The Wallawwa, Colombo
Located just outside Sri Lanka’s capital, Colombo, and only 15 minutes from the international airport, The Wallawwa is ideal for a two-night stay at the beginning or end of your journey. The 18-bedroom manor house hotel lies within swathes of lush 200-year-old tropical gardens with a pool, spa and opened-side restaurant. Rooms and suites come with garden views, and at the top-end, with a private plunge pool.
From here, it’s an easy journey into both Colombo and Negombo. Visit Negombo’s churches, Dutch fort and markets, then delve into Colombo’s shopping, art and food scenes. ASMALLWORLD Private can organise a day of sightseeing with driver and guide. If you’re here for the food, book a table at the renowned restaurant Ministry of Crab, which is consistently featured in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list.