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Advisory: Although homosexual activity between consenting adult males remains technically illegal in Sri Lanka (vestiges of antiquated 1883 colonial anti-sodomy laws), gays are more visible than ever in culture, politics and local sidewalk cafés. With India now re-assessing the anti-gay strictures of their former colonial masters, signs are hopeful that peaceful Sri Lanka will follow. Lesbianism was not mentioned in law until 1995 when a bunch of men in government criminalized sex between women as "sadism." Local activists are working to decriminalize private homosexual activities enjoyed by more than one million Utopians in Sri Lanka.

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Organizations

  • Companions on a Journey
      46/50 Robert E Gunawardena Mawatha, Colombo 6
      +94 11-485-1535, email

      An exclusively LGBT organization founded in 1995 and focusing their work in three main areas: advocacy for protection of rights of LGBT people and decriminalisation of consenting adult homosexuality; networking; and providing peer based outreach services. They operate two drop-in centers in Colombo and Kandy. In addition, they conduct film screenings, host reading room facilities and social get-togethers. They also provide peer counseling, STI/HIV testing and treatment and provide free condoms and information on STIs/HIV through peer outreach workers.
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  • EQUAL GROUND
      Colombo
      +94 11-567-9766, 251-2977, email

      Focusing on the human rights of Sri Lanka's LGBTIQ communities. They fight for the equitable status of all sexual orientations and gender identities and to eliminate the physical, emotional, spiritual and psychological abuse stemming from strict interpretations of gender and sexuality. They also offer a phone counseling service as well, on either phone line, and regularly hold activities for LB women and travelers are welcome to call about activities for the LGBTIQ community and LB women. They host an annual event called Women On Top to celebrate International Women's Day. They hosted and facilitated the first South Asian LB women's Conference in Sri Lanka. They also have women-only extracurricular activities such as open house, dancing, etc. EQUAL GROUND is the convening organisation PRIDE in Sri Lanka and is generally in June each year with dates posted on their website a few months in advance.
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Travel Services

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    Holiday Houseboys UTOPIA VERIFIED SEP 2015
      Email

      Select a personal city tour guide to show you around the cities of Sri Lanka - Colombo, Kandy, Negombo, Sigiriya. Speaking the local language, your guide will look after your safety and welfare, as well as ensure that you get the best deals and local flavor. He does the bargaining for you, carries your shopping, and makes sure you won't get ripped off. He will schedule each day based on your personal interests. Holiday Houseboys is all about getting the most out of your holiday with a friendly local guy.
      Utopia Member Benefit: 20% DISCOUNT.
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  • Kulansa UTOPIAN VERIFIED MAY 2016
      +94-7-1869-7942, email

      Countrywide tour and travel arrangements from understanding and capable staff. Gay-friendly.
      Utopia Member Benefit: 10% DISCOUNT.
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      Comments from Utopians:

      "At the end of my two weeks stay in Sri Lanka I left loving the country and its people. I put this down mainly to the excellent tour organised for me by Steven and his wonderful driver, Michael. Steven was personally involved in the tour from beginning to end to ensure that every thing went well along the way and to assist my driver Michael make sure we found the out-of-the-way places I had expressed a desire to see. Michael was just the best driver...safe, skilled, caring, knowledgable, flexible and meticulous in ensuring all my comforts and requests were met. He looked after me and was good company all the way. I now regard Steven and Michael as friends." -- Frederick J., May 23, 2016

      "Chaminda was a very professional guide and very good driver. We felt happy and safe." -- Manazir & Gerad, Mar 24, 2016

      "Communication before my tour was excellent and Chaminda organised the tour and recommended some places to visit. After meeting Chaminda and his tour assistant, Rukmel (Michael), I felt immediately relaxed, as if I had known them for years. Sri Lanka is beautiful. Rukmel was a fantastic assistant, opening doors for me and making me feel special. Kulansa Tours made my trip memorable, especially Chaminda and Rukmel. Both fantastic people." -- Dave D., Mar 2, 2016

