I know I need to start doing my own research on a forthcoming holiday to Sri Lanka but would be grateful if anybody could help me so at least I'm starting to look in the right places.....
My friend and I (two women, mid thirties) would like to go on holiday to Sri Lanka for two weeks, flying out on approximately 28 December 2010.
We would like a holiday which is based on a lovely sandy beach. Maybe a few activities but apart from snorkelling (so a calm, walm sea) and a nice beach is all we're looking for at the moment.
I know with some places it is better to go all-inclusive. Is this the case with Sri Lanka? How do costs compare when eating in local restaurants or is this not really recommended in Sri Lanka? Any hygiene issues? (No offence intended by this comment.)
I would be grateful if anybody could let me know of the main resorts I should look at please where there are nice sandy beaches, a calm sea and hot, sunny, dry weather (late December to early January).
We are not travelling with any children so distance from the airport is not really a problem. So if it's worth travelling to a resort further away from the airport to go to a nicer place we'd be interested in hearing about those places too.
Thank you very much.