While there are many different ways to enjoy your stay in Hikkaduwa. Most people like to dedicate a couple of days to relaxing by the pool or on the beach. The beach in Hikkaduwa stretches for many kilometers in both directions. With a wide variety of activities to offer, knowing where to go can be hard.
At Ease Hotel Pool
A great start to your vacation is by relaxing by the hotel pool for a couple of hours before you start exploring. The pool At Ease is great for cooling down and a great spot to hang out. This is becuase the ocean can sometimes be a little rough. We provide beach balls and toys that do not just have to be enjoyed by the little ones. Refreshments can be ordered at the At Ease Restaurant. These can be enjoyed by the pool or taken down to the beach for the ultimate view.
When you are ready to move on from the pool you don’t have to go far as the beach is basically right by your feet. Thiranagama is the name of the beach outside of our hotel. As At Ease is located on the more quiet side of town, the beach surrounding the hotel has plenty of space to lay out on. We do offer sunbeds and cabanas located on the beach for our guests to enjoy. Since this area of the beach is more quiet it is also perfect spot to enjoy a walk along the ocean.
If you are looking for more action, Narigama is a good spot for this. This is less than a 5-minute tuk-tuk ride away or a 15-minute walk on the beach. It won’t take long before you start seeing more activity on the beach and the beach starting to crowd up. It is in these areas you will find surfing schools, restaurants, bars and plenty of other activities. You will find there is a good mix of people from locals to visitors from all over the world. However, If you do not intend on signing up for any activities, watching from the beach is just as entertaining.
On the north side of Hikkaduwa, you will find Corals Beach, also called Hikkaduwa Beach. Because the water on this side of the beach is often calmer and more easily accessible. It therefore makes for a perfect spot for snorkeling and swimming. There are plenty of vendors providing snorkeling gears and offering snorkeling tours. These tours will take you offshore to even more beautiful coral reefs located about 200 meters out. However, diving schools are not hard to find either if that is more of your interest.
Hikkaduwa is famous for their giant sea turtles. These turtles can be found near Hikka Tranz Hotel on the north side of Hikkaduwa. It is hard to not get a glimpse of these turtles as they come up to shore to eat the seagrass. It is important to remember to show these animals respect. They should not be lifted or touched, as this is harmful to the sea turtle. If you are interested in seeing more of these awesome creatures you should visit the sea turtle hatchery in Hikkaduwa. They are on a mission to save these endangered species.
As you can see there are plenty of things to do along the beach in Hikkaduwa. For more information about what to do in Hikkaduwa, visit our page regarding different tours here or Norlankas website here.