Hikkaduwa is a town on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka around 17km away from Galle. It is best known for its gorgeous golden beaches and warm, inviting ocean. The famed Coral Gardens and Telwatte Bird Sanctuary are the main nature attractions of Hikkaduwa which lies 98km from Colombo. Its beaches and nightlife have made it one of the top tourist destinations in Sri Lanka. It is also a popular destination for ocean-based activities like board surfing, scuba diving and snorkeling.
Why should you book this trip?
Hikkaduwa’s brilliant coral reef and bountiful underwater ecosystem makes it one of the best locations in the country for snorkelling excursions in particular.
Hikkaduwa offers excellent snorkelling opportunities very close to the shore. Just 200m offshore, in shallow waters no more than 4m deep, a reef protects an expanse of brilliant coral which is populated by vividly colourful reef fish.
It is ideal fun and adventure-filled activity for professionals and amateurs alike. You can come and learn snorkelling if you are a beginner while experienced snorkelers can also enjoy Sri Lanka’s tropical waters and its colourful reefs and fish.
There are around 60 species of hard coral along with over 170 species of tropical reef fish in the fringing reef at Hikkaduwa National Park.
Very easy access from the most popular beach resorts. If you are looking for things to do in Hikkaduwa, you’ve come to the right place.