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Holiday In Colombo

Get outta town and get in on cool island vibes in Colombo, Sri Lanka, quick! Dubbed the official commercial capital of Sri Lanka and definitely not the political epicentre, this seaside city has everything you need to relax, and it follows one of the cardinal rules of holiday-making: no serious business!
Instead, spend your holiday to Colombo museum-hopping, Colonial home stalking and of course, market shopping. (Psst. Save on Colombo packages now, splurge on fancy Ceylon teas and gorgeous textiles later. We know how it goes.) Bring an extra suitcase and let’s go!

Things to Do in Colombo

Colombo holidays deliver a mix of old and new, neon and au naturel. Get the inside scoop on ancient Sri Lanka at the National Museum, located near the waterfront, just south of Viharamahadevi Park. From there, you won’t be far from getting your culture fix at the National Art Gallery and the modern art galleries of the Sapumal Foundation. We know why you’re taking a Colombo holiday, so before you hit the tea shacks and sales racks, hike to the top of Mount Lavinia for a baller view of the Laccadive Sea, or find your Zen at Gangaramaya Temple. If the quiet vibes don’t put you in a chill mood, maybe the peaceful presence of many, many Buddhas will do the trick. Before you doze off, pick up one of our sweet Colombo car hire options. The city centre is very walkable, but you might need the boot for your bazaar haul.

Shopping, Dining & Nightlife

Colombo is a designer’s shopping dream. You’ll find ready-to-wear fashions and wall-ready décor in the Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct in Galle Fort and in the shops at the Arcade Independence Square. But if you’re at all crafty, sift through the racks of local textiles and embellishments and make your own showstoppers—or pile them in your closet and think about it.

A plate of fish ambul thiyal, a sour fish curry, and spiced jackfruit will take your tastebuds on an adventure, and your tummy is invited along. Indulge your sweet tooth by biting into a hopper—like a crisp Sri Lakan crepe in the shape of a bowl, which is an ingenious way to keep all the sprinkled sugar and coconut inside. Say what?

When you’re ready to get down, sea level is the place to be. Along the waterfront, north of Kirulapana Canal, you’ll find a long stretch of lovely scenery and baller bars and clubs lining multiple neighbourhoods. Belt out your best shower songs at karaoke bars, chat up the locals in a beachside bistro, crawl pub-to-pub or bust several unsightly new moves at a discotheque. You’ll find a little bit of everything when the sun goes down in Colombo!

What’s Next?

No matter how you get there, it’s time to go to Colombo. Wanna save major dollarydoos in the process? Mix and match ridiculously good-looking deals on airfares and accommodation when you book one of our Colombo holiday packages here at lastminute.com.au. While you’re in an island state of mind, add a holiday to the Maldives, because, y’know, it’s pretty and you want to.

Hotels in Colombo

It won't take you too long to reserve a comfy Colombo hotel. There are more than 135 accommodations currently featured on lastminute.com.au.

If you'd rather spend cash on adventures than on a hotel room, the Hostel at Galle Face and the Backpack Lanka - Central Colombo are two places you should check out. However, if you'd rather relax in luxury on holiday, the Hilton Colombo Residence or the Casa Colombo Hotel might be more to your taste.


Top Hotels for your Colombo Holiday

Marino Beach Colombo
Marino Beach Colombo
5.0 out of 5.0 590 Marine Drive, Colombo, WP
Free Cancellation
AU$93
With a stay at Marino Beach Colombo in Colombo (Kollupitiya), you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Bellagio Casino and Galle Face Beach.
Galadari Hotel
Galadari Hotel
4.0 out of 5.0 64, Lotus Road, Colombo
Free Cancellation
AU$231
Located in Colombo (Fort), Galadari Hotel is a 5-minute walk from Galle Face Green and 7 minutes by foot from Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct.
Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo
Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo
5.0 out of 5.0 1 Centre Road, Galle Face, Colombo
Free Cancellation
AU$252
A stay at Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo places you in the heart of Colombo, a 2-minute drive from Galle Face Green and 6 minutes from Colombo City Centre.
Ocean Edge Suites & Hotel Colombo
Ocean Edge Suites & Hotel Colombo
4.0 out of 5.0 Marine Drive (Kollupitiya), 10th Lane, No.24, Colombo
Free Cancellation
AU$80
With a stay at Ocean Edge Suites & Hotel Colombo in Colombo (Kollupitiya), you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Bellagio Casino and Galle Face Beach.
Mövenpick Hotel Colombo
Mövenpick Hotel Colombo
5.0 out of 5.0 24 Dharmapala Mawatha, Colombo, Western
AU$121
Located in Colombo (Kollupitiya), Mövenpick Hotel Colombo is a 3-minute walk from Liberty Plaza and 7 minutes by foot from United States Embassy Colombo.
Mandarina Colombo
Mandarina Colombo
5.0 out of 5.0 433, Galle Road, Colombo
AU$97
Mandarina Colombo is centrally located in Colombo, a 1-minute walk from Marino Mall and 12 minutes by foot from University of Colombo.

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