Agent Tools & Info - Asia - Sri Lanka - Negombo
Negombo is a quiet fishing village, with a beautiful seaside location, with Portugese and Dutch influenced colonial buildings, offers numerous styles of beachside accomodation to suit all budget types. Located less than 10km from Colombo International Airport, making it a great staring point for journeys to the northern and central highlands of Sri Lanka and a great place to experience the friendly nature of the Sri Lankan people, outside of the hustle and bustle of Colombo.
PLACES OF INTEREST
Negombo Beach - Stretching north from the the town in front of a stretch of beachside hotels, fringed with palm tress, making it a great spot to view an Indian Ocean sunset.
Hamilton Canal - Constructed by the Dutch, this 14.5 KM waterway was built to move goods between trading posts. Passengers can take a boat ride along the canal, taking in the local life of the fisher families and the birdlife, monkeys and water monitors prevelant among the wetlands
Main Fish Market - Each day watch the oruvas (outrigger canoes) returning from a day's fishing, visit the fish auctions on the beach near the fort. Not only great for fish, but Negombo is famous for it's lobsters, crabs & prawns caught in the lagoon
Top Selling Hotels -
Goldi Sands Hotel (V) - One of Negombo's iconic hotels nestled on the beach, with a majority of the sixty-seven rooms all offering fantastic views of the ocean from a private balcony/terrace. Offering some of the best seafood dining in Negombo, large outdoor swimming pool, a wide grassed area for enjoying a sunset cocktail and the Ayurveda Wellness Center offering holistic care to help clients unwind.
Heritance Negombo (P) - This large resort style property features large gardens woth a beachfront location, offereing modern, chic and luxurious styling. With it's large beachfront pool with swim up bar, a wide range of beach activities, gym and luxury spa, guests have a wide range of options to keep them occupied during the day. In the evening the resort has it's own restaurant and rooftop cocktail bar with panaoramic views, perfect for enjoying the sunset over the Indian Ocean.