Bentota Beach, Bentota

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#1 of 66 in Outdoors in Galle District
Experience the turquoise waters of the sea and unblemished coastal greenery at Bentota Beach, a well-known honeymoon destination approximately 65 km (40 mi) south of Sri Lanka's capital. Schedule a wedding in this exotic setting if you've decided to formally celebrate your love, or spend your time diving, body surfing, swimming, or trying out other water sports at the nearby river and lagoon. Put Bentota Beach into our Bentota trip app to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Bentota.
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  • We spent 2 weeks in Bentota and it was a lovely place. Very clean and a little Jem was hidden on our walk - A Beautiful temple although we were not dressed for this so couldn't go inside. Sea wasn't c...  more »
  • Wonderful beach, very clean, some water sports available, i.e. surfing. Can walk between hotels and local bar  more »
  • This is a decent beach to just laze around or indulge in some water sports. There are a number of agencies offering all kinds of water sports. You can pick something normal like a banana boat ride or ...  more »

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Where to stay in Bentota

Most of the accommodations in Bentota lie close to the beach and the railroad track running parallel to the seashore. Luxury resorts spill out onto the beaches of the coast, while a few simpler, squat hotels sit alongside them, providing fewer facilities, but still right on the beach, and close to the main restaurants and bars of the town. Look inland for a few quieter options, including rental villas, eco-lodges, and guesthouses, hidden along the streets that wind through the rural areas.
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