Popular Lettings in Bentota
Highlights in Bentota
- Stunning natural beach
- Tropical river cruise
- Real Sri Lankan life
- Biggest sitting Buddha in the world
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Holiday rentals and lettings in Bentota
Bentota in southwest Sri Lanka is the quintessential easygoing seaside getaway with vast sandy beaches to laze on, which are lined by mangroves and coconut palms. Give in to the languid ambience and lay back on the soft white sand with a cocktail in hand! You find a holiday rental within a stone’s throw of the beach in the centre of Bentota around the train station. Alternatively, stay in a holiday rental just to the north of Bentota in peaceful Aluthgama, from where you can access the beach via a bridge over Bentota River.Holiday lettings in stunning landscapes
Unwind at one of the properties on the riverside, set in a quiet natural environment, with all the comforts of the modern world at hand. Or rent a flat in the centre of town, with a terrace giving you views over the sparkling sea and lush, tropical hills. Lettings come with one bedroom for couples to 8 bedrooms for large groups, and the prices are simply amazing!
Holidays in Bentota
The area and getting around
Bentota is a small resort town on Sri Lanka’s southwest coast, easily accessible via a modern road from the capital city of Colombo. Its number one attraction is Bentota Beach, which stretches north from the town centre along a gorgeous spit called Paradise Island. The east side of the spit opens up onto the alluring Bentota River, with the west side offering access to the glistening Laccadive sea.See the real Sri Lanka
To gain insight into the rural lifestyle, take a journey around the villages inland from Bentota such as Kirantidiya and Haburugala, where you will gain a true appreciation of this country’s stunning wilderness, see animals in the wild, and get back to nature. Then return to Bentota in the evening with its wonderful holiday rentals and plethora of high-quality restaurants. Experience comfort and convenience in tandem with a walk on the wild side!
Travellers and activities
In Bentota, impeccable golden beaches and gorgeous sea views are all yours. The town boasts one of the most (if not the most) stunning beaches in the whole of Sri Lanka, a bucolic place to soak up the sun or swim in the waves. The beach appeals for its cleanliness and natural habitat, lined with mangroves and coconut trees instead of the high-rise properties synonymous with some other beaches in Sri Lanka. It is located within close proximity of the nation’s capital and enjoys particular popularity among the local population.Bentota for water sports enthusiasts
With its regular breezes, Bentota is particularly well-suited for beginner windsurfers to practice their skills. Or what not try out banana boating, an exhilarating water sports activities available on Bentota beach? Alternatively, give Jet Skiing a crack, a favourite activity among visitors staying in the town – jet skis can be rented in several spots along the beach.
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Top 5 travel tips in Bentota
Take a boat safari down the Bentota River, where you will see myriad crocodiles, snakes, bats and lizards. It is a wonderfully relaxing cruise that takes you through a canopy of mangroves into the splendour of a tropical riverine scenery. You will feel like you are on another planet!2. See the tallest statue of a sitting Buddha in the world
At 55 metres, Kande Viharaya Temple is known for its healing and calming powers. It is decorated with beautiful pictures, stories and paintings of gods and goddesses. But the real draw here is the dramatic buddha that rises high above the temple, the biggest of its kind in the world!3. Climb to the top of Beruwala Lighthouse
The signature monument of the little coastal village of Beruwala, Bentota’s direct neighbour. The lighthouse is on the beauteous Barberyn Island and draped in lush greenery. You can get to the island via a quick boat ride, and then it’s a short walk to the lighthouse on a cliff rising above the sea. The 360 degree view is staggering!4. See real fishermen at work
Come to Beruwala Harbour as the sun rises to witness nets being pulled in and boats full of fish being unloaded. Help them haul in the day’s catch, and haggle your way to a bag full of the freshest, most flavourful you could imagine!5.Submerge into a psychedelic world
Bentota is well-known for its remarkable diving. At Canoe Rock and Hundirangala you will behold vibrant corals and kaleidoscopic schools of mesmeric fish, including tropical delights such as the Lion Fish. If you are new to the sport, Sunshine Diving offers great value courses to get you on you way.