Beach In Ten Villas in Bentota, West Coast, Sri Lanka

If being near the sea is a holiday ‘must have’, but walking into your bedroom with sand between your toes isn’t, these villas are less than 10 minutes drive from the beach - many within the soothing sound of the surf. (If you have to be right on the sand then try our Beachfront villas.)

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Apsara
Bentota, West Coast, Sri Lanka
Apsara
Bedrooms : 3       Sleeps : 6
Rate starts at TBA

Set on the banks of the shimmering Bentota River, Apsara is a beautifully finished 3-bedroom villa just five-minutes from the beach. An excellent staff team plus top chef attend to all your needs so you can relax by the pool, savour the aquatic views and enjoy the villa’s luxurious facilities.

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Villa Republic Bentota
Bentota, West Coast, Sri Lanka
Villa Republic Bentota
Bedrooms : 5       Sleeps : 10
Rate starts at TBA

This 5-bedroom riverside villa in the west coast water sports resort of Bentota celebrates cultural revolutionaries in both name and décor. Furnished with striking oriental pieces set within elegant open-plan living areas, this staffed family friendly villa with swimming pool, garden and private jetty is five minutes from the beach.

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Aluthgama Wood Carving Centre
Bentota, West Coast, Sri Lanka
Address : 25/3 River Side Ave, Aluthgama   Tel No. : +94 34 4936501
Wood carving shop with lots of fishermen statues, sculpted elephants and masks. There is an attached workshop where you can see the wood craftsmen in action.

Azmaara Spa
Bentota, West Coast, Sri Lanka
Address : Bentota Beach Hotel, Bentota   Tel No. : +94 34 2275178 (ext. 457)
This spa with branches in hotels in Colombo, Bentota and the Maldives offers a number of rejuvenating therapies from massages, wraps and scrubs to beauty treatments including facials, manicures and pedicures.

Bentota Lagoon Fishing
Bentota, West Coast, Sri Lanka
Address : Malu Banna, 15/3 River Ave, Aluthgama   Tel No. : +94 777117400
This alternative to deep sea fishing, especially during May to October when the rough seas are off limits, also offers glimpses of riverine scenery. Boats are fully equipped, and fish to be caught include mangrove jack, snapper, cat fish and mullet.

Bentota River Safari
Bentota, West Coast, Sri Lanka
Address : Malu Banna, 15/3 River Ave, Aluthgama   Tel No. : +94 777117400
Head off down the Bentota River to see crocodiles, monitor lizards, bird of prey, kingfishers and giant fruit bats. Trips include a journey through a beautiful mangrove swamp.

Bentota Village Bicycle Tour
Bentota, West Coast, Sri Lanka
Address : Malu Banna, 15/3 River Ave, Aluthgama.    Tel No. : +94 777117400
Head into Bentota village to explore this rural inland hinterland. You can visit a Buddhist temple and also stop off at Lunuganga for tea. Guided tours are organised through Malu Banna, but they also provide bicycles for hire should you like to explore on your own.

Coastal Snorkelling Cruise
Bentota, West Coast, Sri Lanka
Address : Malu Banna, 15/3 River Ave, Aluthgama   Tel No. : +94 777117400
Head to Induruwa Reef and Handharian Gala (rock) accompanied by a trained scuba diving instructor. All equipment is provided and the boat trip affords for stunning coastal views.

Deep Sea Fishing
Bentota, West Coast, Sri Lanka
Address : Malu Banna, 15/3 River Ave, Aluthgama   Tel No. : 94 777117400
Catch your own fish for dinner; the sea teems with jackfish, barracuda, tuna, red snappers, wahoo, kingfish and sailfish! Head out deep sea fishing on a fully-equipped boat with GPS, life jackets and a toilet. Trips run for four hours and depart at either 6am or 2pm.

Diya Sisila
Bentota, West Coast, Sri Lanka
Address : Elpitiya Road, Bentota   Tel No. : +94 777 402138
Cute little terrace restaurant with over water dining huts beside the Dedduwa Lake, 3km from Bentota and on the road to Lunuganga. Orders are taken the day before as all seafood is bought and cooked fresh. Rice and curry is also on the menu though they don’t sell alcohol so you must bring your own

Escoffier
Bentota, West Coast, Sri Lanka
Address : 359, Galle Rd, Warahena, Bentota   Tel No. : +94 34 5625425
Next to Silk Route, this restaurant beside the Galle Road 3km south of Bentota has air-conditioned seating inside and on the terrace, fan-cooled tables. The menu has an international theme with a focus on grilled meats, fish and seafood.

Handicrafts Bazaar
Bentota, West Coast, Sri Lanka
Address : National Holiday Resorts Complex (behind the Golden Grill), Bentota
This little market has a few shops selling a range of souvenirs including wood carvings, sarongs, beach clothing, postcards, spices and other touristy souvenirs.

Induruwa Beach
Bentota, West Coast, Sri Lanka
Address : Induruwa – 3km south of Bentota
South of Bentota, Induruwa Beach is wide and very pretty, and thanks to an offshore reef swimming is safer here than many other west coast spots between October and April.

