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Negombo & Chilaw

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Palm-fringed beaches and golden swathes of sand

Sri Lanka’s west coast includes the island’s most established beach resort, Negombo, where there’s always plenty to do, as well as lesser known Chilaw for those seeking a more relaxing place to enjoy time beside the sea.

Why visit Negombo & Chilaw?

  • Wide sandy beaches
  • Watersports
  • Historic buildings
  • Excellent dining options
  • Short drive from Colombo airport
  • Within easy reach of Kandy
  • Bird watching in Chilaw
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Heritance Negombo - Exterior

Heritance Negombo

From £49 pp

A wonderfully chic beachfront hotel.

Jetwing Blue - Pool

Jetwing Blue

From £62 pp
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Jetwing Blue straddles the bronze sandy shores of Negombo and is within easy reach of local shops, bars and restaurants.

Jetwing Beach - Pool and beach

Jetwing Beach

From £62 pp
Silver Plus

Jetwing Beach nestles among palm trees along one of Sri Lanka's most beautiful sun-kissed beaches in Negombo.

Anantaya Resort Chilaw - Aerial

Anantaya Resort & Spa

From £66 pp
Silver Plus

Anantaya Resort & Spa is an enchanting hotel tucked away in Chilaw with a soft sandy beach on one side and mangrove-fringed lagoon on the other.

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The facts:

Getting there: The drive from Colombo airport to Negombo is approximately 30 minutes and Chilaw is 1 hour 45 minutes.

Best time to travel: The west coast’s weather is governed by the south western monsoon. Average temperatures throughout the year rarely drop below 30ºC but the sunniest weather is from November to April, while rainfall is at its highest between June and September.

Negombo Climate:

Negombo Climate Chart