Calling All Sweet Tooths

Negombo edition
By Time Out editors |

Greetings to all the dessert addicts! Here, we give you the ultimate guide to satisfying your sweet cravings. 

Feeling down, hungry or simply just in need of your daily dose of sugar? We know the feeling, so whichever part of Sri Lanka you may be at, we’ve got you covered.

This month, we’ve scoped out the places you can visit in Negombo for a yummy sweet dish!

Dont forget to try some of these hotel restaurants: Sands Restaurant and Waves Restaurant at the Club Hotel Dolphin; Tulips, The Mahogany Room and The 180 Restaurant at Hotel Clarion; The Lagoon at Amagi Lagoon Resort & Spa and The Snapper Restaurant at Reefs Edge. Also, sample the mouthwatering dishes at Lords Restaurant, Carolina Beach Resort & Spa as well as the restaurant at Pledge 3. 

Lords is a restaurant in Negombo
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Restaurants, Fusion

Lords Restaurant

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The restaurant is situated by the Negombo main beach road and has an unusual charm enhanced by its distinctive interior design. Customers can enjoy a selection of dishes ranging from international to Sri Lankan cuisine while watching the sun set over the Negombo town. With a very relaxed vibe, it’s an excellent setting to unwind after an active day at the beach. It has the trendiness of a street café with the wrought iron tables being placed near the road; this gives it an appealing air of informality.

Carolina Beach Hotel is a hotel in Chilaw
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Carolina Beach Resort & Spa

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Carolina Beach is an elegant star class hotel situated in a fishing village in the north western costal area of Sri Lanka. The hotel is totally well secluded from the hustle of the city and has a calm and quiet yet very attractive beach. The beach is exclusively reserved for Carolina guests. The hotel has a beach club & bar, an open air main restaurant and buffet, Polo Bar, Pool Bar, gym, spa, ayurveda spa, a night bar, two swimming pools, suites and cabana type rooms in a lush green setting.

Hotels, Spa hotels

Club Hotel Dolphin

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Club Hotel Dolphin is located in Waikkal and offers a beach getaway just 20 km from Bandaranaike International Airport. This club-concept hotel offers free parking, a spa and 2 large outdoor pools. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. Rooms at Dolphin Club Hotel are tastefully furnished with a flat-screen TV and DVD player. Each is equipped with a tea/coffee maker and hairdryer. Private bathrooms come with shower facilities. Relaxing massage therapies are available at the spa. For those looking to exercise, a tennis court, squash court and fitness centre are available. Dolphin Hotel also provides mini golf facilities and a business centre. Sand Restaurant serves a variety of local dishes and Continental delights. Drinks can be enjoyed at the hotel’s bar. Hotel Club Dolphin is 56 km from Colombo City.

Hotel Clarion provides comfortable accommodation at an affordable price
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Hotel Clarion

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Hotel Clarion is a newly established three star, luxury hotel standing proud on the Colombo–Kandy main highway. 
It is located at Kiribathgoda, far from the hectic city, yet close to the conveniences the city of Colombo has to offer. 
The hotel offers its guests the option to dine from one of its three restaurants; the Mahogany room, 180 and Tulips. 
Superior rooms are delicately furnished with a twin bed or a double bed as well as a wardrobe and a luggage rack. 
Deluxe rooms consist of wide screen high definition TVs, hair dryers, tea/coffee making facilities, mini bar, Wi-Fi, internet as well as safety deposit boxes. The attached bathrooms have all the modern amenities as well as a bathtub.

Hotels, Spa hotels

Amagi Lagoon Resort & Spa

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Bordering the Negombo Lagoon, Amagi Lagoon Resort & Spa offers a peaceful getaway. It features an outdoor swimming pool, a restaurant and rooms with a flat-screen cable TV. Free Wi-Fi and parking are provided. Lagoon Amagi Resort is a 5-minute drive from Arpico Shopping Mall and a 10-minute drive from Negombo Beach. Colombo International Airport is a 15-minute drive away. Tastefully decorated, rooms come with unique wall paintings and colourful cushions. Included in all rooms are a minibar, personal safe and an attached bathroom. Recreational choices include exercising in the gym or lazing by the pool. Luggage storage and shuttle service arrangements can be made at the reception. Guests can sample a variety of local and international dishes at the restaurant. In-room dining options are possible with room service.

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Pledge 3

The perfect moment begins with the perfect setting. It's more than a holiday, more than a resort. It's simply a collage of perfect, timeless moments in Negombo, Sri Lanka. 
The unique and elegant exterior at Pledge3 has created a world of harmony and privacy, with uncompromising attention to the requirements of guests. 
At Pledge3, luxury, calm and beauty are fostered in a unique style, imparting a new aesthetic excellence to the concept of comfort. Pledge3 is located in the heart of the most fashionable and exclusive neighbourhood of Negombo. 
The Deluxe Rooms provide cosy comfort and the latest amenities for a comfortable stay. The Attic Suites consists of luxury bedding, tastefully crafted furniture, wooden floor, quixotic lighting, contemporary bathrooms, leisure area, executive workstations and much more.

Hotels, Spa hotels

Reef Edge

Reef Edge is located in Matara just 50 metres from Polhena Reef. It offers a spa and wellness centre and an a la carte restaurant serving seafood specialties. The resort provides room service, barbecue facilities and easy access to the beach.Featuring two types of accommodation, guests can choose to stay in the fan-cooled standard rooms or the luxury rooms offering a TV, air conditioning and seating area. Rooms include a private bathroom with hot shower facility and free toiletries. Extras include a desk and ironing facilities.At Reef Edge you will find a private beach area. Other facilities offered at the property include grocery deliveries, meeting facilities and luggage storage. An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including cycling, diving and snorkelling.The resort is located about 200 km from Katunayake International Airport and 5 km from Werahena Budda Statue and Dondra Lighthouse. Matara railway station is located about 1.5 km away, while the bus stand is about 2 km from the resort. Guests can enjoy whale watching in Mirissa located 4 km away.

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