Here's a guide to going sailing on a yacht and snorkeling in Pasikuda, thanks to Sail Lanka - and it's surprisingly not too pricey either.
Anilana is one of Pasikuda's big beachside hotels. They've got killer ambience late in the evening, and they do a very good Jaffna crab curry.
Calamansi Cove by Jetwing is a villa based boutique hotel in Balapitiya. They offer spacious rooms in a serene, secluded setting overlooking the Balapitiya beach, and one of the best restaurants we've…
Expensive, but probably the most modernist Sri Lankan cuisine you can get.
Harpo's has a new stand-alone pizza parlor in Nugegoda. Almost by default it's one of the nicer places in that town now, and it makes for faster delivery to the suburbs - from Kotte to Battaramulla.
Basically a place to have tea with a sweet Japanese auntie. They also sell well-chosen tea leaves. No food unless she gives you a biscuit.
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.
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.
Sherry Land is a restaurant and pub in Negombo that offers one of the best cocktail menus we've come across in recent times, with some good food to boot.
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…
If you're looking for a clean, charming and authentic meal in Jaffna, we highly recommend the vegetarian Malayalan Cafe.
Buth Amma's Buth Kade is a hole-in-the-wall rice and curry spot in Bamba, run out of a family home for 68 years.
Pranzo has an amazing view and serves pretty good Italian and 'Sritalian' fare.
The New Saraswati Cafe in Pettah is a popular little restaurant that serves good (and plenty of) vegetarian South Indian food, for cheap saivar kades prices.
Sigiri is a small but excellent Sri Lankan restaurant located in Manhattan, New York serving an authentic and impressive representation of Lankan cuisine.
Empire Cafe is a little restaurant-cum-cafe housed inside the Olde Empire Hotel, a 200 year old building, right next to the Dalada Maligawa in Kandy. It's a popular tourist hangout, is surprisingly affordable,…
Tang Dynasty is one of the most authentic ones we've been to, the interior is amazing and the food is top notch.
Over a year since first opening its doors Tsukiji Uoichi is still going strong. They've got one of the most impressive Japanese menus in Colombo and they're execution is excellent. Their prices are on the higher…
M.D.Gunasena takes a novel approach at the conventional bookshop, with gorgeous interior decor, and a chill atmosphere which is perfect for passing the time, and of course reading.
If you're looking for high quality designer menswear, Crocodile is definitely the place you should visit, but remember, high quality comes at a price.
For candy enthusiasts, Candy Planet in Battaramulla is the holy grail - not only is it affordable but you will find every imaginable type of candy there. It is probably as close as we Sri…
Hotel Rolex and its misleading name are an experience not to be missed whilst in Jaffna. Hot, juicy biriyanis and sugary juices. This is legit Northern saivar kade territory.
A pure vegetarian North & South Indian restaurant, cafe and bakery, Mangos is one of those famous Jaffna joints that warrants a visit and a mention.
Yet another of the Good Market's fabulous finds, the Ceylan Crêperie is a superb nomadic little stall that started up few years ago. The French owner Noémi is effervescent and passionate about her product.…