We are busy trying to plan our wedding for next year. We originally thought of Bali, but it's going to work out too expensive for us to get there for next year. In the last few days, we have thought about sri lanka and can get a great deal on eden resort and spa in Beruwela, the wedding package seems great too. Its within our budget and much cheaper (and i think more memorable) than a wedding here in the uk.
My mum will not come because she is scared of the growing terrorism (though she was scared too go to bali too due to the bali bombings - which were years ago). We've done a wee bit of research on the advice for ski lanka from the foreign office, we're still keen to go but anxious to avoid any places which are considered unsafe. In Beruwela, how close are we to any of these 'unsafe' areas? And does this mean we will miss out on a lot of sightseeing and shopping - will it have a huge impact on our holiday there?
Like Bali, i know Sri lanka is a poor country - we are not expecting the maldives. We just want a laidback wedding and honeymoon to somewhere completley different to any other holiday we've been on, with plenty of cultural sightseeing and adventures, but I dont want to go if i'm going to have to spend most our time stuck in a hotel scared to go out?!
Will we be able to get a real taste of sri lanka??
Any advice appreciated, many thanks!