Kurana, Negombo, Sri Lanka
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Sri Lanka, officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, is an island country in South Asia, located in the Indian Ocean southwest of the Bay of Bengal and southeast of the Arabian Sea. It is geographically separated from the Indian subcontinent by the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait. Sir Jayawardenepura Kotte is its legislative capital, and Columbo is its largest city and centre of commerce.
Sri Lanka's documented history spans 3,000 years, with evidence of prehistoric human settlements dating back at least 125,000 years. It has a rich cultural heritage, and the first known Buddhist writings of Sri Lanka, the Pali Canon, date back to the Fourth Buddhist council in 29 BC. Its geographic location and deep harbours made it of great strategic importance from the time of the ancient Silk Road through to the modern Maritime Silk Road. Its location as a major trading hub made it known to both the far East as well as the European continent from as far back as the Anuradhapura period. The country's trade in luxury goods and spices attracted traders of many nations, creating Sri Lanka's diverse population. During a period of great political crisis the Portuguese, whose arrival in Sri Lanka was largely accidental, sought to control the island's maritime regions and its lucrative external trade. The Portuguese possessions were later taken over by the Dutch. The Dutch possessions were then taken by the British, who later extended their control over the whole island, colonising it from 1815 to 1948. Resistance to the British was immediate. A national movement for political independence arose in the early 20th century; and in 1948, Ceylon became a republic, and it adopted its current name in 1972. Sri Lanka's recent history has been marred by a 26-year civil war, which ended decisively when the Sri Lanka Armed Forces defeated the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam in 2009.
Sri Lanka's current constitution stipulates it as a republic and unitary state governed by a semi-presidential system. It has had a long history of international engagement, as a founding member of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), and a member of the United Nations, the Commonwealth of Nations, the G77, and the Non-Aligned Movement. Sri Lanka is rated "high" on the Human Development Index (HDI), with its HDI rating and per capita income the highest among South Asian nations. The Sri Lankan constitution accords Buddhism the "foremost place", although it does not identify it as a state religion. Buddhism is given special privileges in the Sri Lankan constitution.
Sri Lanka is home to many cultures, languages and ethnicities. The majority of the population are from the Sinhalese ethnicity, while a large minority of Tamils have also played an influential role in the island's history. Moors, Burghers, Malays, Chinese, and the indigenous Vedda are also established groups.
Prehistoric Sri Lanka
The pre-history of Sri Lanka goes back 125,000 years and possibly even as far back as 500,000 years. The era spans the Paleolithic, Mesolithic, and early Iron Ages. Among the Paleolithic human settlements discovered in Sri Lanka, Pahiyangala (named after the Chinese traveller monk Faxian), which dates back to 37,000 BP, Batadombalena.......(28,500 BP) and Belilena (12,000 BP) are the most important. In these caves, archaeologists have found the remains of anatomically modern humans which they have named Balangoda Man, and other evidence suggesting that they may have engaged in agriculture and kept domestic dogs for driving game.
Ancient Sri Lanka
According to the Mahavamsa, a Sinhalese chronicle written in Pali, the original inhabitants of Sri Lanka are said to be the Yakshas and Nagas. Ancient cemeteries that were used before 600 BC and other signs of advanced civilisation have also been discovered in Sri Lanka. Sinhalese history traditionally starts in 543 BC with the arrival of Prince Vijaya, a semi-legendary prince who sailed with 700 followers to Sri Lanka, after being expelled from Vanga Kingdom (present-day Bengal). He established the Kingdom of Tambapanni, near modern-day Mannar. Vijaya (Singha) is the first of the approximately 189 monarchs of Sri Lanka described in chronicles such as the Dipavamsa, Mahāvaṃsa, Culavamsa, and Rājāvaliya.
Post-classical Sri Lanka
Following a seventeen-year-long campaign, Vijayabahu I successfully drove the Chola out of Sri Lanka in 1070, reuniting the country for the first time in over a century. Upon his request, ordained monks were sent from Burma to Sri Lanka to re-establish Buddhism, which had almost disappeared from the country during the Chola reign. During the medieval period, Sri Lanka was divided into three sub-territories, namely Ruhunu, Pihiti and Maya.
