Luxury hotel holiday Casa Heliconia near Colombo

In the lush, green interior of western Sri Lanka, Casa Heliconia is a charming and romantic boutique hotel in the thick of the jungle. Only a short distance from Colombo Airport and in reachable proximity to the cultural highlights of central Sri Lanka, this is a lovely stop off point for a romantic getaway amid paddy fields and jungle scenery. With only two guestrooms, a swimming pool and a massage area, the experience is low key and intimate.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with Sri Lankan Airlines
  • Transport by private car with driver-guide
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, board and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Casa Heliconia, near Colombo

Casa Heliconia is an exclusive, small luxury boutique hotel nestled in the jungle. The gourmet cuisine and charming accommodation afford guests a truly secluded, tranquil retreat.

Facts in brief

Official star rating Small luxury boutique

Location In the countryside, approximately 20-miles from Negombo

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Colombo Airport

Distance from airport Colombo Airport, 18 miles

Hotel facilities and services

Restaurant, Swimming pool, Massage area, TV room.

Out and about nearby

Uruwala Temple, Waruna Temple, Cadjugama, 'Village of Cashew Nuts', Villages of Wewaldeniya and Ambepussa with their local crafts, Dedigama with its museum, Fruit and vegetable market of Meerigama, Clay pot making in Webadamulla.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Pagoda gold room for 7 nights

From about

£1,590

Holiday Code EXH1595

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Casa Heliconia, near Colombo

Room descriptions

Casa Heliconia offers two rooms with air conditioning, fans and mosquito net.

Padgoda Gold
Temple Angkor with private kitchen and barbecue facilities

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Pagoda gold room for 7 nights

From about

£1,590

Holiday Code EXH1595

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Casa Heliconia, near Colombo

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Casa Heliconia in Sri Lanka, our clients fly to Colombo, usually with Sri Lankan Airways on a direct flight from London Heathrow (or with Emirates from other UK airports via Dubai). This hotel is 1 hours’ drive from Colombo airport and is either a stay in its own right, in which case you will have a car transfer to the hotel and back, or it is the first or last stop on a tailor-made touring holiday accompanied by a driver-guide.

Additional information

Children: Children under the age of 12 are not permitted to stay at Casa Heliconia.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Pagoda gold room for 7 nights

From about

£1,590

Holiday Code EXH1595

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Casa Heliconia, near Colombo

Highlights of Negombo

For nature lovers and birdwatchers there are the Muthurajawela wetlands where four varieties of kingfisher are frequently seen, as well as Negombo Lagoon. Offshore wrecks and a reef provide spots for diving (November to April, when the seas are calmer). PADI instructors, some other water sports and fishing trips are also available. Whale-watching and dolphin-watching boat trips are possible further north off Kalpitya, though this is a 3-4 hours drive away.

Cultural highlights of Negombo

In and around Negombo there are plenty of things to see and do: Dutch Fort remains; St Mary’s Church; Angurukaramulla Buddhist temple (murals); Fish markets, fishing boats and port; Select fresh seafood for your lunch or dinner; The Dutch canal (called Hamilton canal) and Maha Oya river – boat trip; Muthurajawela wetlands and Negombo Lagoon for birdwatching and nature; Some water sports and diving; November to April; Fishing; Tourist shops and restaurants (mostly mid-lower end), fashion shops; Inland to the archaeological site of Dambadeniya; Sri Lanka’s commercial capital of Colombo is 40 km away, offering a range of shops, restaurants and sightseeing.

Climate in Negombo

With daytime temperatures of between 26° C and 33° C, Negombo is hot and humid, though sea breezes cool and refresh the air. The evenings are slightly cooler. The main monsoon brings unsettled weather between May and August.

Travel around Negombo and Sri Lanka

We include private transfers with all our holidays to Sri Lanka, and a personal chauffer with all our touring holidays. Driving Distances: Negombo to Colombo International Airport: 20 minutes, Negombo to Sigiriya: 3 – 3.5 hours, Negombo to Kandy: 3.5 hours, Negombo to Colombo: 1-1.5 hours.

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