14 in maldives ! sorry but we are a bit biased here. sri lanka and maldives is a good combo. just make sure to do SL first
Yep. Agree with Spammie. Do SL first. Great place, culture, food, beaches, mountains you name it they have it. Leave all the pampering to the end..
Third vote with spammie. Definitely option 1...
It all depends on your interests. Maldives are beautiful coral islands where the main activities are swimming/ diving/ snorkelling and just relaxing. They are stunning, but there is not much else to do there.
Sri Lanka offers great sightseeing (Kandy - inc elephant orphanage, tea plantations, temples (inc Sigyria), mountains and beaches). It also offers more in terms of eating in different restaurants etc.
A week in Sri Lanka (touring) then a week in the Malidves could be a perfect combination!
Well I guess I screwed up the whole Sri Lanka first thing. In 4 weeks we are headed to the Park Hyatt for 7 nights and on the way home we are doing 3 nights in Negombo (we also have a tour guide for 2 full days). It just worked with our Emirates flights to do it this way.... Why do most people do Sri Lanka first?
Because you don't want to relax then get busy,,,you want to get busy then relax,,,and Sri Lanka is not as beautiful as the Maldives.
Don't worry, you will have a great time either way,,plus it's just three nights.
Thank you all. We booked a flight to Sri Lanka for 7 days and then to Maldives for 5 days :)
I appreciate if you could recommend hotels with fair costs in Maldives.
Patrick, just enjoy SL. if you have a private guide, presumably with car. politely avoid letting him take you to phoney jewel/artifact outlets. the jewellery is seriously overpriced tut. and the outlets are invariably relatives!
Do not miss the pinnewala elephants/dambulla/Sigyriya/ I personally love the botanic gardens in Kandy. You should manage a fair bit if you are in charge of the itinerary.