Hikkaduwa Beach, Hikkaduwa

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Swim, snorkel, and scuba dive in the clear waters of Hikkaduwa Beach, where you can discover school of colorful fish, large sea turtles, and multi-layered coral reefs. Hop on a glass-bottom boat tour to admire the sea life without getting wet. You can also rent a surfboard, take a few surfing lessons, and make the best of the strong currents. Diving enthusiasts usually come here for the four different shipwrecks and tiny islets surrounded by coral formations. The area boasts a strip of hotels, restaurants, bars, and shops, as well as several Buddhist temples. Our Hikkaduwa itinerary maker makes visiting Hikkaduwa Beach and other Hikkaduwa attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • August 17, 2017
    If you don't like big waves, this is a right beach for you! But they don't have a lot of restaurants at the beach for at night, like in Mirissa or Unawatuna!  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    It is a very clean beach with plenty of restaurants near it where you can eat, relax and enjoy the view of the beach.  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    What a location it was amazing when we visited a local tut tut driver took us after he recommended it, and wow he was right it was so beautiful and best of all had hardly anyone else around as we wand...  more »

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A popular tourist spot for swimming and surfing, Hikkaduwa offers a good selection of mid-range beach-oriented lodgings. Boutique-style luxury resorts, inexpensive guesthouses, and even beach huts will put you close to the water. A number of diving centers offer their own basic accommodations. For those wanting more privacy and tranquility, a number of hotels cluster around nearby Hikkaduwa Lake, with scenic views and serene balconies.
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