      "My recent 4-day visit to Sri Lanka was truly enriched by the excellent driving/guide services of Madu from Kulansa. I emailed my general interests and desire to visit some points of interest, particularly the city of Kandy, and the area between Colombo, and Kandy. The prompt email response offered suggestions and routes for either a 2-day or 3-day adventure. I was totally impressed with their knowledge, safety, and friendliness. I could not have been luckier to find anyone who was more informative and caring about my enjoyment of his homeland. The Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, tea and spice facilities, great temples, restaurants, and guest house on the tour were beautiful representations of Sri Lanka and its culture. My extensive global travels have deemed me the title, 'travel diva,' by many of my friends and colleagues. I won't hesitate to refer any of them to Kulansa, and Madu, for their next trip to SriLanka. I am already looking forward to a return visit." -- Steven L., Feb 18, 2016

      "When we were looking for a reputable tour guide we came across Kulansa, Steven being the proprietor. From our first email, he started to make up an itinerary tailer made for us based on the information we gave. He arranged all the hotels to suit our budget. On arriving we got a courtesy call from Steven to make sure we settled in OK. We already were put at ease and knew immediately that we were in good hands. We visited Mirrisa, Thangalla, Galle, Arugamby, Pasikuda, and Sigiriya, taking in many sights along the way. We were amazed at the wealth of knowledge Steven had on each and every place. Thanks to Steven and Michael for great company, always laughing and joking with us. They took us to two jungle parties right 'in the sticks' which were amazing, with the best curries, drinks and local hospitality - amazing. Michael kept the car immaculate at all times, even getting up early to go on walks along the beach and come swimming and chat with us. Can we take this opportunity in saying a huge thanks to Steven and Michael for the tour of a lifetime. One word to describe the whole trip...FANTASTIC." -- John & Walter, Feb 17, 2016

      "Cute as a button, my gay-friendly driver/guide Madu was excellent and critical to my fantastic vacation in Sri Lanka. He had a clean, new car, drove carefully, and was always concerned about my comfort and enjoyment. Madu is honest, full of information and knows excellent local guides, restaurants, and masseurs. He is great company on long drives. He is flexible and accommodated changes along the way. I recommend requesting Madu on your trip to Sri Lanka. Available 24/7, he is always courteous, detail oriented, and interested in making sure your visit to Sri Lanka will be fun and memorable. Sri Lanka is a wonderful country and Madu is an excellent driver/guide. I had a great trip and left with a good friend as well. You will be in good hands from the time you arrive through your departure." -- Mark (USA) Feb 1, 2016

      "We must declare that Steven at Kulansa has been the best guide ever. We had been emailing for a while in order to plan our tour around Sri Lanka according to our specific needs, but following his precious suggestions. He met us at the airport and since that very first moment we felt to be in good hands. His car was clean, air conditioned and roomy. He was safe, responsible, friendly, a skilled driver, and, above all, great company." -- Roberto and Fabrizio (Milano), Jan 1, 2016

      "We organised Steven from Kulansa as our driver via the Utopia website from Australia and we received a prompt, polite response from him confirming his availability. He checked with us when we arrived in Sri Lanka and listened to our needs. Two weeks later we went on four day trip to Dumbula/Sigiriya and what an exceptional trip we had, all due to Steven. He is funny and witty, telling great stories along the way, and really proud of his country. We asked to stay off the main tourist track and get a local feel - spicy rice and curry, short eats, great sights, and no pressure. Steven is a great ambassador for Sri Lanka, always professional. His car is nice, clean and very comfortable, as well as being a good value for the money. He certainly understands the tourist and often anticipated our needs before we expressed them, even our unusual shopping requests. We would have no hesitation in recommending him as a driver for singles, couples or families." -- Wayne and Michael (Fremantle), Dec 27, 2015

      "I visit countries all over the world for work and have had countless guided tours in my travels. Steven was the perfect guide, full of information and enthusiasm and a positive attitude toward his work. Not only was he honest, honourable, and professional, he made a genuine effort to ensure my time was maximally agreeable and memorable. More than once, Steven took the initiative to make my personalised tour a special experience. He facilitated an unplanned stop at a museum by immediately making arrangements. Even more impressive was his assistance in finding a specific book I wanted to buy. After several phone calls, Steven located a bookshop where the book was sold and we made a stop there later in the day to pick it up. I did not ask him to do this; it was his idea. He is the type of person who wants visitors to leave Sri Lanka with a positive impression of his country. Sri Lankans are extraordinarily hospitable people and Steven is exemplary of this national characteristic, very proud of his country and the many wonderful experiences it offers. We also made a stop at a local restaurant for lunch, rather than at a tourist restaurant; this simple experience was an enjoyable peek into local culture. Sri Lanka is a relaxed, friendly place, but the transport system is not always comfortable or easy to use. It is far more effective to hire a car and driver to see the sights and to move from one city to another. The cost is higher than local transport, of course, but the value in saving time and gaining convenience and privacy with door to door service makes it possible to see more sights in less time. I highly recommend the services of Kulansa, and Steven in particular, whether for a day trip or a full itinerary around this beautiful country." -- Robert (Australia), Nov 15,2015

