Exploring Sri Lanka with Kids: Part 3 Trincomalee

And here is the Part 3 of our Srilanka holiday. If you have missed Part 1 or Part 2, I suggest you read them first before you move to Part 3

Part 3 covers the last 4 days of our trip and as much as the resort we stayed in was beyond gorgeous.. I had a traumatic experience with lizards and geckos all around (I have a phobia and cannot co exist in a room with a lizard – I weep!)

Our 11 Day itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Colombo International Airport and drive to Kandy and check in to a hotel in Kandy

Day 2: Explore Kandy (Viewpoint, Botanical Gardens, Hindu Temple and Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic)

Day 3: Day trip to Nuwara Eliya

Day 4: Explore Kandy (Bahirawakanda Viharaya and Gem Factory) followed by a day trip to Pinnawala

Day 5: Check out from the hotel in Kandy and drive to Dambulla Cave Temple and check in to the hotel in Dambulla

Day 6: Nature walks, Pool and Relax at the resort.

Day 7: Day trip to Sigiriya Rock and Minneriya National Park

Day 8: Check out from the hotel and drive to Trincomalee and check in to a hotel in Trincomalee

Day 9: Pool and Beach all day

Day 10: Pool and Beach and check out from the hotel and drive to Negombo and check in to a hotel

Day 11: Pool Day and an evening flight back to Doha.

The drive from Dambulla was about 5 hours long but a very scenic route..and all we wanted to do after reaching there was to relax by the pool and the beach, which is all what we did in Trincomalee.

Jungle Beach by Uga Escapes is an absolutely stunning resort by the coast and the entire hotel is made around its natural environment and actually feels like a huge tree house!DSCF0454Everything from the room (a private villa), with an outdoor shower was amazing except for the fact that they rooms are not well sealed and the lizards make their way in and out.  I mean, I knew that its a “Jungle”, and am okay with the creatures outside of my room.. but I cannot deal with them inside my room, specially when you are paying that much for a room.


If geckos don’t bother you, then its definitely a resort to experience with excellent service! They even put up with my crazy panic attacks and deep cleaned our room twice, but then the lizards came back in!DSCF0151We stayed at the resort during our entire stay there and enjoyed and relaxed by the pool or the beach.

The beautiful pool in the middle of the jungle!

DSCF0508This was basically the part of the trip where we didn’t want to leave the resort and just relax after all the traveling and exploring Srilanka and this resort is just perfect for that.


They played all day long at the beach or the pool

We were actually suppose to stay three nights here before heading to Negombo, but unfortunately had to cut it short after two sleepless nights with the geckos (right on the ceiling on top of our bed)

We checked out a day earlier and went to Negombo which is close to the airport, where we stayed for a night before catching our flight back home. We stayed at Amagi Aria, which was a very basic but decent hotel.



And that’s a wrap to our memorable holdiday in this beautiful country.

Srilanka is a MUST visit place and if you haven’t read my reasons for visiting it, read them here.



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