As lively and colourful as the Hikkaduwa “tranz” dance music itself the Chaaya Tranz Hotel combines cultural traditions with modern facilities in their upscale resort.
Part of the acclaimed Cinnamon Hotels chain, the four star Chaaya Tranz is located in tropical gardens overlooking beautiful Hikkaduwa beach. It has an impressive range of amenities, including a pool and spa and a choice of dining that can give you a different restaurant or bar experience every night of your stay.
Hikkaduwa is a laid-back seaside holiday destination which is steadily growing in popularity. Located in the Southern province, guests can enjoy the beautiful sandy beaches, surfing, snorkelling and the wildlife on the nearby lakes.
Chaaya Tranz guests have a choice of comfortable rooms. The Superior rooms feature natural rattan furniture and colourful quality bed linens in the air-conditioned rooms. The rooms all have balconies with beach and sea views. Relax and watch cable TV from your king size or twin beds. Rooms include a hairdryer, upscale toiletries, minibar and tea and coffee making facilities.
Upgrade to one of the four spacious Deluxe rooms which offer all the same amenities with prime ocean views, bathrobes, slippers and splendid king-size beds.
There are two Family Suites which include a spacious sitting room and bedroom interconnected to a Superior room. It gives families the space and privacy they need in adjoining rooms.
Honeymooners and those wanting the ultimate suite experience will appreciate one of the Corner Suites which have two balconies for double-aspect views. In addition to the Superior room amenities, Corner suites have a spacious sitting room, bedroom with king-size bed, pantry and Jacuzzi tub.
Dining at the Chaaya Tranz can present a wonderful dilemma. Should you dine in the main buffet restaurant, Tranzfusion, or enjoy the delights of the specialty Crab restaurant with its open kitchen? Tranzfix offers light tapas-style food which can last all evening while lighter snacks are offered in the poolside restaurant and the onsite coffee shop.
The hotel has a well-stocked Tranzfuse pool bar and lounge serving local and international branded spirits. Tranzend serves a range of cocktails and drinks to the sound of live music while Tranzform has an international wine cellar and a fine choice of cigars.
Guests can make use of the rooftop spa and freshwater freeform swimming pool or learn to dive at the PADI certified dive centre. The excursion counter staff will be happy to advise and make bookings on a range of trips from the Chaaya Tranz Hotel.
One of the highlights of any visit to Sri Lanka is the chance to go whalewatching and dolphin spotting in the warm Indian ocean waters. This is the best place in the world to see mighty Blue Whales, Orcas and Sperm Whales as they migrate between October and April.
Closer to Chaaya Tranz visitors can take a relaxing boat safari up the Madu Ganga River to see the mangroves, plants, birds and wildlife that live in this conservation wetland. The trip passes local villages, a Buddhist monastery and prawn farms with a stop to meet the locals who produce cinnamon and cinnamon oil.
Trips into the rainforest at the nearby UNESCO Biosphere are the chance to see butterflies, birds, reptiles and two impressive waterfalls. You can also hike through the Hiyare Rainforest to the reservoir and visit the Animal Rescue Centre.