98 km. south of Colombo , stuff Hikkaduwa – under-water kingdom of a myriad many-colored tropical fish. Here are the most accessible coral gardens in all the world-a beautiful under-water realm of coral towers and battlements, grottoes and castles and waving fingers of sea fern. Glass bottomed boats help you see this fascinating under sea world.
The resort of Hikkaduwa extends for several miles along the coast. Some people see it as the incarnation of a tropical paradise; for others, it is the embodiment of a tourist nightmare. Both views are equally justified. The coast, especially the southern section, is wonderful and the quiet hinterland has an exceptional charm; at the same time, no other resort in Sri Lanka has such a large concentration of hotels, guest houses, restaurants and souvenir shops.
You can be served here in any language and do not have to go without spaghetti carbonara, German cheesecake, or English breakfasts. Many tourists who come back to Hikkaduwa time and again and feel very much at home here are attracted by the wide range of tourist facilities at moderate prices and the professional way special tourist needs are dealt with.