  • Mai Globe Travels UTOPIAN VERIFIED JUN 2014
      65 International Buddhist Center Rd
      +94 77-254-5623, email

      Gay and lesbian-friendly travel services with international staff. They offer customized tours from adventure to culture, with extensive knowledge of the country. They are passionate about trekking, horse riding, and love to find new places to introduce. Large list of boutique hotels to offer and we plenty of activities to provide the best experience of Sri Lanka. They can speak English, French, German, and Japanese.
      Utopia Member Benefit: FREE DINNER on the beach for Utopia Members who book their services and show their member card on arrival.
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  • The Ocean Pearl UTOPIA VERIFIED APR 2014
      North Pallansena
      +94 77-338-3141, email.

      Private transportation with a comfortable and spacious aircon car. Your safety and comfort is important to their driver. He will show you Sri Lanka through the eyes of the locals. He is fluent in english. Like most Sri Lankan people, his extroverted and caring personality will make you feel like you are hanging out with a friend. Bidget prices on tours and one day excursions, and airport transfers. Private car by day or hour.
      Utopia Member Benefit: 10% DISCOUNT.
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  • Rainbow Happy Tours UTOPIA VERIFIED JUL 2015

  • Range Travels UTOPIA VERIFIED DEC 2014
      +94 77-338-3141, +94 71-147-9436, email.

      Gay and lesbian-friendly, custom made travel plans to suit your requirements and budget. Services include hotel-airport transfers, hotel bookings, transportation and arranging holiday activities that suit your preferences. Fully aircon comfortable cars for your travel purposes. Drivers are friendly, experienced and fluent in English. They will help you make the best of your stay and make your trip a truly memorable experience.
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    Sanda Lotus Tours UTOPIAN VERIFIED FEB 2016
      Hôtel Junction, Sigiriya
      +94 66-205-6467, email

      Based in the heart of the Cultural Triangle of Sri Lanka in Sigiriya city. Solo travelers, couples, friends and family are welcome to tap their expertise for unique and tailor-made holidays. Their drivers and multilingual guides (English, French, Italian and Russian) will accompany you in aircon comfort. Whether your interests are cultural, seaside leisure, hiking in the highlands, diving and water sports on pristine beaches or the fabulous temples in Kandy, Sigiriya, Anuradhapura, or Polonnaruwa - they will organize your custom holiday to suit you. From tea plantations to wildlife safaris, from archaeological discoveries to traditional medicine and meditation, contact these experienced professionals for your next holiday.
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      Comments from Utopians:

      "Our trip to Sri Lanka went well. We were delighted. Our driver was of great efficiency and professional, we enjoyed his company. We enjoyed the circuit-oriented nature and the discovery of natural parks, off-the-beaten track spots including safari birds. Congratulations to the Sanda Lotus Tours team for its effectiveness. -- Rafael and Marc (France), Feb 15, 2016

      "Despite a late reservation with Sanda Lotus Tours, we were able to discover the cultural triangle of Sri Lanka in excellent conditions with our driver, Viraj. Bravo for the efficiency of the team, they are very professional. Sometimes we have some difficulty understanding English, but we had no real problems with their driver." -- Jean Pierre and Michelle (France), Jan 7, 2016

    Sanjeewa Lanka Tours UTOPIAN VERIFIED MAY 2016
      +94 77-542-4313, email

      Gay and lesbian-friendly tours to Sri Lanka with your safety and comfort in mind. Private tours with driver to some of the islands most beautiful natural settings, spectacular world heritage sites, and sacred spaces. Rely on him to smoothly manage your itinerary, benefitting from his insider knowledge and experience.
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      Comments from Utopians:

      "The best guide anybody can have in Sri Lanka. Very kind guy. Knows the island well. Do everything he says and you will have a dream vacation." -- Stathis,May 10, 2016

