Negombo is a great place to stay after your international travels. Situated approximately 30 minutes away from the airport it allows you to quickly escape the hustle and bustle of Colombo upon arriving in Sri Lanka.
Using the PickMe app it cost us 950 rupees to get us to our accommodation.
Set by the seaside you can watch the fisherman bring in their catch in the early mornings or refresh after your travels with a dip in the ocean.
We stayed one night at the Petit Guesthouse and Restaurant. The photos were outdated so we were surprised at the lack of amenities and age of the property. However, for budget accommodation, it certainly did the job as the beds were comfortable and the breakfast included was delicious making is a good place to rest after a long travel day.
Although, we’d recommend spending a little bit more and booking into the Jetwing Blue or Golden Sands resorts. They’ve got direct beach access, large pools and dining.
For great food, at local prices, we’d advise Zands Kitchen and Bar. With on the beach dining and hottest 100 tunes playing this is a great spot to soak up the Negombo atmosphere. The Sri Lankan Curry Roti Duo and the Fisherman’s Net were scrumptious.
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