Polhena Reef Garden

Matara, Sri Lanka | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Matara

Back to the beach!

A travel blog entry by joandtim2013 on Jan 12, 2014

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... 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 ...


A travel blog entry by krasy8 on Mar 21, 2013

28 photos

... policy in case I didn't see any of them. It seemed very possible to me at that moment. The first whale was very shy and I didn't even make it to take a proper photo but it was enough to make us all excited. We were changing places very frequently as were the other 5 or 6 boats behind us. As soon as somebody noticed a fraction of a whale on the horizon every boat instantly moved towards that spot. We saw 3 whales at the end and the last one was so kind letting us approach it ...

Rain, rain please just go away!

A travel blog entry by mezzaandyort on Oct 31, 2012

38 photos

... tacs, he likes both. Tangalla town looks rather busy and somewhat bigger than other towns. Raj stops and next comes out and gives me an adaptor, oh cool. We check into Frangapani Villa and its a nice big room with wifi including breakfast. On average I think we spend about 5,500 rupee so far on accommodation except in Bentota. I know we can get cheaper but when its pouring down rain we couldn’t care less as long as its not the Hilton.

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A travel blog entry by cathonaventure on Feb 12, 2012

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... 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 on Feb 11, 2012

3 comments, 21 photos

... Ganesh Garden cabanas were all booked out. So we drifted even further down the beach for one more night and stayed at the sole cabana owned by Pastissade Beach—at first this seemed a bit of a downgrade, as the cabana sat outside their fences and the neighbouring houses appeared to be unrepaired tsunami victims. It was desolate, and we didn’t feel comfortable when a guy in a sarong chose to sit on our tiny verandah in the ...