Hikka Tranz by Cinnamon has a vibrant ambience that fits in well with the youthful feel of Hikkaduwa and offers a successful blend of 4-star comfort with a laidback atmosphere. Inspired by the `Trance’ genre of music that is popular in this lively beachside town, architect Channa Daswatte has made this old hotel come alive again with the spirit of Hikkaduwa. Enter through the main doorways and into a courtyard surrounded with walls covered in vibrant local art, then continue onto the spacious veranda by the sea where the main restaurant, bar, and lounging areas are located, overlooking the swimming pool. The luxurious bedrooms have private balconies with spectacular sea views, bright and airy interiors and are contemporary in design. Hikka Tranz by Cinnamon is managed by the excellent John Keells group which also owns several other Chaaya and Cinnamon hotel properties across Sri Lanka and the Maldives.