Must Stays in Mount Lavinia 0 687

Mount Lavinia Beach is located just out of the Colombo city and is Sri Lanka’s main sea-bathing spot and host to many instaworthy sunsets. Here, depending on the season, the waves can be swimmable (at other times can be very rough, with undertow)

TIP: If no one else is swimming, don’t swim.

People sell swimsuits, inflatable balls, sour mango, and manioca chips. The strip also hosts higher-end restaurants such as Steam Boat Restaurant, Sugar Beach, Loon Tao and Shore by O! among others. The main draw, however, is still the beach. Lately, it’s been clear, relatively non-violent and full of people. It is important, however, to always be wary of the Colombo seas. Like we said before waves are breaking directly on the shore and the rips have pulled people way out to sea. It’s always wise to swim near groups and always keep a close eye on children (and dogs). 

If you’re just wading up to your hips and building sandcastles, however, Mount Beach is fine. Around 6 PM it also has some amazing sunsets. If you live here or are only visiting Colombo for a few days, Mount Beach is a decent dip in the sea. We understand that it will be difficult for newcomers to the city to pick ideal and comfortable locations in Mount Lavinia so we took the liberty of picking out some of the best properties for you to enjoy your stay.

Yoho Mount Republic

Yoho Mount Republic is a boutique hotel consisting of 5 rooms. Just a stone’s throw away from the beach this serene property consists of two twin rooms and Six double bedrooms including a very spacious honeymoon suite. 

Yoho Mount Republic is ideal for small families or couples visiting the city. It features a shared kitchen for those who prefer to make their own meals, a common lounge area, and a large terrace to enjoy the sunset without having to step out to the beach. If required, the staff at Yoho Mount Republic will be happy to arrange for your laundry to be done at a minimal fee. Furthermore, in keeping with the Yoho Promise* you will be assured of a comfortable stay at a very affordable rate.

Yoho Mount Sea Pal

Located in the much-celebrated Mount Lavinia Beach, Yoho Mount Sea Pal is the ideal for the beach lover in you. It consists of only four rooms thereby allowing staff to ensure excellent service to their guests. Each of the four rooms includes private patios with a view of the sea. If you are looking to explore the locality the tour desk will be more than happy to advise you on the most happening places in Colombo. Armed with an on-site restaurant that specializes in Asian cuisine guests at Yoho Mount Sea Pal enjoy delicious Asian Breakfasts. While you can expect amazing service from the staff in keeping with the Yoho Promise you can safely expect a comfortable stay at a very affordable rate.

Yoho Sycamore Residences 


Ideally located in the prime touristic area of Mount Lavinia, Yoho Sycamore Residences promises a relaxing and wonderful visit. Featuring a complete list of amenities, guests will find their stay at the property a comfortable one. Each guestroom is elegantly furnished and equipped with a TV, air-condition and attached bathroom among others. Whether you’re a tourist or traveling on business, Sycamore Residences is a great choice for accommodation when visiting Mount Lavinia. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, it offers easy access to the city’s must-see destinations. Prime features include 24-hour security, facilities for differently-abled guests, Wi-Fi in public areas and family rooms. While sycamore residencies may not be as close in proximity to the Mount Lavinia Beach as our other properties Yoho Sycamore Residencies offers an unparalleled sense of comfort in terms of a spacious common area and an amazing view from their rooftop where you can wind down especially in the evening with the peaceful sunset for company. In addition, Yoho Sycamore maintains the Yoho Promise assuring you a comfortable stay at an affordable rate.

The Yoho promise:

The YOHO promise, air-conditioned rooms, clean linen, clean en-suite bathrooms, and TVs are guaranteed to all our properties. Because at Yoho, we don’t have customers we have guests. And as Sri Lankans through and through we ensure our guests have a comfortable and memorable stay, without digging too much of a hole into their wallets. 

Furthermore, the 24-hour Yoho call center and support email assure that guests are supported around the clock. 

If you have any suggestions or questions regarding other properties or any feedback that we might find useful, keep in touch! Call us on 0117344444, drop us a mail at [email protected] or check out

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