Written on: 20/10/2013
We had a super time and everything went well. Everyone we dealt with, from the agent with Tropical Sky to the driver/guide in Sri Lanka and the two sets of hotel staff were really great. The holiday completely fulfilled our expectations and more.
The only thing we would have done differently is that we would have had a break of at least one night near Colombo Airport immediately after we had landed; or, better still, a two day stopover in the Maldives. As it was we continued our journey for another five hours on Sri Lankan roads, and then, while still jet-lagged, started the "taste of Sri Lanka" tour the following day.
The two hotels were simply superb; the Jetwing Vil Uyana was really quite special, and the Vivanta at Taj we couldn't fault. We knew in advance that the sea would be unsuitable for swimming at the time we were to stay, so we weren't disappointed when we arrived. The beach was still impressive and great for walking along.
A really good holiday, and great value too.