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.
Rooms from £15 a night. Read other traveller’s reviews and book your stay on TripAdvisor by clicking on the links above, or search for other Negombo accommodation by clicking here.
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!
Read other traveller’s reviews of bars and restaurants on TripAdvisor by clicking on the links above, or search for other Negombo bars and restaurants by clicking here.
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.
Last Updated on February 24, 2021 by Sports Tourist