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Hikkaduwa

One of the most scenic beach resorts in Sri Lanka, Hikkaduwa features a number of long white sand beaches with palm trees and gentle waves. A well-known international destination for board surfing and surfing, Hikkaduwa also features a coral sanctuary with over 70 varieties of shallow multicolored fringing coral reef, excellent for diving and snorkeling. Sample some of the local fresh seafood dishes while watching fishing boats from the cafe-lined waterfront. Other things to do in Hikkaduwa include an excursion to Lake Hikkaduwa to see monitor lizards and birds, and a trip to the national park to observe marine life from glass-bottom boats. Hikkaduwa is in Galle District. Plan your trip to Hikkaduwa and other Sri Lanka destinations using our handy Sri Lanka trip itinerary builder tool .
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A popular tourist spot for swimming and surfing, Hikkaduwa offers a good selection of mid-range beach-oriented lodgings. Boutique-style luxury resorts, inexpensive guesthouses, and even beach huts will put you close to the water. A number of diving centers offer their own basic accommodations. For those wanting more privacy and tranquility, a number of hotels cluster around nearby Hikkaduwa Lake, with scenic views and serene balconies.
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