A city by the Sea
Looking for the best way to begin your journey in the bustling capital city of Sri Lanka? Head over to Mount Lavinia to experience a perfect blend of entertainment and tranquillity in magnificent Colombo.
Located about 10 kilometres away from the capital city of Sri Lanka, Mount Lavinia is a popular coastal city offering you plenty of things to see and do. It’s best known for its ‘Golden Mile’ of beaches, and some of the leading hotels such as Berjaya Hotel Colombo. Also, it’s one of the relaxing escapes close to the beach.
The origin of the name for this beautiful coastal town is woven around a wonderful story. It dates back to the 19th Century where the then Governor of Ceylon Sir Thomas Maitland had to accompany his lover by a secret tunnel since he was in love with an ordinary local dancer. Knowing this fact, the Kind had ordered the officer to leave the country and he named the manor as Mount Lavinia House. Later, the town took on its name as ‘Mount Lavinia’.
View a glorious sunset
Although the entire Colombo city is blessed with beautiful sunset views, the best sunset can be viewed from Mount Lavinia Beach. If you are staying at a hotel in Mount Lavinia, you can simply sit by the beachside and witness how the area looks like a colourful palate of varying hues.
Mount Lavina Beach
Being one of the best sea-bathing sports in Sri Lanka, Mount Lavina Beach hosts some of the amazing sunsets and its sea waves are ideal for swimmers. The coastal strip is lined with high-end restaurants and bars.
Filled with wanderlust that seeks to explore distant shores and captivated by the colors and vibrancy of exotic cultures, Kanya Mae writes on the beautiful, exciting, and enchanting wonders of the world. She is a writer who not only has a passion for travel, but also has a background in fashion, art and media. Google+