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    • Further advice please re: planning my itinerery

      Sri Lanka Jul 24, 2016 at 4:43 AM

      Hi guys,
      I have almost completed my itinerary now. I just need some final advise to cover the last few days. Also what is he best place to stay over the New Year please. I am a bit anxious that if I will not book an accommodation in advance I will end up paying lost of money over the New Year.

      14.12.16 Arrive in Colombo
      15.12.16 taxi/train to Habarana
      16.12.16 Habarana (Sigiriya Lion Rock, Minneriya National Park)
      17.12.16 Habarana (Polonnaruwa)
      18.12.16 Habarana (Anuradhapura)
      19.12.16 Taxi/train to Kandy (en-route Matale Spice Gardens and the Dambulla Cave Temple) 2h
      20.12.16 City of Kandy inc Temple of the Tooth
      21.12.16 ???????
      22.12.16 Mirissa
      23.12.16 Mirissa
      24.12.16 Mirissa
      25.12.16 Mirissa
      26.12.16 Mirissa
      27.12.16 ????
      28.12.16?????
      29.12.16????
      30.12.16?????
      31.12.16 ?????
      01.01.17?????
      02.01.17?????
      03.01.17 Colombo
      04.01.17 Rtrn flight home

      Thank your for all suggestions,
      M :-)

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      details of srilanka

      Sri Lanka Jul 20, 2016 at 3:35 AM

      Me my wife with two children age 9 yrs & 6 yrs coming in colombo 27 July leaving on 1 aug early morning

      My tentative itinerary follows

      27 July Airport/puttalam/anuradhapura

      28 July Anuradhapura/sigiriya
      29 July Sigiriya/dambulla
      30 July Dambula/kandy/kand sightseeing
      31 July Kandy/pinnawala/colombo
      1 Aug Morning 4 A.M drop to airport
      I need a car and budget category hotel by 25 dollar

      My email id royalavianca105@gmail.com
      Thanks

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    • From Colombo airport to Dambulla in the afternoon

      Sri Lanka Jul 6, 2016 at 10:54 AM

      Hi, we are a couple travelling to Sri Lanka next week and we will arrive to Colombo airport at 2 p.m. Is it possible to catch a bus to Dambulla around 4pm.? Or should we stay in Negombo till the morning?

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    • SRI LANKA WEST COAST DIRECTIONS

      Sri Lanka Jul 16, 2016 at 8:16 AM

      Hello everyone. First time in SL for the 4 of us. We'll stay for 2 weeks and we've splitted the time management in relation with the coasts.I am in charge for the west coast.

      So any suggestions about how to spend 4 days in the best sights, restaurants (no tourists food please), activities etc?

      Thank you all in advance guys!

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    • Visa for SL > 1 month

      Sri Lanka Jul 10, 2016 at 2:47 AM

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      Is visa for SL for periods greater than one month available from their London High Commission?

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      "HELP" Will have to go to from Trinco to Ella (in one day) - August 2016

      Trincomalee Jul 22, 2016 at 8:51 AM

      Hello, I miscalculated a bit the lenght of the trip (no direct train lines east of Ella ;-) bummer // or long detour via Kandy. Bus 76/218/314, Trincomalee, Badulla might be an option, and then tuktuk or train to Ella? But impossible to find any details on this line (where to board, how to get a seat, any resemblance of a time table)
      I do not mind a long journey, as long as I have a seat.

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    • Weather in September /October and what is cinnamon bey hotel Beruwala like

      Sri Lanka Jul 5, 2016 at 1:46 AM

      We are visiting sri lanka late September early October staying at cinnamon bey hotel Beruwala can anyone tell me what the weather will be like and any reviews on the hotel? Also recommendations for things to do many thanks :-)

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      Fresh veggies and fruits?!

      Sri Lanka Jul 11, 2016 at 4:44 AM

      Hi, first time SL traveller... Going to a hotel resort. How safe is it to eat fresh (uncooked) vegetables and fruits without peals? Am I being overcautious? Reason I'm asking is they are probably washed or rinsed in tap water... I got Hep A shot, but am still a bit "afraid".
      Also, whats with coctails with ice cubes?

      Thx...

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    • How lenient are the immigration officers at Katunayake?

      Sri Lanka Jul 8, 2016 at 1:31 PM

      Will they overlook 2 days of overstay? Were you in this situation before? What happened?