Early Modern Sri Lanka
The early modern period of Sri Lanka begins with the arrival of Portuguese soldier and explorer Lourenco de Almeida, the son of Francisco de Almeida, in 1505. In 1517, the Portuguese built a fort at the port city of Colombo and gradually extended their control over the coastal areas. In 1592, after decades of intermittent warfare with the Portuguese, Vimaladharmasuriya I moved his kingdom to the inland city of Kandy, a location he thought more secure from attack. In 1619, succumbing to attacks by the Portuguese, the independent existence of the Jaffna kingdom came to an end.
Sri Lanka lies on the Indian Plate, a major tectonic plate that was formerly part of the Indo-Australian Plate. It is in the Indian Ocean southwest of the Bay of Bengal, between latitudes 5 degrees and 10 degrees N, and longitudes 79 degrees and 82 degrees E. Sri Lanka is separated from the mainland portion of the Indian subcontinent by the Gulf of Mannar and Palk Strait. According to Hindu mythology, a land bridge existed between the Indian mainland and Sri Lanka. It now amounts to only a chain of limestone shoals remaining above sea level. Legends claim that it was passable on foot up to 1480 AD, until cyclones deepened the channel. Portions are still as shallow as 1 metre (3 ft), hindering navigation. The island consists mostly of flat to rolling coastal plains, with mountains rising only in the south-central part. The highest point is Pidurutalagala, reaching 2,524 metres (8,281 ft) above sea level.
The climate is tropical and warm, due to the moderating effects of ocean winds. Mean temperatures range from 17 °C (62.6 °F) in the central highlands, where frost may occur for several days in the winter, to a maximum of 33 °C (91.4 °F) in other low-altitude areas. Average yearly temperatures range from 28 °C (82.4 °F) to nearly 31 °C (87.8 °F). Day and night temperatures may vary by 14 °C (25.2 °F) to 18 °C (32.4 °F).
According to the International Monetary Fund, Sri Lanka's GDP in terms of purchasing power parity is the second most highest in the South Asian region in terms of per capita income.
In the 19th and 20th centuries, Sri Lanka became a plantation economy famous for its production and export of cinnamon, rubber, and Ceylon tea, which remains a trademark national export. The development of modern ports under British rule raised the strategic importance of the island as a centre of trade. From 1948 to 1977, socialism strongly influenced the government's economic policies. Colonial plantations were dismantled, industries were nationalised, and a welfare state established. In 1977, the free market economy was introduced to the country incorporating privatisation, deregulation, and the promotion of private enterprise.
Sri Lanka is the 57th most populated nation in the world, with roughly 21,670,000 people, and an annual population growth rate of 1.14%. Sri Lanka has a birth rate of 17.6 births per 1,000 people and a death rate of 6.2 deaths per 1,000 people. Population density is highest in western Sri Lanka, especially in and around the capital. Sinhalese constitute the largest ethnic group in the country, with 74.8% of the total population.
Sri Lanka is a multi-religious country. Buddhists comprise 70% of the population, with the Theravada school being predominant. Most Buddhists are of the Sinhalese ethnic group. Buddhism was introduced to Sri Lanka in the 2nd century BCE by Venerable Mahinda. A sapling of the Bodhi Tree under which the Buddha attained enlightenment was brought to Sri Lanka during the same time. The Pali Canon (Thripitakaya), having previously been preserved as an oral tradition, was first committed to writing in Sri Lanka around 30 BCE.
With a literacy rate of 92.5%, Sri Lanka has one of the most literate populations amongst developing nations. Its youth literacy rate stands at 98%, computer literacy rate at 35%, and primary school enrolment rate at over 99%.[An education system which dictates 9 years of compulsory schooling for every child is in place. The free education system established in 1945, is a result of the initiative of C.W.W. Kannangara and A. Ratnayake. It is one of the few countries in the world that provide universal free education from primary to tertiary stage.
