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Suggestion on must see places in Sri Lanka and stay

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Suggestion on must see places in Sri Lanka and stay

For a first-timer to Sri Lanka with family (1 kid of 5 years) which is the best beach resort to stay?

I am looking for a good 4 star resort that offers good packages/local sight-seeing arrangements.

Out of the various beaches/places which is a good place to stay from view point of sight-seeing?

Any must see places in 5 to 6 days of stay?

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1. Re: Suggestion on must see places in Sri Lanka and stay

What time of the year?

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2. Re: Suggestion on must see places in Sri Lanka and stay

December time frame

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Early to mid Dec southwestern beaches are 'best' but still 1/3 of the days so unsettled by intermonsoon that it's almost spoilt. Inland is a bit better climate. As sightsee near the beach resorts is quite limited compared to what's available inland, suggest 2-3 days inland (e.g. Amaya Lake Dambulla, Thilanka Dambulla, Sigiriya Village hotel, Mahaweli Reach Kandy, Thilanka Kandy) and then 2-3 days beach (e.g. The Surf Bentota or Bentota Beach Hotel or Club Bentota). The later in December the better weather generally, but also prices go up after Dec-20....

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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4. Re: Suggestion on must see places in Sri Lanka and stay

Thanks.

Also, which is the best beach for December time frame, I can see there are various beaches in Sri lanka and they full of resorts. Which to choose is a challenge. Any suggestions?

Should not be very far from the Colombo airport.

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5. Re: Suggestion on must see places in Sri Lanka and stay

Hi there,

Bentota/Beruwala as mentioned above. The beaches closer to airport are simply not good enough to our standards - e.g. not wide and sandy, or solely eating in hotels (Kalutara), or no clean water.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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6. Re: Suggestion on must see places in Sri Lanka and stay

i would like to visit Sri lanka with my family(incl two kids 12 yrs and 03 yrs). kindly suggest some good locations to see and some good resorts to stay. i wish to travel during August 2014.

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7. Re: Suggestion on must see places in Sri Lanka and stay

Hi there,

As you probably have one week or less southwest coast is better; Hikkaduwa then allows safe swimming, but no snorkel nor surf. Add one inland base, e.g. Kandy, and also do day trips from there if you can to e.g. hill station area (tea plantation and waterfalls) and Sigiriya. Use car-driver for the trip.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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