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After travelling the world for several years, Merete Lund (from Norway) decided to settle down in the tropical island of Sri Lanka. Together with her husband, Dinesh Manawadu (from Hikkaduwa) they bought a beautiful beach land in 2014. At the time, there was only a small fisherman house on the land, but they could see the potential with the location on the quiet part of the sandy beach, with swinging palm trees above. After a couple of years of planning and construction works, they opened “At Ease Beach Hotel” October 1th 2017.

“We want to offer a unique experience to our guests, a combination of comfortable luxury rooms and a friendly laid-back service. We want our guests to feel relaxed and “at ease”, and hope they will come to love Sri Lanka just as much as we do!“


Since Dinesh is born and has lived all his life in Hikkaduwa, he knows everyone and everything in the area and can guide you to the best places to visit, the safest place to swim and the best spot for surfing. And he will let you know the secret spot, from where you most definitely will see the giant sea turtles that are residents in this area!

“From the hotel we can arrange airport transport, day tours and even round trips all over the island. If you ever want to leave Hikkaduwa, that is.”


Merete, Dinesh and their two daughters, are living just five minutes from the hotel, and usually visit the hotel to meet the guests daily. At Ease Beach Hotel is not anything like a big resort, here you will feel welcomed like a part of the family.


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