With a wide sandy beach, big hotels, and handy proximity to Colombo, Negombo is one of Sri Lanka’s most popular resorts. Beyond its sands lies an interesting mix: a colonial-built canal and crumbled fort; a lively fish market, traditional fishing communities, and a wildlife-rich lagoon. Start planning for Negombo. Create a Trip to save and organize all of your travel ideas, and see them on a map
OUR RESORT HOTELS FOR SALE
RESORT HOTEL NO 1 - ASKING PRICE: 13 MILLION USD
The 68 well-appointed guest rooms and suites offer spectacular accommodation in Negombo. The room categories comprise of standard, deluxe and luxury suites, each boasting a fresh and relaxing setting, with contemporary design, modern amenities and world-class comfort as well as private balconies, overlooking the lagoon, pool or garden. The suites are equipped with private Jacuzzis on the balcony – your own private sanctuary.
Our resort serves as a dining destination for both residents and visitors. Your culinary adventure begins at Moyã – a fine-dining seafood restaurant in Negombo which takes its name from the Sinhalese term for the place where the lagoon meets the sea, an ideal representation for the restaurant that is designed around the succulent delicacies available in the seas around Sri Lanka. The Catamaran Restaurant offers guests an opportunity to experience cuisines from around the world, prepared to perfection by our team of skilled chefs. For private dining experiences, the Tree House can accommodate up to 15 guests and The Pontoon can accommodate up to 20 guests.
Quiet evenings can be spent enjoying a variety of innovative cocktails, classic drinks and fine wines on the Grand Lawn or Sunset Deck, which boasts spectacular vistas and glorious sunsets over the lagoon waters.
Bask in the warm Sri Lankan sun whilst you relax by the pool before a cool dip to unwind your mind and body.
Our resort hotel is located just 10 minutes (7.7 KM) from Sri Lanka’s premier international airport and the coastal tourist-centric town of Negombo.
Set foot within a truly stunning abode, crafted to perfection and replete with every modern comfort imaginable! The 20 Standard Rooms of our hotel pave the way for relaxed and laid-back living, where your every whim will be taken care of. Pick and choose from beautiful garden views, the glistening waters of the Negombo Lagoon, or opt for bustling scenes of the town itself as the backdrop to your escape here at our resort, one of the finest hotels near Negombo Lagoon.
Fully air-conditioned and stoked with an array of conveniences and modern furnishings that one will surely fall in love with, each of our 44 Deluxe Rooms allows guests to take in beautiful sights from their own private balcony of one of the best hotels in Negombo Sri Lanka. Watch as the sparkling waters of the lagoon dance to their own tune whilst coconut palms sway to and fro.
As one of the best hotels in Negombo, relaxation and luxury reign supreme within the spacious surrounds of our Suite Rooms that affords corporate guests as well as couples an excellent rest to call their own. Enjoy spending time in a private Jacuzzi as well as staying connected with speedy Wi-Fi internet at any time of your choosing.
One will find a multitude of things to do whilst remaining in awe of the Suite’s warm ambiance.
Moya Seafood Restaurant Negombo
Our resort hotel's remarkable fine dining restaurant offers an exquisite selection of fresh, local seafood masterfully prepared with seasonal flavours, ranking it high among seafood restaurants in Negombo. Floor-to-ceiling windows in the restaurant ensure expansive panoramic views of the lagoon, Indian Ocean and the surrounding locale. Moyã takes its name from the Sinhalese term for the place where the lagoon meets the sea, an ideal representation for the restaurant that is designed around the succulent delicacies available in the seas around Sri Lanka. Choose from a customised selection of fresh seafood that can be prepared to your taste in an open kitchen. Located on the rooftop, Moyã offers both indoor and alfresco dining options. Moyã isn’t just a seafood restaurant; it’s a seafood experience.
The Floating Deck
Docked at Amagi Aria, The Floating Deck is a new and unique venue for private dinners, floating barbeques, cocktail sessions or simple extraordinary dining experience, with the stunning lagoon view to set your sights to.
The Lawn Deck Restaurant
Outdoor dining along the lagoon shore. An ideal location to unwind and mingle, with kaleidoscopic views of the lagoon as your backdrop. Or reminisce great memories with your loved ones at a perfectly planned candlelight dinner under the glistening stars. There’s so much we can say – with inspiration taken from the magnificent view from The Lawn Deck.
Catamaran Restaurant Negombo
This all-day-dining restaurant offers guests an opportunity to experience cuisines from around the world, prepared to perfection by our hotel resort’s team of skilled chefs. Amidst the contemporary setting of one of the best restaurants in Negombo.
