The beach house at Hikkaduwa is a great place to unwind, sample the local surfing and diving opportunities. It is located in 100km away from the country’s capital, Colombo. The area is well-known for its coral sanctuary and the proximity of wonderful scuba diving sites to explore. With its unique beach culture, it has long been the most popular diving and surfing area in Sri Lanka. In the centre of the beach house at Hikkaduwa, a lagoon also creates a beautiful and safe snorkeling area. Further south, where the currents are stronger, surfing is the dominant water activity. The impressive coral reef runs just offshore and is populated by exotic fish and sea turtles that come ashore on this beach to lay their eggs. Ties There are also plenty of handicraft shops catering to tourist whims, a Buddhist temple, and a nearby lake with abundant birdlife.