Hi. Where are the best places to change money. We are taking around £50 worth off rupee's just to keep us going and £400 cash sterling. We then want to use our cash card whilst we are over in Beruwala.Is the best thing to do or shall we take travellers cheques or US$?
Hi. Is it safe to walk around unaccompanied both in the day and at night in Beruwala?
Hi. Can anyone advise whether Beruwala has any bakeries to get snacks from? I have just read that they are quite an inexpensive source of tasty food for lunches or snacks.
Hi. I am travelling to Beruwala on the 9th August for a self catering holiday, staying at the Raajmahal Villa with 11 family members. We have a chef to cook whatever we desire but on arrival, we are planning a 'Big' shop to get all our necessary essentials.
Can anyone advise if there are any supermarkets or places where we can buy in bulk which are reasonably priced and of good quality?
Once we have these then we can explore and find for ourselves.
Thanks in advance.
Hi. My Fiancee and I and 9 other family members are staying at the Raajmahal Villa Beruwala in 4 weeks time. We have never been long haul before and are a little in the dark with regards to many aspects of the country.
My biggest fear is the weather for the time of year as we have read various forecasts. Also we have a chef on site to cook us what ever we like but are supplies readily available within reasonable travelling distance and how do local prices compare to the UK?
I ask because I have no idea whether to take £1000 or £5000 for the 2 week stay?
Thanks in advance.
My wife and I are staying at Eden Resort & Spa for our honeymoon, first week in August (just two weeks away, WOOOHOOO)
We are hoping to see more of Sri Lanka than just the touristy bit of the Resort. We especially want to see the cultural / historical parts of Srilanka, aswell as ride an Elephant.
Is this possible while staying in Berewula, or have I booked a hotel in the wrong part of Sri Lanka?
Any comments on this spa? I tried to get in to their branch further down the coast (it is more upmarket) but there is no room. Hardly any recent reviews on trip advisor on the Barbaryn Reef , so I am a little sceptical about this spa which is much older than its other branch which has more reviews on trip advisor They are offering a cabin by the sea. It is quite expensive. I have recently broken my knee and don't want spartan or shabby accomodation. I am a middle-aged woman travelling on her own. Have been to Sri Lanka before.
Im thinking of booking 2 weeks at The Palms in Beruwala in August its our honeymoon and will have our two boys on tow 7 and 9. Any info on the hotel and tips on what to see, is it safe to hire a car or not? Any advise would be greafully received.
Hi i hope somebody can tell me im staying at neptune for 2 weeks starting 14th july is this when monson season is or not and what is the weather norm like then.
Hi we are looking at booking the Neptune in Beruwela and wondered if you could give us ideas of excursions that could be done in a day - we are not the type to want to lay on the beach for 2/3 days in the row but being 2 females would be cautious of travelling on our own.
Does anyone have any information regarding the quality, location of the Palms Resort?
Hi i am a little confused about Sri Lanka.... Everywhere say's different things!!!!
How many cigs can i take in + out?
What brands of cigs do they sell there?
What Plug adapter will i need... 3pin or 2pin?
How much currency can i take in?
What currency to take?
i am going for 3 weeks from Middle of Oct... what's the weather gonna be like?
We have transfer's included.. but would it be better to take a taxi?
if yes how much will it be to Beruwala?
How much on average is a 3 course meal?
Are there casino's & Nightclubs in Beruwala?
Is the Palm Garden nice?
is it better to get tours/excursions through hotel or privately?
Is topless sunbathing allowed?
Sorry it's so much but i can't find a set answer anywhere????
I'm planning to stay in Sri Lanka at the begining of June at the Eden Resort. What is this hotel like?
Also I've heard that June is the Monsoon season. Will the days be just clouds and humidity and how bad is the rain? Is it just showers and when does it rain? Afternoon or evening?
The hotel is in Beruwela, is there much to do see here? Can we eat outside of the hotel easily as I would love to try authentic Sri Lankan food. Can anybody also suggest excursion etc worth going on?
Sorry for all the questions but just want to know what to expect as I would love to see the real Sri Lanka and not spend my time just at the hotel.
Can anyone answer a question for me. I'm due to travel to Beruwela on the 22 August 2007 and stay for two weeks with my husband and children. I keep being told various information with regards to moonson and weather. Is this a good time to visit or not??? Also our children range from 8 years to 16 years is the Neptune the wrong choice for children.
My boyfriend and me are going to the Neptune in Beruwala 26th June. We know that this is the monsoon season but were wondering if it usually is heavy, or is it mainly just short showers at night and still warm temperatures? can there still be sun batheing??
Also if anyone has been to the Neptune did u enjoy your stay?
Could anyone tell me how much I should expect to pay for a taxi from Colombo airport to Beruwala and how much should I tip the driver (i.e. wat is expected)?
I am really into the idea of visiting Sri Lanka as it looks so amazing but I am wondering if it is safe for me to travel alone with my 7 year old daughter. Although we would be hotel based I like getting out and about when I'm away (what's the point if you dont??) and would be using public transport/taxis etc.
