Flights and Luggage


You can book your flights on several online platforms (eg: from your hometown to the destination airport Colombo Bandaranaike CMB. If you wanna take your own sports equipment, it's better to book directly over the airline. To declare sport luggage you should call the airline directly and inform about their internal terms.


We advice the following airlines:

  • Air Berlin (if you book over airberlin website - and take a look that the partner flight is operated by Srilankian, you can take bags to the normal AB conditions)
  • Turkish airlines (one Surf Bag 32kg 90 Euros one way, Golf Equipment 15kg free)
  • Quatar airlines (extra 10 kg sport baggage free)
  • Emirates, Etihad, Sri Lankan airlines



If you plan to stay for your next holidays in Sri Lanka you need to apply for a visa. You may apply for it at your domestic Sri Lankan embassy, at least 2-3 weeks before your departure. There is also the possibility to get the visa at the Sri Lankan airport before you enter the island. The Short Visit Visa costs averagly 30 USD per person and lasts for 30 days.

A visitor wishing to stay more than 30 days in Sri Lanka, may apply for an extension: The Short Visit visa may be extended up to 90 days from the date of arrival at the first instance and further 90 days at the second instance.

Application for an extension should be submitted to the Visa Section of the Department of Immigration (head office), Colombo, by visiting the Department or through an Authorized Agent.

How to get to DE SILVA?

  • Taxi: We organize airport transfers (70€/transfer) any time you land. Therefore we need your flightnumber & flight details! Your taxi driver will wait at the exit hall of the airport with your name written on a board and he´ll bring you directly to DE SILVA´s Resort. (2,5-3,5 hours drive!)
  • Public transport: There is the possibility to travel by train and bus too. Please mention this way of travelling lasts longer and is more exhausting than ordering a taxi driver! Bus: Negombo (aiport)-Colombo; Train: Colombo-Puttalam; Bus: Puttalam-Kalpitiya,;Tuctuc: Kalpitiya town – DE SILVA

Recommended vaccinations:

for all travellers:

  • Diphtheria, tetanus
  • Measles (or immunity after initial manifestation)
  • Hepatitis A

travellers belonging to risk groups:

  • Hepatitis B
  • Typhus
  • Rabies (risk!)
  • Japanese Encephalitis
  • Pneumococcen, influenza

What else you should not forget

sunblocker, lycrashort, surfshoes, travel guide, camera, passport, ticket, holiday mood :)