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Mount Lavinia

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #4 of 45 Attractions in Colombo
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Spent a very pleasant afternoon here, lounging in one of the many restaurant/bars, having a few arrack and ginger-beers, eating devilled chicken, watching the world go by away from the appalling vehicle noise and air pollution of central Colombo. You will get approached by a few beach sellers, but if you're clearly not interested in shopping they won't hassle you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

This is one of the most happening spot in Colombo and our visit coincided with water festival which must have been an annual event. I found the entrance fee was somewhat expensive 1000/rs per adult. Lots of activities but the prices was somewhat high. I can see that if tourism is developed here Lanka could rival as a alternative destination... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

One of the best beaches In Sri Lanka. For to swim or to play beach volleyball and etc. Sun bathing is really popular and to view the fishing boats is unforgettable.

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Delhi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Not far from Colombo central. The road goes along the sea and very nice drive along. Good to watch the young men playing cricket & other games on the beach.

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SF, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We went for the beach but also enjoyed wandering around in the grand old hotel. The beach to the Northside of the hotel had a local feel to it and good swimming with a lifeguard tower. As you walk towards the hotel there is an oucroping of rocks that form a nice little somewhat protected cove for shallow water swimming.... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

great beach. got hassled by some local beach boys and vendors but they soon got the impression we were not interested in them. the beach was nice so relaxing !

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

From the city to the beach leading small streets that end at the railroad tracks. To go to the beach or the restaurant you cross the railroad track and this is dangerous, because the rail traffic in this place is very big for the evening. Beach divided massive Mount Lavinia Hotel. The southern part is a huge wide sandy beaches... More 

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Raipur, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Beach side properties, pubs, food joints make it special. Good spa in the area providing exellent service are worth a try. Cheers

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San Diego, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

As I heard Mount Lavinia is one of the best beach destinations in Sri Lanka. It is the best beach I've been so far when I was in Colombo. I think this is a good place to visit for someone in Colombo Sri Lanka.

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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Beach was very clean ....and less crowded ...much better than Galle face in Colombo. Situated at the border edge of Colombo, it has a right balance of being secluded and accessible. The view was very nice but nothing very exceptional. Infact, if one is traveling further southdown to beaches of Bentota and Hikkadua, this one is skip-able unless you are... More 

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