Tree House in Negombo
The Tree House is one of the best places to eat in Negombo with an open dining venue set on two levels, right beside the lagoon, offering a tranquil atmosphere for either a romantic dinner or an intimate gathering. The tree house sits around a giant mangrove and is ideal for small private parties.
Water Sports in Negombo
Step out into lagoon paradise with a range of aquatic adventures designed to offer the best water sports in Negombo. The protected lagoon waters provide a fantastic area for water-based activities, and there’s plenty of choice to keep all ages happy. Take advantage of it all with our array of water sports and activities. Hop aboard a jet ski, feel the thrill on a speed boat or the choices are simply endless and are guaranteed to keep your adrenaline pumping and the fun overflowing.
Keep your workout consistent while on vacation at one of the top-ranked Negombo Lagoon hotels. For the more active guests, our resort hotel offers a gym, located on the 03rd floor on the main building by the Spa. Modern equipment is available for an effective workout in a relaxing environment.
On-site Balinese Ayu Spa
Being one of the exclusive luxury Sri Lanka spa hotels, we are extremely conscious of your health and wellness. This Negombo spa hotel is one of the finest wellness hotels in Sri Lanka specially designed to ensure your total wellbeing. Escape into a world of bliss within our spacious spa and indulge in therapeutic treatment to rejuvenate and revitalise your body and soul that will make you discover a ‘brand new’ you.
Family Swimming Pool
Enjoy a leisurely swim or relax and cool off with the swimming pool at one of the most serene family hotels in Sri Lanka, overlooking the pristine lagoon, tree house, sunset deck and the landscaped garden. The kids’ pool allows our little guests to splash and play the day away. Drinks and light snacks are served on the open-air pool deck, which offers guests an ideal setting to simply relax under the sun. For added convenience, the pool area is equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi.
Transport from Bandaranaike International Airport
Being amongst hotels near Bandaranaike International Airport, let us simplify your arrival with a convenient and comfortable transfer from the airport to our hotel resort with absolute ease. And when it is time for you to bid farewell, we will be most pleased to ensure you get to the airport safely and on time with our airport drop services. In addition, we provide transport to any destination in the country with our own chauffer’s. Simply speak to our front office team to arrange your transport.
Located just north of Colombo, Negombo is a charismatic fishing village that is in close proximity to the country’s main airport. It is often referred to as “Little Rome,” and is home to a number of 17th-century churches and forts, bringing about an old-world atmosphere. The town was captured by the Portuguese in the late 16th century and later by the Dutch in 1640 and 1644, followed by the British in 1796.
Travelers looking for hotels near Negombo will find our hotel resort to be ideally situated, not only for its close proximity to the beach but also for its easy access to Colombo city via the highway and as a convenient base to a number of attractions around the country.
Meetings and Events
With its ideal location and idyllic setting, our resort hotel is considered one of the top resorts near Colombo Airport, with the perfect venue for lasting memories, be it a spirited business encounter or a private affair. Set within easy reach of the international airport and Colombo Expressway, our resort is your ideal Negombo meeting venue, be it business meetings and get-together to events and intimate celebrations.
Bordering the lagoon, our resort hotel features versatile indoor and outdoor event spaces that can be customized to your requirements, ideally complemented with modern audio-visual equipment, personalised service, impeccable food offerings and contemporary settings.
From private business functions to large-scale corporate events, our resort hotel is considered a business hotel in Negombo that features versatile meeting venues that can be perfectly set up to suit individual needs. We will help you plan everything from business conferences to social functions, reflecting your own unique theme. With modern audio-visual equipment and meeting facilities on offer along with mouth-watering catering options, your event is destined to be exceptional.
Our resort hotel is a haven for couples who wish to capture their romantic spirit; imagine simply escaping into the tranquillity of a destination wedding atmosphere. As one of the most celebrated wedding hotels, our hotel resort offers one of the most beautiful banquets halls in Negombo and can range from the simplest ceremony through to the grandest celebration.
A picturesque lagoon-front resort with a private deck and expansive garden provides a breathtaking backdrop for your wedding album and ideal venues to say “I do”. The resort’s team of proactive staff is on hand to offer expert guidance and will work with the couple from start to the end ensuring a stress-free, flawless occasion.
