Hikkaduwa Beach


Reasons To Go To Mirissa In Sri Lanka

If youre on holiday and want to obviously feel like youre on holiday with good nightlife, good western food and dont mind being on a busy beach. If youre up for some nightlife, each night the ocean bars take it in turn to host a party.

Why is Hikkaduwa Beach famous?

Hikkaduwa is famous for serving delicious seafood curries, relaxing massages, Buddhist temples, and watersports such as surfing, snorkeling, and diving. The beaches in Hikkaduwa may not be at par with Bali or Goa, but it does attract a fair amount of regulars.

Which is better Mirissa or Hikkaduwa?

Hikkaduwa or Mirissa Beach? For us, Mirissa wins hands down. Hikkaduwa is a far longer stretch of beach and the southern end is still quieter, but the northern end, near the harbour and coral gardens, is horribly over touristed. Its sad to see.

Which is better Unawatuna or Hikkaduwa?

Hikkaduwa is much better, and there are at least a few liquor stores and a couple of large supermarkets. In general, Unawatuna in comparison with Hikkaduwa looks just a village, and at the same time a quiet tourist paradise.

Where is Hikkaduwa Beach?

Hikkaduwa is located about 100km south of the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo. The area is well known for its coral sanctuary, the proximity of wonderful scuba diving sites to explore and having a top surfing beach.

What are the best beaches in Sri Lanka?

12 Top-Rated Beaches in Sri Lanka
Nilaveli. Nilaveli. Nilaveli Beach is a broad, sandy beach, lined with palm trees and dotted with fishermens boats. .
Kalkudah. Kalkudah. .
Arugam Bay. Arugam Bay. .
Mirissa. Mirissa. .
Unawatuna. Unawatuna. .
Uppuveli. Uppuveli. .
Negombo. Negombo. .
Tangalle Beach. Tangalle Beach.

What is the meaning of Hikkaduwa?

sword of knowledge
The name Hikkaduwa is thought to have been derived from the two words Sip Kaduwa, with Sip (සිප්) being the shorter version of Shilpaya which refers to knowledge in Sinhalese and Kaduwa(කà¶à·”à·) which means sword. It is believed therefore that the name Hikkaduwa means sword of knowledge.

How far is Hikkaduwa from Mirissa?

It is 45 km from Hikkaduwa to Mirissa. It is approximately 51.7 km to drive.

Which part of Sri Lanka is the best?

10 best places in Sri Lanka
Sinharaja. This unique tract of undisturbed tropical rainforest is a botanical treasure trove of global significance, with UNESCO World Heritage Site status. .
Yala National Park. Yala National Park. .
Mirissa. Mirissa. .
Galle. .
Arugam Bay. .
Sigiriya. .
The Pettah, Colombo. .
Rock temples, Dambulla.

Is Galle better or Bentota?

depends. Galle is a town with no beach it self, Unawatuna is the close beach for Galle. Bentota more family oriented, is a beach town and season is X-mas to March, off season sea is rough. Bentota has out door restaurants in walking distance and Galle has few + many in Una i.e tuk tuk distance.


Mirissa has width sandy beach, one of the most beautiful beaches of Sri Lanka, suitable for swimming.


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