Polhena Reef Garden

Matara, Sri Lanka | Hotel
Prices starting from $58.00

Travel Blogs from Matara

Back to the beach!

A travel blog entry by joandtim2013


... on him. For the rest of the trip he doesn't make any more advances and instead shows Juliet texts and pictures on his phone instead.

As we past Dickwella a middle aged man holding his phone sits next to us and starts asking the usual 'where you going?' And 'where you from?' questions. Here we go again we think, gems? Hotel?. But no, this is just a genuine guy wanting to chat. We talk for ages about the UK and Sri Lanka and our similarities ...

Golden sands

A travel blog entry by ann_ho


... don't know whether to go. Instead we apply delay tactics and opt for a nice dinner at the resort while we decide what to do. I order a tuna with wasabi and Az satisfies his craving for fish and chips. We are shown to our table and served bread rolls and complimentary filtered water. The service is impeccable. We feel very pampered. The food is delicious although incredibly pricey compared to our usual backpacker meals. We feel that its worth it as the staff are excellent and ...

Galle and Mirissa

A travel blog entry by david.orders


... pop in. So in I go, into some poor fishermans shack to talk about general smalltalk and cricket while his son translated. I cannot ever imagine the English doing the same.

A final word on mosquitos. I believe they are the smoking gun that no God can exist, or at least no Abrahamic god that considers humans to be his beloved children. I hate the mosquitos here, they are big, and like the taste of white man. I've had a pint of blood drained daily.

What others say

A travel blog entry by cathonaventure


... finally left Tangalla, it was with the thought to stop off in Mirissa to check it out before getting back on another bus and continuing to Galle. But no discussion was needed after we’d stepped into a second floor room steps from the beach and with an ocean breeze and view: we moved in.

The scene here is much busier—people walk back and forth on the crescent of beach with its surfing waves at the west end and fishing poles behind the rocks on the east end. ...

Musical Guesthouses

A travel blog entry by cathonaventure


... only two chairs, after all. He didn’t seem at all perturbed by our presence—he was sleepy, perhaps under the influence of arrack, or just simple, we don’t know. He eventually left, but wandered by again later, with a smile and a wave. The advantage to this location was the show after sundown—with no lights around the sky was thick with stars. And in the morning, we were totally private for a yoga session (OK, I kept an eye out ...

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