Hikkaduwa, one of the largest & most influential tourism sites of Sri lanka has gained a tremendous stride with the rise of the tourism sector. Hikkaduwa is more famous for it’s Coral sanctuary. This natural, multi colored coral reef has been well conserved; many species of fish and sea turtles attract many people from all over the world.
After a short distance southwards from this impressive coral reef is palled. The beach provides best sea waves for surfing during its dry season. In addition travelers interested in surfing and diving prefers Hikkaduwa most. More interested tourists can take a PADI course to explore Hikkaduwa’s Coral reef sanctuary.The area is divided into 4 main breaks. From north to south is Locals break, Main peak, Hansa surf break and beach break. Crystal clear water, white sand beach attract many surfers from UK, Japan and USA. Pubs, restaurants, shops and night clubs can be easily found in Hikkaduwa area. Though you can enjoy and dance at Dance floors nearby the Beach.
Accommodations can be reserved from guest houses and hotels. Obviously there is no other tourism place similarly to Hikkaduwa. While walking on the long stretched sandy shore, you can taste various sea foods. It’s a great opportunity for sun worshippers and sea worshippers.
J.W Bennet reported that ‘is most pleasantly situated, and great resort of picnic parties for galle’ in 1843. Such witnesses prove that Hikkaduwa was a famous tourism destination since from the past. Hence this funny coastal area is used for snorkeling and diving by many foreign tourists. You may see more than 3 ship wrecks remained for diving seekers, to be explored. The wrecks, corals and sundry species of fish are waiting to show their colors in the sea. Probably November to March is the most appropriate months to go diving. Anyone can hire the required diving equipments from dive shops at the beachfront.
It seems to be that the Germans involved in the Hikkaduwa beachfront since from the past. Sign boards and menus in German are still remained around the beach. Annual National championship of Japanese Pro surfer’s association was held at Hikkaduwa since last 5 years. If you want to do some shopping you can follow the Galle route located through the town. But be care full to bargain with salesmen because the prices may arise at high seasons. So visit Hikkaduwa and enjoy your holidays with an exclusive experience