Summer Side Residence is a popular 3 star hotel located right next to the Dutch Canal and within 5 minutes to the beach of Negombo. Property has a swimming pool and lovely views over the canal. Spacious modern deluxe rooms with king size bed and 1 single bed feature flat screen cable TV, tea/coffee making facilites, balcony, large modern attached bathroom with hot water. Rooms are air conditioned. Breakfast is included and is taken in the dining area next to the swimming pool. Your host is Ruwan and his delightful family, who live onsite and can assist with your every need. Dinner is available if you book in advance at the adjacent Villa Econ Green resort for just 650 rupees. The property is located in an area called Palagathura which is basically located at the north end of “beach Rd” which is the main strip with all the bars & restaurants. In the last 12 months Palagathura junction has been transformed and now comprises of some of the best bars & restaurants in Negombo. However compared with the rest of Negombo, they offer you much better quality and lower prices than the established bars like Lords, Rodeo & Serendip which are situated near to Jetwing Blue. On the land side of the road is the delightful family restaurant run by 2 twin brothers – Sunnys Restaurant with its modern setting and interesting attached art gallery. Sunny specializes in seafood and Sri Lankan rice & curry. On the same side of the road, close to the junction is Machang which is a new bar/restaurant, this is a franchise owned by Lion beer so here you will find the cheapest beer prices on the whole strip. You can sit upstairs and watch the world go by. Opposite Machang is Bee Beach, again newly opened and has a lovely beach setting. It's great here for sunset watching and they have a large assortment of foods on offer - great seafood, Chinese meals, Italian style pizzas and their Sri Lankan rice & curry comes highly recommended. Just to the left of Bee Beach is Coco Beach, again a delightful modern beach setting. Prices are slightly higher than its neighbours, here they specialize in seafood where you get to choose what you want and how you want it cooked, its open clean kitchen gives confidence of its high standards. Palagathura Junction is now a new buzzing scene of Negombo and if you are looking for something late at night where you can drink with the local boys and its cheap. I mean cheap! Where its just 350 rupees for gin & tonic or 300 rupees for beer then it has to be Macerena which is just the other side of Bee Beach. Macerena however doesn’t get busy til after 11pm and at weekend its normally open til the early hours. We can arrange boat tours of the Dutch canal, trips to the fish market, bike and motorbike hire and even tuktuk hire. Where you can drive your own tuktuk around the island, what an excellent way to explore! We can arrange an airport transfer for you by tuktuk, this is as long as you dont have huge amount of luggage, otherwise you will need a car. The price for tuktuk transfer will be 1500 rupees. (9euro) If you prefer a car transfer then the price would be 2300 rupees. (14euro) We do not recommend just getting a taxi from the airport as most of these drivers either dont speak English or have no idea where anything is in Negombo as most of them are from Colombo.