Hikkaduwa

Best Time of Year to Visit Hikkaduwa

The beaches of Hikkaduwa are best from October - February.

Commonly known as ”Hikka” is a small town on the south coast of Sri Lanka. It is located in the Southern Province, about 17km north-west of Galle.

Hikkaduwa is famous for its beach, surfing, corals and night life.  Its beautiful beaches, colourful coral reefs and excellent surfing locations attract people from all over the world.  Today, backpackers, travellers and package tourists alike favour the beach party atmosphere created by the surfing and diving environment of the little city.

Apart from beaches, Hikkaduwa also offers attractive scenery, pictorial temples and freshwater lakes where you can still find outrigger fishermen and just a little beyond that, peaceful village life.

Hikkaduwa is set in a carefree, jovial background among beach restaurant, shops, bars and accommodation ranging from small guesthouses to international hotel chains depending on individual preference and budget.

If you are thinking of sitting back sipping a beer and enjoying the calm of the beach and party it up till late hours of the night, Hikka is the place to be.

Tourist attractions in Hikkaduwa

  • Coral Sanctuary
  • Sea Turtle Hatchery
  • Tsunami Photo Museum
  • Tsunami Honganji Vihara
  • Seenigama Vihara Temple
  • Saffron Robes Gallery & Studio
  • Moonstone Gem Mines
  • Madu River Boat Safari
  • Mask Factories
  • Batik & Gem Shops
  • Lace making cottage industries