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Hikkaduwa Beach

Hikkaduwa, Hikkaduwa 80240, Sri Lanka
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Huge disappointment

Hikkaduwa was a huge disappointment. The ocean was very, very rough and we could not even... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
NorthernAlberta2
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Alberta, Canada
Great beach to walk or snorkel

This is a lovely beach to stroll, swim or snorkel. Plenty of outfitters are waiting to guide you... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
818purat
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Hikkaduwa, Hikkaduwa 80240, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Hikkaduwa was a huge disappointment. The ocean was very, very rough and we could not even enter the water in some areas. We visited at the end of July - it is apparently much calmer after December. The sand is not fine and powdery and...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a lovely beach to stroll, swim or snorkel. Plenty of outfitters are waiting to guide you, either by paddling out to the reef or swimming with you near the shore. The reef was okay, and getting paddled out there in the long canoe...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The beach is pretty nice, but there’s not a lot of space to lay down and enjoy the weather. The sea is very rough in August and it’s not very safe to swim. There are also a lot of locals who try to get you...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This beach is beautiful, quite a big one and gives amazing views with clear clean water and also lots of water animals towards the other end of the beach. It started raining heavily when I went here with my friends and we had the best...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The beach is really clean with soft sand. Unfortunately there are parts where you can’t swim in the water and there are a lot of sea urchins in other areas. But to walk and sun bathe it’s great, the fresh sea breeze helps to keep...More

Thank Karen P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With both calm lagunes and violent rips the beach deliveres water experiences for all levels of swimers. We went snorkling in the lagoon, but visibility is poor, and the reef dead from tsunamis. By the rocks to the south-east of the lagoon we had an...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went in the month of June so the place was quiet empty but it was beautiful. Lot of shacks were around

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We fell in love with Sri lanka 2 years ago, and since its only a 4hr flight from Dubai, we go as often as we can. Trying a new beach everytime. Hikkaduwa is bwautifull (not as lovely as Bentota). During our last trip in Hikkaduwa...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I definitely loved Hikkaduwa beach, I don't know how it is during peak season but I was here in July. There wasn't a lot of people and I loved it. It felt like a clean beach to just stroll in and relax in. It was...More

1  Thank simplykarina
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hikkaduwa beach is very clean and famous for Coral garden. You can take a glass boat ride to see beautiful corals in the sea. Hikkaduwa beach is situated in Southern province of Sri Lanka near the historical city of Galle.

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Louise D
21 June 2018|
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Response from Josh L | Reviewed this property |
We went scuba diving with Dive For You out of the Hikka Tranz Resort. They were great. I also saw people on the beach right out from the resort renting snorkels to use. Straight out from the Hikka Tranz resort is a good... More
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Astrid F
22 May 2018|
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Response from thatnameistaken679 | Reviewed this property |
The days were sunny and fine. When it rained in the evening we went for food and a glass of something cold!
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2 March 2018|
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Response from Guruyb | Reviewed this property |
the beach in front of Mama's restaurant is the best place. it's half few meters you have corals n wishes.
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