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The location of The Colonial House is ideal for a relaxing holiday but it's central location gives guests the opportunity to reach some well known areas in south-west province. The Colonial House is only a half hour drive away from the most luxurious golden sandy beaches on Sri Lanka's Western coast.

The Colonial House can provide the base from which to enjoy Sri Lanka and stay in a truly memorable location.


Kalutara is 42km from Colombo, the capital, and is the closest large town to The Colonial House (approx 10 miles) and is located at the mouth of the Kalu River. It was once a popular resort for Colombo's colonial residents and earned the sobriquet 'Richmond of Ceylon', because of it's similarity to the Thames side of town.
Kalutara by Sunset

Try out the water sports in Bentota

Bentota is 62km from Colombo and boasts a large water sports complex. Arrangements can be made for guests to snorkel, dive, jet-ski, windsurf or take a boat trip. Several excellent 5* hotels can be found on the coast here and arrangements can be made for guests to spend a day at their beach side location.


Galle is the quiet port town capital of the southern province. An authentic historical colonial atmosphere is intact in the old Forte where evidence of the Portugese and Dutch influence can be seen. Day trips are available and can be arranged to visit either the old forte or museums.
The Galle Lighthouse

In addition to the above other activities can be arranged locally with resident staff. These include sailing, canoeing, white water rafting and fishing. Whilst land options include hiking, trekking, bird watching and wildlife safaris.

We believe that guests should have the opportunity to choose to have the holiday of their dreams - either to be very active or extremely restful or both.

We can recommend an excellent local travel agency who can plan the entire trip to Sri Lanka so that guests will have a holiday of a lifetime.
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