Rent a tuktuk in Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka!
Hikkaduwa is a city located down south of Sri Lanka, well known for its coral sanctuary known as the Hikkaduwa National Park housing marine turtles and exotic fish. Hikkaduwa is a delightful surf spot with lovely restaurants and bars along the beautiful coast which showcases a variety of shades of blue.
Sights in Hikkaduwa
Hikkaduwa National Park
Coral reefs are found along the southern coast, but in particular, the Hikkaduwa National Park is where you will be able to find diversity and accessibility. Sady due to masses of hotels and tourism picking up in Hikkaduwa over the last 10 to 15 years most of the coral reefs have died due to pollution, and are formed far away from the crowded areas. You can find this location here.
Located just bordering Hikkaduwa is this temple situated on a small island close to the beach. This temple is devoted to God Devol who is the protector of the sea. Many locals visit this temple to make their offerings for the shrine. You can find the location of the national park here.
Community Tsunami Education Center & Museum
This small museum just outside of Hikkaduwa is run by an elderly lady who collected photos from anywhere and everywhere on the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami that hit Sri Lanka. Apart from the fact that the lady is the absolute best tour guide through the museum, the photos are extremely impressive and the background information that is given is truly eye-opening. You can find this location here.
Dutugemunu Rajamaha Viharaya
A historical temple that owns a very rich history dating back to the period when King Dutugemunu was ruling the country back in the 1911’s. The temple is located up a mountain with a peaceful and serene environment. You can find this location here.
Food & Drinks
This restaurant is famous for treating its guests with much care and attention. The owner is also the chef who loves to make his customers feel comfortable. They have a wonderful menu from Sri Lankan to Western food. For the location of the restaurant click here.
Rated for its amazing atmosphere and also food presentation with a twist, Sorry Mom is a restaurant located at the Galle road in Hikkaduwa just a few meters away from the coast. For the location of the restaurant click here.
Canal View is a restaurant where they serve freshly cooked homemade meals, in a romantic location run by a lovely couple. The cost would be about $7 – $10 per person to dine here. For the location of the restaurant click here.
A beachfront hotel with a calm and quiet setting with an amazing garden. Comfortable and clean accommodation facilities, together with an amazing staff. The price per night is affordable as $32 for two people. For the location of the hotel click here.
Shiny Lakeside Resort
A 3-star hotel in Hikkaduwa, closer to the lagoon where you can organize boat trips, and dine there as well. It would cost about $48 for two people. For the location of the hotel click here.
Straight forward beachfront 3-star hotel, where rooms are facing the wonderful oceanfront. Great amenities and also comfortable accommodation with amazing service. This hotel would cost $78 per night for two people. For the location of the hotel click here.
HOW TO GET TO HIKKADUWA FROM COLOMBO
How to get to Hikkaduwa from Colombo by train
You could take the train from Colombo Fort to Hikkaduwa, trains are available several times a day. The journey would last for 2 hours 15 minutes to Hikkaduwa and would cost you around Rs 100 to Rs 200 for second-class (which will most of the time guarantee you a seat).
How to get to Hikkaduwa from Colombo by bus
From the Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus terminal, you could hop into a bus directly to Galle, where you can make a stop in Hikkaduwa(route 2 – 1 ). Would cost Rs 155 – Rs. 200, and take around 2 hours 45 minutes.
How to get to Hikkaduwa from Colombo by taxi
You can also arrange a private vehicle and driver to take you via a rental car or use one of the apps named Uber or Pick me (Sri Lankan app). This is the fastest but most expensive way to travel. It will take approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes from Colombo to Hikkaduwa. The ride would cost you around Rs 12,000 – Rs 14,000.
How to book a tuktuk in Hikkaduwa
- RESERVE YOUR TUKTUK.
- Check your mail inbox for the confirmation email.
- Upload your license details through the link in the email.
- Get ready at your requested booking time at Cozy Sea View Inn.
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After you make a booking, one of our driving instructors will meet you at Cozy Sea View, to hand over your tuk-tuk and provide you with a comprehensive driving lesson.
Cozy Sea View Inn (Hikkaduwa) – tuktukrental.com Meeting Point
Fit 4 Life GYM,
231/2, Amarasena Mawatha,
We’ll be in communication with you in the period leading up to your reservation to make sure everything has been arranged for you (including your local driving permit).