Sri Lankan traditions, Seventies hippie culture and modern attractions meet show-stopping natural views in one-of-a-kind holidays to Hikkaduwa.
Haven in Hikkaduwa
Whether you're dancing under the stars or lounging in the sun, life in Hikkaduwa, in south-western Sri Lanka
revolves around the water. Enjoy freshly caught prawns curried the Sri Lankan way, then take advantage of local transport links to busy urban hubs and hidden villages in the surrounding countryside.
The city of Galle is only 30 minutes' drive away, making it perfect for daytrips. This UNESCO-listed area's a heady mix of local and Dutch styles. Hunt for local antiques or upmarket luxuries, and guard your sunglasses and snacks against cheeky urban monkeys.
Relaxing days, dancing nights
This chilled-out resort's a great place to discover Sri Lanka. Dine as the locals do on the catch of the day from the nearby marina, or board a boat to the tranquil Seenigama Shrines. Nightlife lovers can check out the regular calendar of beach parties and festivals.
Diving and snorkelling give you the chance to swim along a coral sanctuary, and the local turtle hatchery lets you meet its protected citizens up close. Both Hikkaduwa and nearby Narigama Beach offer lazy, loungable sands and watersports.