One of the oldest beach resorts in Sri Lanka, Bentota has developed into a beautiful and tranquil place to stay. The sea here is calm and the gorgeous beach is endless, stretching many kilometers north and south. Many of the island’s luxury hotels are located in Bentota and it’s easy to see why.
Whether it’s beach holidays to Bentota or a sandy extension at the end of your Sri Lanka tour, we highly recommend this beautiful resort. Located just 65km south of Colombo and reached by a beautiful scenic coastal road, it’s an experience just to arrive. And once you do, you won’t be disappointed. With its fabulous location and ease of access, Bentota caters for all types of tourists on all types of budgets. If snorkeling, diving, sailing or windsurfing are your thing, then we would recommend travelling between November and April as the seas are a little calmer during this time. Likewise, these calmer waters attract a great number of turtles to the areas around Bentota, so if this is something you’d like to experience, visiting between the months of January to April is recommended.
If eating delicious Sri Lankan food is one of your priorities, you've chosen well, as you’ll be able to experience some fantastic local cuisine here. Not surprisingly, due to its coastal location, Bentota’s top restaurants specialise in a great selection of seafood dishes, some with more simple street locations, others which offer more unique and upmarket dining experiences. Whatever you choose, as long as your palate is flexible, you won’t be disappointed!
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