Bentota is very popular and famous among lovers of exotic holiday destinations in a comfortable environment. Bentota attracts its nature of the tropics and developed tourist infrastructure. It is here that the main focus of luxury hotels, super luxury, but cheap to stay here a little and spread it mostly on the adjacent beaches of Induruwa and Beruwala. Cafes, restaurants, shops, as in any resort, abound here, but the night life, as such, is virtually nonexistent.
Among vacationers make up the bulk of those who have purchased from tour operators package tour, the couple and fans of Ayurvedic treatments and SPA services. More tourists Attracts gorgeous deserted beaches, good hotel service and the proximity to Colombo airport.
The uniqueness of the Bentota beach is connected with the same river that at this place empties into the ocean and making a peculiar bend, forming the amazing beauty of the lagoon. On a long sandy spit that separates the Bentota river and the Indian ocean, and located the most luxurious hotels, attracting tourists by the beauty of nature and high level of service.
The beaches here are wide, long and almost without crowded with many beautiful protected bays. There are no crowds of sunbathers, and vacationers love to stroll to the beach along the shore.
How to get on Bentota from airport?
Bentota is located just 60 km South from the capital Colombo. To get on Bentota from the airport faster and more comfortable by car – 2 hours via the southern Expressway by Colombo about 90 km. To negotiate with the carriers can be locally at the airport from$ 40 and above. Or in advance in the section “car rental” and choose to transfer. Then you will be greeted with a welcome sign at the airport and transfer you wherever you want.
Cheaper and more fun on the bus, but with a change: first, to Colombo (about 35 km), then from the Central bus station (Pettah market) to Bentota. Buses from Colombo to look in the direction of Galle, Tangalle, Matara, they all go through Bentota. A bus ticket will cost less than a dollar, and impressions typed on all hundred.
Budget option to get from the airport to the resort you can still by rail. Also with a transfer/railway station Colombo Fort. The train schedule can be found on the official website.
Weather in Bentota during the year
The most visited and expensive period is the winter season from December to May. The weather at this time is dry and warm, and the waves in the ocean is more calm. In summer weather influenced by southwest monsoon, bringing light intermittent precipitation. The rest is still comfortable, and the prices are much less. The probability is that in the summer to relax in the hotel you will be alone, what also has its charms.
What to visit & what to do
Despite all the conditions for a quiet and relaxing holiday, miss you just do not have. Here is the largest center of water sports and entertainment: surfing, diving, boating and catamarans, river safaris, fishing, etc.
Don’t miss the opportunity to feel like a pioneer, going on adventures on the river Bentota Ganga. River Safari will show you the wild jungles in their original form and will leave unforgettable impressions.
In the area of Bentota is interesting to visit ancient Buddhist temples, the oldest mosque in Ceylon, the botanic Gardens of the modern Beavis Bawa, the Museum of masks in Ambalangoda, Turtles farm in Kosgoda, Isle Barberun and more you will be able to find on the map of our website.
A good alternative to Bentota can be an adjacent beaches of Induruwa and Beruwala, offering cheaper accommodation in contrast to the popular resort.