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All inclusive or not?

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All inclusive or not?

Hi please give advice.

We are planning a trip to sri lanka but are not sure where to stay. If it is safe to do so and there is enough around where we stay we would prefer to not go all inclusive and eat out at local restaurants. Are there resorts like this or is it best to go all inclusive?


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1. Re: All inclusive or not?

There are plenty of restaurants/bars in Beruwala/Bentota, Hikkaduwa and Unawatuna.


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2. Re: All inclusive or not?

And add Mirissa and Tangalle, but these are further from the airport than the list given above. (Negombo also qualifies but has a substandard beach).

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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3. Re: All inclusive or not?

Personally I would go A/I, you can still go out as we do to eat some evenings. For what difference between B/B F/B or A/I Go A/I. Bentota is a good place as a base.

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4. Re: All inclusive or not?

If you're staying a resort that has a good reputation and reviews regarding the food, choose full board.

If there are any nearby restaurants that you would like to try, or if you're in an area mentioned in reply#1 choose half board

If you will be doing a lot of day trips and don't like the idea of spending the whole day in a hotel , or of the hotel seems to have mediocre food, then choose BB.

Then you get some resorts where there really isn't much of an option to go out and dine, so you will have to go with FB or whatever they offer.

The difference between "room only" and "Full Board" can be significant in some hotels. And some hotels repeat the same menu etc

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