"My once lovely home" Trincomalee by jo104

Trincomalee Travel Guide: 33 reviews and 79 photos

This town is an up and coming tourist haven, here you have the opportunity to still relax on a tranquil beach with silver sands, take a dip in calm blue seas and take in breathtaking views.

I stayed in Trincomalee and managed my husband's family's guesthouse of 20 rooms it was quite a life altering experience to say the least.

Trincomalee is no longer in the throws of civil war but is instead a place where Tamil & Singaleese alike live and work together side by side.

Trinco has a beautiful nature reserve called Pigeon Island a short boat trip away surrounded by the most beautiful coral reef. If that alone was not enough of a draw card to this majestic area the harbour is also a breeding ground for Sperm whales and they can be spotted here along with dolphins.

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  • Pros:unspoilt beaches, snorkeling, diving,
  • Last visit to Trincomalee: Jun 2014
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • davidjo's Profile Photo
    Apr 27, 2015 at 8:36 PM

    Still hoping to get there next year, or later this year

    • jo104's Profile Photo
      Apr 28, 2015 at 3:46 AM

      great I am sure I can give you a lot of help

  • aussirose's Profile Photo
    Apr 27, 2015 at 7:39 PM

    Choice diving photo mate! haha. Certainly looks like an idealic place to live. I can tell you have many wonderful memories mate. Hold on to them.

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Mar 7, 2014 at 12:13 PM

    What a lovely place! Sounds lovely to sit at Fernando's Bar looking out over the sea, or go whale watching!

  • isolatedpawn's Profile Photo
    Sep 22, 2013 at 9:37 PM

    hello from calapan city, philippines

  • IreneMcKay's Profile Photo
    Sep 22, 2013 at 3:10 AM

    Looks like a beautiful place from your photos. Exciting to marry into a new culture. Have not made it to Sri Lanka yet, but it is on my very long to do list. Irene

  • jo104's Profile Photo
    Feb 13, 2012 at 5:01 AM

    full English breakfast will be on the menu as well as French toast & yes Dabs & Darshan PANCAKES!! Barbeque nights will be arranged

  • Durfun's Profile Photo
    Feb 10, 2012 at 3:11 AM

    Nice bar ;-) Are braais welcome? We catch our fish, you cook it for us while we watch?? And is there a chef there cooking good Dutch pancakes??

  • wise23girl's Profile Photo
    Feb 1, 2012 at 12:08 AM

    Wow Jo that is amazing. What I want to know is where the picture of J ended up!
    Marg from Australia

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