we will be travelling to sri lanka mid feb and are unsure of where would be the best place to stay. unawatuna sounds really lovely but im a bit concerned it will be too quiet on a night for us. Are there any bars that are open late on a night for drinks or are they mostly restaurants. are there any busy bars? we dont like noisy "disco" type bars but we do like somewhere with a bit of atmosphere. would Hikkaduwa be a better choice? if so what area would be the best to stay in. preferably where the sea is not too rough. Would we be able to find somewhere to stay for around £25.00 pre night or will i have to up my budget.
any advice will be much appreciated.