Sentido Heritance Negombo 

Relaxation by the sand

This modern hotel, with beautifully landscaped grounds beside a broad golden beach, is an inviting spot to start or end your holiday.

Drink in the ocean views and cooling breezes at this contemporary beachfront property in the heart of Negombo, just 40 minutes from the airport. With 6.5 acres of landscaped grounds featuring a super-sized freeform pool fringed by palm trees as the focal point, it’s an ideal spot to relax at the beginning or end of your Sri Lankan travels. Make time to unwind with a nature-based treatment in the inviting spa, graze on global dishes from pizza to fusion tapas, and watch the sun dip into the sea at the stylish top-floor lounge bar. Bustling Negombo itself is popular with couples, friends and families, and this elegantly decorated hotel is equally welcoming to all.

Why we love Sentido Heritance Negombo

  • The pool is a real feature, curving through the gardens among soaring palm trees – and there’s a swim-up bar for easy refuelling, too

  • It’s in an excellent location, in sprawling grounds right on the beach but within easy walking distance of excellent restaurants and bars

  • Even the pickiest eaters will find plenty to tempt them in the two restaurants and two bars, from mini burgers to Sri Lankan favourites

  • Children will be in their element in the super-sized kids’ pool, while the grown-ups will relish the restorative peace and quiet of the spa

5 stars
Dec - Mar
Colombo 10½ hours
On the main beach in the west-coast resort of Negombo, just to the north of the capital, Colombo.
Approx 40 minutes’ transfer from Colombo airport.
All Inclusive Option

This resort has earned internationally recognised certification that conform to standards set by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council.



  • Restaurants & bars
  • Board
  • Spas & wellness
  • Activities
  • Diving & Watersports
  • Sustainability

There’s an extensive choice of cuisines at the main restaurant, a second eatery with eclectic dining options and two bars, one of them by the pool.

The ground-floor main restaurant is the venue for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Enjoy dishes from around the world in the spacious interior or overlooking the sea on the terrace.

This al fresco pool bar dishes up an extensive menu of international hot-weather bites and a tempting list of made-to-order cocktails from 10am to 7pm.

See Lounge
Savour the best sunset views in the top-floor lounge bar, accompanied perhaps by a signature cocktail, glass of fizz, malt whisky and something from the snack list.

The inspired options at this almost-all-day eatery (11am to 11pm) cover the ground from seafood, pizza and fusion tapas to afternoon tea.

What's included

Breakfast at Bluetan

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Half Board • Breakfast and dinner at Bluetan Restaurant Full Board • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Bluetan Restaurant All Inclusive • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Bluetan Restaurant • Morning snacks served from 11am to 11.30am • Evening snacks from 4pm to 5pm • Selected local alcoholic drinks served in measures (whisky, vodka, gin, rum and brandy) • Selected cocktails by the glass ordered from the all-inclusive cocktail list • Selected non-aloholic drinks • Mineral water served by the glass • Selected red, white and sparkling wine served by the glass during lunch and dinner • Local Lion Beer served by the glass • Tea and coffee making facilities in the rooms and during morning and afternoon snacks

Drinks are served at the Bluetan Restaurant at meal times, at B-bums from 10am to 7pm and See Lounge from 4pm until midnight.

The rooftop Coco Spa takes full advantage of its location, with dreamy ocean views from its aromatherapy suites and hot tubs. There’s a short but carefully curated menu of therapies, which includes Sri Lankan herbal massages based on Ayurvedic principles, toning coffee body scrubs and facials for men. There is a modern, well-equipped fitness room, which is open from early until late.

Take a fascinating boat safari along a network of historic canals built by the Dutch, visit the local fish market to buy your ingredients for a cooking lesson with one of the hotel chefs, immerse yourself in nature at the Muthurajawela wetland or enjoy a guided tour of Negombo’s churches and temples.

The hotel doesn’t have its own boat house, but Negombo Beach is home to a wide choice of established suppliers from whom you can rent anything from windsurfers and kayaks to jet skis.

The hotel has achieved Travelife Gold certification for its sustainable, ethical practices.

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