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Landing at 1:30 AM

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Hello!

My fiancee and I are coming to Sri Lanka for our honeymoon this March. We land at 1:30 in the morning. That is too early to travel to our first destination hotel (in Mirissa). Is there a hotel nearby someone would recommend? And what is the best way to get there? Just worried about landing at such a late hour!!

Thanks,

Lauren

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It will be another one hour to ninety minutes before you will come out of customs. Then by the time you buy the sims and cash some money at the banks, it probably will be around 3 -4 AM. So, just wait another hour or so and take a taxi to go to Colombo or directly Mirriissa. It is really not worthwhile going to a hotel to wait for the sunrise.

The other alternative is to go to a hotel in Negombo (20 minutes from the airport) and stay the day there and go to Mirissa the next day.

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When you reaching 1.30am to sri lanka but after curency excghange etc it will getting more 2 hours after that you can direcrly travel to mirissa.

It will getting less than 2 hours.

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Our Mirissa hotel won't let us check in until 3 PM. So we'd have to wait until 12 to leave the airport OR go to Mirissa early with all of our luggage and wait. Thoughts?

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I would go to the hotel and leave your luggage there, put a pair of shorts on and go have some lunch and explore !

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Tell your hotel that you are arriving early and that you would like to leave the luggage with them till check-in. Or on the way to Mirissa from Colombo, break the journey in one of the towns like Hikkaduwa or even in Galle and enjoy your first day in Sri Lanka with a meal or just have a nice swim in the water!

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