After a long day and night of travel, and overnighting in Singapore, we flew out to Colombo mid-morning.
There was no First Class though. Business would have to do. Slumming it!
After a three and a half hour flight, we came in across the coast of Sri Lanka, landing at Colombo.
Colombo Airport is an interesting place. The duty free is like you’ve never seen before – washing machines, televisions, blenders. Every whitegood you could ever need, carry across an airport car park and take home.
We were met by our driver, Sathana, who started driving us south. The roads are, well, pretty manic.
Our first stop was for lunch, at a beach somewhere near Galle. As we sat down, an incredible storm front moved in. Wild winds and driving rain, and lightning streaking across the sky. Despite the storm, it was still spectacular to see.
After lunch it was then towards our first stop, Cape Weligama. This is on the southern side of Sri Lanka.
The hotel is owned by the Dilmah tea company. Our room is in a set of three villas in their own garden (each one named after an explorer), with a large plunge pool out the front. And the room is incredible to say the least.
That’s in addition to the Moon Pool, the crescent shaped horizon pool looking out across the ocean below.
After some cocktails and dinner the night before…
It was an early night to make the sunrise the next morning. And it was beautiful.
Our next adventure is into the city of Galle.