There’s more to a perfect beach than sand, sea and sun. There’s also what happens beneath the surface—which in Hikkaduwa’s case is the teaming sealife on its famed coral reef.
But the beach itself has all the variety that any sun worshiper could desire, from golden sands to rocky outcrops, and a shoreline fringed with bars where happy hours are marked by cocktails and other heady stories of rare and giddy variety.
In short, just another paradise-island beach, right? Well, yes and no. Yes, it’s a paradise-island beach, but no, not just like any other. Its distinct charm will probably get under your skin, and stay there.