Saturday, June 5, 2010

Bentota, Sri Lanka

The boys and I were so lucky to escape the heat of Delhi last week and join Xavier on his trip to Sri Lanka. We stayed a few days in Colombo, but the highlight for us was our time in Bentota, a small town south of Colombo on the coast. We were fortunate to have been recommended a really nice hotel--that I would highly recommend to anyone going there. The place was beautiful yet simple, the staff was friendly and very accommodating with the boys i.e. making lunch and dinner at any time we wanted and making anything we wanted to eat (fresh fish!). We were served afternoon tea with lots of extra cakes and cookies for the boys, we were upgraded to a larger room with private courtyard AND we were the only people staying at the hotel. Okay, so it was a bit on the expensive side, but totally worth it. I am so in love with the hotel that I'm posting just about it. I'll follow-up with what we actually did in other posts, but thought I'd start here since it was the first time I stayed in a hotel with the boys without X and the hotel really made it possible to not only enjoy our time but for me to relax.

The entry, with goldfish in the pond, where we made daily trips to watch and count the fish.

Our corner of the hotel. The open door and shutters on the left side opened to our courtyard.

Our courtyard.

Plenty of open space to run around, pool on the left.

The hotel had a few shaded courtyard areas with pools of water, like little surprises around every corner.

Next time, we'll have to schedule X away from work so he can enjoy the hotel with us!


  1. oh MY ... that is divine-ness!! So so so so wonderful and magical and ALL yours! Love!

  2. Great to escape from the relentless heat to something so magical