I am a 67 year old, well travelled, single woman on a very restricted income in need of bright light and warmth. I have found a really good all inclusive deal with no single supplement at Emerald Bay Hotel for the second half of June during the monsoon which must be why it is so cheap. Reviews for this hotel are mixed but I like the fact that it is small and in a relatively untouristy location though there are comments about the noise from road and rail traffic.
Can anyone tell me if the rain will be endless or just tropical downpours with sun either side. I have never been good at just loafing around and am keen to explore. Has anyone taken the train south to Galle or smaller stations en route and how easy is this? Will I be pestered? Can I go walking along the beach or inland? The transfer time is 3/4 hours on top of a 10.5 hour flight. Is it silly to contempleate this location when I can pick up a similar deal at the very nig Brown's Beach Hotel at Negombo, only 20 mins from the airport. Is it possible to get out and about to explore from there?
All advice and information will be welcomed. Due to severe financial constraints, this may have to be my last big adventure.