During my travels to Hikkaduwa recently I discovered the House of Lotus, a homely and tranquil yoga retreat in Dodanduwa just by Hikka town. Short-term to more intensive two week Yoga programmes are conducted here by the owners Claudia and Ernest. The five rooms are nice and airy and have private terraces opening out to the gardens. Mainly Sri Lakan vegetarian meals are served with occasional non-veg dishes. The beach is just across the road and safe for swimming during the season. Next time you’re passing Hikka,look out for the long saffron coloured wall on the land side just passing town.