Roman Beach - Hikkaduwa


Couples or Honeymooners
Group - Land Based

All-Women's Surf Trips
Single Parents
Intermediate Waves

Surf Skill

Beginner - Intermediate

Star Rating

Luxury Surf Trip


January, February, March, April, October, November, December



Romans Beach is an exclusive, stylish and sophisticated boutique hotel set in the exotic tropical village of Hikkaduwa.  It's really tastefully decorated with sleek white walls blended with rustic furniture.  The pool and the hotel welcome you to the most picturesque setting in this tropical paradise, while calm breeze and serene surroundings make it a haven of secret splendor.

Awarded by Prestigious Certificate of Excellence 2015 - Roman Beach and Roman Lake by TripAdvisor

Quick Facts
    • Exclusive, stylish and sophisticated boutique hotel.
    • The most picturesque setting.
    • Tropical paradise.
    • Elegant bedrooms.
    • Charming restaurant.
    • Glimmering pool.

The six elegant bedrooms of this exclusive boutique hotel have a touch of urbane-chic blended with a feel of simplicity and splendid luxury, resulting in the most amazing bedrooms. The view from each room is breathtaking.


The restaurant and bar fall nothing short of remarkable. Mouthwatering cuisine and exceptional service awaits you at the charming restaurant, while the bar, set bordering the glimmering pool hosts a more vibrant setting, blending perfectly with its oceanic surroundings.

A choice of either Standard (Cesar) or luxury (Emperor) bedrooms are available to choose from, neither compromising in luxury and comfort.
Three luxury bedrooms on the third floor are the highlight of this enchanting boutique hotel.  The Emperor Suite has a Jacuzzi ensuite.

The inviting soft bed decked with crisp white bed-sheets and stunning bright bed spreads contrasts yet compliments each other and the breathtaking view of the majestic Indian Ocean is simply fantastic. Following the same rustic-feel theme of the hotel, the elegant furnishings add splendour and elegance to the room. Each corner of this spectacular work of art, illustrates its own unique story of style and glamour.

The attached bathroom is quite elegant. Its glass walls open to the bedroom offers the same breathtaking view of the glistening blue ocean.

Nothing beats a relaxing bath in the Jacuzzi, while enjoying the view of the sun set in the horizon. During the evening hours, as the sun sets, extending its golden rays one last time across the island, giving everything within its reach a golden glow; sitting back and enjoying a glass of wine on the open balcony is the place to be.


Surf & Other Activities

Romans Beach Hotel is located right on the beach on the south side of Hikkaduwa, far enough away from the main strip but close enough to be able to walk to the main break. Hikkaduwa is the most popular spot for surfing in Sri Lanka. Wave size ranges from about 2-6 feet. The best season for waves in this are is during the dry season from November to March.


There are 4 main breaks along this stretch of coast breaking on sand and reef.  Further north there's a great left-hander just opposite the Poseidon Dive Centre - Coral bottom. A fast left wave that breaks over a very sharp reef and with shallow water. Only surf here if you really know what you are doing and at your own risk.

Main Reef. Coral bottom. Right and left waves that offer fun and relaxed surfing.

Inside Reef. Coral bottom. Breaking fast hollow waves from left and right that can be quite intense at times.

Beach Break. Sand bottom. South of the inside Reef there is a number of thin sand over which several types of waves break. This area is recommended for the inexperienced surfer.


Galle fort maritime museum
A famous attraction being the Galle fort, tours to the Galle maritime museum are very popular in this area. The museum features many ancient artefacts recovered from shipwrecks along the coast, flora and fauna found in the sea, whale and shark structured bones and more. Its many items on display hold interesting tales of ancient times, which couldn’t be better related to you than by the museum tour guides.


Scuba Diving
Hikkaduwa is one of the top towns along the Southwest coast for diving. The clear and shallow waters closer to the shore make it ideal even for the beginner. The most intricate formations of coral and remarkable marine life are found further offshore for diving enthusiasts. Four shipwrecks along the coastline add to the sights to explore on an entertaining diving expedition.


Elephant Safari
Elephant safaris in Sri Lanka, are very popular among tourists and locals. Accompanied by a mahout who travels beside the animal, couples or even groups of four can ride atop an elephant along the beach and enjoy the scenery from a completely different angle. A ride on elephant back along the golden shores, with the wind in your face and the spray of the ocean moistening your skin, is a truly unique experience.


Deep Sea fishing or simply fishing for sport, you can find the essential equipment to do both along the coast of this little town. Speed boats and high power boats are available to rent out for a day of fishing. Fishing in these waters is a real pleasure, and if you’re lucky you could find yourself with a good catch.

Room type
Travel dates
7 nights Ceaser Room (Based on 2 pax) Package Please enquire Per person 30 Apr-30 Apr
7 nights Emperor Room (Based on 2 pax) Package Please enquire Per person 30 Apr-30 Apr
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  • Accommodation of your choice.
  • Daily breakfast.
  • Sri Lankan Sales & Service Tax.

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Other Surf Experiences

Rebecca (January 2018)

Fabulous hotel, idyllic location!

Fabulous hotel, idyllic location!
Fabulous hotel, idyllic location!

Theresa (February 2016)
We had a brilliant holiday in Sri Lanka.  It was amazing.  The Fortress and Roman's were both great.  Very different hotels and beach locations but Marc got good surf at both so he was happy.  The food was incredible, particularly at Romans.  I have no idea who was cooking, however the breakfasts and dinners were delicious.  Plus one of the guys at The Fortress also organised us a lovely hotel for the two nights we were unable to secure during that crazy Friday.  It was so easy and everyone was very helpful. 

Thank you also.  It was very fraught trying to organize everything and the issues at HSBC didn't help. Sods law we call it in the UK.

Thanks and hope that you're getting some good waves in NZ.