Prominent as a natural attraction for its wide and clean coasts, prolific coral gardens, clear ocean waters and weather for a perfect tan, it’s a beach vacay like no other. Together with its eccentric watersports such as surfing, paddleboarding, kitesurfing and windsurfing and luxury resorts and spas around its corners – this getaway is ideal for a relaxing holiday or an adventurous evening with a raving nightlife.
Diving and Snorkeling
Snorkelling the ocean waters amidst the shawls of fish is so visually appealing when hundreds of identical fish aimlessly swarm together as one through the waters. And it’s your time to swim aimlessly too, witnessing the amazing biodiversity that lies beneath the sea. Take things much further away from the coast and much deeper with a diving adventure, and you’d be staggered by what more you could find.
Turtle Hatchery Kosgoda
The Kosgoda Turtle Care unit is one that aims to help address a better cause – the conservation of the endangered species of turtles. Witness how turtle mothers are protected during their nesting process at the beach and how they are safely returned to the ocean once they lay their eggs. Watch how turtle eggs turn into hatchlings and are kept safely in a protective environment. Make sure to release a turtle back into the sea before you leave the place.
A short walk away from the Hikkaduwa beach awaits fewer crowds and more scenic sites around. The Nirigama Beach is the alternative beach spot for travellers looking for the experience of the Hikkaduwa beach, but with finer sands, cleaner surroundings, and greater stillness. Chill out and toast to the southern coast at unique bars, cafes, and restaurants along the Nirigama beach strip.