and more food, please

As if this isn’t enough already, the food here is amazing. Whether it’s their local dishes, fresh seafood, or to-die-for banana french toast, it’s all finger-licking good. As they only work with fresh and local products it’s a lot of seafood in combination with local delicacies. Their menu might be changing, but if you get a chance try their seafood kebab and their curry.. so so tasty!

Where to find Dots Bay House

So, are you sold? Dots Bay House offers surf and yoga packages for both groups and solo travelers. Don’t feel pressured though, even when you just want to do nothing and eat, this is your spot! You can find and book Dots Bay House on Facebook or AirBnB.  

Lucky for you… In the near future, this won’t be the only ‘Dot’ in Sri Lanka. Give it a bit of time and this place will put its mark on more special places in this beautiful country. Keep an eye on them and just follow the Dots…

Marthe

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