Best Things To Do in Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka

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  • Hikkaduwa Beach: This beach is half the reason why people prefer to come to Hikkaduwa. It is a lovely place to be at and there is a lot to explore here.
  • Tsunami Museum: They have preserved a lot of things post Tsunami in the town of Hikkaduwa. It was a very sad event in the history of Hikkaduwa and is more like a remembrance to all those who were lost in this tragedy.
  • Turtle Museum: It is a lovely place to see especially for animal lovers, lot of things related to turtles here.
  • Hikkaduwa Coral Gardens: Another great attraction of Hikkaduwa, they house roughly 70 different species of corals and is a completely treat to your eyes.
  • The Natural Moonstone Mine: 10 kilometers away from Hikkaduwa, this place makes some lovely stones used in jewelry all over the world.
  • Seenigama Vihara: The Seenigama Vihara is a temple nestled on its own island. A very interesting Local legend says that a victim of theft can pray at the temple and the thief is then believed to be cursed with hardship.


  • Take a spa: There are some lovely Ayurveda centers which is a part of the Sinhalese culture, try taking a spa here.
  • Beach activities: Go for paddling, surf boarding, paddling and other fun activities.

Below we have a list of things to do in Hikkaduwa and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.

This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Hikkaduwa getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.

Make the most of your trip to Hikkaduwa with confidence.

Tourist Attractions in Hikkaduwa

Here is the list of things to do in Hikkaduwa and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Hikkaduwa Beach

    4.5 (2535 Votes)
    Hikkaduwa Beach

    Beach, Garden, Play, Water Sport

    Beautiful but crowded, the Hikkaduwa beach attracts lots of visitors mainly because of its coral reef. Activities on the beach include snorkelling, scuba diving, glass boat rides and exploring the coral gardens. If you are lucky enough, you might even spot a few turtles lolling around in the sunshine.
  2. Turtle Farms

    4.2 (2112 Votes)
    Turtle Farms

    Outdoors, Garden, Park, Observatory

    Another place that is a must see in Hikkaduwa is the Turtle Farm. It is a small scale research centre that is working towards protecting endangered species of turtles. You may even get a chance to hold one day old turtles! You will get to see a variety of sea turtles accompanied by plenty of informative sign boards about them. The greatest excitement for most of the people lies in watching that...Read more
  3. Natural Moonstone Mine

    2.2 (2833 Votes)
    Natural Moonstone Mine


    Situated at Mitiyagoda, around 10 kms from Hikkaduwa is the Moonstone Mine. Ever wondered from where you got that light blue stone in your jewellery? Head out to this mine to find out!
  4. Seenigama Vihara

    Religious Site, Temple

    To the north of Hikkaduwa is an interesting sight to behold. The Seenigama Vihara is a temple built on its own island. Local legend goes that a victim of theft can pray at the temple so that the thief is cursed with hardship!
  5. Tsunami Museum

    4.4 (2125 Votes)
    Tsunami Museum

    Museum, History Museum, Geological Formation, Educational Site

    The destruction that the 2004 Tsunami left in its wake can be imagined by visiting the Tsunami museum. This private museum is halfway between Hikkaduwa and Ambalangoda in Srilanka and tells the story through photographs and newspaper about the dreadful Indian Ocean tsunami which struck Hikkaduwa and Sri Lanka. Close to the Tsunami Photo Museum is a small memorial to the roughly 40,000 people wh...Read more
  6. Hikkaduwa Coral Gardens

    Outdoors, Entertainment, Nature, Snorkeling

    Hikkaduwa coral garden situated at a distance of 98 km south of Colombo. Hikkaduwa is famous for its beautiful hikkaduwa coral sanctuary as well as international destination for board surfing. One of the best place for snorkeling and diving in Hikkaduwa. The under-water world of exotic Hikkaduwa coral reefs mesmerizes the onlookers. Hikkaduwa coral watching one can take a half- hour glass ...Read more
  7. Sandagiri Ayurveda Centre

    3.4 (1883 Votes)
    Sandagiri Ayurveda Centre

    Leisure, Spa

    After finishing off your Hikkaduwa exploration, head over to the Sandagiri Ayurveda Centre for a relaxing, soothing and revitalizing massage. Services offered include facials, head massage, full body therapy, herbal steam baths, Potli therapy, Shirodhara and personalized treatments as well.
  8. Hikkaduwa National Park

    4 (1995 Votes)
    Hikkaduwa National Park

    Outdoors, National Park, Entertainment, Adventure

    Go for a trip to Sri Lanka's underwater world. Rent Snorkelling gear from shacks around the ticket office for around $5 a day. Glass-bottomed boat rides are available for $14 for half an hour.
  9. Saffron Robes Gallery And Studio

    Art Gallery, Photo Gallery

    A 5 storied building dedicated to paintings done by local artists. A must visit while on your Hikkaduwa trip. The owner/ artist of the gallery is very friendly and, on non busy days, he is friendly and polite enough to walk you through the displays himself. One can even buy paintings at the Saffron Robes Gallery and Studio.
  10. Hikkaduwa Lake

    4.1 (1629 Votes)
    Hikkaduwa Lake

    Outdoors, Waterfront, Lake, Boating

    This tranquil and quite fresh water lake known for its monitor lizards and many beautiful bird species makes for an enjoyable venture away from the beaches. Boat tours can sometimes be organised.
  11. Nordic House Luxury Burger

    4.5 (2481 Votes)
    Nordic House Luxury Burger

    Food And Drinks, Restaurant

    Love being a foodie? A quick trip to Nordic House is necessary if you are in Sri Lanka. It is a modern café in Hikkaduwa and specializes in burgers, sandwiches, and salads. You can have a gala time with your friends and family here. Founded in 2012, the Nordic house specializes mainly in burgers. They also offer sandwiches, salads, Italian coffees and home-baked cake. The price is easy o...Read more
  12. Citrus Hotel

    3.9 (3 Votes)
  13. Elegant Hotel

    4.3 (49 Votes)