"Great for culture , food, history and amazing Elephant Orphanage where we got to feed the Elephants. Also must see Kandy , we did a day tour up into the hill country and visited spice gardens and a tea Factory."
"A beautiful country with so much culture and scenery. The people were very welcoming and service at the hotels was first class and provided with a smile."
"A beautiful country and lovely people"
"Beautiful, friendly, interesting."
"Great place to visit. "
"Very friendly people and delicious food. The sea was rather to rough to swim in Kalutara in August which was a shame as we love to do this. You are able to travel 30 minutes drive to a lagoon and calmer stretch of sea to swim in though."
"Wonderful - scenery, people, nature, history."
"hot and lively"
"Shame about the poverty in Colombo, but a beautiful country, with amazing flavoursome food"
"Beautiful country with wonderful wildlife and scenery. The hotels and guide arranged for us were all excellent."
"We didn't really do any sightseeing as we just wanted to collapse - but the people that we met were very hospitable"
"Fantastic country. Has everything, great people, great sights and experiences, superb food, rainforests, temples, wildlife, and beaches if you want that sort of thing."
"Great in every way. People. Culture. Food. Countryside. Beaches. "
"Beautiful with beautiful people"
"People very service oriantated,felt very safe,very little crime "
"Locals so friendly, beautiful lush country with plenty to do and see"
"Beautiful and it must be on every ones bucket list "
"Enjoyed Sri Lanka "
"It is a beautiful country with friendly people and amazing food and culture."
"Country was better than excepting. "
"Sri Lanka is lovely. Friendly, courteous people. Fascinating wildlife. Great hotels."
"Very nice place, everyone was very friendly "
"Great country, culture and people"
"It takes a lot longer to travel from place to place than you think. Even with the new Southern Expressway, the 3 hrs to Colombo was one of the shortest trips."
"Always wanted to visit and it didn't disappoint. I fully recommend the country to anyone who wants to explore another culture and enjoy good food, hospitality and warm weather"
"We fell in love with it, it was incredible. The food, the people, the sights and the places - we adored it. Beautiful country - as our driver said, all of Sri Lanka is a garden."
"Sri Lanka is a beautiful country with loads of different places to go and see"
"Lovely country the people are extremely helpful in every way. They have a very relaxed way of living."
"Lovely people, lots to see and do"
"The local people were very lovely "
"The people and food are fabulous"
"Worst driving I've ever seen anywhere in the world!! Hotel,staff, food very good"
"Not a great airport.A very friendly and approachable nation with a rich culture. "
"Beautiful country, difficult to travel around but worth it."
"Interesting. Couldn't believe the busy roads but then the beautiful green countryside with waterfalls was picturequse."
"Please see above. We chose not to go to the elephant orphanage and guide also advised that some tourists have complained about the chaining and cruelty to the elephants. We chose a safari instead and saw elephants in their natural environment of the jungle/reserve. Buddhist Temples were stunning. "
"Beautiful Country very Diverse. Would recommend to anyone"
"Weather great, beaches excellent and the peoples friendly."
"Wonderful people who are exceptionally welcoming - friendly and respectful"
"Well worth a return Visit in its own right."
"Was beyond all expectations, the people make the country, so welcoming and hospitable. the country itself has so much to offer from beach, to lush rainforest, amazing food, great services and amazing scenery and wildlife.
we also travelled onwards to Maldives, constance moofushi which was an experience of total bliss and was just idylic"
"A fabulous country with a fascinating history. Sightseeing is a must and using a private car and driver is essential"
"We stayed at a total of 6 hotels all of which were exceptional apart from Club Bentota"
"Gorgeous scenary.lots to see and interesting history. Def recommend."
"A beautiful country with so much to see and do. A country filled with culture,adventure and amazing scenery. Sarangi in Yala was our favourite attraction. A must do if you visit Sri Lanka. "
"Stunning Country, excellent food and service whether we ate in or outside of our accommodation "
"Great country and wonderful food"
"realy enjoyed it"
"Delightful.Don't expect to get anywhere very quickly part of the pleasure"
"friendly people - totally safe - interesting culture."
"Beautiful. Developing. Tourists are welcomed. "
"Nice, interesting tours. Bit bothered by stray dogs around on the beach, for a 4* prob should be kept away"
"A friendlier and cleaner version of India."
"Very beautiful and diverse"
"Kandy and Dambulla were beautiful"
"We travelled across Sri Lanka and found it to be a beautiful country. The people are friendly and welcoming and the sights were fantastic."
"A great country to travel to - like India but much better (and none of the bad bits you get in India!)"
"People were very keen to push their religion onto you.Chaotic roads with difficulty getting anywhere. 40 mph maximum"
"Loved the country and the people. An amazing place to visit. Very interesting. "
"Sri Lanka was beautiful country but a food wasn't great..."
"Very interesting and varied....recommended"
"Well worth a visit"
"It was amazing, loved everything about it, the culture, scenery, people, food and weather."
"Beautiful country with lovely people. OUr tour guide was absolutely fantastic and all of the hotels we stayed in were fab."
"Beautiful country with friendly people. "
"Sri Lanka is an incredible country with so much to see and do, we're already wondering when we can return. Ajith Perera, our driver, was so knowledgable and friendly and made the whole week truly wonderful. The following week in Kuramathi, Maldives was equally outstanding. Wish we could have stayed forever!"
"The country is beautiful and the food and people are amazing. We felt looked after everywhere we went just like VIP'S."
"Just stunning. People incredibly friendly - always happy to help. Lots to do. Also spent a week in the Maldives which was a 'must do' experience for anyone. "
"Exceeded our expectations, a wonderful island with so much to see. Will definitely return again."