Lunuganga
Bentota, West Coast, Sri Lanka
Address : Dedduwa Lake, Bentota   Tel No. : +94 773655865
This, legendary architect Geoffrey Bawa’s spectacular estate inland from Bentota, provides the most stunning setting for lunch or high tea, both of which must be pre-arranged. Enjoy rice and curry spreads or pick from a selective menu of a la carte meals.

Lunuganga
Bentota, West Coast, Sri Lanka
Address : Dedduwa Lake, Bentota (6km inland from Bentota via Dedduwa Junction).    Tel No. : +94 773655865
This magnificent 23-hectare estate was the residence of the late architect Geoffrey Bawa. Comprising a beautifully renovated old house, a number of gorgeously-positioned buildings and intertwining terraces designed to overlook the gardens and frame the views; this garden is a true inspiration. Tours are best culminated with a delicious rice and curry lunch or high tea.

Malli’s Seafood Restaurant
Bentota, West Coast, Sri Lanka
Address : Pitaramba, Bentota   Tel No. : +94 7785 14894
Little first floor restaurant beside the railway track and opposite The Surf Hotel serving excellent seafood in simplistic though sophisticated surroundings. Downstairs are a number of little shops selling souvenirs, crafts and sarongs.

Mirissa Whale Watching
Bentota, West Coast, Sri Lanka
Address : Malu Banna, 15/3 River Ave, Aluthgama   Tel No. : +94 777117400
Malu Banna offer whale watching trips with transport included from Bentota, with pickups available at villas south down the coast to Ambalangoda, or further up north towards Beruwala (max 5km). The transfers take 2 hours each way, and the whale watching boats depart at 7am and 2pm daily.

Paradise Road
Bentota, West Coast, Sri Lanka
Address : The Villa, Mohotti Walauwa, 138/8 – 138/22 Galle Road, Bentota   Tel No. : +94 34 2275311
Tiny outlet of a beloved Colombo institution where you can pick up decorative design pieces, scented candles, leather-bound diaries and deliciously fragranced ayurvedic toiletries.

Sahana Spa
Bentota, West Coast, Sri Lanka
Address : Saman Villas, Aturuwella, Bentota   Tel No. : +94342275435
A beautifully laid out luxury spa; treatments are carried out in private suites with sauna, steam shower, jacuzzi, flower bath, treatment room, dining pavilion and relaxing pavilion, and range from skin treats, facials, scrubs and wraps to ayurvedic treatments, hot stone massages and reflexology.

Saman Villas
Bentota, West Coast, Sri Lanka
Address : Aturuwella, Bentota   Tel No. : +94 34 2275435
Beautifully positioned restaurant and bar on a rocky promontory with spectacular views of the northern and southern coastline as well as the sea. The food is some of the most expensive in Bentota, but it’s good and there’s lots to pick from on the menu.

Sea Turtle Conservation Project
Bentota, West Coast, Sri Lanka
Address : Galle Rd, Bentota South (250m south of Escoffier restaurant).
Identify Sri Lanka’s five species of endangered marine turtle in tanks, along with hatchlings and buried mounds of eggs that are safely protected until the babies are ready to emerge.

Silk Route
Bentota, West Coast, Sri Lanka
Address : 357, Galle Rd, Warahena, Bentota    Tel No. : +94 34 4947947
Roadside restaurant 3km south of Bentota (next to Escoffier) serving dishes from each country on the Silk Route ranging from Moroccan couscous and Turkish kebabs to Thai curries and Indonesian mee goreng

Singharaja
Bentota, West Coast, Sri Lanka
Address : Galle Rd, Aluthgama
Sri Lankan short eats – filled bread snacks, savoury pastries and sweet snacks – are found on the ground floor whilst upstairs Sri Lankan buffets are put on for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Very reasonably priced and perfect for a quick bite to eat.

The Villa Cafe
Bentota, West Coast, Sri Lanka
Address : Mohotti Walauwa, 138/8 – 138/22 Galle Rd, Bentota.    Tel No. : +94 34 2275311
This restaurant within a beautiful boutique hotel serves up an exciting International menu of dishes sourced from their famed Gallery Café restaurant in Colombo. Seafood is a speciality (for platters order 24 hours before), there’s a wood-fired pizza oven and desserts are numerous.

Water Sports
Bentota, West Coast, Sri Lanka
Address : Sunshine Water Sports Centre, River Ave, Aluthgama
Go windsurfing (VDWS courses available with ex-Sri Lankan champion), surfing, waterskiing, wakeboarding, body boarding, banana boating, tube riding, jet-skiing and deep sea fishing with one of the most established water sports operators in Bentota.

Attractions and things to do
Bentota

Bentota Beach Bentota’s fine stretch of sand is great for swimming from October to April, and with care and in places at other times of year. The stretch between the Taj hotel and Club Bentota hotel has lifeguards so look out for flags. The stretch to the south is prettier and quieter though swimming is best in front of the Taj.

Bentota Lagoon Fishing This alternative to deep sea fishing, especially during May to October when the rough seas are off limits, also offers glimpses of riverine scenery. Boats are fully equipped, and fish to be caught include mangrove jack, snapper, cat fish and mullet.

