Travel Blogs from Unawatuna
Day 1 - Unawatuna Beach
After 24 hours of travelling and lots of sleep, we woke up at 9am Sri Lanka time which is around 2:30am in England. The sun was shining, it was around 30c and we could see the beautiful beach just outside our cabana.
We received a phonecall from Chandima (Nicks dads wife) saying her and Daisy (Nicks little …
After 4 days in beautiful Kandy, Viktor and i decided to move down to the coast. We took the 6 hour train journey from Kandy to Hikkaduwa and luckily got a seat. The views were amazing as we travelled through the hills and clouds at sunrise and then along the coast as we got nearer to Hikkaduwa. Hikkaduwa was very quiet as tourist season starts in …
... 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 ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services