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    • A travel itinerary for a 6 day vacation

      Sri Lanka Jan 16, 2015 at 6:44 AM


      My 70 yr old parents in law are travelling to Sri Lanka in March 2015. Any recommendations for an easy paced holiday? I'm considering a beach resort (3/4 star) and a city.

      The hotel/resort should have some restaurants/shopping at walking distance. I'm only aware of Bentota as a beach resort, can you recommend any others that fit the bill?

      Also the other city break- Colombo or Kandy? Pros and cons of both would be much appreciated.....

      Thanks so much, in advance!


    • planning our trips

      Sri Lanka 15 hours ago

      Hi. My husband and I are are visiting S L for the first time in August, we will be here for 10 days. We are looking to visit the elephant orphanage, spend a couple of days visiting a wild life national park, a couple of days by the beach and learn a bit about the S L culture. Would appreciate some help in planning our holiday

      Where is the best place to begin our holiday?

      Hire a reliable driver to take us to our places of interest - what should we expect to pay for this service? (we arrive early hours of the morning - would a driver collect us from the airport ?

      Are we best to book our hotels in advance

      Thanks in advance

    • Esala Perahera Festival

      Sri Lanka Jan 25, 2015 at 7:35 AM

      How much time should one give to seeing this festival? Is the last day 'a must see', or are the other days just as eventful. I am limited on the time in Sri Lanka as I plan to go to Nepal after.

      Any opinions and advice are greatly appreciated.

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      3 days in Sri Lanka

      Sri Lanka Jan 4, 2015 at 3:33 AM

      Hi all,

      My boyfriend and I are heading to Sri Lanka in a couple of weeks but are unsure as to where to go in that time. I have been to Kandy etc but he's never been before. We were thinking the South East Coast but are unsure which part. Do we have time to go as far south as Galle or Bentota? We will have 3 days ie landing at 4am on the Friday morning and departing 7pm on the Sunday night.

      I would love to see the fishermen on the stilts as well as the turtle hatchery etc. No strict must sees though as we'll just be there to relax, eat and soak up the culture.

      Many thanks, Natalie

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      Sri Lanka Tour

      Sri Lanka Jan 19, 2015 at 7:44 AM

      I'm planning a 10-days tour of Sri Lanka. Which place should I visit and how to travel from place to place?
      Thank you!!

    • Finding a driver/guide for Cultural Triangle trip

      Sri Lanka Jan 14, 2015 at 1:12 PM

      How to find a reliable and honest driver/guide for pick up in Kandy (3 adults), then 3 nights based at Habarana for touring to Sirigiya/Dambulla, Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa before returning to Kandy on day 4. We are happy to book our own accommodation. Need someone with good English, and a knowledgeable and safe driver who can take us to the 'must see' places please. Thanks for any advice.

    • ayurveda hotel

      Sri Lanka Jan 28, 2015 at 4:36 PM

      hello!!!! can you suggest any hotel offering ayurveda treatments. no touristy big hotel please.thank you

    • Hotel near the airport in Colombo

      Sri Lanka Jan 12, 2015 at 2:00 PM

      Upon our arrival in Sri Lanka I would like to book a hotel near the Colombo airport for the first night and the night before we depart. Any recommendations, and are there any hotels that provide free transportation from the airport to their hotel?

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      Colombo To Sigiriya and Back?

      Sigiriya Jan 20, 2015 at 8:44 AM

      Hi can anyone advise me, how much I should expect to pay for a driver from Colombo to Sigiriya and back on the same day? Leaving at about 5am in the morning. I was told it is doable and was quoted, 13,500 Rupees. I was also quoted 5000 Rupees for a driver for a day by someone else but the Sigiriya trip may be considered a bit longer than a standard "day". How does the price sound? Too expensive or reasonable?


    • travel to Kandy

      Sri Lanka Jan 18, 2015 at 2:46 PM

      is there an inexpensive minivan shuttle, or way to share a taxi from the airport near colombo to Kandy ?

    • Finding accommodation

      Sri Lanka Jan 15, 2015 at 2:51 AM

      We are travelling to Sri Lanka in February and have accommodation arranged in Colombo for the first couple of nights. We like to keep our options open when travelling rather than book accommodation in advance. This worked well for us in Costa Rica last year. Is it easy to find guest houses at short notice whilst travelling around? We will probably use public transport where possible and maybe hire a car and driver for more remote places. Thanks.

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      Is is safe to travel alone as a 21 girl

      Sri Lanka Jan 12, 2015 at 8:05 PM

      Hello everyone,


      I would like to travel 3 weeks in sri lanka from jan. to feb. alone.

      I have seen this kind of question before but it was asked in 2004.

      I would like to have some updated news, thank you so much!

      Generally, during the day (i don't go out alone midnight), is it safe for public transportation, tourist places,,,etc.




    • Most haoppening area in Hikkaduwa

      by anusinghz Online Now Oct 16, 2013 at 4:05 AM

      Which is the most happening area to stay in Hikka. Also do you know of any budget hotel in this happening /downtown area?

      2 Answers Oct 16, 2013 at 7:10 AM
    • Transport from Hikkaduwa

      by eljuwa Online Now Mar 31, 2013 at 3:27 PM

      I am staying at the Coral Sands Hotel, Hikkaduwa. I need transport from this hotel to Panadura (Old Galle Road) on 18 April morning. What are my options ? Train, Private Bus or taxi. What is the cost ? Thanks. James Peiris

      4 Answers Apr 17, 2013 at 9:59 AM
    • Funky de bar - any feedback on accommodation?

      by angela.paki Online Now Mar 10, 2012 at 11:10 PM

      Myself and a friend (2girls) are planning to stay at Funky de bar in a few weeks.
      I've only been able to find reviews on this place as a restaurant but wondered what it was like as a place to sleep? All feedback welcome. And recommendations on Hikkaduwa too :) cheers!

