SRILANKA - "WINNER" OF A VENUE
Sri Lanka can offer a variety of venues with excellent facilities that meet the most stringent standards for any conference or meeting for up to 2000 delegates.
Today, Sri Lanka is reputedly Asia's latest destination for MICE tourism.
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Like everything else in this truly resplendent island, Shopping is both diverse & delightful. Discover a dazzling treasure trove of gemstones & exquisite jewellery, browse amongst a stunning array of shimmering silk & sculptured silver, brightly hued batiks & burnished brassware, sapid spices & the finest tea in the world, heart stopping "Devil" masks The list goes on & on....
Recommended restaurant and bar - The Brown Beach hotel's eating joints and bar are the best around. Good service.
Recommended restaurant - Queens Hotel (opposite Temple of the Tooth) has good restaurants. If in mood for Chinese, try Flower Song (Kotugodella Vidiya) and for home cooking, the lovely Sharon Inn (Saranankara Rd).
Recommended bar - Unnamed pub next to Queens Hotel.
Recommended restaurant - Ports of Call, Taj Samudra. A 24-hour joint for some authentic local as well as European flavors.
Recommended bar - Cricket Club Cafe (Queens Rd) continues a theme, while architect Geoffrey Bawa's former office at the Gallery Cafe (Alfred House Road) is stunning, with food to match.
Possibly one of the best spots in Asia play in water. Beach games, wind surfing, water skiing, boating, swimming, diving and snorkeling are popular activities. Diving schools run by experienced divers help the amateur. Submerged wrecks in Sri Lanka's coastal waters are an added attraction to the skilled divers. You could try your hand at these thrilling sports at Negombo.
Most discos and night clubs are located in five star hotels. The Blue Elephant at Hilton Colombo is a 'happening' joint to hang out till wee hours of the morning. Alcohol too flows freely in this and most other 5 star bars in Sri Lanka. The country has probably the largest per capita consumption of alcohol in the whole of Asia !