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8th Mile Post, Trincomalee 31010 Sri Lanka
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#5 of 123 Specialty lodging in Trincomalee
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joey wrote a review Aug. 2022
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We stayed in a family room for a couple of nights in July. The room/cabana was spacious and cool. However there were a lot of insects in the outdoor shower/bathroom area (which is to be expected). That's Why is located on a beautiful stretch of beach close to pigeon island and is a short drive from Trinco. The staff provided delicious food and cocktails on demand at all times of day and night. This service was provided in both Sinhala and fluent English. I will definitely return if I am in the area again.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thijsvandam wrote a review Jul. 2022
Woerden, The Netherlands6 contributions
Great place at the Nilaveli beach! All the guys from That's Why are really helpful and always happy. They serve delicious food, make great smoothies and have ofcourse cold beers. We stayed for two nights in a room near the That's Why restaurant, and two other nights we stayed in a Cabana approximately 200 meter walk from the restaurant. We would definitely recommend the Cabanas as they are located even more private (you have the beach for your own), are clean and have good A/C's. When going to Trincomalee/Nilaveli, we would recommend everyone to stay at That's Why!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Brinn wrote a review Jul. 2022
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I stayed here for a week. I did not stay in a cabana; I had a simple room in back that was cool and quiet and had a big comfortable bed. The staff were great, super friendly and sweet. Arranged transport to and from and to Pigeon Island. Very accommodating. I ate in the restaurant pretty much the whole time; great food, huge portions, fresh seafood. It's a small restaurant and food is made fresh to order; this can take time, which I found very reasonable. It is right on the beach with a bunch of cabanas. The beach and water are perfect; can swim at night too. There were a couple fun beach parties at night. This is a pretty quiet, lazy area; great for relaxing. No hassles.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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phtravler wrote a review Jul. 2022
Geel, Belgium2 contributions2 helpful votes
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Really cozy place with rooms literally 50m from the beach. Also a very nice beach with beds, lights at night. And the food is delicious! Squid is fresh, fish is fresh. One of the few places where you get a whole fish or squid. Friendly and helpful people.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kelly W wrote a review Jun. 2022
Observatory, South Africa14 contributions4 helpful votes
We had such a poor experience at That's Why restaurant. Their prices are inexusably high for the service, quality of food and protion sizes. We arrived and were given drinks menus only to later be told they had nothing available. We had to share drinks across our party. We were charged twice for a ginger beer they split across 2 glasses. The food took over an hour an a half. When it arrived the portions were tiny. One order was a side salad charged at 1450LKR - if was just chopped onion. Total cost: 17,500LKR+ for 3 mains, 1 side salad and some drinks. While we understand food costs are inflating across the country this is simply a rip off!!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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clair01 wrote a review May 2022
Blyth, United Kingdom27 contributions6 helpful votes
Ate here 3 or 4 times during our stay in the area. Great place and food highly recommend the full fish or prawn meals. Thank you we will be returning 👍 Didn’t stay in accommodation but looked very nice.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Margaux D wrote a review May 2022
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We had an amazing time in Nilaveli at That’s Why! Sameera and his team gave us the best welcome, made us feel like home. The place is beautiful, on the beach, comfortable and clean ac cabanas, amazing fresh seafood and divine cocktails! We’ll be back
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: They have arranged a trip to the temple, diving and a visit to the iconic Pigeon Island for...
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Lucy T wrote a review Mar. 2022
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Basic, clean rooms. Beautiful location - we pretty much had the beach to ourselves! Very welcoming hosts and good food. Would highly recommend if wanting a quiet stay in Nilaveli as is about a 20min tuktuk ride from Trinco
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Compass17144690504 wrote a review Aug. 2021
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We stayed three nights in one of the cabanas and loved our time there. The beach and the cabanas are clean and basic, but nicely furnished. Especially the breakfast was very nice, with a lot of fruits. As well as lunch and dinner was very tasty. If you go there try their special Bolognese! As it was my boyfriends birthday I asked if they could organise a cake and they brought us a very lovely one and made a special breakfast. Definitely recommended to anybody who wants to have a nice beach get away in Sri Lanka.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ben Lloyd wrote a review Aug. 2021
Galle, Sri Lanka5 contributions1 helpful vote
Huge thank you to Sameera for hosting us in Trincomalee. The perfect beach cabanas great staff to help you choose where to dive what to eat or anything you need in the area. Swimming right outside and the kids loved it. Cheers we will be back.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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PRICE RANGE
US$24 - US$34 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Sri LankaEastern ProvinceTrincomalee
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Frequently Asked Questions about That's Why Beach Cabanas
Which popular attractions are close to That's Why Beach Cabanas?
Nearby attractions include Nilaveli Beach (1.7 km), Pigeon Island National Park (6.0 km), and Uppuveli (6.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at That's Why Beach Cabanas?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at That's Why Beach Cabanas?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at That's Why Beach Cabanas?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to That's Why Beach Cabanas?
Conveniently located restaurants include Be Cool Juice Bar & Sea Food Restaurant, Ubay Guest and Restaurant, and Cafe On The 18th.
Are there any historical sites close to That's Why Beach Cabanas?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Velgam Vehera (9.9 km) and Girihandu Seya Temple (10.4 km).