Typical Weather: Warm & Sunny
Distance from Colombo: 12 km
Located towards the south of Colombo, Mount Lavinia is an immediate Colombo city suburb and the Mount Laviniabeach is one of the better known locations to relax even during colonial times. It lies alongside a windswept headland jutting into the waters of the Indian Ocean. The sand is the softest while the waves are calm and clear. The Governor’s House built in 1805 by Sir Thomas Maitland, now forms part of the famous Mount Lavinia Hotel.