With golden sand adorning the coast and energetic waves splashing about, Hikkaduwa is one of the most beautiful beaches in all of Sri Lanka. With tall palms swaying in the breeze, and the sun shining through the soft white clouds, this truly is paradise in the tropics. Hikka is known for its coral reefs, of vivid colors painting the world under the sea. Home to schools of vibrantly colored fish, the reef provides an incredible diving experience that you’ll fall in love with.
With a reputation for surfing, and a safe haven to the water sport freaks, Hikkaduwa is certainly one of the best spots for you to dance in the water! Diving into the turquoise waters, and swim with the incredibly beautiful fish! Find turtles that glide by you, and get ready to be mesmerized by the corals! Go parasailing, kayaking and even sailing!
Weather and Distance to Hikkaduwa
Hikkaduwa is blessed with a blissful sun that’ll give you an incredible tan any time of the year! The warmth of the sun and the breeze along with the cool water of the sea shall be a great combo!
Hikkaduwa proudly stands in the south of Sri Lanka, 98 km away from the current capital, Colombo. It’s a 1. 45h drive from Colombo via the Southern Expy/ E01.
What to do in Hikkaduwa
1.Jump into the gorgeously turquoise ocean!
Hikkaduwa is home to a beautiful coastline that you’ll fall in love with! Try surfing in these beautiful waves that’ll carry you on! Have a glorious bath in the ocean! You’ll love this incredible beach! It has a slightly warm temperature and it is perfect for swimming even for beginners as it’s not that deep. Try kayaking, parasailing, head off in a glass bottomed boat and explore the coral reefs!
Hikkaduwa is most renowned for its stunning coral reefs that adorn the destination! With corals of different amazing colors, it shall be an incredible experience for you! Swim with turtles and the schools of vividly colored fish that’ll pass through you! You might even get to swim the dolphins and the whales if you are lucky! There are special islets that specialize in this and you’ll definitely fall in love and probably wouldn’t want to come back up!
3.Rent a bike and explore
One of the best things you can do is ride a bike into the sunset. It’s one of the most popular things to do, and there are many places that rent out bikes so you can explore! While this is fun, it is also really educational as you ride around the town learning about the livelihoods of the people.
4. Get a massage!
What’s a tropical holiday without a message to relax and unwind?! Hikka offers a range of places that specializes in Ayurvedic massages. With Sri Lankan herbs and techniques, this shall be a very unique experience for you! There are head massages and full body massages with oils of the tropics you probably didn’t even know existed!
5.Visit the coral sanctuary
Hikkaduwa is loved by many because of incredible corals that grow here! With bright colors that stretch over the reef this is a sight that’s special to this place. Sure you wouldn’t want to miss that!
Places to stay
There’s a wide range of hotels and resorts in Hikkaduwa considering this was one of the oldest, and most popular tourist sites of Sri Lanka. There’s a wide range of prices, and you can choose whatever you please that goes from as cheap as 10$ to a 5 star resort according to your budget! There are plenty of places which offer amazing accommodation for a cheap price!
This amazing destination features some of the best seafood in all of Sri Lanka. Enriched with the spices of the country, you will fall in love with the incredible food that is offered here. Not only authentic Sri Lankan food, several resorts feature international cuisines that you can choose from!
Hikkaduwa is one of the most beautiful places you could ever visit in this world, so hurry and book a flight to Sri Lanka now and have your dream tropical vacation!
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