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    • Climbing Sigiriya

      Sri Lanka Jun 28, 2016 at 10:32 PM

      I plan to take an early bus from kandy to Dambulla. Instead of going to the hotel/hostel and to To beat the heat, I will take my luggage with me to Sigiriya to be climbing before noon, as recommended. Would prefer to drop my luggage at a hotel but afraid id arrive too late to climb. Afraid of getting heat stroke.

      1. Is there a place at Sigiriya to store personal items? If yes, cost?
      2. Are you permitted to climb wearing shoes, or is it just socks to the top?
      3. Is it really worth the $40? If one doesn't climb, does one pay less?
      4. Besides water, a camera and perhaps sunscreen, is there anything else one needs if one does climb?

      In case I decide not to stay the night, is there an afternoon bus back to kandy that would arrive before 4pm. The train from Colombo departs at 3pm.

      Thank you?

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    • Galle ..where is the hotspot?

      Sri Lanka Jun 28, 2016 at 10:39 PM

      I'm having a difficult time deciding where to stay in Galle. My only requirement is that I be where the action is (perhaps markets, tourist attractions, beach broad walk etc. I don't want remote. Is this place near Galle fort? I'm guessing galle fort is the place to be in galle? Or is it in some remote area of town. Again, any hotel hotel recommendations? Cost is not a concern.. Just want to be In the center of action. I'm there one or two nights depending on how good the place is. It's my last stop before returning to the airport in colomobo.

      Thanks

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    • best place to stay with unlimited budget

      by KaterinaBalerina Online Now Jun 3, 2016 at 12:44 AM

      dear travelers, please advice a decent place to stay in Una.
      - on the beach
      - 4-5 star hotel (that really worth the price, not like those on tripadvisor or booking.com, that are extremely overpriced and do not match their star rate) or bungalo that also will fit for 4 star place (clean and new bathroom, toiletters, hair dryer, new white bed sheets etc.)
      - pool and bar optional
      We visited Sri Lanka once and we really liked it but never stayed at Una beach. Hotels we loved were Amaya Lake in Dambulla and Mars hotel in Tangalle.
      Also regarding nightlife, is it only Jungle beach to party and dance?

      2 Answers Jun 5, 2016 at 11:29 PM
    • best place to stay with unlimited budget

      by KaterinaBalerina Online Now Jun 3, 2016 at 12:27 AM

      Dear travelers,
      Please advice a decent place to stay in Una in earliest august. It is our honeymoon and budget is unlimited, but we want to get a valuable place if we pay good money for it,
      We need:
      -stay on the beach
      -close to bars and restaurants
      -4-5 star hotel or bungalo which is well maintained with nice bathroom
      -pool and bar area (opt)
      From what I saw on tripadvisor and booking.com - all 4-5 star hotels do not match their rate and are crazy overpriced. I though found some good options on Airbnb, but just 2, maybe you can recommend something really nice?
      Also about nightlife... Is it only Jungle Beach parties nearby or there are some other places to go?

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      transportation

      by alex24977 Online Now Mar 2, 2016 at 12:42 AM

      hi guys :)
      can anyone of you suggest the best and fastest transportation method from Colombo airport to Yaddehimulla Road, Unawatuna

      Thanks in advance

      2 Answers Mar 2, 2016 at 12:54 AM
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      transportation

      by alex24977 Online Now Mar 2, 2016 at 12:39 AM

      hi guys,
      can anyone of you suggest the best and fastest transportation method from colombo airport to Unawatuna

      thanks a lot in advance

      4 Answers Mar 2, 2016 at 5:36 AM
    • Unawatuna beach

      by RadanaH Online Now Mar 17, 2015 at 7:09 AM

      Hello all,I booked a 5 night stay (no weekend date) at a guesthouse with great reviews at the end of our 14-day trip. What I am worried about is the local beach, I have been reading recently that it gets really overcrowded (even dirty). Is it really that bad or I can find a quiet part nearby as well to feel just the sand and palms? My plan was to end up our Sri Lanka trip in a paradise feel beach environment :-) where we can swim/snorkel safely. Thank you for your advice!

