Friday, October 28, 2011

The Beach , Ahungalla

5 days at the beach. Bliss and peace.
We had the entire Sri Lankan and Australian cricket teams staying at our hotel, with half the Sri Lankan army camping out on the beach ( to protect the teams of course )
We were moved from our lovely room to a suite so as not distract any of the team. (LoL) Not that we saw any one of any interest except the very adorable Mr Sangakara and his family.
The beaches were spotless, the pool was private. We lunched at the Aman, my dream hotel and dined at the Paradise road – Villa Bentota.

If you visit you must – stay at the Villa Bentota for a honeymoon type holiday, the Amangalle if you can afford it, and The Heritance,Ahungalla if your with a group of friends.
The food at the Amangalle is outstanding as is the restaurant at  Villa Banetota.

Galle fort .....The Lighthouse

The Library

love this cupboard in the corridor
bedroom shutters I want ....

Tamil for "please clean my room"

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Hill Country, Nurelia Sri Lanka contd............

Our next stop was central Sri Lanka and the misty hills of ‘Nurelia’ or Nuwara Eliya. We ended up staying at a terrible hotel, but spent a fabulous day at the Tea Factory.

 When this tea factory was built on the Hethersett Plantation it was regarded, as a remarkable work of engineering. It was eventually closed down in 1973 and beautifully restored and transformed into a hotel in 1992 by the talented architect Nihal Bodhinayake. Stay here for sure, but be sure to book well in advance!

 Nurelia is truly beautiful, a sea of green with endless tea plantations,fresh air and blue skies.

LUNCH ..............