Bentota is located 64km south of Colombo in the South-western coastal belt of Sri Lanka. CMB Colombo Bandaranaike Airport at Katunayake – Negombo being 37km north of the city of Colombo, Bentota is approximately 101km south of the airport.
Bentota can be reached by the Colombo – Galle main road (A2) as well as the Colombo – Galle – Matara Southern Railway line. While the railway line from Negombo to Colombo mostly runs through inland, the continuation of the track from Colombo to Matara passing Bentota, hugs the southern coast most of the time enabling you to enjoy the pristine tropical beaches that pop up in between.
Just across the Bentota Bridge over the River Bentara also called the ‘Bentota Ganga’ is the coastal town of Bentota.Bentota is a very pretty rural area: the greenery of the landscape needs a special mention. Most of the land is well shaded and sheltered by tall trees with coconut palm trees dominating the landscape.
Importance of Bentota
Bentota is famed as the prime beach resort of the south-western and southern coastal belts of Sri Lanka. South of the city of Colombo, the city of Kalutara with its fine beach is the gateway to south western and southern bay beaches. Kalutara is the next popular beach after Bentota. The Beruwala Bay Beach that is found just before reaching Aluthgama at the Bentota Bridge and Bentota Bay Beach just over the bridge are the most popular twin beaches along the coast. The coast towards the further South too is replete with lovely topical beaches making it ideal for a perfect beach holiday with the sun and sand.
However, the Bentota Bay Beach, being encompassed within the Bentota National Holiday Resort Complex that features a fully-fledged support and serve infrastructure, is the most popular beach resort of Sri Lanka. With an array of luxury hotels, facilities and amenities for the foreign tourists, Bentota provides the perfect location for extended holidays by the beach. Furthermore, for the lovers of water sports, Bentota, in addition to its pristine palm fringed beaches, brings in more pleasures nowhere else to be found.
Calm seas during the season from November to April make Bentota Beach ideal for snorkelling, diving, sailing, wind surfing, water-skiing and deep-sea fishing on a traditional outrigger canoe. Bentota enriched with safe swimming conditions in the season combined with fun water sports and exciting excursions that set up an ideal background for a relaxed holiday in Sri Lanka, is an attraction for families. Accommodation options at Bentota ranges from 5-star luxury resorts to midrange and budget properties.
(Following accommodation list is randomly generated)Hotels & Other Accommodation
No. 12a, Mangala Mawatha, Bentota
Email : email@example.com
Tel : 0342271136
Lavanga Resort And Spa
Galle Road, Pathuwatha, Hikkaduwa
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel : 0912277623
Uswaththa Ihala, Yaddehimulla, Unawatuna
Email : email@example.com
Tel : 0912250159
P. O. Box 01, 80615, Talpe
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel : 0912283460
Induruwa Beach Resort
Galle Road, Kaikawala, Induruwa
Email : email@example.com
Tel : 0112575381
523c-446, Colombo Road, Ginthota, Galle.
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel : 0114715020
Thaproban Pavilion Resort & Spa
Email : email@example.com
Tel : 0914944184
Paradise Island, Aluthgama.
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel : 0342275167
Hotel Lanka Super Corals
No. 390, Galle Road, Hikkaduwa.
Email : email@example.com
Tel : 0914383385
South Lake Resort
Tel : 0914944500
Kosgoda Beach Resort
P. O. Box. 1, Nupe, Kosgoda
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel : 0912264848
Galle Road, Ahungalle
Email : email@example.com
Tel : 0913098689
Matara Road, Unawatuna
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel : 0912227555
Hotel Rock Fort
Gurukanda Watta-dalawella, Unawatuna
Email : email@example.com
Tel : 0912250341
Avenra Beach Hotel
No 714, Narigama Hikkaduwa
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel : 0912277186
Lawrence Hill Paradise
47, Waulagoda Middle Road, Hikkaduwa
Email : email@example.com
Tel : 0912277544
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