Keells Super at Crescat Mall (in the basement to be precise) is one of the most internationally patronized in the city. As such, they have one of the cities best selections of cheese,…
This not-so-little bakery is Ragama’s answer to Dinemore, McDonalds, Roots and KFC.
The Om Space is a yoga studio located off Havelock Road, near the Royal Institute.
As far as beach bars go, Shore By O! is by far the most popular. Not all their drinks are excellent, but they do the best beer cocktails around and their bites aren’t too shabby either.
Kami Maki is a Japanese fusion restaurant in Bamabalapitiya. While it's not the most authentic Japanese in town, they do offer some interesting fusion dishes.
Viharamahadevi Park, known earlier as Victoria Park, is Colombo's only central park. It's been done-up for quite a while now and it looks great, especially in the evenings.
Glory Swimwear has some pretty amazing mannequins. They honestly look like they belong in another sort of store. Besides that they have all of the swimming-related stuff you could want, at high…
The Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre is beautiful on the outside but a bit cheap on the inside. Still worth a visit.
Spice Coast is well-known restaurant down Marine drive for their spread of Indian food.
The Central Point is a completely refurbished building behind Dutch Hospital, run by the Central Bank. It's a beautiful space which now houses a money museum and a cafe.
CHARLES & KEITH is a Singaporean fashion franchise focusing mainly on women's footwear and bags. They have over 300 outlets across the world, one of which resides along the Galle Road in Colpetty.
Jalanka is a small Japanese supermarket in Colombo 8. They have a lot of good and reasonably priced sauces, noodles and imported Japanese items.
If you need a liquor store with parking, the Labels in Liberty Plaza isn't a bad one. They have one of the cities larger wine selections and a good amount of champagne.
It's not cheap or fashionable but Domino's is good for an occasional guilty pizza.
Getting quality gifts is often too hard in Colombo. If you're willing to spend more than Rs. 2,000, Lexon makes gifting design a lot easier and more fun.
Curve, at Park Street Mews, is a tapas bar that's been around for a couple of years. While the purple-white theme is looking a bit old now, their tapas and drinks are still pretty good.
SaBaBa's is basically the only place on Whiskey Point. It's run by Mambo's brother and is pretty chill. It's underground (no website/Facebook/etc), but if you show up they'll serve you.
The Weerawila Lake is located along the A2, the Galle Road, but well past Galle and Hambantota, as the road begins to head up to the hills. It's notable because the road cuts right through the…
If you're traveling in packs, Villa Red is a far better value than the package hotels in Bentota. You have full access to the river and watersports and have a really well-equipped villa to hang out in.…
Main Point is the most accessible surf spot in Arugam Bay and it has something for surfers, swimmers and loungers alike.
There's a lovely new aquarium at Diyatha Uyana, the site of the Good Market, near Water's Edge. Each tank is run by a different fish store. It's not Sea World, but it's still a worthwhile stroll in…
The Central Cultural Fund’s website is down and tickets to Sigirya, Polonaruwa and Anuradhapura must be purchased from one of their offices. Their head office is located at Bauddhaloka Mawatha but I…
Gecko is a restaurant/hotel located on the highly popular main strip of Arugam Bay. They have a great seafront location with chilled out seating and good food, but the service is terrible.
Home Basics is a relatively unfrequented lifestyle store located at the Tisara Plaza in Kohuwela. There’s a substantial variety of linen, kitchenware, bathware and tableware. Most items appear to be…