Surf & Chill at Hiriketiya Beach
Hiriketiya beach (also called Hiri) is a great small bay to chill out or surf. The water is beautifully clear and there are a few good bars located near the beach.
Waves at Hiriketiya Beach are getting famous so more and more surfers find Hiri as a place to hang out for a while. Rent a board and maybe get a lesson directly from the guys on the beach.
Dots is the most popular place at Hiri Beach, they throw parties in the evening with live music.
Visit the most southern tip of Sri Lanka
Dondra Lighthouse is a small 15-minute drive from Hiriketiya (Dikwella) and is known as the most southern tip of Sri Lanka. The massive lighthouse is a beautiful white and yellow-colored building surrounded by palms. Definitely worth a visit.
Visit the world’s 2nd biggest blowhole
Just outside of Dikwella is a well-known attraction, the Hummanaya blowhole. The water power builds up and forces itself into the narrow opening of a rock. Once the water hits, you will almost hear a thunderstorm sounds followed by a spray of water that can reach to 36 meters in the air!
Take a swing on the beach
Swings are awesome and Sri Lanka has many around the country. There is one swing located on the beach next to Dickwella Beach Resort. The other one is at Mahi Mahi Restaurant in the next bay.
Note: We have been updated that the tree swing on the photo below does not exist anymore.
Work, Eat, Skate & Chill at Verse Collective
Yes, work! Verse Collective is one of the first co-working space in Sri Lanka. They opened up in November 2017 and already created a very good name for themselves. As Hiriketiya Beach is getting more popular, Verse Collective chose to start at the next, more quiet, bay. They serve great food, have beautiful hostel (single & double) rooms available, and are the go-to place for every Digital Nomad.
You can only book Verse Collective via Airbnb. (Check their Airbnb profile for more listings)
Restaurants in Hiriketiya
Restaurants in Dikwella are good, very trendy and definitely one of the most expensive you will have in Sri Lanka. We’ve rated them by yummy (♥️) rating.
- Malu Poke – ♥️♥️♥️♥️
- Verse Collective – ♥️♥️♥️
- Dots Beach House – ♥️♥️♥️
- Salt House – ♥️♥️
- The Grove Lanka – ♥️