Life in the big city

For a day trip beyond the beach, one ride away on our rapid expressway takes you from Negombo to Colombo – our cosmopolitan island capital designed to spoil you with a variety of cultural, shopping, and dining experiences. From the futuristic skyline that rises above the Beira Lake to the refurbished colonial mansion that is now our National Museum, Colombo holds a timeless charm found nowhere else.

The sights of Colombo flawlessly meld eras of culture, starting with the iconic Seema Malaka and Gangaramaya Temples in the heart of the city, as well as the Arcade Independence Square and Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct – both of which are restored colonial buildings that house designer brands and fine dining restaurants. For natural escapes amidst the urban hustle, Viharamahadevi Park and Galle Face Green are also especially welcoming on breezy afternoons, giving you those moments of serenity against the backdrop of a bustling city.