Nestled along the shores of the south coast, the town of Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka is not only home to one of the most famous beaches in Sri Lanka but offers plenty of thrilling adventures too.
Of course, the primary draw here is the beach with golden sands fringed by palm trees and not forgetting the dazzling waters of the Indian Ocean. Specialist local travel sites such as Truly Sri Lanka offer insights into such attraction and what you can do here including surfing from October to April.
Some of the most captivating places to visit in Hikkaduwa are in fact, not found on land but beneath the waves! Here you will find the Hikkaduwa National Park which is a designated marine park; snorkelling, diving and glass-bottom boat rides are ideal for exploring this sanctuary with its diverse coral and marine species.
Foodies have much to enjoy as well with a variety of beachside eateries, cafes and restaurants serving everything from local specialities to international favourites. Options includeTigri, a seafood restaurant, the ever-popular No 1 Roti Restaurant, Nordic House Cafe & Burger house and Salty Swamis.
Featuring one of the best nightlife scenes in Sri Lanka, Hikkaduwa is the perfect spot to party by the ocean. When it’s held, the Hikkaduwa Beach Festival (or “Hikka Fest”) with its eclectic array of music is not to be missed. For more nightlife fun you can enjoy the Saturday beach party at Mambo’s Hikkaduwa or chill-out at Top Secret.