      "Sanjeewa reacted promptly to my first email contact. After sharing some ideas about a possible itinerary, I did a preliminary booking with Sanjeewa Lanka Tours. Upon my arrival, Sanjeewa understood immediately my way of traveling and fine-tuned and customized the tour accordingly. Very open-minded and highly comprehensive, Sanjeewa is not only a great driver, but also suggests places off the normal tourist paths and serves, at the same time, as a competent guide. No time pressure, always ready to adapt - a real holiday treat. He is completely reliable and a most honest, modest and respectful person. His small business deserves attention." -- Peter B. (Switzerland), Mar 21, 2016

      "We have experienced three great days on tour with Sanjeewa. I contacted him via email only two weeks before our arrival and his responses were always prompt and flexible. He arranged all our requests in a short time and for a reasonable price. I asked him for airport pick-up, three days tour to Sigiriya, Anuradhapura surroundings, and a drop toa beach resort on the southwest coast. Sanjeewa has a very friendly, pleasant personality. He is a skilled and careful driver and a very experienced guide who intimately knows his country. All planned itineraries were on time and without stress,, and all additional requests were never a problem for him (always with smile on his face). Sanjeewa really offers a professional, pleasant, and reliable." -- Jan C., Jan 26, 2016

  • Sri Lanka Personal Tour UTOPIAN VERIFIED APR 2016

      Comments from Utopians:

      "We had a great tour. Thanks to Manazir, we had the opportunity to visit the country in a more precise way. We could obtain deeper information about the culture, history, and architecture. He has a confortable van. He is a young great man - open-minded, clever, friendly, with a great sense of humor, and was always available for us." -- Bruno, Apr 7, 2016

      "I have an excellent memory of my trip with Sri Lanka Personal Tour. Manazir was great, friendly, competent and reliable. He was a smiley guy with a very open mind. I had a very confortable van with AC, very good sound system, wifi and they provided a smartphone with local SIM card. We visited all the main places on the island. Manazir was very flexible with the itinerary, always at my disposal, and often thinking about my wishes and confort. I always felt secure." -- Gerard, Mar 28, 2016

  • Sri Lanka Trekking Nature Holidays
      Email

      A small, gay and lesbian-friendly, family-managed tour organization run by an experienced trekking guide and holiday organizer. See real Sri Lanka. Experience panoramic mountain views, natural rain forests, grasslands, tea plantations, paddy fields, scrub jungles, village life, flora and fauna - all in a one day walk. Get to know locals and to take in all that Mother Nature has to offer. The trekking grade is gentle/moderate. They organize the ground arrangements. They try to steer away from the places visited by everyday tourists.
      Utopia Member Benefit: 10% DISCOUNT.
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  • SriLanka Tours

  • Vacation Srilanka UTOPIAN VERIFIED JUN 2016
      36 Pavillion Bld
      +94 72-241-9520, email. Gay and lesbian-friendly quality tours at reasonable prices. The company is managed by three gay friends. They make every effort to see that you are comfortable, relaxed and at home in their beautiful country. Experience their warm and friendly service for an unforgettable holiday.
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Alankuda

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BENTOTA

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Attractions

      Located on the coast, about halfway between Colombo and the spectacular heritage city of Galle, are two of the island's do-not-miss wonders: the garden estates of two of Sri Lanka's most famous gay luminaries, the Bawa brothers. Geoffrey Bawa is perhaps the nation's most famous modern architect, whose many projects combine both Ceylonese and colonial traditions with an environment-sensitive modernist flare (his former Colombo offices are open to the public in their current incarnation as The Gallery Café, see under Shops in Colombo).

      Brief UTOPIA VERIFIED JUL 2012
        +94 34-428-7056

        While overshadowed by his brother Geoffrey's grand estate, Lunuganga, Bevis Bawa's private pleasure gardens, dubbed Brief, are less sterile, more sensual, and filled with wonder and gay in-jokes at nearly every turn. These gardens are the inspiration and model for the tropical landscaping craze visible everywhere now around Southeast Asia. Assisted by his live-in guest, gay Australian artist Donald Friend, Bevis filled his Eden with naughty and provocative sculptures and a huge collection of drawing, painting, sculpture and photography, including many male nudes, still on display (though sadly decaying), by some of Asia's most renowned artists. Enter through gates whose priapic bulges are, simultaneously, the noses of bearded masks (see drawing below). Turn a corner on your garden walk and a leering goat wearing a tri-cornered hat emerges from the flowering foliage. Through the moon gate is a plunge pool being filled in an endless arc from the healthy spout of an athletic youth. Well-placed moss cleverly mimics pubic hair on other well-hung torsos. An ornate full-length mirror is perfectly positioned to reflect the more intimate landscape of the open air showers. Sit on the lap of a sleeping, naked young man etched into a concrete bench by Friend. Fertile imagination is at play everywhere: from walls of translucent glass bottles, monstera leaves pressed into ceiling plaster, handmade tiles, furniture, fabrics, glorious murals, life-size nude male lamps, on and on. Before Friend left for fame in Bali in the late 60s, the modern Asian house and garden had been invented here.

