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Hotel J (Negombo)

331/1, Lewis Place, Negombo

Hotel J is a Jetwing budget hotel in Negombo - the rooms are comfy and the theme is pleasant.

Hotel de Majestic

17, Galle Road, Colombo 4

Hotel de Majestic is one of the oldest kottu-and-biriyani stops on the Bamba Galle Road stretch. It's a popular and easily accessible stopover for biriyani and a quick cold drink.

Uga Bay (Passikudah)

Coconut Board Road, Passikudah, Batticaloa

Uga Bay is one of Passikudah's hotel giants, located on a vast property spanning a significant breadth of the town's broad and beautiful beach. It's a five star, so you can expect good food, comfy…

Saffron & Blue (Jetwing)

Sri Gnanawimala Mawatha, Kosgoda, Sri lanka

A lovely boutique hotel, impeccably furnished and right on Kosgoda beach.

Calorie Counter

61, Thimbirigasyaya Road, Colombo 05

Calorie Counter with its emphasis on healthy eating was one of the best new additions to Colombo's restaurant scene in 2015. Now they've gone a step further and introduced a pretty comprehensive…

Jetwing Lighthouse

Dadalla, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka

Lighthouse is one place that we actually felt bad leaving. The hotel is really connected to its location so you feel quite comfortably wrapped in the sunset and beach. Truly an iconic hotel.

FLOW (Hilton Colombo Residences)

200, Union Place, Colombo 2

FLOW is a restaurant at the Hilton Residences that serves up a variety of international and local cuisines.

Palm Villa Hotel (Mirissa)

Bandaramulla, Matara Road, Mirissa

Palm Villa is one of the best places to stay in Mirissa, if you can get it. Reasonable room rates, interesting rooms, swimmable beach and a reasonable distance from the main strip.

Pigeon Island Beach Resort

11th Milepost, Nilaveli, Trincomalee

If you want to get away from the more crowded Nilaveli Beach Resort and have a decent, affordable meal, Pigeon Island Beach Resort is a good spot. It had a great owner (RIP) and continues to…

Seafood Cove (Mt. Lavinia Hotel)

No 100, Hotel Road, Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka.

Seafood Cove is Mt. Lavinia Hotel's seafood restaurant. It has a great location on their private beach front, fast service and reasonably priced, fresh seafood.

Maalu Maalu Resort & Spa

Coconut Board Road, Passikudah, Batticaloa

Maalu Maalu was the first resort to be developed on the then deserted Kalkudah beach in Passikudah and it quickly became one of the go to places in the area. Its iconic thatched chalets are a…

Reef's Edge - Uswetakeiyawa

300, Colombo Road, Uswetakeiyawa

Just 30 minutes away, Reef's Edge is the perfect weekend getaway or extended lunch for the city-worn Colombo dweller. It's got a great beachfront location, dedicated staff, vibrant decor, and…


719/1 Galle Road, Devenigoda, Rathgama , Galle

One of Sri Lanka's original South Coast boutique luxury hotels.


46, Initium Road, Dehiwala

Aahaara is a caterer that does wood-fired biriyani and rice and curry.

168 Sea Food Palace

8 Sea View Avenue Colombo 3

168 Sea Food Palace is a veteran among Chinese eateries in Colombo and is still hugely popular among locals. They do a decent take on Sri Lankan Chinese with efficient, but the place looks quite run…

Koggala Turtle Hatchery (Habaraduwa)

Matara Road, Habaraduwa

A dingy "turtle farm" catering to tourists who want wildlife photo ops in the South.

Keshiya Bakes

No. 54, Watarappola Road, Mt. Lavinia

A homebaker who makes one of our favourite choco chip cookies in town.

Mabroc Bubble Tea

Mabroc Bubble Tea, Liberty Plaza Food Court, Duplication Road, Colombo 03.

Great bubble tea, plenty of flavours, and super value for money.

JUCE Hotel

509, Galle Road, Ambalangoda

A super chill budget party hotel Down South.

Villa Santé

Villa Sante, Kalpitiya

A luxe villa fringing the Kalpitiya lagoon.

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