Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:22 PM
LOVED Sri Lanka!!
In Colombo, there is a really quaint guesthouse called Padmini's. It wasn't super flash, but was a bit more homely, and she did a lovely breakfast and homemade jam which was eaten in a leafy shady courtyard.
I also loved Unawatuna, a really nice sandy beach on the south coast, not far from Galle. We stayed there and caught tuk-tuk's to and from Galle.
Also climbed Siguriya Rock, but this wouldn't be suitable for small kids, more teenage/pre-teen.
We went to the reclining buddha and there were monkeys everywhere, which smaller children would usually like.
Kandy is lovely - not as hot, up in the mountains so cooler, but not cold. We caught the train there, and it was a beautiful journey, very scenic.