Known only as a fishing village in the past, Hikkaduwa has now become a major tourist attraction due to its beautiful location and natural resources such as clean beaches, corals, clear waters, and sun that tourist value the most.
Situated in the Southern province of Sri Lanka, Hikkaduwa is located 100Km from the Bandaranayke International Airport which can be reached either by bus, train, or by a private vehicle. The town is located on route from Colombo to Galle and can be reached when travelling down a road named as the Galle Road. The main attractions in Hikkaduwa are the coral gardens and the sandy beaches that travellers regard as ideal for wind surfing and snorkelling. Hikkaduwa’s Coral Sanctuary, guarantees that underwater world can be seen by anybody whether they can dive or not.
The city is also famous for its vibrant nightlife and reaches its peak season in the period from October to April where surfers from Australia, UK, Japan, Italy, Israel, and U.S.A. are high in numbers. Luxury hotels, fine restaurants, cafes, and tour guides are located in numbers in the beach area of Hikkaduwa to cater to the demand from the tourists.
Hikkaduwa invites travellers and water sport lovers to indulge in holidays filled with the sun, sand and sea. If you want to shop in Hikkaduwa, plenty is offered such as clothes, jewellery, souvenirs, batiks and paintings, etc.
Hikkaduwa is the ultimate place to visit if you want to have a relaxed holiday filled with fun, swim, shopping and excitement.