Hikkaduwa beach is a very beautiful and popular destination where you can relax as an international tourist. This populate destination called Hikkaduwa located on the south coast of Sri lank around 98 KM on the south of Colombo. You can stay leisurely all year around in Hikkaduwa, but there is peak and low season.
The name Hikkaduwa is trusted to have been derived from the two words â€˜Ship Kaduwaâ€™. Ship means the shorter version of Shilpaya which refers to knowledge in Sinhalese and kaduwa: means sword. So it is thought that the meaning behind the name Hikkaduwa is â€˜sword of knowledgeâ€™
Weather in Hikkaduwa
The Peak Season (Winter Season): from November to April.
In this time period beaches are with fine weather and calm seas. The best time is winter season to do diving, surfing, or relax on the beach. In winter season, there are so many night beach parties here. It arrange especially at weekends.
The low season (Summer Season): from May to October.
This time period called off season.Â In this time period the ocean begin issue. Regularly blowing wind creates strong waves, sometimes even a storm also can come.Â
During summer season (Off Season) large number of visitors, snorkeling and diving instructors also move to Arugam Bay on East Coast. They are move to resorts Nilaveli ,Pasikudah and etc.
Water Sports In Hikkaduwa Beach
Hikkaduwa Beach is very popular to do water sports. Such as: board-surfing and Surfing, snorkeling or scuba diving, etc. As a tourist they are well known during the winter season Hikkaduwa is the best safe place to do water sports and relax on the beach and feel its beauty.
Sri Lanka is the best place to do surfing during winter season on November to April in Hikkaduwa Beach.Â
Scuba Diving / Snorkeling in Sri Lanka â€“ Hikkaduwa
you can do scuba diving or snorkeling. If you diving or snorkeling in the Hikkaduwa beach you can see around 60 species of hard coral along with over 170 species of tropical reef fish in the fringing reef.
Hikkaduwa Coral Sanctuary
You can see the Coral Sanctuary and various types of colorful fish by ride in a glass bottom boat or swim. Hikkaduwa Coral sanctuary has approximately 17 varieties of corals. Actually this will be an amazing and unforgettable experience.
Things to do in Hikkaduwa
This Naga Viharaya Temple is in walking distance from the bus stand. This was really great and a nice way to calm down and of course learn a bit more about the culture. Naga Viharaya Temple is really leisure place for mind and soul.
Tsunami Honganji Vihara
Tsunami Honganji Vihara is located in Paraliya ,Hikkaduwa.Â This statue was opened on the 26th of December 2006 at Paraliya.Â
Saffron Robes Gallery and Studio
When you visit this painting gallery studio you can see or buy an amazing, unique and cheap art. We recommend this is the one of best place to take some souvenirs from your vacation to Sri Lanka.