Villa Birdlake

138/22, Galle Road, Pathana, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka | Hotel
Prices starting from $17.00

Travel Blogs from Hikkaduwa

Beaches, turtles and whales

A travel blog entry by jojo-a-lenka


... everywhere. We saw 5 blue whales and jojo was able take some pictures in spite of the fact it was very challenging: the sea was rough and big waves were shaking our boat from side to side and not to mention keeping the camera dry was another challenge on its own. Unfortunately we did not see any dolphins but the whales were just an incredible experience of a lifetime.

The forced break from the sun tanning was over thanks to the trip and a local aloe-coconut cream that ...

Another day of sun

A travel blog entry by lhughes


Today we spent all day sunbathing and swimming in the pool, it was glorious! We are now beginning to get that travellers suntan weathered look! This evening we went to a local rotti restaurant and had 3 delicious rotti's between us, then spent the evening playing table tennis and pool in a bar right on the beach and obviously washed it all down with local ...

Tev and the whales

A travel blog entry by kirstytev


... the sign of something in the water. We saw a couple of pilot whales first and then we spotted it - a blue whale! We saw 3 in total, a couple of times each. It was amazing, a really beautiful site. One of them was so close to us, the size of it is hard to believe. And we only saw a small part of it. When it went down under the water everyone gasped, it was breathtaking. We headed back into shore, the young boy being sick all the ...

One turtles heaven is another terapins hell!

A travel blog entry by ineptintrepids


... the water was safe in the coral reefs (I should point out they were trying to rent us snorkels!). Ever trusting we believed them and ran back to the hostell for our snorkels. When we finally braved the water I realised that sales people truly will say anything to get you to buy their wares. The water was neither swimmable nor safe, even calf deep in water I was dragged out in a nasty rip. Fortunately James grabbed one end of my snorkel and I ...

So much of sea life- some amazing experiences

A travel blog entry by vagabondtour


... the coral has been badly damaged. I am told a lot of damage is due to water temperatures increasing and the 2004 Tsunami also caused havoc. It also doesn't help that most other divers are ignorant ***** also causing problems as most people seem oblivious to the damage they cause by climbing, sitting and standing on the reefs. I wish I had an underwater camera because they amount and variety of fish was incredible. The water is crystal clear ...

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