South Coast Beaches of Sri Lanka
4 things to do in Hikkaduwa Beach
Season from: November - May
Distance from Airport: 143 km / 2 h 15 min
Hikkaduwa Beach is recognized as the place for tourist and the tourist loves the beach there which is attractive. There are plenty of star class accommodations in this area.
Hikkaduwa aka “Hikka” is also a place to have beach fun, turtle visits and coral reefs watching as well as for a colorful evenings under the sunlight and sunset. Further boating services, paramotoring services, flyboard services and all kind of boating activities can be experienced.
1. Hikkaduwa National Marine Park – Coral Gardens
Hikkaduwa National Marine Park (Coral Gardens) is among one of the three marine parks in Sri Lanka. The park extends up to Northern end of the Hikkaduwa beach and it considers as a typical shallow fringing reef with an average depth of around 5 metres (16 ft). Local and foreign tourist can visit the park by glass-bottomed on a sunny day.
2. Scuba Diving a Hikkaduwa
Diving deep water and surfing in the sky high waves are the two of most popular beach sports in the little paradise in the Asia, Sri Lanka. Diving has long history in the country.
Today the oceans surrounding Sri Lanka is filled with coral gardens, multitude of exotic fishes and ancient wrecks specially related to WW1 and WW2 making Sri Lanka which offers one of the best diving experiences in the world.
Southern coast is the best area for diving Sri Lanka and we are happy to say that we are able to deliver diving tours to observe coral gardens facilitating from 10 meters to deep into the water till 50 meters.
Since southern cost is major tourist destination our services will be extended even to Flyboard, Paramotoring, and skydiving.
Hikkaduwa, Galle and Bentota are areas with magnificent coral gardens and also these area are the home to local sea turtle conservation centers and fish farms which allows us to give you cherished knowledge about these marine animals you have never knew through our sea safaris.
There are significant amount of ruins of sunk ships expanding till WW1 including historical harbors build by Portuguese and English who once controlled this glories paradise nevertheless Sri Lankan locals have their own fishing techniques which is unique to Sri Lanka.
I Go To Sri Lanka Tours is happy to say, we are able to arrange special diving tours covering various horizons that will give you memorable experience including whale and dolphin watching as your preference.
3. Surfing in Hikkaduwa
There is small island in Indian ocean surrounded by golden sandy ocean beaches which is glories like none other country in Asia making it a little paradise itself in the Asia, that is not any other country than Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka is country with varying climates and Geography filled into a small island which offers a range of adventures from the top of the mountains to the depths of the oceans.
In Sri Lanka, diving and surfing are the two of most popular beach activities in the country. Although comparatively new to the country surfing too has made its mark in the Southern and Eastern coasts in Sri Lanka especially north east sandy beaches for kite surfing and whole together dazzlingly white and often untouched ring of beaches ring this magnificent island.
As “I go to Sri Lanka”, we wish to fulfil who ever dream to spend their vacation time near marine environment fill with exciting adventure or leisurely as you prefer.
We have prepared attractive packages which allowed you to feel maximum thrilling experience of Surfing while spending night by the ocean in tents or huts build as per traditional way bringing you more closely to nature.
We are able to provide you safaris to magnificent beaches of Sri Lanka which consist Surfing capital of Asia, Arugam Bay to most stunning beach with marble sand Nilaveli by land or through boat rides.
4. Seenigama Devalaya Sinigama
Devalaya (Temple) is located by the Colombo – Galle main road, just before the Hikkaduwa Town. This Temple is devoted to Devol Deviyan (God Devol) and around 300 years old.
But some believe that, this place is more than 1000 years old, but there is no any proven evidence. Eventhough, many visors Seenigama goes only to the devalaya in the main land the main devalaya is located in a close by island.
This one can be reached only by a boat. locals used to stop here while on their way to down south. People coming various parts of island pray for the blessing of the god. Some people come to this place and do various special rituals & offerings and beg the god for punishing their enemies.
Specially if some one faced a injustice, if there is no other help, they used to come here and grid chilies. This is to request the god to curse party, who has done injustice to them.
South Coast of Sri Lanka
Things to do in Mirissa Beach
Season: from November - May
Distance from Colombo: 177 km / 2 h 48 min
Best period to visit whales in Sri Lanka
Although blue whales have been spotted throughout the year, December and April seem to be peak months.As monsoon season avoid June and July. In this months the sea become very rough and water become unclear.
Tours usually depart 6: 30 am and last about 2-7 hours, depending on how lone it takes to find whales.As the tour start early morning, they serve you a simple but quality breakfast.Avoid rogue operators or chartered fishing boats as many of these are known to harass whales, for example by boxing one animal between two boats.