Shopping Experience in Negombo – Everything you need in a one small town.

Colombo International airport

Colombo International airport | shankar s. , Flickr ,  (CC BY 2.0)

Besides the spellbinding beach views and palatable dishes, Negombo is also popular for shopping. Here’s a breakdown of the shopping experience offered by this little town.

Last minute clothes shopping

Negombo is only minutes away from the Bandaranaike Airport thus is the best place to get everything you need before the start of your trip to this exotic island, from beachwear to summer hats and etc. Shopping centers like Fashion Bug, LUV SL and Molly Boulevard are some the options you can choose from in Negombo.

Last minute souvenir shopping

In Negombo Sri Lanka, hotels offer gift shops with a collection of stunning jewelry and souvenirs. Ranging from leather bags, pouches, wooden elephants, seashell souvenirs and so much more, Negombo will help you find the perfect gift. Apart from hotel gift shops, LUV SL and 4 Seasons are other places with some nice stuff.

The fish market

The Negombo fish market is an impressive sight as it is right on the beach and in close proximity of most beach hotels such as Hotel J Negombo. Thus if you want to taste freshly caught exotic seafood, this is where you should go. The prices in the market are also quite reasonable and are often negotiable.

Tea shopping

Ceylon tea is known around the world for its exotic flavour and classic texture and is definitely worth taking back from your trip. Get your hands on some of Sri Lanka’s best tea at Tea Zone, O.K Negombo Craft Jeweller or Dewon Tea Shop.


Things to Do When You’re in Kalutara – There’s More than Just Fun in the Sun

Your swimsuits should be the first items in the bag, but don’t miss out on the rest of the amazing experience. Instead, be informed and ready for more discoveries than you thought.

From the Ocean to the Freshwaters


Photo Credit : AVANI Kalutara Resort.

Being a coastal city, Kalutara offers the ultimate beachside experience which includes jet skiing, snorkeling, swimming and diving. However, those who prefer the calm freshwater ripples are welcomed by the Kalutara Lagoon which offers plenty of wind and splashes for water sports enthusiasts before it pours in to the Indian Ocean next to the AVANI Kalutara Resort.


The Holy White Glow

No one misses offering tithe to the Kalutara Stupa, even if traveling by public transport. When riding by train, people flock towards the windows to proffer a handful of coins to the temple premises as the train speeds past many a Kalutara resort which lie along the coastline en route to the south of the country.


The Home of the Headman

Its location atop a small hill, the gurgling of the Kalu River and the mixture of eastern and western architectural patterns of the early twentieth century make the former village chief man’s residence an enchanting venue.


Mangosteen Madness

Mangosteen, Fruit, Fruit Photo

When the season for the purple magosteen is on, you will find vendors with little carts on either side of the road selling these delicious fruits.

Fritzjames Stephen is a travel writer, who writes content based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life.


Dubai’s Neighbourhood of Deira – Highlights of the City

As one of the Middle East’s most popular tourist hotspots, Dubai is a dream destination for travellers around the globe.

Gold Souks

The Gold Souk is located in the district of Al Dhagaya and is a marvellous experience even if you are not buying heaps of gold. Definitely, one of the best things to do in Deira Dubai a scout of the glittering Gold Souk comes highly recommended.

Explore Heritage House

This is a courtyard house built in 1890 by a rich pearl merchant; open to the public the place is perfect for culture buffs to observe traditional décor and lifestyles of a bygone era.

Spice Souk

A fragrant bazaar to explore the Spice Souk is a fabulous location for all food aficionados. Located a few feet from the Deira Old Souq Arab Station it’s just 12 minutes for guests at AVANI Deira Dubai Hotel this market offers all the flavours of an ancient Arabic market.

Fly Like a Bird with Seawings

Seawings deal with aerial sightseeing around Dubai and Abu Dhabi via a seaplane. Enjoy the on-water take off and 360-degree bird’s eye views of cosmopolitan Dubai and its glistening coastline.

Fritzjames Stephen is a travel writer, who writes content based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life.