We offer unique settings to create the vision of your dreams. The Ballroom and the lagoon-front garden and deck lend the perfect backdrop for a magnificent wedding celebration in Negombo, setting the stage for memories of a lifetime.
RESORT HOTEL NO 2 - ASKING PRICE: 3 MILLION USD
Stretching over 2 acres along Sri Lanks's north-west coast, our resort hotel is located between Marawila Lagoon and Marawila Beach. We are an hour's drive from Colombo International Airport. Marawila is the home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. Marawila is a charismatic fishing village located along the North Western coastal belt of the Puttalam District. The stunning sandy beaches and the thick vegetation of the area has made the town a popular tourist destination, with many visitors flocking the town throughout the year. Marawila is also home to an abundance of flora and fauna, including several endemic plants as well as a large population of migrant birds.
Our resort hotel was built with the intention of providing an opportunity for guests to move into the lagoon and to experience new styles of recreation. Located just 7 km away from the country's main airport, it is one of the most closest and ideal for guests who envisage quick access to the airport.
Our resort hotel offers guests 27 spacious rooms equipped with a range of amenities to ensure a comfortable stay, rooms are situated beachfront and pool front, offering delightful views of the hotel's manicured garden and surrounding greenery.
Room and Resort Facilities
Surround yourself with comfort and absolute privacy in one of our hotel resort's standard Rooms, tastefully designed. Each Standard Room is perfectly integrated with the island's natural beauty, providing an incomparable location for relaxation and quietude. Laze the hours away in your charming hideaway with all the finest comforts and amenities at hand.
Step into your Superior Room and enter an idyllic seclusion, balanced by all the modern conveniences expected of a luxury resort. This is the ideal private enclave for those who yearn for tranquility and wish to escape the pressures of daily life. Melding unstinting luxury with the mesmerising beauty of the surrounding environment, this private haven will make your stay truly remarkable.
Your Superior Room offers the following in addition to our Standard Rooms:
Live like royalty at our hotel resort's lavishly-designed Deluxe Room and experience gentle cosseting in a blissful environment. Relax and unwind in the rarified sumptuousness of this magnificent room. which is capable of accommodating up to four people. If necessary, a third bed may also be added. Steeped in luxury and uniqueness, this spacious room offers an ambiance of opulence, relaxation and absolute privacy.
Your Deluxe Room offers the following in addition to our Standard Rooms:
Restaurant and Bars
The hotel resort features a restaurant (lagoon), two bars (Catamaran and the Tree House), 40 ft swimming pool, state of the art fully equipped gymnasium, modern spa and a banquet hall.
The hotel resort's main restaurant - the Lagoon, offers a vast selection of Sri Lankan and International cuisine to delight your taste buds. Savour your way through superb culinary creations and indulge your senses with mouthwatering dishes prepared by our expert chefs.
This air-conditioned restaurant can accommodate up to 80 people and has an impressionable atmosphere and combines dining with excellent service. Lagoon Restaurant offers stunning views of nature, allowing guests to absorb the beauty of their surroundings as they dine on delicious fare.
The bar in the main restaurant, the Catamaran, is the perfect place for guests to kick back with a few friends with a glass of wine or our signature cocktails. Feel the troubles of the world melt away as you ease off in a gentle and relaxed atmosphere. An evening at the Catamaran is the perfect way to round off a great day at our hotel resort.
Tree House Bar
Tantalise your palate as you explore the various dishes that our tempting menus have to offer. Our hotel resort offers a delectable assortment of local and international cuisine that will delight your palate and leave your taste buds tingling. Choose from extensive menus at the hotel resort's main restaurant or sip on your favourite drink at the restaurant's bar or at the uniquely located Tree House Bar.
Enter a whole new state of exaltation by spending a day luxuriating at the hotel resort's spa, where soothing massages and gentle fragrances blend into an exciting adventure for the mind, body and soul. Designed to present a serene, tranquil atmosphere to relax the senses, the spa at our hotel resort offers a tantalising range of treatments that are administered by the expert hands of therapists. The interior of the spa is complemented with an ambiance of bright hues and is completed by tangy aromas wafting in the air.
Choose from a wide array of treatments and let natural minerals replenish your skin and warm your body and soul. Lingering fragrances of oils resound the tranquility of the surroundings and will relax your entire being.
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