Little bit about Hikkaduwa Beach
The first ever beach to be discovered by the tourists is the Hikkaduwa beach, the popularity still stands. The beach is situated 98km from Colombo towards the South of Sri Lanka. Hikkaduwa has a coral sanctuary along the coast, it is a large shallow body of water enclosed by a reef, this is designed with multi coloured corals and has countless number of vibrantly coloured fish residing in it. Many species of fish and large turtles are found here. Glass bottomed boats are available in order to have a tour of the deep without getting wet.
Also known as the second best surf spot in the country and since it has many beachfront accommodations and good food it makes it easy for the travelers to enjoy their vacation in the same destination. The snorkeling and scuba diving is very much popular in this region, the equipments needed for these could be rented from a number of places.
It attracts most tourists for its water sports and nightlife. The city is very entertaining and occupies large crowds. Many expensive items for shopping are available here; Gems, Masks, Jewellery, Antiques, Batiks etc. The city is also famous for historical sites and temples. Ayurveda treatments, Turtle Hatcheries, Museums, lakes and many other activities and places of entertainment are offered in this beautiful city. Apart from all, the city is mainly visited for its beach, the calm and sandy beach loved by all. Not only adults, children too have entertaining activities to enjoy in this city.