Traditional Sri Lankan boat on the sandy beach in Bentota and Beruwala

Bentota and Beruwala Tours

About Bentota and Beruwala

Located on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, the beach resorts of Bentota and Beruwala are two of Sri Lanka's most popular beach holiday destinations with long, sweeping sandy beaches fronting the blue waters of the Indian Ocean. With a plethora of accommodation options, thrilling watersports and more leisurely pursuits, Bentota and Beruwala make an ideal addition to a tour of Sri Lanka offering plenty of opportunities to relax and enjoy the coast.

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Bentota is famous for its 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. Backed by the Bentota Lagoon the area offers a whole host of watersports including water skiing, snorkelling, scuba diving, parasailing, fishing and surfing. Bentota has a great selection of upmarket hotels and villas, many designed by local architect Geoffrey Bawa. 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.

North of Bentota is the attractive beach of Beruwala that stretches 130km. The beachfront has undergone extensive redevelopment in recent years resulting in a fantastic choice of accommodation. Beruwala town is of particular historical significance for that fact that Sri Lanka's first Muslims settled here and it's home to the country's oldest mosque - the Kechimalai Mosque. Many Muslims still reside in the area and make their living as gem merchants in the China Fort area.

Bentota and Beruwala Tours

Here are some popular itineraries that include a visit to Bentota and Beruwala

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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

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

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

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

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

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

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.

Vivanta by Taj Bentota and Beruwala

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

Vivanta by Taj is a charming beach and spa resort with fine restaurants, a high energy bar and a great spa. All the rooms have private sit-outs overlooking lush gardens and the blue waters of the Indian Ocean. The hotel features colonial architecture and there is a terraced infinity pool with a sunken bar.

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.

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