        "The many sight-seeing heads
        who examined his floral beds
        tried to peek in his bedrooms too
        for more singular sights to view.
        One lady was heard to remark:
        ‘With such a luxuriant park
        you’d think he'd turn a new leaf,
        this unnatural Bawa of Brief!’

        -- from The Bawa of Brief by James Broughton


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    • Lunuganga



COLOMBO / KOLAMBA -- area code +94-1

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    Population is over 650,000 (that's about 26,000 Utopians).


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Discos


Meeting Places

    • Middle class, educated gays meet online, especially on GayRomeo, LankaLove, and Grindr. UTOPIA VERIFIED JUL 2012
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    • Colombo Fort

        Facilities in the CTB government bus stand and underground. Underground facilities in the Fort area on York St. If you are coming up York St from the Hilton it is across from the first corner of the Cargill's building (the old red brick building). Look for a stairway going down from the side walk with men's symbol. Plenty of guys just standing around looking for fun.
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    • Colombo Municipal Council Public Library

    • Hanging around outside the British Council where young Sri Lankan gays go to study English.
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    • Havelock Town
        Foot path next to the Isipatana grounds.

        You may need a friend to show you this location. After 6:30pm. This is a narrow path leading from one road to another but hardly used at that time because it's dark. You can see people walking and most of them are gay fun seekers.
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    • Majestic City Shopping Mall
        Galle Rd.

        Main lounge and facilities. Majestic City super market lobby area, 2/F and 3/F. Wait for an invitation. 10:30-11:30am, 2:30-3:30pm, and 6-7:15pm are busiest.
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    • Mount Lavinia Beach


Restaurants and Cafes

    • Barefoot (contemporary international) UTOPIA VISITED AUG 2011

    • The Gallery Café (contemporary international) UTOPIA VISITED AUG 2011
        2 Alfred House Rd
        011-258-2162

        Housed in the former offices of famous gay Sri Lankan architect, Geoffrey Bawa, this popular venue is a must-see, both for the tropical modern architecture and the for the rare chance to see a nude male photo by another famous gay Sri Lankan, Lionel Wendt, on display (sadly enough) in the men's room. Wendt, who died in 1944, was (among his many talents and interests) a pioneer of the modern male nude, celebrating his Sri Lankan subjects rather than focusing on western ideals of masculine beauty. Good food, though expensive by Sri Lankan standards. Excellent service.
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Shops

    • Barefoot UTOPIA VISITED AUG 2011
        706 Galle Rd, Colombo 3
        011-258-9305

        All the best local arts, crafts, books, and colorful hand woven fabrics and fashions collected together in a charming heritage setting, in a compound including gallery and excellent restaurant.
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Galle

General Information

    Galle (pronounced "Gaul"), in the southern part of the island, is one of Asia's fantastic heritage destinations, yet is largely off the tourist path so you can still feel like you've made the discovery on your own.

    The Old Town and 16th century Fort are full of atmosphere and romance -- especially beautiful to walk around in the cool of the late afternoon -- filled with heritage colonial buildings and incredible art deco villas.

    The atmosphere is very relaxed and the people are friendly. There are plenty of shops and cafés in the Fort catering for a variety of tastes. Unsurprisingly, a number of longtime gay expats have chosen to retire in Galle. The beach of Unawatuna is also close by.


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Massage and Spas

    • THE SPA Ahangama UTOPIA VERIFIED JAN 2016
        Sri Visudharama Rd
        077-038-9895, 091-228-2884, email

        Located in the lovely seaside village of Ahangama, 20 minutes south of Galle between Unawatuna and Mirissa. Gay-friendly spa set in a private tropical garden. The Spa offers a variety of massage and beauty treatments including aromatherapy, ayurveda and Swedish relaxation. Young and well-trained male therapists. Their reasonable rate includes use of the tropical swimming pool. Poolside snacks and drinks are available. Please phone for an appointment.
        Utopia Member Benefit: FREE DRINK on arrival and FREE ENERGY DRINK after treatment.
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        Comments from Utopians:

        "We visited many times The Spa Ahangama which is a relaxing place with educated, handsome masseurs and they offer different massages from head to toe!" -- Kurt, Dec 16, 2015


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Kandy

General Information

    Former royal city high in the verdant hills of central Sri Lanka.

