Best MonthsSeptember - February
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Reviews of Bentota Beach • 14
It was 1st January 2018 and we three were ready and excited to visit and explore the city of Bentota. Bentota is a famous and beautiful beach in the south western belt of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka has a lot of conversation projects where one can visit and infact volunteer in the protection of the most endangered marine species, the Turtles.
Bentota is a perfect place to have some salt in your hair and sands on your feet. The sea rolls its foaming waves on to sand banks and it makes a silky smooth flow through your feet. This place bags some lovely, tranquil beaches for a leisure evening walk and photography.
Scuba, sailing, snorkelling, deep-sea fishing, kayaking, water-skiing, wind surfing, or canoeing; stop counting because Bentota Beach is equipped with activities for all kinds of sea goers looking to have a great time. From luxury to budget, you will find all kinds of accommodation at Bentota Beach.Things to do: Enjoy a scenic cycle tour; Indulge in water-sports; If you're with kids, the Turtle Hatchery at the beach would be a lovely place to go
You can try out some water sports like Jet Skiing, sailing etc and also take a boat ride on the Bentota river where you can spot some wild crocs if you are lucky. You can even interact with some baby crocodiles here.
Beruwala and Bentota are popular exotic beaches along the Colombo- Galle road located about 65km from Colombo. The Bentota lagoon stretches parallel to the beach adding a vista of tranquillity, with its tropical greenery and islets rich in bird life. Beruwala and Bentota are havens to tourists with accommodation to suit every budget, a range of Ayurveda treatments, and an array of water sports leaving the adventurer spoilt for choice! This tourist destination offers you water skiing on the rivers or estuaries, snorkelling, scuba diving, wind surfing, parasailing, fishing and a host of other activities to suit your mood.
Since the trip was a short one we couldn’t really travel to all the places we’d like to but Bentota was definitely on our list. A pretty long trip from the Colombo airport, this one was well worth it. We got there in the night and first up was a lavish dinner. I’ve heard so much about Sri Lankan cusine, this was one plate couldn’t wait to dig into! Sadly sea food doesn’t fare well for me but the spicy chicken curry and rice, fried prawn wafers, food cooked in coconut gravy was the one of the best meals I’d eaten.
I got a chance to visit this lovely, culturally rich country just for 5 days. No doubt days were too less to embrace all the goodness of this place and their friendly people. Wish I could at least spend a month there. Anyways there is always next time. But let me tell you all about it in short. Mythology, Folk music, dance, stories are the essence. Very Beautiful beaches on west-southern Sri Lanka like Bentota, Galle, Unawatuna. There are few not to be missed beaches on the East coast also. Even big cities like Colombo, Kandy, Galle are very calm, peaceful & neat. Being an Architect by profession, i visited many places designed by renowned Architect Geoffrey Bawa which include Lunuganga Estate in Bentota, Light house Hotel in Galle and few more in and around Bentota & Colombo. Couldn't visit Sigiriya Rock & Anuradhapura (both World heritage Sites), Nuwara Eliya (A Hill Station nick named as Little England), Yala National Park, Adam's Peak which are still on my list for next trip. People are very tourist friendly, helping and HAPPY. As far as i got it, even one with comparatively low income is very satisfied & happy with his life. One who is looking for Budget trip like mine should try public transport like Trains & Buses. They have good network. Taxis would cost a lot more. In the end, don't miss all these places & Plan for more days to actually absorb the real Sri Lanka. :)
The tour included visiting all important places in Colombo and then to Bentota. After we landed at 6am, we met the driver at 7am and were first taken for breakfast to a South Indian Veg Restaurant in Colombo called as Sri Suryas Hotel at Sea Street Pettah. We had Idli and coconut chutney and filter kaapi.
Let the cool sea breeze gently caress your hair while you watch the sun set against tall coconut trees. Lay down, relax and let go off all worries and tensions in life! Hikkaduwa, Southern Province, Sri Lanka
The beach town of Bentota offers some of the most pristine beaches to travellers. The white sand and crystal clear water is pleasing to the eye. Thronged by tourists all year round, Bentota has a wide variety of - top of the line - beach resorts for you to stay at. This sleepy town gives you that much needed break from the hustle bustle of city life. Bentota Beach
Day 5 & 6 - After breakfast and a short walk , we were headed to Bentota which is south western coastal belt of Sri Lanka. This was the only place where we stayed in hotel in Sri Lanka, we stayed in this hotel called Ypsylon resort which was a beach side hotel and we had a view of bful ocean right out of our window. Services of the hotel were quite sad but location made up for everything else. We literally had all our meals on the beach side.
After finishing a lot of sightseeing, you can always take a break and relax at a pretty beach that has sand absolutely spotless, and the water crystal blue. The Bentota beach is in a little coastal town called Bentota, where you can engage in many exciting activities such as cycling, kayaking, or safari rides. Go for water sport activities on the beach, or take a kayaking trip around the village water trails, a much needed deviation!
Take a break from all the sightseeing and rejuvenate at Bentota beach
An unexploited beach, known for its sea sports.