With the opening of the Expressway from Colombo to Matara through Galle, options for travel and day trips from the capital of Colombo increased tenfold. The ease of access provided by the Expressway allow holidaymakers to access to tourist hotspots in areas such as Mirissa, Galle Fort, Hikkaduwa and Unawatuna within a very short period of time, thus ensuring that less time is expended on the road and more time is spent relaxing. In the recent past, more options for day trips have been made available with the development of the road networks leading out of Colombo. As a result, the town of Negombo, a quiet fishing village, is now flocked to by dozens of locals and tourists in search of a holiday by the ocean. In order to cater to this increasing demand, accommodation options are ever increasing, but for those who seek luxury accommodation in Negombo, one cannot go wrong with Amagi Hotels.
The idyllic town of Negombo, home to a vibrant fish market, Dutch-inspired canals and some of the best beach hotels in Sri Lanka, provide tourists with the perfect destination to indulge in some adventurous water sports. Given the beautiful beaches of Negombo, patons will be unsurprised to discover that the waters that border the town are home to over forty exquisite dive sites that are idea for both diving and snorkelling.
Tourists residing in Negombo can opt to contend with the water sports facilities arranged for by their resort, or choose to venture into the town and opt for a reputed outfit or centre that allows them to engage in water sports. Numerous dive shacks in Negombo offer tourists and locals the option of getting their PADI certification, as well as sports such as diving, kite surfing, snorkelling, windsurfing, boat rides and more, thus any guest will be spoilt for choice.
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