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Coral Sanctuary

Aloha Surfing Villa, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
+94 77 647 6362
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Corals are dead but you can spot lot of fishes

Hikkaduwa beach offers the best corals in the west coast of srilanka. If you bargain a little bit... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2017
prachi g
Coral Reef

this placer is best for snorkeling. sea water is very clear. always bring ur goggles or snorkling... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2017
SamuelDimitri
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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“life jackets” (2 reviews)
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Aloha Surfing Villa, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 1 September 2017

Hikkaduwa beach offers the best corals in the west coast of srilanka. If you bargain a little bit, you can get better prices for water sports like surfing,snokerlling and diving

Thank prachi g
Reviewed 5 August 2017

this placer is best for snorkeling. sea water is very clear. always bring ur goggles or snorkling equipments. cheers

1  Thank SamuelDimitri
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Corals are dead. The locals killed them with their tourist boats. Of course they would tell you that the tsunami killed the corals, which is a lie. Everything here is made to extract money from tourists.

3  Thank VentsiBeast
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and me visited Sri Lanka, Hikkaduwa in April-May, 2017. This vacation was too exotic (in a good sense) and highly enjoyable, and happened to be the best adventure in our life! Why am I writing all this on Aloha's page? Because one of...More

3  Thank Liza R
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

The name is very misleading and if you go here just to see corals you will be terribly sorry because here is noooo corals at all. The tsunami 2004 and el nino has killed all corals here. I have given this place a 1 because...More

3  Thank Marcus N
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Did a day trip from Galle to Hikkaduwa and was sorely disappointed by the "coral garden." Coral was dead (as per other reviews) and fish underwhelming. There wasn't that much variety or visibility and the coral was an ugly sight. We paid R1500 per person...More

1  Thank KiaOrafromABS
Reviewed 18 February 2017

If you want to visit the coral reef and want to snorkel I would suggest that you have done that before going here. This was the first time snorkeling for me and I could not enjoy it as much as I would have if I...More

2  Thank binaohlsson
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Would like an official view on what is happening here with these turtles, is it sustainable ? Too many people, not enough supervision here, people touching turtles and touching them under its shell, what are people thinking? Yes enjoy observing them, but NOT crowding and...More

1  Thank derekLeicester
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Yea the coral is dead, the fish are barely around. Beach area is nice enough. The coral itself is located a short boat hop from the beach and it's just a bunch of rocks, not an island. Don't recommend.

2  Thank Thiago N
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We rented masks, tubes and fins from international diving school for 5$/person. The coral area is locationed in front of a big hotel, water level was low so it was really easy for every age! We saw a lot of different fish and a turtle....More

1  Thank Kaisa L
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anisajasmine92
23 August 2017|
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Response from 444driver | Reviewed this property |
for the local and foreign , 10 people for local 2050 rs , life jacket with 30 minute boat ride ,,,,, 6 people for 4000 rs with life jacket with 30 minute boat ride ,,
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Sajida A
28 October 2016|
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Response from 444driver | Reviewed this property |
for the local and foreign , 10 people for local 2050 rs , life jacket with 30 minute boat ride ,,,,, 6 people for 4000 rs with life jacket with 30 minute boat ride ,,,
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Alex H
11 July 2016|
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Response from David P | Reviewed this property |
Tide was strong in March when we were there. Suggest you look also at the websites for weather and advice for the region. Always take local advice before going into the water for anything.
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