When booking up our trips, I decided to have a day off in between, and so glad we did, as we are usually shattered after our days out.
We had a leisurely breakfast, in fact we were the last ones in the restaurant having arrived down quite late! The breakfasts are good here, with plenty of choices, with eggs and bacon cooked to however you want them, fresh fruit, and choices of breads and pastries. Not sure I want to see the scales when we get back to Jane’s.
The hotel is the only one (I think!) that is on the beach in this area, all the others you have to walk across a very big road, over a park area, before you get to the beach, but sadly you are not allowed to swim in any of them, as there is a very strong under current, the
nearest safe beach is over an hour away, we can paddle though!
We enjoyed sometime by the pool, before and after lunch, went and explored a bit more of the Hotel, it is huge. We took the lift to the second floor, where we found another big lounge, with an area which is being renovated, it is going to be a museum, not sure what is going to be in there, although we did find Prince Phillips first car, which apparently he bought in 1940, costing a mere £12. The car was a secondhand 1935 standard nine, it was then sold on and
restored, and given to the Hotel to showcase.
In the evening we could not be bothered to dress up, so we dined outside, by candle light, with the waves crashing below us, it was very romantic, it is such a lovely setting here.
I managed to manipulate the days to do the log, where I get the easy days, and Geoff gets the trips to do, mind you he does like history!
When the Hotel is eventually finished at the end of this year, they are hoping it will be the ‘Raffles’ of Sri Lanka, so we are pleased we came here now, because we doubt we could afford it later!