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The beach of hippies

Hikkaduwa Beach

Season from: November - May
Distance from Airport: 143 km / 2 h 15 min

Did someone say beach party? No place throws a party like Hikkaduwa, which is dearly known as Hikka. Famous for partying and also inspiring a clothing brand, the city is a haven for surfers, scuba divers and snorkelers. 

Famous for partying and also inspiring a clothing brand, the city is a haven for surfers, scuba divers and snorkelers.

The key attraction would be the beautiful coral reef and the marine life that surrounds it. You can observe both of these enchanting organisms either scuba diving or on glass boats while the sea breeze chill you throughout the journey.

Beaches of Sri Lanka

4 best water activities you must try in Hikkaduwa

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.


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.


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.


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.

The beach of Beach Lovers

Mirissa Beach

Season: from November - May
Distance from Colombo: 177 km / 2 h 48 min


This is known to be the beach to just to lay back. Unlike Unawatuna and Hikkaduwa, Mirissa is yet to be developed in many areas.

The beach is ideal for snorkelling and whale watching trips are arrange during season. It offers the visitor that peaceful time which you rarely get in a beach location.

The key attraction would be the beautiful coral reef and the marine life that surrounds it. You can observe both of these enchanting organisms either scuba diving or on glass boats while the sea breeze chill you throughout the journey.

The best activity in Sri Lanka

Don't miss the biggest mammal on the earth - Blue whales

About Blue whales

Only in recent years have marine biologist realised that blue whales- world largest living mammal…


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.


Fabulous beach in the East Coast

Nilaveli Beach

Season from: June - October
Distance from Airport: 248 km / 5 h 13 min

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This world famous Nilaveli beach in Sri Lanka is ideally suited for sun bathing and diving. This shallow beach goes up to half a mile into the sea.A few metres from the coast are a small rocky island good for snorkelling. This, only 8 miles from Trincomalee once possessed the chief slattern in the South- East of Sri Lanka.


Be serenaded by the turquoise blue ripples of the Indian Ocean as you step on to the most coveted sands of Sri Lanka’s eastern coast. Hemmed by smooth pearl white foam that splashes onto the golden beach, the Nilaveli waves will enthrall you no end.The calm and beauty are almost therapeutic, the panoramic views are awe-inspiring and anyone who visits is guaranteed to come back for more.


Between April and October is the best time to visit the Eastern seashore, but it is always possible to pop into the sea for a swim. Amazingly it is also possible to walk into the ocean bed for hundreds of feet with the water twirling just around your waist.Those who enjoy snorkeling, scuba diving, and fishing will find these glistening blue waters and the warm weather ideal as well.


The beach has ample water sports facilities including fishing and sea angling. Nilaveli is ideally suited for sunbathing and diving.Venture to the coast of Nilaveli in the wee hours of the morning to catch a glimpse of one of the most breathtaking sights you will ever see.The first rays of the sun loom behind the endless waves of the dazzling blue waves and blend perfectly to form a beautiful vista.


Pigeon Island, a foremost breeding ground for blue rock pigeons is a short boat ride away from the coastline of Nilaveli. It was pronounced a national park due to the abundance of natural wonders including being bordered by some of the best coral reefs of Sri Lanka.


Nilaveli Beach is surrounded by some other attractions such as the Trincomalee harbour which is among the best natural harbours of the world, Trincomalee bay, and Swami Rock Temple, a place of worship of the Hindus.Another interesting and important site is hot springs wells in Kinniya while enjoying at Nilaveli.


Pigeon Island National Marine reserve

You can visit the Pigeon Island Marine marine park which lies 2km off the coast of Nilaveli. This island is a paradise for those who love diving, snorkelling and sea bathing.


Not only that, this isolated island is the habitat for the very rare corals and marine animals and of course during a walk around the island can observe endemic and migrant bird species.