Hikkaduwa

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Hikkaduwa is a beach town stretched along the Indian Ocean on the south-west coast of Sri Lanka.

Located approximately 120 km south of Colombo (about two hours drive). Known for great surfing, white sandy beaches and huge sea turtles Hikkaduwa is a great place to spend some relaxing days to enjoy Sri Lankan beach life. There are three main beaches in Hikkaduwa worth knowing about.

 

Beaches in Hikkaduwa:

  • All the way to the north is Hikkaduwa Corals Beach, which is a good place for snorkelling and swimming. On the down-side this part of the beach is close to the road, and a lot of the hotels and restaurants in this area are in need of an upgrade.
  • Further south you have the Surfing Beach (Wewala – Narigama area). This is a lively area with restaurants, bars and a party scene in the high season. The best surfing spots and  selection of budget accommodation in this area.
  • In Thiranagama  -area,  is where At Ease Beach Hotel is located. This is the widest, quietest and most beautiful part of the beach in Hikkaduwa. Here you can spot local fishermen in the morning and enjoy a peaceful morning walk, if you’d like. There has been some developing in this area the past few years, so you will also find some luxury hotels and a few quality restaurants.
  • Hikkaduwa beaches

 

 

The main sights in Hikkaduwa:

Hikkaduwa has a lot of sights and activities to offer, both on land and at sea. Hikkaduwa was famous for diving and snorkling already in the seventies- Our resident sea turtles, still  attracts people from all over the world. Today, more people come for the waves, as Hikkaduwa is the best place to surf in south-western Sri Lanka.

Here are some tips on what to see and do in the area:

Here’s a map of all the places mentioned above:

Best time to visit:

 

Hikkaduwa offers a warm and comfortable climate throughout the year. Average temperatures are 27-30 degrees year round!

The peak season in Hikkaduwa is from December to April. That is the time where the sea is best for surfing and swimming.

However, you can visit Sri Lanka all of the year. The summer months of June, July and  August usually have a lot of sun and nice weather. Since the sea is rough at this time, it is important to book a hotel with a swimming pool.

 

Tropical climate

 

Some rain will occur throughout the year. -it is a tropical climate here. However the rain is comfortable, warm and usually lasts only a short time.

The monsoon and rain are really changing from year to year. Lately we have seen that end of April to May and again September and October comes with rain. For the most this rain will come as sudden, heavy showers – mainly in the evenings and at nights. At daytime it is usually sunny and warm.

From May to September our Hotel´s beach is narrower, with water coming closer to our sun deck. From October it starts getting wider again, and usually at is widest around January – February.

As we have a swimming pool at our hotel, there is never a bad time to visit our hotel. 

At Ease Beach Hotel is closed in May every year, but open for tourists to enjoy all other moths.

 

At Ease Beach Hotel Hikkaduwa