Hikkaduwa is renowned for its sandy beaches, corals and ship wrecks. It is the best spot on the west coast for snorkeling and diving. The town has a vibrant atmosphere and famous island-wide for its beach parties, with ‘fun’ being the over-riding theme.

Top 5 things to do

  • Snorkelling and diving among the corals
  • Visit the enchanting turtle hatchery
  • Explore the vibrant town, filled with street shops and stalls
  • Party at Mambos Beach Club
  • Visit the tsunami memorial

Top 5 hotels

  • Aditya
  • Lavanga Resort
  • Chaaya Tranz
  • The River House
  • Coral Sands


  • Asian Jewel Boutique Hotel (Western)
  • Homegrown (Sri Lankan)
  • Refresh (Italian and Chinese)
  • Spaghetti & Co. (Italian)
  • Top Secret (Seafood)