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Marawila, Sri Lanka

Marawila Holidays

Marawila is located 3 kilometres inland and north of Negombo, the hotels here have become popular with holidaymakers looking for a quiet and relaxing holiday away from the hustle and bustle found in the larger holiday resorts like Negombo. Although away from the coast, Marawila is only a short distance from the seashore and those wishing to visit the beaches during their Marawila holiday will find quiet strips of sand beautifully lined by rows of coconut palms.

Marawila Holidays - A lush paradise

Marawila is a lush and fertile area which can be seen in evidence by the number of paddy fields which dominate the local area. Due to the large amounts of water holiday makers can also bathe in the many lagoons which are well worth exploring during a Marawila holiday. Quite an industrious area, visitors on a Marawila holiday can explore the many batik workshops and tile factories to be found in the surrounding area, perfect to find a souvenir to take home.

Marawila Holidays ? Great hotels to be found

There is a fantastic choice of hotels to be found on a Marawila holiday. Most are to be found situated in large estates surrounded by beautiful gardens and lagoons. Mercury Holidays can help you find your ideal Marawila holiday and with our great offers including 'buy one week, get one FREE' as well as a choice of fantastic value flights, the time to explore an alternative corner of Sri Lanka has never been better.

Weather and Climate

Sri Lanka has a typically tropical climate, temperature and humidity (approx 70%) remain high all year round, although on the coast a light coastal breeze makes this heat comfortable. Inland, the heat is significantly reduced due to the higher altitude. Rainfall is highest in May, and in Oct/Nov. The south-western coast has higher rainfall than the rest of the country, although many people find this a refreshing break, generally this occurs in the afternoon and is accompanied by thunder. The highest rainfall occurs in May (371mm) and the lowest is Feb (69mm). There is an average of 6-8 hours of sunshine per day, all year round.

Sri Lanka Temperatures

Marawila Highlights

  • Located north of Negombo
  • Surrounded by lagoons and paddy fields

Fact File

  • Currency: Sri Lankan Rupee
  • Average Flying time: 10½ - 14½ hours
  • Minimum temperature: 29°C
  • Maximum temperature: 31°C
  • Spoken Language(s): Sinhala, English
  • Visa (UK Passport Holders): Sri Lanka has introduced a compulsory visa for all visitors which can be issued before travel or on arrival. We would strongly recommend that these are purchased prior to travel either by calling "The Travel Visa Company" on 01270 250590 and quoting Mercury Holidays, who will be happy to arrange this for you at the cost of a visa plus a small admin fee or by going onto directly. (Children under the age of 12 will also require a visa and this can be done at the time of parents/guardians visa application)

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