Mount Lavinia Hotel Colombo

A wish came true

It was a sunday evening when dad announced that a business client from Riyadh who arrived in srilanka a week before wanted to meet us and has invited us for dinner at the mount lavinia hotel colombo. I was overwhelmed with joy as I have been wanting to visit mount lavian hotel for a long time and never got the opportunity. Another reason to celebrate was the content and experience I will be getting through this visit which I can post on my blog.

Reaching mount lavinia hotel

 

We travelled by car and it took us only 30 minutes to reach the hotel. Passing through the weekend traffic and stopping by at odel to shop for a slipper in a hurry as mums slippers tore on the car. We finally reached mount lavinia hotel and was welcomed by the guy who was the gaurd wearing a white colonial style suit.
On the parking was a big bus with passengers from abroad which I assumed maldivians who have just reached the hotel. Amidst the little crowd we managed to figure the way to the restaurant. The way to the restaurant, sea and huts were fun with a bridge that had a train track running beneath. It was train time I guess and the loud sound of the train engine filled the air with the breeze of the sea and the slight drizzle which made the atmosphere more enjoyable.
Walking through steps which lead us towards the seafood cove restaurant and inn which was located on the sea shore overlooking the sea.

The Sea Food Cove Restaurant


It was so beautiful with the sea in the background and the breeze giving some fresh air through the lovely hut. The restaurant was built of plain coconut tree leaves which I call. I love the aroma of coconut trees. Anything and everything thats made of coconut is pleasant to the naked eye. I guess I’ve gotta pay a visit to the coconut development board very soon and write up a special article on the topic. Getting back to the hut. I always imagined huts to be airy with a good aroma of fresh air either from the sea or plain green grass which is so pleasant to breathe in. Looking at the atmosphere at the seafood cove I was even more delighted to dine in there.

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the first path which was the first view of the area

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Seafood Cove Restaurant

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the path leading to the seafood cove restaurant and the beach

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sea view from hut

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in for some wine?

outdoor seating

outdoor seating idea for the summer season or late in the afternoon to enjoy an early dinner while the sun set (I just cant stand the imagination I wanna be there at sunset soon.)

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the welcome by the hostess, the guitarist and the drummer. They play a nice song with a tune which we call baila. The song and music makes the atmosphere even more romantic. You can dedicate a song to your loving partner if your on a honeymoon and make the day more memorable.

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a nice couple enjoying a late dinner in peace. I just saw a grilled lobster in their plate. I guess they are enjoying the retired life

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the seafood cove restaurant hut

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the kitchen at the seafood cove restaurant. They do wear gloves 🙂

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the fish on display. You choose the fish and they will do it the way we want it.

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the boat shape fish stand I love this image

the menu ordering

 

The arab who invited us in for dinner had his wife order the meals. We were welcomed with a complimentary orange juice and kater in half an hours time she ordered the dinner which she struggled amidst my translation to the chef on how we need the fish to be cooked.

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Our Main Course 1 – grilled fish with BBQ Sauce

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deep fried prawns in chinese batter

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Main Course 2 – grilled large garuppa with garlic and butter sauce

It was drizzling and lightning outside the clear dark sky outlined the thunder. The light sea waves outlined the seashore with a clear picture of the water in white. Walking out of the seafood cove restaurant inn I experienced peace. The silent waves, light drizzle and cool wind was so refreshing though it was the later part of the night. The lamps made of wood were lit in every tables to give a more serene look.

The welcome drink enjoyed over a lamp light.

The welcome drink enjoyed over a lamp light.

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A walk around Diyatha Uyana

In sri lanka after a year and a half.

It was a very fine day with a very high temperature. Unbearable heat made us decide to go for a walk in an area surrounded by water and plants. Having never visited the place encouraged us to decide the venue as  diyatha uyana for the weekend.
A large line of vehicles were awaiting in a cue to get a spot at the parking inside.  If you jump the line you dont get a parking inside. So thats what happened we had to jump the line or else we would have ended up in the cue until 7 pm.

As we entered we were welcomed by the fresh breeze of air coming from the surrounding plants and the lake.
walking was great looking at the variety of plants that were available for sale. The plants range from colorful roses to green plants, a variety of flowers and Australian grass.

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Sri Lanka has many types of items made of clay. I really love the food cooked in clay pots and now lets talk about of that later, it’s a long subject. I would like to introduce the variety of products made of clay. The products range from bird cages to cases and ornaments and even pots and pans.

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A part of the plants section at diyatha uyana.

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The walk along the river lit up with lovely lights definitely a romantic get away for those honeymooners 🙂
You can hold hands and walk in peace as the breeze kisses your chin moving your hair towards your eyes.

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A very lovely place to enjoy your BBQ? Ofcourse they do provide bbq chicken for a fee you can pay and sit back enjoying the beauty of the place while your dinner is being cooked. You’ll get the appetite soon as they fire up the bbq grill. The smell is so delicious.

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The place where the BBQ is prepared. Ofcourse a place to sit when it starts drizzling for those who dont like getting wet in the rain.

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The lake 🙂

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The big fat duck hiding from the bbq area I guess in fear of being killed for a bbq?
Its too old for a bbq 🙂

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And yes the photo shoot place. Wondering whats special?
Can’t guess?
Okay, thats fine!
Its the 3D art on the walk. Yes you can see through a naked eyes but only through your camera. You dont need a dslr my s4 did the job well.
Doesn’t it look like water or waves or both?
It does from my point of view.

Wana take the next flight to sri lanka?
You should atleast visit once if you can afford. If not no worries I will keep you posted on the beaty and thats all on travel for today.
My next post os all about the delicious srilankan cuisine.
Does it ring a bell?
yes, await the beauty of traditional srilankan food.

Thanks
Mafaza
Travelandfoodworldwide

A HOLIDAY IN SRI LANKA

ARUGAM BAY SITUATED IN THE INDIAN OCEAN ON THE DRY ZONE OF SRILANKA IN THE SOUTH EAST.

BADULLA A VIEW ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS EARLY IN THE MORNING COVERED WITH MIST

A VILLAGE HOUSE SITUATED IN NORTHERN SRI LANKA WITH A LOVELY PATH IN BETWEEN THE GREEN FRESH GRASS ALONG THE SIDES AND A BACKGROUND OF COCONUT TREES.
ITS REALLY EYE CATCHING AND GREEN. I LOVE THE VIEW.
SRI LANKA IS FULL OF TREES AND AND GRASS A CLIMATE THAT SUITS ALL SORTS OF PEOPLE FROM AROUND THE WORLD.

A WATERFALL IN THE HILL COUNTRY

are you planning your next trip?
check these pictures out and if you looking for an al in one outing then sri lanka is the best.
places to visit-
HIKKADUWA famous for its coral and beaches. Hikkaduwa coral gardens are known as the best out of all coral gardens found in Asia , Hikaduwa is also the best spot for snorkeling and and surfing.
surfing
Pinnawela elephant orphanage
Dalada maligawa
National museum
Bentota beach hotel
Yala wild life sanctuary
Wilpattu national park
Trincomale the hot water springs (trincomale is very lovely place)
Peradeniya botanical gardens kandy
The Dutch hospital shopping complex colombo
Mount Lavinia beach for some relaxing 🙂
Negombo beach hotel

check out the Rainforest Ecolodge – Deniyaya for a great experience of staying in sri lanka.
more editing in a few hours 🙂

PICTURES COURTESY LANKA DREAM TOURS