Hikkaduwa is the happening beach of Sri Lanka. It has long been the premier beach resort of the country with its pristine sandy beaches and the crystal clear sea famed for its coral reef. But it has evolved during the recent years to a cosmopolitan resort where everyone from the foreign ‘sun & sea’ vacationer to the local weekend ‘get away’ tourist finds something ’happening’ all the time.
A walk down the main road is like shopping in a well stocked bazaar. At meal times the aroma from the myriad of restaurants ranging from the elegant to the roadside, from those offering local food to Chinese, continental and Italian fare fill the air, enticing the passers by.
The old favorites are still there; glass bottom boat rides, lazing in the beach, watching the fishermen pulling in the nets and for the more adventurous, diving and snorkeling.
And then there is the ‘Hikka’ beach festival, an annual gathering of fun lovers, beach lovers and music lovers in their thousands; the biggest and most colorful such event in the country…
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