Sri Lanka Attraction & clean sandy beaches
Situated in the South Colombo 12 km away from the city, Mount Lavinia is a suburb of always well known beach since the colonial time. The sea is a safe and popular bathing spot. Its clean sandy beaches, lies alongside a wind swept headland, are jutting into the waters of the Indian Ocean with softest sand and the calm and clear water.
The name Lavinia reminds of a secret love affair between a British Governor and a local damsel who used to meet at the holiday house of the Governor, built in 1805 by Sir Thomas Maitland, which now became part of the famous Mount Lavinia Hotel.