      2 Answers Apr 30, 2012 at 1:57 AM
    • Hi there

      by tashlansley Online Now Mar 19, 2008 at 12:03 PM

      Hello, Im coming to Hikkaduwa in a week and I read a post about a300 package deal to the maldives. Anyone know where I can find out more? Thanks, Tash x

      3 Answers Jul 17, 2008 at 2:43 AM
    • accomodation for a older family

      by Kerryovensbrown Online Now Jul 2, 2007 at 8:13 AM

      We are a family of 9, 17yrs to 60, we like more natural area, on the beach but also with shops 7 restuarant available to us, we thought of Hikkaduwa but just read ur reveiw, can you suggest somewhere else for us to look into.

      2 Answers Jul 17, 2008 at 2:43 AM
    • Hotels

      by JP5 Online Now Apr 19, 2007 at 12:32 PM


      Please could anybody tell me of a website where i can get the e-mail adresses of the hotels to contact them directly, or know a website where you can get the best deals for hotels in Sri Lanka?


      6 Answers Jul 17, 2008 at 2:38 AM
    • Scuba Diving

      by JP5 Online Now Apr 19, 2007 at 10:22 AM

      Travelling to Sri Lanka in December, Possibly staying in Hikkaduwa and wondering if there is many places to scuba dive and much to see? If not anywhere else around hikkaduwa area to dive?

      2 Answers Jul 17, 2008 at 2:44 AM
    • trip with 2 small children

      by rosjeal Online Now Mar 23, 2007 at 8:11 AM

      We are planning our first trip to sri Lanka next Jan with our 2 children who will be 4 and just under 2 and are planning to stay in Hikkaduwa for the main part of it. Can anyone tell me what the mosquitos are REALLY like? I've read all the official travel advice and it all sounds a bit worrying - especially as the repellants with DEET in are not recommended for use on under 2s.
      Also, we'd love to break our journey back up to Colombo and the airport somewhere - to see a bit of inland Sri lanka. i'm particularly interested in a place called Ella and a guesthouse called Ambiente Guesthouse. Firstly, can anyone give me a rough idea of how long it would take to drive from Hikkaduwa to Ella and then from ella back to negombo / Colombo? Secondly, has anyone got any better / more suitable alternatives?
      ANY advice about a holiday to Sri lanka with two little ones would be really appreciated too!
      Thanks ever so much

      1 Answer Apr 15, 2007 at 12:33 PM
    • Golden Sands Hotel

      by adam_surf Online Now Jan 29, 2007 at 5:20 AM

      Hi, I'm going to Hikkaduwa in March and have been recommended the Golden Sands Hotel. Has anyone stayed there and how much did you pay? Oh and how much is the taxi from Colombo?


      1 Answer Jan 29, 2007 at 6:04 AM
    • Surfing Excursion

      by krobson123 Online Now Jan 3, 2007 at 6:30 AM

      I am getting married at the Mt Lavinia Hotel on the 2nd of March. On the 27th of Feb, myself and several of the guests would like to go on a surf trip down to Hikkaduwa.

      We are looking for a relaxed, no frills hotel/guest house that is close to a good surfing spot. We only intend to stay for one night and leave midday on the 28th. Can you think of any places that would match our criteria? Should we book in advance or just head down the coast and look for a place to stay when we get there or will this open us up to disappointment?

      Secondly, we wish to leave Mt Lavinia early on the 27th to make our way down to Hikkaduwa. What would be our best option for transport?

      Any suggestions will be most appreciated

      7 Answers Jan 5, 2007 at 3:26 AM
    • Hikkaduwa - Top Secret or Vibrations

      by clipper24 Online Now Oct 3, 2005 at 3:56 AM

      Hi there !! I'm planning a visit (December) to Sri Lanka costal region in particular Hikaduwa ., can some one tell me the current situation with regard to nightlife and beach area in Hikaduwa .. last time (1998) I was there , I went to this great night club/pub "Top Secret" .. can any one tell me whether it's still functional ??

      Appreciate very much

      1 Answer Oct 4, 2005 at 5:28 AM
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      A Place to stay in Hikkaduwa

      by iainmitchell Online Now Sep 26, 2004 at 2:26 PM

      I've been to Hikkaduwa 5 times. The first 3 times were at Hansa Surf Hotel and the last two times was at a Place 2 doors or next door to Hansa. I'm trying to remember what the place is called and how to contact them as I want to stay there over xmas 2004. I'm sure it was something like Moonlight hotel, can anybody help me? Also has anybody met Garmony a Sri Lankan guy that can get you anything? I would like to get in touch with him

      6 Answers Jul 17, 2008 at 2:42 AM
    • is it safe from shark attack to surf in Sri Lanka?

      by pimon Online Now Feb 6, 2004 at 7:42 PM

      I'm worried about shark attack. anyone knows about this? anyway how many days I should spend in Sri lanka for? i love to see some hill too and go surfing and see some other ancient. does anyone know there's cheap package from Colombo to Maldives? how much would it cost and where can I find it in Colombo? thank u very much

      4 Answers Mar 20, 2014 at 8:47 PM