Traditional fishing boat

Destination

Negombo Holidays

Iconic fishing town

Only six miles from Bandaranaike International Airport, Negombo has golden-sand beaches that offer both beauty and the convenience of having a sand trap close to so many urban delights. It’s the perfect place to pause and explore before continuing your tour of Sri Lanka, or reserving as a special treat to enjoy on your way home.

Take a stroll down to the beaches and watch the fisherman rein in their prize catch to sell at local fish markets, and in the evening indulge in a seafood grill, caught from the very same waters when you dine at one of the many restaurants that line the shore.

Visit Little Rome and be charmed by the splendour of it's Roman Catholic cathedrals and churches. Or, spend your days by relaxing by the pool with a refreshing fruit cocktail in hand as the sun dips below the horizon of the Indian Ocean. With an array of shops, bars, vibrant nightlife and beach hotels, no matter how you spend your time in Negombo, it might just be your highlight of Sri-Lanka. 

Essential Information
  • Time Zone GMT +5:30 hours
  • Currency LKR - Sri Lankan rupee
  • Visa Information British citizens must obtain an online visa prior to travel.
  • Language Tamil, Sinhalese and English
  • Flight Time Approx.11 hours direct from London Heathrow, or varied indirect times via the Middle East.
  • Health Information No special vaccinations are required for travel to Sri Lanka. It's important you contact your GP for the latest recommendations.

Top Tips from our Experts

Mel

Destination Specialist

"Negombo is rich with culture and heritage. Known as a centuries old fishing village with busy fish market. The fishermen continue to use traditional methods of fishing in the lagoon and sea. Take a morning walk along the shore to sea these fishermen returning from their morning catch. "

Our favourite hotels

Our favourite places to stay are below. We know everyone is different, so if you can’t see something you like, we'd be more than happy to help.

Heritance Negombo

Heritance Negombo

Negombo

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£869 pp

Heritance Negombo

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