The beach of hippies
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. 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.
Hikkaduwa National Marine Park
The beach of Beach Lovers
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.