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Mount Lavinia Beach

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Address: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: 94776700439
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Mount Lavinia Beach is located just out of the Colombo city. This beach...

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.

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Lovely beach

We stayed in a hotel nearby mount lavinia beach ... the beach was very nice ... but sometimes gets crowded ... but it is good for people who does not like quiet beaches ... it is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

crowded by local people during the evening time but it's a nice beach to visit in that time. not much good for swimming.. could have dinner from a beach restaurant while enjoying with the beach. for me it's better than Galleface beach area..

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Totally different athmosphere than Galle Green; a must do and must see at sunset. Zillions of kids with lovely paper kites on both beaches. Lavinia being more posh, modern bars and resto's Mount Lavinia Trainstaion to get there! And go and gave Hi tea in Mount Lavinia Hotel, a real treat.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed in a hotel nearby mount lavinia beach ... the beach was very nice ... but sometimes gets crowded ... but it is good for people who does not like quiet beaches ... it is amazing in early morning ... Sands are not so clean ... so dont expect it to be silver clean ... There are some restaurants... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very nice beach, widley, nice sand and sea side. A lot of different restorants, interesting small tample on the rocks in the sea.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Been here many times on weekends, popular with the locals having fun and plying sports. I normally go to feed the beach dogs and have a couple of beers. Beach can sometimes be dirty with litter. Annoying thing about this beach is the locals who constantly ask for money, or try to sell marijuana. They even try to guilt you... More 

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Maldives
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's the perfect beach for the evening walk with the sunset and maybe a coffee? There different kind of average restaurants in the beach but muddy water is not suitable for a swim. Beware of the drug dealers, never buy anything from them.

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Thank Jermanic
Kuala Lumpur
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A half hour ride by 3-wheeler from the city centre is Mount Lavinia beach. There is a railway track running parallel to the sea. Locals enjoy frolicking in the warm water obviously adore the place. So did I the only foreigner around. Glaring is a lack of public amenities.

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Panadura, Sri Lanka
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The beach is nice, not that clean properly. family outings are ok but on the weekends too much of people. food available near the beach but expensive. for train spotting a good place.

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Burnham-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mount Lavinia is quite a luxurious hotel and has been built in phases so is a little bit of a maze until you get used to it. The situation is good with great views around the bay to Colombo. The only downside we found was we were staying one night having flown in to Colombo International Airport that day, were... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a beach great for walking, though there are lots of locals taking a swim or just chilling it out, can get overcrowded in the afternoon till evening. There are lots of restaurants and places to stay. A nice quick getaway.

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