The beach of Hikkaduwa is situated 98 km from Colombo towards the south of Sri Lanka. This fun coastal town, 14 km away from Galle was the first (1960’s) of Sri Lanka’s beautiful beaches to be discovered by tourists. Snorkelling and diving in the clear waters are a major past-time along this stretch and is the most environmentally friendly way to see the colourful fish that dart around. The coral sanctuary found along the coast of Hikkaduwa is a large shallow body of water enclosed by a reef, decorated with layers of multi coloured corals, and is home to countless numbers of vibrantly coloured fish. Off the beach there is a collection of small islets surrounded by beautiful coral formations. Many species of fish and large turtles are found here. There are more than four different shipwrecks for diving enthusiasts to explore along with dive shops offering PADI courses and equipment.
With plenty of beachfront accommodation and a reputation as the second best surf spot in Sri Lanka, the reason why so many visit Hikkaduwa is blatantly clear. The resort area has now engulfed two or three villages south of it, and is now a 4km strip of hotels, shops, bars, restaurants and guesthouses. The beaches are lovely and wide and swimming is safe here, though the currents are stronger when it comes to the south of Hikkaduwa. The impressive coral reef runs just offshore and is still populated by exotic fish and sea turtles. Glass bottomed boats are available for visitors wanting to admire the wonders of the deep while keeping their feet dry! After a short distance southwards from the centre of the reef, it diminishes and starts a wider sandy bottomed beach with good waves ideal for board surfing and body surfing.
You can always rent the necessary equipment needed for snorkelling and surfing from a number of places Hikkaduwa is an established tourist destination and the surfing there is quite well known.Hikkaduwa Beach Sri Lanka
Hikkaduwa Beach Sri Lanka
The area is not overcrowded but there are many tourists and locals during the peak season. Since its a coral reef, it is always advisable for travellers to be safe than sorry. Do not feel intimidated by the locals although there might be instances that you are hassled. There are many shops selling Masks, Gems, Jewellery, Batik, Antiques and etc. along with several Buddhist temples, all which add spice to life at Hikkaduwa.
(Following accommodation list is randomly generated)Hotels & Other Accommodation
Bentota Beach Hotel
National Holiday Resort, Bentota
Email : email@example.com
Tel : 0342275176
National Holiday Resort Rd, Pitaramba, Bentota
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel : 0342275324
Gloria Grand Hotel
Yaddehimulla Road, Unawatuna
Tel : 0912250770
Email : email@example.com
Tel : 0912282411
Galle Road, Ahungalla.
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel : 0912264251
The Surf Bentota.
Email : email@example.com
Tel : 0342275126
The Long Beach Resort & Spa
Koggala, Habaraduwa, Sri Lanka.
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel : 0112853485
Michelle Boutique Hotel
432, Galle Road, Balapitiya
Email : email@example.com
Tel : 5662277
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel : 0915555000
Dream Beach Hotel
No. 509, Galle Road Ambalangoda
Email : email@example.com
Tel : 0912258873
Star Light Hotel
Galle Road, 80615, Talpe
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel : 0912282216
Hotel Rock Fort
Gurukanda Watta-dalawella, Unawatuna
Tel : 0912250341
Hikkaduwa Beach Hotel
298, Galle Road, Hikkaduwa
Email : email@example.com
Tel : 0912277327
Chaaya Tranz Hotel
P. O. Box. 01, Galle Road, Hikkaduwa.
Tel : 0912277023
Ocean Beach Club
Patuwatha, Dodanduwa, Hikaduwa
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel : 0912277366
Unawatuna Beach Resort
Parangiyawatta, Unawatuna, Galle
Email : email@example.com
Tel : 0524925208
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