    The population of Kandy is over 100,000 (that's more than 4,000 Utopians).


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Attractions

    • Kandy is a great place to see spectacularly attired male dancers and musicians performing a variety of Sri Lankan dance traditions.

    • Temple of the Tooth

        Dress appropriately (long pants or skirts) for this sacred spot and UNESCO world heritage site, unless you want to rent an overpriced sarong.


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Matara

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Negombo / Migamuwa -- area code +94-31

General Information

    Negombo, the only city in Sri Lanka with relaxed, everyday gay life, is a peaceful oceanside resort just 15 minutes drive north from Colombo's international airport. Budget airlines like Air Asia offer unbelievably low priced flights from hubs like Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok, making this an easy-breezy beach get-away. With tropical island pace of life, seaside dining and bars, extraordinarily friendly locals and gay-only resorts, its become a favorite holiday destination for jet-setting regional gays looking for a weekend retreat or long-stay holiday.

    The population of Negombo is about 130,000 (that's over 5,000 Utopians).


Travel Services

  • Dickman Resort & Tours UTOPIA VERIFIED APR 2015, UTOPIA VISITED AUG 2013
      26/7 Poruthata Rd - Sea Ave, Utopia Map
      777-660-120, email

      Guide service, friendly local guides and luxury aircon vehicles available from one of Asia's great retreats. Explore Sri Lanka's tropical colors, cool sea breezes, verdant gardens and romantic vistas. Stay in their private garden retreat and dip in their gorgeous pool, or head to the beach for a sunset dip.
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    Discover Negombo UTOPIA VERIFIED JAN 2015
      Email

      Discover Negombo, Sri Lanka's gay-friendly beachside resort town, through its international food, friendly people, specialized tours and other activities such as a talk on the culture and history of Sri Lanka. A unique way to get to know Negombo and the local region. Sort out your holiday by booking in advance.
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Bars and Clubs


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Restaurants and Cafes

    • Aria (international) UTOPIA VISITED AUG 2013
        St Lachlan Hotel, 25 St Anthony's Lane (in the alley leading to Gomez Place and Dickman Resort), 750-0770. The dining room at this tropical modern boutique hotel offers reasonably good dining in a relaxed, casual atmosphere (although the antlers are rather disconcerting and out of place with the rest of the breezy decor). Service works hard to meet your special requests. Prices are reasonable. Try the traditional watalappan, a nearly black pudding made from coconut cream, cardamom, and jaggery (palm sugar).
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    • Bijou (Swiss cuisine) UTOPIA VISITED AUG 2013

    • Dolce Vita (Italian Coffee shop) UTOPIA VISITED AUG 2013
        Portuhota Rd, Ettukala. Enter through the driveway beside the Sea-Sands Guesthouse. Gay-friendly. Good tiramusu, baked goods and gelato. Breezy terrace with a fantastic view right beside the beach. A perfect place to watch the sunset. Their crispy pizza is good. The cole slaw was, as the waiter warned, inedible.
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    • Jetwing Blue (Sri Lankan breakfast) UTOPIA VISITED AUG 2013
        Ethukale, 227-9000. If you want to try a large selection of traditional Sri Lankan food, splurge on the breakfast buffet at this gorgeous, Asian modern 4-star boutique hotel. Sit at your table with an unspoiled view of the best stretch of beach in Negombo, watching the colorful sails of the catamarans as fishermen set sail for the morning catch. Try the bowl-shaped "hoppers," a crispy fried pancake made from rice flour, add an egg, shaved coconut, spicy chutney or fragrant sambal to taste. Noodle-shaped hoppers make perfect nests for a variety of curries, lentils or dahls. Fresh tropical fruit and vegetable juices are chilling on ice. Crusty breads, Wood Apple jam, buffalo curd with a drizzle of treacle, banana and butter cake all make a perfect compliment for strong Ceylon breakfast tea.
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    • Lords (western and Sri Lankan) UTOPIA VISITED AUG 2013



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