considered most developed beach resort in Sri Lanka is an ideal place for
relaxation in Sri Lanka and particularly popular among western tourists. The
place has wonderful waves both for learners and good surfers. The place
offers more than 18 locations for great scuba diving and sea adventures.
Glass-bottomed boats are available for providing view of underwater beauty.
You can enjoy coral sanctuary by indulging in snorekelling. You can also
indulge in several other water sports and activities. People interested in
diving can avail complete diving facilities. Few tourists in Hikkaduwa fail
to watch the beautiful sunset where a dazzling show of colors illuminates
the sky! Surfing, snorekelling and sun-bathing are most popular activities
on this beach.
Hikkaduwa has string of accommodation, nice restaurants and relaxing
cafe-lined beaches. If you want to take back keepsakes or gifts for friends
and family, you can shop in handicraft shops catering to your every demand.
You can also visit a Buddhist temple and a neighborhood lake having abundant
birdlife. One can also enjoy vibrant nightlife here. The day can be enjoyed
indulging in various sports activities and nights can be used for eating
delicious fresh seafood.
Narigama and Thiranagama, located south of the city, are known for sailing.
Hikkaduwa beach is located on the southern coast of Sri Lanka, about
20km to the north-west of Galle. The beach resort destination is on the way
from Colombo to Galle on the famous Galle road.
Transport & Accommodation
You can bus/train/car for Hikkaduwa. As for accommodation best places for
residing are in area called Wewala, 3km off railway station/bus stand.
Apparels as Souvenirs
Hikkaduwa has got number of tailors. Several families who lost their
everything in 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami were given sewing machines as help
to earn their livelihood. These people use the machines to make customised
apparel for their customers.
As Surfing Destination
Qualities of Hikkaduwas as surfing destination are segregated as below:
||All kind of surfers
||Reef (coral,sharp rocks etc..) with sand