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Golf, Snorkelling, Wildlife... Places to Stay?

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Golf, Snorkelling, Wildlife... Places to Stay?

My wife & I have 3 weeks in Sri Lanka in January 2011 and are keen to play golf, go snorkelling, view wildlife (particularly birds) and visit a tea plantation. We would like to stay in just two locations if feasible. We would welcome advice on where to go and where to stay (up to 4* accommodation).

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1. Re: Golf, Snorkelling, Wildlife... Places to Stay?

Hi there,

Beach part: Taj Bentota, though the snorkeling is 60 mins south at Hikkaduwa; or Asian Jewel in Hikkaduwa but that's a short ride from the beach. Both easy access to lagoon and river trips with lots of birds.

Golf & tea: Kandy, e.g. Earl's Regency or Citadel. 30 (Earl's) to 60 (Citadel) mins from lovely Victoria golf course. Also easy access to tea plantations, within an hour from town.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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2. Re: Golf, Snorkelling, Wildlife... Places to Stay?

Nuwara Eliya - the capital of the tea industry - has a nice golf course.

worldgolf.com/courses/srilanka/nuwara-eliya-…

reddottours.com/44/nuwara-eliya-golf-club-ac…

Hans

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3. Re: Golf, Snorkelling, Wildlife... Places to Stay?

Snorkeling: in January Hikkaduwa, Unawatuna, and my fav Mirissa are great places for snorkeling

(agree on Asian Jewel, BUT Aditya is also amazing)

Wildlife: Yala National Park. here you can see everything. from elephants to crocodiles to leopards and bears and lots of birds as well.

birds: Bundala is the best place to go for birds.

For Yala and bundala, i would suggest staying at the Yala Village. where you can see wildlife and birds sitting at your veranda :)

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