Secret Garden Villa
Travel Blogs from Unawatuna
There have been far too many exceptional moments during this trip to pick a favorite in any category. The Singhalese people were happy and smiling, liked Americans, respected grandmothers and helped Carmen and I in any way they could. They were eager to share their remarkable country and heritage and proud of the variety that is within this one full-of-wonders island. A picture says a thousand words so I will attach several to this ...
... food when choosing the local rice and curry dish. Delicious. A short and cheap local squashed bus journey took us back to our comfortable pad.
What else can I say about Unawatuna, we relaxed, ate loads of fruit (most of it free from our fruit stand), we learned about different types of bananas, took afternoon dips in the warm ...
Rough Guide: “Kottowa is an excellent introduction to the rainforests of
Sri Lanka” Two local bus journeys south from Hikkaduwa to Galle and onwards, and the ever efficient, though at times “financially confused” bus conductor tells us to get off just outside the Kottowa Rainforest.
Armed with our “trusty” Rough Guide, he’s dropped us perfectly at the entrance! Note to Rough ...
... happened here. They have done an amazing job of building it back up and we stayed in an amazing place called the Flower Garden (our favourite so far). It had a lovely pool where Gareth made good progess on swimming!, tasty food and really nice staff. A wedding party was arriving just as we were leaving. We bought a ring which may or may not be a sapphire but was ...
I woke quite early and walked over to The Temple of
the Tooth, one of the most sacred places in this culture. It is where an
actual tooth of Buddha that was snatched from the pyre at his funeral
is kept. By the way, the knees must be covered when entering spots like
this. I had on shorts that were above my knee, what to do? Taking a
lesson from American youth culture, I pull my shorts down low over my
briefs, strapped my belt tight to ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed