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Mount Lavinia Beach

Colombo, Sri Lanka
+94 77 670 0439
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Getting There is Half the Fun

From my hotel in Colombo, I made the short ten rupees trip to Mount Lavinia. My hotel was a short... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
GhettoGtravels
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Yerevan, Armenia
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Super Beach!

This is one of the best beaches in the world. Very clean and nice beach with lots of small hotels... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
muthukuttij
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Mill Creek, United States
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Mount Lavinia Beach is located just out of the Colombo city. This beach strip has a lot to offer for the locals as well as the tourists visiting Colombo. Along the beach there are many nice restaurants pubs as well as relaxing areas. As a tourist who is visiting Colombo, Mount Lavinia Beach is a must visit. The weekends could be crowded with locals though, during the week it is relaxing and peaceful. If you would relax at a pool overlooking the ocean or the sunset, The Mount Lavinia Hotel terrace is recommended. You can use the Mount Lavinia Hotel pool for an affordable fee.
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good41%
  • Average19%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“nice beach” (88 reviews)
“sea food” (33 reviews)
“colonial hotel” (12 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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+94 77 670 0439
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

From my hotel in Colombo, I made the short ten rupees trip to Mount Lavinia. My hotel was a short walk from the Kollupitiya Railway Station and so only four stops to Mount Lavinia. I was offered a seat by a family, on the train,...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is one of the best beaches in the world. Very clean and nice beach with lots of small hotels to grab a beer, and a snack. We enjoy the Mount Lavinia Hotel which was on the beach and the restaurant with one of the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice sandy beach for relax in evening after arriving to Sri lanka in long fly journey. Enjoyed well the evening.

Thank David F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I live relatively close to Mt.Lavinia and have visited this beach so many times. If your passing or staying close to Mt. Lavinia, you should definitely visit this beach. There are lots of restaurants on the beach and it's very crowded during weekends. Very less...More

Thank Umesh P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is kind of a beautiful beach in out of Colombo, you can get massage, liquor , seafood and etc... If you need a local guide contact me on Whatsapp +94779992177

Thank Rock J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mount Lavinia beach is the best beach within the Colombo area , white sandy beach ideal for swimming , walking , or an evening family out , along the beach there plenty of restaurants most of them are specialise in sea foods , a good...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I adore this beach!! The golden sand goes on forever, the sea is very rough so I don’t recommend you swim in the sea. The views of mount Lavinia hotel are beautiful and very picturesque. If your ever in mount Lavinia, visiting this beach is...More

Thank Poppyxx67
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the place in the month of may, a completely naive niche .... The memories we returned with were all gift from the hotel....let’s thank turn by turn..... The lady at the reception was always charming and smart to understand what the guest desires,...More

Thank aditya k
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We reached here by an Uber cab. The beach entrance is through a railway track and a series of slums and restaurants and cafes. It is a crowded beach and safe to take a stroll. Better to not go alone. There are some parts which...More

Thank Premjish
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

Spending time on the Mt Lavinia beach is a must for those visiting Colombo. Plenty of cafes right along the beach which will cater for your every need. Friday & Saturday nights offer good music for those who like to party.

Thank Keith Carlyle J
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Tacmaroni
29 January 2017|
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Response from Sudantha  S | Reviewed this property |
sorry I could not find any detail. However go there and research the locals will help you for sure
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JoJosss
28 December 2016|
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Response from Vachintha | Reviewed this property |
Hi there... Distance from Mt. Lavinia to Pinnawala is around 100 km. Easiest way to get there is by a taxi which will cost you around 5,000 LKR (Pls note that the cost may vary depending on traffic, type of taxi, waiting... More
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Janet G
18 August 2016|
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Response from Charmaine S | Reviewed this property |
Best beach did surf lessons or serious surfing is Weligama beach down south. Plenty of places on the beach offering lessons
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