      4 Answers Mar 20, 2015 at 7:49 AM
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      Train the best way from Colombo to Unawatuna? What about toilets on the trip??

      by Bladewings Online Now Dec 21, 2014 at 7:14 PM

      I was going to go to Bentota but now Unawatuna beach looks very nice. It is a bit of a further trip. Are there any clean toilets on the trains? The trip is a bit over 2 hours and I'll be with my son. It could be a real problem!

      17 Answers Dec 23, 2014 at 12:21 AM
    • A swimwear/ bikini shop in Unawatuna

      by adrianavajova Online Now Apr 8, 2014 at 8:57 PM

      Hi, I am arriving from Rishikesh, in north India. Are there any shops close by Unawatuna for swimwear?

      3 Answers Apr 8, 2014 at 10:40 PM
    • Unawatuna hotels

      by dashith Online Now Dec 24, 2013 at 6:05 AM

      any place in unawatuna,sri lanka  where you can get a room just for a day. as in come in the morning and leave in the evening?

       

      1 Answer Dec 24, 2013 at 6:49 AM
    • Direct beach access accommodation in Unawatuna or Hikkaduwa? (Not resorts)

      by Miraasgaard Online Now Dec 8, 2013 at 11:59 AM

      Hi, can anyone recommend a clean cabana/bungalow/hut with private shower that has direct access to the beach? Nearby restaurants, snorkeling facilities etc. would be a plus. Price range: 50-70 USD. Time: 15-17th january. Our ideal match Gallawatta is unfortunately booked.

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      Accomodation on the beach

      by hanshek Online Now Nov 26, 2013 at 1:32 PM

      I tried to book accomodation were we stayed before in July last year, but during the Xmas season they require a stay of minimum 6 nights. Can you recommend any other accomodation on or very near to the beach for a family of 5 people.

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      Hotel Thilak

      by hanshek Online Now Nov 26, 2013 at 5:56 AM

      Does anybody have the contact details of the Thilak hotel in Unawatuna?

      3 Answers Nov 26, 2013 at 1:33 PM
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      How crowded is Unawatuna now (in February)?

      by Masha_M Online Now Oct 17, 2013 at 11:52 PM

      Hi there, what would be the best beach to stay on with a two year old in Februray? We're "old backpackers" and prefer to avoid package tour masses and resort type of places. We'll also be travelling on a budget seeking some relaxed vibe and yoga classes if possible. Thanks for all your answers.

      2 Answers Oct 20, 2013 at 9:53 PM
    • BUDGET ACCOMMODATION

      by badali Online Now Sep 26, 2013 at 9:17 AM

      PLEASE let me know safe accommodation around Unawatuna beach within arount US$ 25-30 for four of us (2 adults, 2 children) including home statys. If you can help KINDLY inform me e-mail etc. We shall be there for four days from 4th to 8th Jan, 2014. TRAVEL HAPPY.

      yours always

      badali

      5 Answers Sep 28, 2013 at 2:42 AM
    • BUDGET ACCOMMODATION

      by badali Online Now Sep 25, 2013 at 7:46 AM

      WE ARE A FAMILY OF FOUR. SELF, WIFE, SON (14) AND DAUGHTER (5). WANT BUDGET ACCOMMODATION IN UNAWATUNA NEAR BEACH WITHIN US $ 25 FOR THE FAMILY. WHERE TO STAY? SAFETY IS IMPORTANT.

      9 Answers Feb 7, 2014 at 4:40 AM
    • Condition of Unawatuna Beach

      by glenngerryhill Online Now Sep 3, 2013 at 2:55 PM

      We read that the beach has been wash away. As a place to relax after a tour, is it still an option?

      3 Answers Feb 7, 2014 at 4:42 AM
    • coming for first time

      by bala65 Online Now Oct 3, 2011 at 9:04 PM

      we are three middle aged men coming to srilanka for a brief holiday for the first time. choose unawatuna.

      can some one guide on the night life and related activities and any other info that could help.

    • Unawatuna

      by santhilatha Online Now Sep 18, 2010 at 7:18 AM

      Hi there - How far is this hotel from the airport and is it beach front?

