THINGS TO DO IN Mount Lavinia

  • Diving
  • Sri Lanka Air Force Meuseum
  • Turtle watching

Mount Lavinia is a popular beach resort town located very close to the capital Colombo.  This suburban beach area is famous for the lovely golden beaches, fondly referred to as the `Golden Mile`, as well as a residential area.

Galle Road, the main road connecting Colombo and the Southern capital of Galle, as well as the rail links between these two main cities run through Mount Lavinia. From the main road to the sea side are a maze of small lanes with attractive old fashioned houses most of which have been converted to small guest houses and hotels. The beach in this area is popular among the local as well as foreigners and is ideal for picnicking, jogging and relaxation. The ocean waters are great for swimming and surfing. Being a beach resort town the main road, the sea side lanes, and the beach front boast various types of eateries and features and an especially lively atmosphere at night.