Hikkaduwa which started out as a sleepy fishing village is now a star along Sri Lanka’s popular southern coastal belt. It is one of the country’s most popular beach resorts loved for its stunning location, coral gardens, clear waters and absolutely gorgeous beaches. If you are looking for a beach hotel in Sri Lanka, a resort that sits on the sandy shores of this resorts beach would be a wise choice.
‘Hikka’ Parties are the Best
Lovingly referred to as ‘Hikka’ the resort is well known for its party atmosphere. Host to many international swing events the resort is a hub of activity, Dance the night away at one of the vibrant beach clubs often hosting international DJ’s, chill with a beer at a local café and treat the foodie in you to the most succulent seafood in Sri Lanka.
Take Off Into the Blue
Hikkaduwa from days of yore was popular for its beautiful coral reef and even then visitors were ferried across the waters in glass-bottomed boats for viewing the stunning coral formations and tropical fish. Today the place is protected as a natural reserve and offers loads of treats to snorkelling enthusiasts as well as scuba divers hankering to explore the abundant treasures hidden beneath the waves of the Indian Ocean.
Chill on the Beach
Chilling out on the beach is a way of life in Hikkaduwa; reserve your spot under the shade of a wide coconut palm and enjoy a day of doing absolutely nothing. Hikkaduwa Beach home to Heritance Ahungalla is also popular for water sports and tourists are well treated to skiing, jet skiing, boating and kayaking, courtesy of the beach resort you are staying at or the nearest sports club.
Unlimited Stretches of Beach
Enjoy pure indulgence for the resort has now spread its branches to villages along its southern border. The beaches are now a fabulous 4km stretch of pure indulgence; along the way are hip beach bars, restaurants, cafes and loads of sunny resorts.
Catalina Forbes is a travel writer who bases her content on many thrilling escapades experienced across the world. Google+