On our last trip to Kalpitiya, we took a boat ride out to the Elephant Tree - an ancient massive tree nestled among a beautiful lagoon of mangroves.
In Negombo, where you have less ice creamy options (although an Il Gelato is opening up soon), Rio stands as a pleasure dome filled with cool, brightly coloured confections.
St. Mary's Church is a beautiful place to visit if you're in Negombo. The stained glass and the paintings spanning the church's entire ceiling are awesome to witness, especially considering that the church…
A luxe villa fringing the Kalpitiya lagoon.
Dolce Vita is a rustic and snug little Italian restaurant / café which serves everything from breakfast menus to snazzy drinks, pizzas and gelato.
Hotel J is a Jetwing budget hotel in Negombo - the rooms are comfy and the theme is pleasant.
What a vibrant new place to stop at to get a bite to eat on the way out of Colombo... Cafe J - the newest eatery to hit the livening Negombo strip. Belonging to the Jetwing Group, this…
One of the high-end Jetwing Hotel options on the sprawling Negombo beach.
Negombo has no shortage of seafood, and The Claws is one of the best picks at that.
Back of beyond's newest addition is an ideal place to spend your weekend and get some me-time.
There is a coastal road from Colombo to Negombo which, while not especially fast, is really quite scenic and worth a drive. It begins as you take the bridge out of Mattakuliya and proceed along the…
If you are taking the scenic cruise to Negombo rather than hammering along the highway, the Club Restaurant is a nice place to stop. Basic beer and bite in semi-isolated huts, but the killer thing is the…
Kalpitiya is known for its beaches and its boat rides - so if you're ever there in November or December, it's the right time to go out to sea and check out the dolphins.
Run by a mother-daughter duo, Kraftsy specializes in handmade, crocheted slippers and sandals. They also do bags.
Icebair is a small, underrated, Swiss-owned outlet in Negombo with a great, rustic atmosphere.
The Beach is an all suite hotel in Negombo. They've got an unbeatable location, breathtaking views of the ocean and sunset, good food at their rooftop restaurant and great service.
The Vu is the rooftop restaurant at The Beach in Negombo. It may be a new venture, but the food is good, the service is excellent and as you'd expect, the view is spectacular.
A budget homestay in Negombo.
The Negombo fort is from the 17th century, back when the Dutch and Portugese tussled over Sri Lankan cinnamon trade. There's a bell tower and an archway left of it but most of the space is now a…
If you're an adrenaline junkie, kite-surfing is one of the coolest ways to indulge yourself in Sri Lanka - and if you're going to give it a try, Kalpitiya is where you do it.
An Italian restaurant on Negombo's popular hotel strip (Porutota Road).
Based out of Jetwing Lagoon, Jet Water sports lets you enjoy kayaking, canoeing, boat excursions and jet skis.
A serene escape in the midst of the bustling Negombo hotel strip.
This is a great beach if you’re looking for a secluded place to chill out and watch the sunset, etc. You can also bring your car right up to the sand at some points, so it makes for a great…