Any thoughts gratefully recieved!!
We're going to the Riverina Hotel in Beruwela in 10 days time can anyone let me know what the weather is like there currently. Also as we're making our own way there from the airport what is the best way to do this.
Last thing any useful tips whilst we're staying there.
We have just returned from Sri Lanka & wanted to let you know we had a wonderful time, the wedding was amazing,the accommodation was superb & the people were so friendly, they made us feel so welcome.
We would like to say a big thank you to Ajith & Patte (beach boys) for taking us on a two day tour of the Elephant Orphanage,Tea Plantation,Temple of the Tooth,Kandy Dancers,plus many more places,they also took us to the Turtle Hatchery where I realeased a three day turtle to the sea, despite what people may think about going on trips with beach boys in Sri Lanka we can honestly say they were brilliant & completley honest, we did not pay for the trip until we got back, we would highly recommend these people at the Eden.
If you are interested in doing any of the trips during your stay, you can contact Ajith & Patte on thr following e-mails.
Ajith on email@example.com
Patte on Patte01lk@yahoo.com
If you want anymore info regarding the wedding or trips you can contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
We will certianly go back to Sri Lanka again.
Jackie & Andy
Hi we have been moved from Bentota Beach to Eden spa hotel for our wedding in june, we are a little worried because the Eden is not an all inclusive which Bentota was, has anyone else been in this situation?
we are concerend that the all inclusive will not be the same as Bentota Beach, regarding drinks and meals,has anyone been in the same situation as us?
Jackie & Andy
I'm looking at booking a late deal for my girlfriends surprise 21st birthday present (in 4 days time so I have to get a move on), to travel on 7th June - and its on a fairly limited budget, as I'm saving for our wedding abroad next year too.
I am currently in a toss up between going here or to the Dominican Republic.
Main charm of the dominican being the sandy beaches and swimming, there I would be definately picking the AI option as for the most part we'd be staying onsite.
Sri Lanka however, in June time with it being monsoon season, there is obviously much more limited things to do onsite. I'm sure its still a lovely beach, and can't see there being a problem in 'wading' into the sea a little bit, about wasit deep for example (would that be ok? and warm?), so I'm thinking more of the option of B&B or half board.
So can I please ask, in a typical resort, or out and about, what prices should I expect to pay for meals and drinks, both soft drinks and alcoholic...I'm not a massive alcohol drinker, but for soft drinks I drink like a fish. Also are there many options around for food choices when it comes to offsite.
And also, how much do the excursions generally cost? As I'll be wanting to do a few of them, especially the elephant trips, to make sure that I make up for the loss of beach/sea activities.
I hope you can help me, am looking forward to getting this booked (and I've been doing nonstop reading on different countries for about 6 days solid now and done very little work)
I am considering a two week stay at this resort in late Dec, they currently have a soft opening special of stay one night, get one night free.
However, the only rooms they have available are the more expensive ones, the beach cottages, or air conditioned rooms. The other type of rooms, I believe are not yet ready for occupancy.
Does anyone know anything about this resort? The web page says it is currently under renovation. I suppose it does make sense that a hotel damaged from the tsunami would renovate their most expensive rooms first. And it's still a very good deal.
I'm thinking of going to stay here.It's only on a bed and breakfast basis. Can anyone tell me how much I can expect to pay for a meal both in a hotel like this or in a local restaurant?
Does anyone have the email address for the Eden Resort & Spa. I have tried to email the hotel a few times but have got on response.
The address that I have being using is:
Thanks to those of you who have already provided help with my never ending questions!
Just one more I promise, does anyone know if it is possible to orgainse optional extras such as an elephant ride, Kandyan Dancers & Drummers etc directly at the Eden Hotel to be part of the wedding day package.
I am not sure whether to do this with the company in the UK that I have booked with or wait until I arrive at the Hotel itself. (We arrive on the 26th November and the wedding is not untill the 2nd December so I think this gives us enough time to arrange?)
Thanks very much
Thank you for those who replied to my previous questions. We have decided to have our wedding at the Eden hotel in December and are really looking forward to it! Is there any good places to eat or nightlife?
Just one more question, is there a tailor in the area that can make up a man's suit at short notice?
Thanking you in advance
I am planning on getting married at the Eden hotel in December. Could anyone tell me if this is a good location and what the beach is like. As there will be several people travelling with us, could you suggest good places to eat and information on the night life.
Thank you in advance
I stayed at the club palm gardens in 2003 and i am realy worried about the animation team as i made friends with them and sadly lost touch with them over time if anyone has heard from them (rohan and pyantha in particular) im not sure how many of the same guys still worked there from when i went but either way i would like to know how they are and who was working there at the time of the tsunami so that i can narrow my such down a little.
Has anyone heard from Nilantha(Nilu) animation team in the hotel? He is the only one I can't get hold of.
We are due to get married at the neptune Hotel in July 2005.We are booked with Virgin who at the moment are not forthcoming with any information.Does anyone have any latest information on the hotel and its surroundings please? Thanks