Hikkaduwa is yet another surfing mecca. But to us, it was all about the shopping!!
We found some amazing stuff! We even got some pants tailor made for both Roh and Gypsy. The quality and materials were fantastic, and the prices were amazing... It was almost wrong, NOT to buy things!! Roh's pants were about US$6 each tailor-made, and $2 for Gypsy's. It was wonderful!
Hikkaduwa town itself was a mass of shops, overpriced cafes and restaurants (there was a burger shop selling burgers for the equivalent of AUD$14!!) and accommodation. The beach was hidden away behind the shops, and unless you were looking for it, you would probably drive through town without even knowing you were near the beach... It was an okay beach. Good for surfing beginners with a couple of cute cafes that you could tell would be pumping full of energy and atmosphere after night.
We chose to stay outside of Hikkaduwa. First north at Akurala, and then south in Dodanduwa for a couple of days. Having our own tuktuk meant we were able to stay in nicer, cheaper places on the beach and commute into town, rather than be forced to pay expensive prices for not so nice rooms alongside a busy road.
Dodanduwa was nice. We had a lovely little cabana on the beach, with cute sunbeds, and a sunset to die for! A very pleasant reprieve from the craziness of Hikkaduwa. And a perfect place to ponder the shopping...
The Bajaj Family!
Follow us as we drive around Sri Lanka in our bajaj (tuktuk) named Kevin, with a baby seat strapped in the back!