It’s celebration time for all you beach lovers. Popular as one of the major beach attractions for tourists, the city serves with goodness in terms of clean beach fronts, best sea fish to taste, relaxing and soothing beach setting, luxurious dwelling with best amenities and services throughout, beach games and many more. Many tourists visit during the season of Hikkaduwa where the biggest beach parties are arranged all night.
The name Hikkaduwa which was derived from the meaning Sword of Knowledge is being shortened to Hikkaduwa. The city of Hikkaduwa which is located on the southern coast was ones captured in the TV show No Reservations by Anthony Bourdain. Other entertainments include,
Attractions in Hikkaduwa
Hikkaduwa beach is one place on earth which gives you the opportunity to put behind every burden and relax and unwind with style. The beach in southern coast gives not only relaxation but a sense of admiration of the nature and lets you wander about re gaining mental strength. Hikkaduwa beach holds parties occasionally during the season and lets you take part in various beach games and entertainments as beach volley ball, scuba diving, snorkeling, board surfing, boat riding, coral reef viewing and many more.
It is one of the most popular entertainments at Hikkaduwa. Enjoy a wave ride on boards which can be hired from the shore. Board surfing can be done with paddle boarding and body boarding with long or short boarding preferences according to experience.
Enjoy a ride around the sea on a glass bottomed boat for miles away that let you witness the gorgeous corals lying down. Staghorn coral, elkhorn coral, brain coral and table coral are some commonly visible corals in the area of Hikkaduwa. The coral sanctuary stretch a hundred meters from offshore to a group of rocks in the north end. Divers could enjoy diving around the corals admiring them closely while others could enjoy a coral tour on boats with the glass bottom.
Scuba Diving and Snorkeling
Hikkaduwa is one place where anyone could enjoy. The city also lets its visitors to enjoy many water sports and specially Scuba diving and Snorkeling. Those of you who’d like to learn have learning centers where they will instruct and guide you into diving and snorkeling while at the same time help you obtain the PADI divers license. The hobbyists and pros can enjoy diving and snorkeling to hearts content and add colorful memories to your vacation in Sri Lanka.
Hikkaduwa National Park
Visit the National park in Hikkaduwa which is one of the two marine national parks in Sri Lanka. The park is popular for containing a fringing coral reef. Located in the wet zone, the park was originally declared as a wild life sanctuary in 1979 and then in 1988. Some of the habitats of the wet zone of the park include Dugong, Sea Turtles, Prawns, Oyster, Shrimp, Crab, Sea Worm, Green Turtle, Olive Ridley and Blacktip Reef Shark.
Visit one of the most worthy cause of Hikkaduwa; Turtle Hatchery. The Turtle eggs which are laid on the shore unprotected are taken care and treated at the Turtle Hatchery helping until the little Turtles Hatch. Some Turtles are injured when found and thus are treated preparing for their hatch. It has been a challenge to the authorities to carry out this task as Turtle eggs and meat are consumed illegally. Enjoy the visit gathering educational and interesting experiences.
Visitors have the opportunity to learn Yoga. Boat riding tours, private tours and sightseeing tours are arranged on request. Enjoy this vacation to a most!