Cheap Holidays to Hikkaduwa, Southern Sri Lanka
Located in the south of Sri Lanka, Hikkaduwa is a small town that attracts many tourists every year. Although it is small in size it is by no means lacking in character or things to do – and you would not be at fault for you’ll feel you’ve thinking you have walked right into paradise after you step off the plane. Whether it's rest and relaxation, soaking up the sun on one of Hikkaduwa's picturesque beaches, or a spot of tropical rain forest exploration; Hikkaduwa has got it all covered.
Restaurants overlook the beautiful coastline so you can take in the sights whilst fueling your holiday and sampling the delicious traditional Sri Lankan cuisine; dishes bursting with flavour. For those still craving all that Hikkaduwa has to offer, than it's back down to the beach for one of the unmissable beach parties to end the day. Sip on tropical cocktails as the sun sets and dance with the sand beneath your toes. Also, located nearby is the large city of Galle; a chance to experience a more urban side of Sri Lanka and indulge in a spot of shopping.
Life's a Beach on Hikkaduwa Holidays
Hikkaduwa is home to stunning beaches with stretches of white sand adorned with coconut and pineapple trees and tropical, blue waters; scenes straight from a postcard. With views you could never get bored of, Hikkaduwa's beaches are the perfect spot to lay out your towel and spend the whole day. Take a break from sunbathing and cool off by paddling into the beautifully clear waters. For those who prefer being underneath the surface then grab a a snorkel and dive under to get up close to Hikkaduwa's tropical fishes and marine life.
Hikkaduwa beach is also the perfect spot for those seeking a little adrenaline as the beach boasts the second best surf spot in the whole of Sri Lanka. Test your hand at catching some waves or grab a refreshing cocktail from one of the many beach bars and watch others from the comfort of your beach towel.
Top Attractions in Hikkaduwa
With such diverse wildlife it'd be hard not to include so much of it as one of Hikkaduwa's top attractions. A must see is the Turtle Hatchery which offers the chance to see endangered turtle species and see rescue Turtles nursed back to health. Take the kids for an educational day out and learn about the importance of conservation in protecting marine life whilst getting up close to Hikkaduwan Wildlife. Follow this up with a visit to Hikkaduwa National Park containing the Hikkaduwa Coral Reef and see how many different types of Coral you can spot.
Next swap nature for culture and visit some local sites bursting with history. First up is the Moonstone Mines found in Mitiyagoda. Visitors can witness the fascinating process of finding then polishing and cutting the moonstones, and there is an onsite gift shop for those looking to bring home more than the average souvenir. Afterwards take a trip to the breathtaking Buddhist temple, Gangaram Maha Vihara, decorated with numerous ornate and educational murals.
Discover the biodiversity of Hikkaduwa through exploring the beach side jungle or taking a guided tour round the Hikkaduwan Lake and spot all the different wildlife ranging from lizards to birds. Alternatively, for those looking to up their level of relaxation, then one of the many local spas can help. Get a massage or facial and feel truly pampered in paradise.