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Beauty vs Trash!

Mount Lavinia Beach has always been beautiful. Another one of Sri Lanka’s beautiful sandy golden... read more

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Sri Jayawardenepura, Sri Lanka
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Great for beach picknicking

We went on a Saturday AND Sunday morning - it's a 30 minutes to 45 minute drive from Colombo on a... read more

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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...more
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Reviewed today via mobile

Great Sri Lanka restaurant with great service and the most romantic view in the city during night time

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Mount Lavinia Beach has always been beautiful. Another one of Sri Lanka’s beautiful sandy golden beaches. So it breaks my heart to say that the trash/ rubbish that is on the beach is just horrible. It’s sad that people have no respect for their own...More

Thank RDFe
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I was a little shocked at how downtrodden this beach was. When I was a child, this beach seemed a lot more attractive. It was pretty deserted when I was there, and the sea seemed too rough & unclean to swim safely. There were also...More

Thank XaineB
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a Saturday AND Sunday morning - it's a 30 minutes to 45 minute drive from Colombo on a weekend morning. The sea was too rough for proper swimming but perfect for paddling (we had a 5 year old with us) and shell...More

Thank RachiPoggle
Reviewed 1 week ago

well maintained and tucked away in the mesmerizing Mount Lavinia location....everytime one visits it, the trip enhances its attraction for returning....lovely

Thank cdrdixit
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The sea was quite rough. Bit unsafe but brilliant place to walk and play games with friends. Rather crowded on weekends and holidays.

Thank AviMF
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited over the weekend with family. Kids loved hanging out at the beach. We ordered seafood items. All tasty. Great customer service. Very safe and definitely a place to visit with friends and family. It's a private beach belonging to the mount Lavinia hotel.

Thank Moderage M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Beach is fantastic for relaxing and walking in the waves. The sea is very rough - as I was there in May it was not possible to swim. Fortunately, there is a Mount Lavinia Hotel nearby where you can swim in the outside pool...More

Thank Ana B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ocean here is quite rough but no crowds and hence a great place to visit. You shall find few newly to be married couples getting photographed here. Must visit.

2  Thank 27Nam
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mount Lavinia beach is an ideal location to get a quick taste of vitamin sea when in Colombo. There are alot of chilled out pubs and restaurants along the beach stretch. It's better to avoid this beach on weekends and public holidays as it can...More

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28 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
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
Janet G
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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