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TravelPod Member ReviewsFrangipani Tree Unawatuna
Really nice, clean guesthouse. One of the best I've stayed in all trip
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... had been planning to see about jet skiing but they weren't open, I'd enquired about surfing on Saturday but it was 2-3km away and all adds up by yourself. So I decided to leave my bag with a western mum and young son and have a morning swim, which was lovely and I wasn't harassed, a few people did look over but think they decided it wasn't worth it as I was fairly far out and actually swimming. Felt so relaxing just to have a chilled swim in the sea by myself, we then all meet ...
... project. The hatchery collects from the beach (or buys them from fisherman who have collected them) to increase their chances of survival - fewer than five in 1000 eggs in the wild will survive the adulthood. The eggs are incubated under mounds of sand for up to 60 days depending on breed, then transferred to tanks for the first two days of life. After this stage, the male turtles are released into the wild, and the females stay on i ...
... but I'm heartened to know that the staff at the hotel tell us it has been very hot even for them. In some parts of the island it has been the hottest day on record. I ask them how they keep cool and they say they take three showers a day! I always thought the locals adjusted and found the heat easy, apparently not.
We finish the day with arrack cocktails, which is a coconut spirit, Mark has two of them and it's a good job he is already ...
... our whale is coming!!!! I said really we've found a whale!! So yet again treated like the queen the first guy waved me over to the front of the boat moving the Chinese and told me to keep looking and sure enough a sie whale was there around 20meters in length it was incredible!!! They new exactly how long the whale would submerge for to the exact minute!!! We watched it for around half an hour it was amazing!! We then returned to the edge of the boat where sash joined me ...
... needed. Our days here began drinking cinnamon tea over breakfast watching the waves crash and the beach dogs chase each other around. ( There are many dogs here - they don't appear to belong to anyone, but everyone here seems to treat them well and they are friendly and mellow.) Following breakfast we'd walk the beach until the heat convinced us that it was time to take on the challenge of going for a swim. I am not lying when I ...