Tourism / Sri Lanka / Bentota


Bentota (Bentota) - a famous resort on the southwest coast of the island. This is one of the most romantic places in Sri Lanka, where the couple prefer to come and lovers couple.

Since the 19th century, when Halle was the main port of the island, this place is popular with lovers of a relaxing beach holiday and local oysters. In the resort you can find everything you need for a relaxed relaxing holiday: the budget and high-level hotel, post office, market, restaurants and cafes.

How to get to Bentota

Resorts Beruvella Bentota and are on the w / d line Colombo - Matara, but at these stations the trains do not always stop. The best way to get from the resort to the capital or elsewhere - across town Aluthgama, which is exactly in the middle between Beruwela and Bentota.

In Aluthgama daily express trains stop 5-6 to Colombo (2nd / 3rd grade 110/51 LKR, 1,5-2 hours on the road) and a few compositions to Hikkaduwa (2nd / 3rd grade 70/35 LKR, the way 1 hour), Halle (2nd / 3rd grade 160/85 LKR, 1,5 hours in the way), Matara and Kandy (2nd / 3rd grade 170/90 LKR, 1, 5-2 hours on the road)

Prices are listed on page July 2016

In addition, here buses to Colombo (shuttle / air-conditioned 32/60 LKR, 1-1,5 hours) and Halle (shuttle / air-conditioned 32-60 LKR, 1,5 hours).

Bentota Beach

Bentota Beach is divided into two: the north cape (Paradise Beach, Paradise), which separates the Indian Ocean waves with the quiet waters of the Bentota Lagoon and South Beach - a more pleasant, with a huge choice of entertainment and luxury hotels. Strange but true: despite the fact that the Bentota - one of the most popular resorts in Sri Lanka, the beach is very quiet and nemnogolyudny.

In Bentota it is the largest in Sri Lanka, a water sports center and diving club "Konfifi Marina". Here you can enjoy water skiing, catamaran, banana, scooter, canoe, surf. The center organizes different types of fishing and yacht cruises. As a rule, all the entertainment arranged in Bentota lagoon, as the water there is calmer and better suited for this kind of entertainment.


Entertainment, excursions and attractions Bentota

You can take a boat safari on the river Bentota Ganga, explore the extraordinary flora and fauna of these places. Or take a trip to the ruins of the complex Galapata-Vihara (Galapata Vihara), built in the 12th century. Here are preserved the amazing drawings on the walls and a Buddha statue.

3 km from Bentota is a turtle sanctuary, where the output of these cute amphibians.

Diving in Bentota

Immersion depth - from 4 to 35 meters. Distance from the beach - 20-25 minutes by boat. Stony education here, "bloom" corals, in addition: caves, canyons, walls. There are virtually no currents and good visibility, making it accessible even dive for beginners.

Where to stay: the newlyweds and loving couples - in Bentota, away from the savages and hippies - in Beruvella wishing to live close to the entertainment capital and at the same time in a quiet place - Mount Lavinia. Kalutara and Negombo to lovers of water sports, well, Colombo - those who can not imagine life without the metropolitan bustle. What to see: one of the oldest cities of the island of Ceylon Anuradhapura, "Lion's Rock 'Sigiriya, the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic in Kandy, cave monasteries Dambulla, Dutch fort of the 17th century in Galle, a city-museum of Polonnaruwa, and the mountain resort of Nuwara Eliya, also often referred to as "little England". Finally, it is worth to spend a couple of days in the vibrant and bustling capital of the country - the city of Colombo. You may also be interested in Vietnam, India, Indonesia, China, Japan. The most popular destinations and resorts of the country: Bentota, Galle, Negombo, Kandy, Colombo.