Dodol is a difficult dessert to find easily in Colombo shops - so we were ecstatic to find one that not only makes some but delivers dodol to your home.
Jeewa's is a great place at the Good Market to have some proper Sri Lankan wraps, roast paan or roti, for cheap.
The Mirissa beach is arguably the cleanest, most photogenic beach on the island.
The rock island is basically a giant grassy land-mass in the ocean by the Mirissa beach - it's an amazing sight and an ideal spot to watch the sunset.
This simple clock tower has an emotional attachment for most Sri Lankans. It is also roughly kilometer zero, the distance of all major roads is calculated from the President's House next door.
HelpAge is a Sri Lankan charity that's very serious about caring for the elderly generation.
Art of Living offers voguish designer home ware at affordable prices.
Probably Sri Lanka's proudest monument. The huge rock is worth a climb for any visitor.
Khalid's Computer Solutions as the name suggests, is a one stop solution for all your laptop and PC repair needs. We recently took our laptop to him for repairs, and all we can say is that the man…
The Moon Bastion (part of the Galle Fort) is the best place to catch the sunset.
Chatham is a luxury watch boutique that offers some of the most prestigious watch brands in the world including Omega, IWC and Jaeger-LeCoultre. With a great selection and highly knowledgeable…
Mayura Hotel serves great rice and curry on banana leaves, and excellent Jaffna crab.
Rocket Burger is the Galle Fort's only burger specialist. The patties are well ground and they're usually very generous with stuffing - you're going to spend Rs. 900 minimum for a burger here though.…
There are a lot of reasons to be at the Galle Fort rampart - from the super view of the sea and corals, to the snake charmers and guys who dive off small cliffs.
If you're looking for a clean, charming and authentic meal in Jaffna, we highly recommend the vegetarian Malayalan Cafe.
Check out the amazeballs portrait-graffiti in Slave Island by French artist C215.
Giovanni's is a little Italian pizza place run by a chef who uses his own recipes, and serves fresh from a clay oven.
Cremalato is a local gelato manufacturer that actually delivers frozen confections. We tried a bunch of their new flavours and we think they're pretty awesome.
The Galle Dutch Hospital is small but super nice. It's a beautifully restored colonial building with a great and growing selection of places to eat, drink and shop.
906 is the name of a Taru Villa in Hikkaduwa - they've also got similarly beautiful holiday-getaways in Bentota and Colombo. 906 is a very comfy, private relaxing space for about six people, the service is…
Sigiri is a small but excellent Sri Lankan restaurant located in Manhattan, New York serving an authentic and impressive representation of Lankan cuisine.
If you're around Kandy, you might want to stop by the National Seminary in Ampitiya - a beautiful expanse of old buildings and wild trees, home to young would-be priests.
Tang Dynasty is one of the most authentic ones we've been to, the interior is amazing and the food is top notch.
The Boulevard, formerly a cafe/restuarant, has been completely revamped into what we'd consider one of the top Thai restaurants in Colombo. With chef Mama (former head chef at Royal Thai) at the fore, as well…