Discover luxury hotels for Indian Ocean winter-sun escapes in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Faded manor houses stand shoulder-to-shoulder with cutting-edge condos; jam-packed roads lead into languid lanes; and a melting pot of cultures represent all walks of life, thanks to a staggering array of Arab, Portuguese, Dutch and British influences. Sojourn in this historic south-west seaport and be amazed by the sights, shops and surprisingly switched-on restaurant and bar scene.

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