Hi all, firstly apologies for this rather vague and long post, I’m just trying to get started with arranging a trip to Sri Lanka for my family of 5 over Xmas and new year.
I always arrange all our holidays independently but I have to say Sri Lanka has me totally overwhelmed. Everything I read suggests different “must dos” and the tricky thing is that everything seems so far away from each other.
Basically we will be there for 14/15 nights. We’re mainly looking for either 1 or 2 beach bases and then possibly a two night “national park” stay. I think I’ve narrowed it down to Mirissa beach, we want somewhere that local bars and restaurants (but not too crazy) good beach, surfing etc. and would love to go whale watching. So Mirissa seems to make sense - but please correct me if I’m wrong!
Do you think we should spend the majority of our time here and then move to a safari/ national park place (if so which one would you recommend?) or should we move on to another beach area elsewhere? I think moving on somewhere else round be nice but I just don’t know where would be best - any recommendations?
And then where would you recommend for a safari/national park type place for a couple of nights? We don’t want to spend hours and hours in a car and we will want somewhere that isn’t hours from Colombo. We’re travelling with 3 children.
If anyone could help/give some advice it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks