Mount Lavinia Beach, Colombo

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Watch the waves breaking directly on the shore of Mount Lavinia Beach, which hosts a strip of high-end restaurants and hotels. Rent a hut here and feast on some of fresh seafood while admiring the sunset or gazing at starry skies. The waters lapping the beach are not suitable for swimming all year round, but you can still wade up to your hips or enjoy building sand castles and playing sports on the seafront. If you take a boat tour, you might catch a sight of dolphins. Before you head to Colombo, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Colombo trip generator, to make sure you see all that Colombo has to offer, including Mount Lavinia Beach.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Not recommended to swim here, the undercurrents can get really strong and pull you out to sea. The mount Lavinia hotel has a private stretch on this beach that's nice and well maintained-- available t...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Ideal for early morning meditation and Evening relaxation, this beach is one of my favourite out of all the places in the western province, Mount beach is kept tidy and clean always and there are vari...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    A beautiful beach next to the railway station and approx 30 mins drive from central Colombo - the place had a nice vibe and topography with a number of local restaurants and bars to relax and enjoy th...  more »

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Despite its relatively low cost of living, Colombo accommodations tend to be fairly pricey. Close to the sea and the lake, as well as near the city's parks and the plazas, hotels come in the form of old colonial buildings and ultra-modern high rises, with a decent selection of each to choose from. Budget-conscious travelers should pay attention to the short rental options in the town's more residential areas, or look for the smattering of simple, but serviceable options close to the main train stations, and on the side streets set back from the waterfront.
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