Being only 8km from the airport, the beach town of Negombo is a great choice if you’re looking for a stop over either before or after your flight.
Getting to Negombo
Bus – There are bus services from the town to Colombo (1 hour) and Kandy (4 hours).
Train – Negombo has a train station with a train to Colombo, but these are slower (2 hours) and less frequent than the bus.
Where to Stay
If you’re looking for a relaxed stay either to start or end your trip in Sri Lanka, you can do a lot worse than staying at the Oreeka Hotel. A few km’s out of Negombo town and from the airport, you can get there by Tuk-Tuk or Taxi and start/end your trip, lazing by the pool.
Food & Drink
The Oreeka Hotel has its own restaurant, which is useful as there was nothing else nearby! Some room packages include dinner and breakfast, with offerings to be a good standard!
What to do in Negombo
As I ended my Sri Lanka trip at the Oreeka Hotel, I didn’t get the chance to explore the town. I am however aware that it has a Dutch Fort and its own beach.