There are several places here, which specifically help beginners. The most popular resort is Hikkaduwa. If you imagine yourself with a board in the ocean, and only palm trees in the background and white sand – well, it's not going to be like that here. As it's a good place for surfing and having fun, the beach is consequently built up with hotels and restaurants. But if you plan to go to parties after your training sessions, you'll like it here.