Hikkaduwa is a small town on the south coast of Sri Lanka located in the Southern Province, Hikkaduwa's beach and night life make it a popular tourist destination. It is a well-known international destination for board-surfing, Glass boat rides and diving.

Attractions in Hikkaduwa

Ambalangoda Traditional Mask Museum

Ambalangoda is a coastal town located in Galle District, Southern Province of Sri Lanka. The town is famous for its ancient devil masks and devil dancers. The town is renowned for the manufacture of wooden masks and puppets. The traditional masks are carved from light Balsa like Kaduru wood (Nux vomica). Kaduru trees grow in the marshy lands bordering paddy fields. The wood is smoke dried for a week in preparation. The hand carved and hand painted masks in traditional dance dramas are both vibrant and colorful.

Ayuruveda Spa Treatments

Sri Lanka has the best best Ayurveda treatments of the world which heals your mind and body. Sri Lankan guru can recoomend you the best places to visit for a spa treatment or you are more than welcome to select spa hotels to spend your night.

Moon Stone Mine

A moonstone is grey in colour and feels cool and smooth to the touch. When polished it has a glow like of the moon. Have you ever wondered where that pretty little moonstone on your finger actually comes from?

Moonstone’s are in the semi-precious category and are an important component of the Sri Lankan gem industry. The finest are bluish in colour and are found in high concentrations in heading inland 7km to Mitiyagoda, between Ambalangoda and Hikkaduwa.

Moonstone has been mined in these sweltering forests forever and the moonstone mines, little more than muddy rabbit holes, 6m or 7m long, are fascinating as is the process of filtering out the precious stones, cutting them up and polishing them up ready for sale. At the Moonstone Factory you can see or even go down into a narrow shaft where the stones are mined.