Mixing business with pleasure may sound cliché, but it really is a good idea and is so easy to do when in a tropical paradise such as Sri Lanka! The West Coast is particularly popular since it offers the perfect balance of beach and business, amidst a laidback setting in which to enjoy everything from high-powered client meetings to corporate retreats. Negombo is a much sought after destination in this regard and this idyllic town on the Western coastline has plenty of hotels and resorts that come with their own event and function spaces. If you are on the lookout for such Negombo meeting venues, then Club Hotel Dolphin is an option worth considering since it lets you enjoy the best of both worlds.
Still not convinced of why you should choose Negombo as your next destination to host a business event? Well consider this; the country’s main airport, the Bandaranaike International Airport is only about 15 to 30 minutes away (depending on venue), meaning you can quickly and easily be transported to the hotel or resort where your business meeting or conference will be held. The commercial capital, Colombo can be reached within 45 minutes or so and the drive to the city has been made considerably easier with the opening of the Katunayake Expressway as well.
Venues at these Negombo resorts generally cater to both small and large scale events so you can make use of versatile space be it for organizing a private boardroom meeting, conference, cocktail party or even large functions for a corporate retreat. In-house meeting and event planners are generally on hand and will also help you organize everything from accommodation for delegates to catering. Check with your venue on the available meeting facilities as well such as audiovisual equipment and internet access (wireless internet is common place in Sri Lanka including at many resorts and hotels in Negombo).
Of course all work and no play is said to make Jack, Jill and whoever is buried in meetings the whole day a dull person, so make sure to enjoy all that Negombo has to offer and have plenty of fun in the sun, sand and surf too!
Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.