Bentota and Beruwala
About Bentota and Beruwala
Bentota and Beruwela are separated by the Bentota River in the south west of Sri Lanka. Bentota is to the south and Beruwela to the north. The two towns are located 55 km south of Colombo and lie on the Indian Ocean coast.
Bentota is famous for it’s pristine beaches and earned a notable position in the Forbes Best Beaches in Asia Awards in 2010. This is even more impressive considering this was one of the beaches damaged by the 2004 tsunami. The area offers a whole host of watersports including water skiing, snorkelling, scuba diving, parasailing, fishing and surfing. So visitors will have loads to keep themselves occupied whilst visiting. Bentota is also famed for the famous jeweller Aida, the production of a Toddy (a coconut nectar based alcoholic beverage) and the world famous ancient art of healing called Ayurveda.
Beruwela has a lot of historical importance to the country. It was the first place in Sri Lanka that Muslims settled and is natutrally the home to the oldest mosque in Sri Lanka - the Kechimalai Mosque . Many of the Muslims still reside here and are gem merchants in the China Fort area. Beruwela also boasts 130km of white sandy beaches and numerous restaurants and bars.
Bentota and Beruwala Hotels
If you are planning a Bentota and Beruwala holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:
Bentota Beach Hotel Bentota and Beruwala
Bentota Beach is a spacious hotel set in tropical gardens. The rooms all have private balconies and the specialised sports centre (Club Inter Sport) offers an array of motorised water-sports that get the adrenaline pumping.
Eden Resort & Spa - Beruwala Bentota and Beruwala
The Eden Resort and Spa is a relaxing hotel that combines elegance and charm. The selection of rooms are spacious and well equipped with lovely timber flooring and air conditioning. The hotel itself also offers a plethora of restaurants plus an onsite spa.
The Surf Hotel Bentota and Beruwala
The Surf Hotel offers well appointed and stylishly designed rooms and suites, each with a breath taking view of what is known to be “the longest stretch of beach” on the south west coast. Its Ayurvedic retreat offers a carefully developed and comprehensive approach to physical, spiritual and mental wellbeing through the many treatments.
For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!
Bentota and Beruwala Tailor made suggestions
Here are some of the recent tailor made itineraries we have created for our clients which include a visit to Bentota and Beruwala.