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
Thaproban Pavilion Resort & Spa
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel : 0914944184
Michelle Boutique Hotel
432, Galle Road, Balapitiya
Email : email@example.com
Tel : 5662277
Gloria Grand Hotel
Yaddehimulla Road, Unawatuna
Tel : 0912250770
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel : 0915555000
The Long Beach Resort & Spa
Koggala, Habaraduwa, Sri Lanka.
Email : email@example.com
Tel : 0112853485
National Holiday Resort Rd, Pitaramba, Bentota
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel : 0342275324
523c-446, Colombo Road, Ginthota, Galle.
Email : email@example.com
Tel : 0114715020
Avenra Beach Hotel
No 714, Narigama Hikkaduwa
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel : 0912277186
No:503, Thembiliyana Estate, Dehiowita
Tel : 0362230194
Hikkaduwa Beach Hotel
298, Galle Road, Hikkaduwa
Email : email@example.com
Tel : 0912277327
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel : 0342275372
Hotel Bentota Village
Alwis Road, Warahena, Bentota
Email : email@example.com
Tel : 0342270130
Hotel Rock Fort
Gurukanda Watta-dalawella, Unawatuna
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel : 0912250341
Koggala Beach Hotel
Email : email@example.com
Tel : 0112816039
Galle Road, Ahungalla.
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel : 0912264251
Galle Road, Ahungalle
Email : email@example.com
Tel : 0913098689
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