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Is December best time to Travel?

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Is December best time to Travel?

We are a honeymoon couple travelling to Sri Lanka for 5 days in December. Is this the best time to travel to Srilanka and kindly suggest which part of Srilanka would be best then??

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1. Re: Is December best time to Travel?

Hi there,

For southwestern beaches the 'good' weather starts mid Dec, sometimes slightly later - and lasts until March. Inland, both Kandy and Cultural Triangle, has good weather for a longer time already.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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2. Re: Is December best time to Travel?

Thanks ErikdR, looking forward for the trip to Sri Lanka!!

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3. Re: Is December best time to Travel?

Quite excited about Bentota, What is the average price for water sports in Bentota and is it safe for water sports?

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4. Re: Is December best time to Travel?

It's quite safe for water sports there, as 80% happens on the 'lagoon' (wide river mouth shielded by a 3-km long peninsula) and not on the open sea.

Not up-to-date with prices, expect the sports needing petrol (e.g. jetski) costing upto Rs 2,000-4,000/hour and the other ones like windsurf and sailing to be a bit cheaper.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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5. Re: Is December best time to Travel?

Hi ya,

i can realy reccommond in Beruwala.which is famous as Gloden Mile.this is safest beach that bentota,

water sport activities can be done on the Bentota River.there will super places.

SYD

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6. Re: Is December best time to Travel?

You could try La Luna for watersports - it's situated on the lagoon. I had a fantastic afternoon there with three teenagers jet skiing, waterskiing and trying various inflatables. It was very safe and the instruction was first class. The instructors sat behind us on the jet skis since it was our first time on a jet ski. They will also send a motor boat to pick you up from either Bentota or Beruwela beach or it can be accessed on the main road from Beruwela to Aluthgama. It's a lovely spot - nice also to have something to eat or an ayurvedic treatment.

Have a fun time!

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7. Re: Is December best time to Travel?

Hi

Do you have a link to a windsurfing rental in Bentota?

Eirik

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8. Re: Is December best time to Travel?

You also need to remember that the period from roughly Dec 20 to January 7 has much, much higher prices and also demands early bookings if you decide to travel anyway in this period. Add Christmas and new Year in say a 10-day stay and you could easily spend double at this time of year.

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9. Re: Is December best time to Travel?

Hi Eirik,

Welcome to TripAdvisor.

There are many water sports centres at Bentota offering windsurfing facilities, such as the hiring of boards and sails. The Club Intersport and Sunshine Watersports Centre are the main ones.

Club Intersport at Bentota Beach Hotel

johnkeellshotels.com/BentotaBeachHotel.htm

Sunshine Watersports Center - on the river side in Aluthgama - is run by Sri Lanka's top windsurfer, Thushal Gunawardene, together with his brothers.

http://www.sunshinewatersports.net/ - funsurf@eureka.lk

Sunset Araliya Watersports, Araliya Hotel, Kaluwamodara, Aluthgama.

www.sunsetaraliyahotel.com - info@sunsetaraliyahotel.com

There some smaller water sports centres along River Avenue on the Aluthgama side of the river, but the don't have websites.

Hans

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