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Mount Lavinia Beach

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Mount Lavinia Beach is located just out of the Colombo city. This beach strip has a lot to offer for the locals as well as the tourists visiting Colombo. Along the beach there are many nice restaurants pubs as well as relaxing areas. As a tourist...more
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed today via mobile

We happened to go to this beach at night and fell for it instantly! It was Christmas time and everyone was in the festive mood. You can find some cool parties happening this side. The restaurants, beach snacks are awesome and the beach is quite...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This beach was just in front of our hotel and we loved it. Its a regular beach with some cafes’ n stall to eat..the good thing is its not very crowded(or was not when we went).. N nice waves too

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank herasaif4
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a good location to visit with many Restaurants around with different specialities. It could be over crowded(the beach) at times on Saturdays and Sunday evenings. The approach is a bit difficult if you are traveling in a vehicle specially the parking with Tuk...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Frank J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very beautiful historical beach near by western provincial of sri lanka.little bit busy on weekend.this is very good beach side for relaxing.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank sherry_dissa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for the last night of a Mercury Tour of Sri Lanka. The hotel is in a stunning location with amazing views over the beach. The hotel is obviously very old but has been modernised to a decent standard. The food was absolutely stunning...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank BrundallbazNorwich
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our trip of beach was full of fun and enjoyment but we observed that no much activities are being taken place on beach side

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank advik888
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mount Lavania, is a wonderful beach right next to the city. It is not a scenic beach like other Sri Lankan beaches, but it is still very beautiful. I love to watch the sunset here, or sit close to beach and have a cup of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank SriyaniT
Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely not the best beach in the island as of the strong currents in the sea making it unable to bath here and Over crowded weekends. but then again after a busy day at work in Colombo , this probably is the best place to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank denisbU8639TN
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately Dehiwala beach is littered with garbage, fairly disgusting walking up and down the beach there. Mount Lavinia beach is cleaner and there are a few cool spots to sit but I wouldn’t go out of my way to go there. The best part of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Colleen C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great hospitality from the door man Ranjith polite and attentive. The beach is great and they filmed the Bridge over the River Kwai here a great setting for a family hiliday with a fantastic private beach.

Date of experience: February 2019
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28 January 2017|
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Response from Sudantha  S | Reviewed this property |
sorry I could not find any detail. However go there and research the locals will help you for sure
28 December 2016|
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Response from Dhar S | Reviewed this property |
It's about 100KM to pinnawala.. you able to rent a vehicle for LKR 40 for 1km. Also you able to visit kandy on same day.. which is a heritage city in Sri Lanka..
Janet G
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Response from Charmaine S | Reviewed this property |
Best beach did surf lessons or serious surfing is Weligama beach down south. Plenty of places on the beach offering lessons