is located 99 km south of Colombo in the southern coastal belt of Sri Lanka. Reaching Hikkaduwa: Hikkaduwa can be reached by Colombo-Galle main road as well as by the southern railway line running from Colombo to Matara. Hikkaduwa is a popular beach resort in the south western coastal belt of Sri Lanka replete with lovely palm fringed bay beaches. Hikkaduwa beach affords ample opportunities for water sports, diving & snorkeling. While Hikkaduwa has earned a reputation as a safe surfing beach, diving enthusiasts that get excited by four shipwrecks at Hikkaduwa are supported by dive shops offering PADI courses and equipment. Hikkaduwa beach could be crowded during the season, but then, still it isn’t overcrowded. Hikkaduwa Bay Beach is of shallow waters encompassed by a reef. It’s a marine sanctuary: a multitude of species of fish and large turtles are found herein. Colorful fish that dart about in the coral formations can be viewed in a glass-bottomed boat too.