Distance from Hikkaduwa – 11.2 km (19 minutes)
Moonstone Mines are situated in the coastal village of Meetiyagoda which is just a couple of kilometers from the coast, in between Ambalangoda and Hikkaduwa. The area has been popular for moonstone mining where the mines are muddy holes, 6 meters or 7 meters long. The process involves filtering out the precious stones and polishing them to prepare them for sale. Sri Lankan moonstones are of highest value due to their dark blue reflection. The finest and rarest moonstones have an almost transparent colourless body with a strong blue shine.