Hikkaduwa National Park
Hikkaduwa’s overexploited marine national park stretches along the northern end of the beach. Once upon a time this was a magnificent...
A further 2km from the temple along Baddegama Rd you come to Hikkaduwa Lake, home to monitor lizards and a lot of birdlife. Boat tours...
Have you ever wondered where that pretty little moonstone on your finger actually comes from? Head inland 7km to Mitiyagoda and you can...
Spaghetti & Co
The lush gardens that surround this colonial-style villa go someway to hiding busy Galle Rd, which helps enhance the enjoyment of the...
Lonely Planet review
About 2km north of Hikkaduwa is the Seenigama Vihara, perched on its own island. It’s one of only two temples in the country where victims of theft can seek retribution. People who have been robbed visit the temple and buy a specially prepared oil made with chilli and pepper. With the oil they light a lamp in their homes and recite a mantra. Sooner or later, maybe within weeks, the thief will be identified when they’re struck down with misfortune, such as having a bicycle accident or being hit on the head by a falling coconut.