Last year, I was fortunate enough to be able to spend 3 weeks in Sri Lanka with Andy and it was by far the best country and the most amazing holiday I’ve ever had. The people are so friendly, the weather was amazing (even I, a very pale Scot managed to come back with a pretty good tan) and the culture was unlike anything I’d ever seen before.
But it dawned on me: when I went I wasn’t writing The Lifestyle Diaries, and so I’ve never shared my travels with you! That’s all about to change!
We met in Dubai airport (Andy had been in Africa for the last 6 months so I hadn’t seen him the whole time!) and then flew straight to Negombo where we spent our first 2 nights, in what can only be described as one of the best hotels I’ve ever stayed in!
^^ This was as bad as the weather got – and it only stayed like this for about an hour. Not bad for rainy season!
Now, I said that the restaurants (plural – I think there were 3 in this one hotel) were good, and this includes the very handily placed beach restaurant. The day literally went: pool > beach > pool > lunch > beach > pool. I certainly wasn’t complaining!
^^ We were sat outside as it was one of those really warm, beautiful evenings but it was a little windy so excuse the hair!
And now for the suite… Boy, what a suite it was. Bedroom, sitting room, 4 wardrobes, outdoor balcony and a full outdoor bathroom. I never, ever wanted to leave. And can you blame me?!
On the second night our butler decorated the room to say goodbye – how sweet!
This bathroom was incredible. I loved the fact that the bathroom, and this incredible double ended bath was outdoors. It made for a very special area. And who can ever say no to a jacuzi bath?!
We had a view straight out onto the beach, it was really wonderful.
I spent so long on the balcony each day, just watching the waves (glass of wine in hand) and truly relaxing. I had been working over summer and my family and I were preparing to move down to England, so it was great just to be able to really chill out for a while.
Jetwing, you were incredible, I very much hope I’ll be back one day!