Known for its nightlife, Hikkaduwa Beach is one of the most sought-after destinations on the Sri Lankan tourist map since the 1970s. With its fantastic snorkelling and surfing activities, seafood curries, Buddhist temples and exotic massages, Hikkaduwa Beach is an ideal place to chill or indulge in some 'me time'!Things to do: Snorkelling and surfing; Enjoy the sight of turtles near the coral reefs; Get an Ayurvedic massage; Have a good meal at Top Secret Cafe.
On Day 2 we left for Hikkaduwa beach, which is one of the best beaches in Sri Lanka and is famous for snorkeling and diving. This beach did live upto its expectations.We did snorkeling and saw various fishes and a huge turtle as well, clarity of the water wasn't at its best due to rains but i would recommend this to everyone. In fact if possible, go for diving instead of snorkeling as you get to see a whole new world when you dive deep.
The natural beauty is absolutely mesmerizing. Villas are available at cheap prices. Unawattuna beach has a great night life. Hikkadua beach near Unawattuna will fill up your appetite for sun bathing with a crimson sunset in the dessert.
Hikkaduwa can easily be reached via a tuk tuk and you can even choose to spend the night there. We spent two nights there and visited some lovely art galleries.HOW TO REACH THERE Sri Lankan airlines are very well connected to many cities across the globe. If you’re coming from India, Jet Airways, Mihin Lanka, Air India, Spice Jet and Sri Lankan airlines flies directly into Colombo. From there, there are many taxi’s available at the airport, a direct train that leaves in the morning for Galle from Colombo railway station and some buses too.Come visit GALLE!This trip was originally published on the website HopSkipandFly.
Hikkaduwa is one such town that lies mid way between Bentota and Galle. Just like Bentota, Hikkaduwa too is known for it's pristine beaches. The Tsunami literally caused havoc in this town and it has now been slowly rebuilt, though some of the damage caused is still clearly visible. Galle, Southern Province, Sri Lanka