"Wonderful experience, saw so much in seven days could easily have spent fourteen days touring around. Sri Lanka caters for all holiday types."
"Beautiful country, lots of things to do, friendly people & lovely hotels."
"amazing country, fantastic people"
"Lovely country and people. Great food and beaches"
"Friendly people, beautiful scenery and incredible wildlife."
"amazing country. We did a day tour to visit the elepahant orphanage and Kandy with the best driver ....Shamen made the trip with his knowledge and excellent driving skills. We will return to Sri Lanka some day to see more of this amamzing country."
"Very different to what we thought. Well worth looking into. Lots to see and do. "
"Beautiful! Everyone is so helpful and kind. The country has so much to offer. "
"Sri Lanka was lovely. The Country itself is beautiful. We found the people to be very friendly and food was reasonably cheap"
"Enjoyed the Elephant Sanctuary and wished we had booked inland trekking instead of a beach hotel to experience more of True Sri Lanka"
"The country has a lot of poverty, but the people are lovely and friendly"
"It was everything I was hoping for and more! The scenery was spectacular, the people warm and friendly and the food lovely."
"Still revovering from the war 4 years ago"
"heavy traffic ,intersting ,lovely people"
"Country was beautiful and hotels were for most part excellent. The main issue was in relation to driver. Who are insistent on bringing you to certain shops and places to eat where prices are ridiculously high (not just normal tourist mark up) but well in excess of prices at home. One example is being brought to lunch at a place that was extremely poor and then been charge in $35 for the privelege. It would appear that tour operator is to some extent complicit to this rip off as driver insisted on two particular stops where prices for tea was $24 for a small packet. This is experience would likely stop me recommending a holiday with Kuoni as operator."
"been before, love the people and culture. Food excellent, lots to see and beautiful beaches and not too touristy"
"really enjoyed our 1st 6 days doing our tour and having a driver/guide is a very good idea but sri lanka as a beach disappointed"
"Beautiful beaches very nice people"
"Beautiful, lovely people. "
"Interesting and beautiful. Would love to return here and the maldives"
"beautiful and vibrant"
"Quiet where we were staying, not much happening. Its advisable to do a train journey into Colombo and experience Sri lankan culture in the city. Any excusions you consider you must consider the time it takes to travel. We decided against any as it was far too long a journey."
"Devoping country. Friendly people."
"Still gorgeous, but very much changed since i saw it before the tsunami - safety zones around the beaches, no beach bars etc. It's a real shame."
"Loved the scnery , culture. Its a poor country but we felt safe and enjoyed meeting the locals. They do like tips so always take small change !"
"Sri Lanka was beautiful and interesting, the people friendly.It was much more expensive than we had anticipated and the sea not suitable to swim, snorkel or scuba (last two weeks of August)."
"It was beautiful in places, but as soon as we got there, it became apparent that we were limited with our movements. We were constantly hassled by locals trying to sell us things. Also, the food was disappointing - everything was a buffet, and this meant that service was impersonal and meals were instantly forgettable."
"Loved the Hotels I stye in - did Panorama Tour - The Beach at Negombo was fantastic as was lighthouse. Buit the tour was v earl starts and often very tiring. Got to see so much of the country.
Very beautiful , still parts affected by Tsunami and a lot of poverty but overall a great trip"
"wounderful place, wounderful people"
"The country is beautiful and unspoilt but obviously in need of tourism as many of the people live in extreme poverty."
"Fabulous and untouched by commercialism as they have just emerged from the war. I think it will quickly change. Roads are awful and a fair but of poverty, but it is beautiful and unspoilt by industry and high rise hotels."
"Beautiful & lovely people"
"LOVED THE COUNTRY , PEOPLE AND WE DID LOTS OF EXCURSIONS USING LOCAL GUIDES"
"Both were beautiful very friendly people."
"Obviosuly very unaccustomed to western women, so got stared at alot!! Apart from that, very 'busy' country, worth a visit."
"the above relates to the forcast not the actual weather. Hopefully the weather will have picked up by the time i go."
"Sri Lanka - AMAZING and we would definitely recommend and consider re-visiting.
Maldives - picture postcard scenary and amazing villas but expensive and less impressive food (buffet) than in Sri Lanka."
"All hotels wonderful esp - The Tea factory and The Beach"
"Sri Lanka is a busy place. Areas that you will want to visit are a good few hours drive away, it is highly recommended you stay overnight to break your excursions. Kuoni had an outstanding rep who provided some of the best customer service I have experienced. However we found the general Sri Lankan attitude / ability of customer srevice a little tiring at times. I feel this would be a better location for a travelling / backpacking holiday rather than Honeymoon."
"We didn't see much of it, but clearly the people are lovely, well mannered, polite and happy, beautiful scenery, clearly alot of poverty which I hope changes."
"Beautiful. Lots to see - wildlife and monuments. Would definitely recommend"
"Beautiful country - sunny smiles all round"
"Sri Lanka is very beautiful, cultural destination. The people are very friendly but there is a lot of begging and as tourism is one of the biggest industries it's worth checking what you're paying for the activities you do."
"Staff & Locals were all really friendly the only downside was the journey from Colombo as it is a long one but well worth having a private transfer."
"Disappointed that couldn't really explore beaches without constantly being pestered by 'beach boys' who were always waiting at hotel perimeter fence. Didn't like the way some staff/guides etc actually asked for large tips.
Weather very hot & humid and wetter than I expected."
"begging and harrassment of tourists by locals for money, can be annoying!"
"could'nt ask for more from the Honeymoon, especially Saman villas"
"Muslim, Just show respect and you tend to get it back."