      2 Answers Sep 18, 2010 at 9:37 AM
    • Unawatuna Hotels and Map

      by sidabu Online Now Nov 26, 2008 at 12:55 AM

      Hi,

      We are a group of three going to unawatuna around Xmas time,is it imperative that we book accommodation prior to going or is there plenty available?would anyone know where i can find a detailed map of unawatuna with hotel listings?looked in google,not that helpful.appreciate your replies.
      Regards
      sid

      2 Answers Dec 2, 2008 at 7:36 PM
    • Weather on the south coast

      by tomgolanka Online Now Nov 24, 2008 at 3:34 AM

      Hi everyone

      My girlfriend and I are off to Sri Lanka on Saturday 29th Nov for two weeks. Had assumed the south-west was going to be clear of the monsoon but looks like it's still raining?

      Can anyone give me an update on current weather conditions in Galle/Unawatuna?

      I'm looking for a relaxing beach holiday so if anyone can recommend guaranteed sun somewhere else just let me know!

      Cheers
      Tom

      1 Answer Nov 24, 2008 at 9:35 PM
    • curious about Sri Gemunu hotel in Unawatuna

      by JanetGolden Online Now Mar 31, 2008 at 8:03 AM

      There are no reviews to read and I'm very skeptical about this place. Can you give me any feedback on Sri Gemunu? Is the air-con working? how is the beach in front? Is there really a reef to snorkel around there? Is the food decent?

      2 Answers Jul 17, 2008 at 2:51 AM
    • Present situation update

      by mikeytiger Online Now Oct 13, 2005 at 4:31 AM

      Hi,
      Is there anyone who can give me an update on the present situation in the areas of Galle, Unawatuna, Dalawella, etc. I plan to come on vaccation in December but I need to know if things get back to normal slowly after the Tsunami in Dec 2004. I don´t want to see people suffering and trying to survive somehow whilst I am sitting on the beach relaxing! If this is the case I would rather donate the money for the trip. Don´t understand me wrong.......I simply just don´t like to make people feel bad because they are struggling and I am making holiday at the same time!I just want to be polite!
      So? Is Unawatuna ready for some tourists and visitors or would it be better to stay at home?? Greetings MIKE

      10 Answers Oct 27, 2005 at 11:16 PM
    • August

      by Hotspring Online Now Jul 19, 2005 at 6:06 AM

      Hi

      I am travelling to Sri Lanka in August. Flying into Colombo then heading to Kandy for a few days. We are then going to head to Arugam Bay and were thinking of heading to Unawatuna on the way back to Colombo for our flight home.

      How are things after the Tsunami, are people happy to receive visitors yet? What is the weather like in August? Is there much accomodation available. Is the sea calm enough for snorkelling at that time of year and are there any good snorkelling spots? Is it possible to hire drivers from Arugam to Unawatuna or are there better methods of transport?

      Any advice would be greatly appreciated

      1 Answer Jul 19, 2005 at 11:47 PM
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      Where to Stay

      by RickSpangle Online Now Nov 18, 2004 at 1:13 AM

      Hi there, Does anyone have any recommendations for nice (and fairly cheap) places to stay in Unawatuna? Going to stop there for 2-3 days in early Feb. I've heard the 3 Fishes is nice. Cheers, Nick.

      1 Answer Nov 19, 2004 at 5:30 AM
    • Weather in May

      by Sanpri Online Now May 15, 2004 at 7:31 AM

      Hi there, My boyfriend and i were thinking of heading down to Mirissa and Unawatuna for a few weeks in the sun, at the end of May.....is it still possible to get down there or has everyone packed up for the end of the season? Whats the weather like at this time of year? (May 18th-beginning of June) And if these beaches are off peak, can you recommend some beaches on the East coast (not Arugam Bay and Trincomalee) Thanks

      2 Answers May 23, 2004 at 12:07 PM
    • Rental

      by KEGGY Online Now Mar 10, 2004 at 10:26 AM

      Hi My family 2 teenage daughters and myself and wife will be in Sri Lanka in April We are looking for a reasonable bungalow for rent in or around the UNAWATUNA area from the 7th to the 14th of April We would like to be near or on the beach but pretty private if possible with somone close to hand for help with cooking and or buying groceries

      1 Answer Mar 21, 2004 at 11:13 AM
    • children

      by bopotnik Online Now Jul 15, 2003 at 2:37 PM

      We are planning for a 2 months visit to sri lanka. We are traveling with 2 children, 2 years and 6 months. How is unuwatuna for children? Are the beaches safe. Swiming pool?

      2 Answers Sep 25, 2003 at 4:17 AM