Bentota River Safari Head off down the Bentota River to see crocodiles, monitor lizards, bird of prey, kingfishers and giant fruit bats. Trips include a journey through a beautiful mangrove swamp.

Bentota Village Bicycle Tour Head into Bentota village to explore this rural inland hinterland. You can visit a Buddhist temple and also stop off at Lunuganga for tea. Guided tours are organised through Malu Banna, but they also provide bicycles for hire should you like to explore on your own.

Brief Garden The estate of Bevis Bawa, brother of architect Geoffrey, boasts terraces, manicured lawns, borders of tropical blooms and hidden garden courtyards whilst the low-slung house is filled with interesting artwork, sculptures and personal photographs of Bevis posing with Hollywood movie stars.

Coastal Snorkelling Cruise Head to Induruwa Reef and Handharian Gala (rock) accompanied by a trained scuba diving instructor. All equipment is provided and the boat trip affords for stunning coastal views.

Deep Sea Fishing Catch your own fish for dinner; the sea teems with jackfish, barracuda, tuna, red snappers, wahoo, kingfish and sailfish! Head out deep sea fishing on a fully-equipped boat with GPS, life jackets and a toilet. Trips run for four hours and depart at either 6am or 2pm.

Diving PADI courses and fun dives are available with this operator in Aluthgama from November to April, plus snorkelling trips. Full equipment is provided.

Induruwa Beach South of Bentota, Induruwa Beach is wide and very pretty, and thanks to an offshore reef swimming is safer here than many other west coast spots between October and April.

Lunuganga This magnificent 23-hectare estate was the residence of the late architect Geoffrey Bawa. Comprising a beautifully renovated old house, a number of gorgeously-positioned buildings and intertwining terraces designed to overlook the gardens and frame the views; this garden is a true inspiration. Tours are best culminated with a delicious rice and curry lunch or high tea.

Mirissa Whale Watching Malu Banna offer whale watching trips with transport included from Bentota, with pickups available at villas south down the coast to Ambalangoda, or further up north towards Beruwala (max 5km). The transfers take 2 hours each way, and the whale watching boats depart at 7am and 2pm daily.

Sea Turtle Conservation Project Identify Sri Lanka’s five species of endangered marine turtle in tanks, along with hatchlings and buried mounds of eggs that are safely protected until the babies are ready to emerge.

Water Sports Go windsurfing (VDWS courses available with ex-Sri Lankan champion), surfing, waterskiing, wakeboarding, body boarding, banana boating, tube riding, jet-skiing and deep sea fishing with one of the most established water sports operators in Bentota.

Pampering
Bentota

Azmaara Spa This spa with branches in hotels in Colombo, Bentota and the Maldives offers a number of rejuvenating therapies from massages, wraps and scrubs to beauty treatments including facials, manicures and pedicures.

Sahana Spa A beautifully laid out luxury spa; treatments are carried out in private suites with sauna, steam shower, jacuzzi, flower bath, treatment room, dining pavilion and relaxing pavilion, and range from skin treats, facials, scrubs and wraps to ayurvedic treatments, hot stone massages and reflexology.

Restaurant
Bentota

Club Villa Lovely relaxed setting with tables placed either in the open-sided restaurant or in a lush green tree-shaded garden. The cuisine on offer is International fusion with three course meals typically on the menu for dinner (order before lunch); their rice and curry spreads are renowned.

Diya Sisila Cute little terrace restaurant with over water dining huts beside the Dedduwa Lake, 3km from Bentota and on the road to Lunuganga. Orders are taken the day before as all seafood is bought and cooked fresh. Rice and curry is also on the menu though they don’t sell alcohol so you must bring your own

Escoffier Next to Silk Route, this restaurant beside the Galle Road 3km south of Bentota has air-conditioned seating inside and on the terrace, fan-cooled tables. The menu has an international theme with a focus on grilled meats, fish and seafood.

Lunuganga This, legendary architect Geoffrey Bawa’s spectacular estate inland from Bentota, provides the most stunning setting for lunch or high tea, both of which must be pre-arranged. Enjoy rice and curry spreads or pick from a selective menu of a la carte meals.

Malli’s Seafood Restaurant Little first floor restaurant beside the railway track and opposite The Surf Hotel serving excellent seafood in simplistic though sophisticated surroundings. Downstairs are a number of little shops selling souvenirs, crafts and sarongs.

Saman Villas Beautifully positioned restaurant and bar on a rocky promontory with spectacular views of the northern and southern coastline as well as the sea. The food is some of the most expensive in Bentota, but it’s good and there’s lots to pick from on the menu.

Silk Route Roadside restaurant 3km south of Bentota (next to Escoffier) serving dishes from each country on the Silk Route ranging from Moroccan couscous and Turkish kebabs to Thai curries and Indonesian mee goreng

Singharaja Sri Lankan short eats – filled bread snacks, savoury pastries and sweet snacks – are found on the ground floor whilst upstairs Sri Lankan buffets are put on for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Very reasonably priced and perfect for a quick bite to eat.

The Villa Cafe This restaurant within a beautiful boutique hotel serves up an exciting International menu of dishes sourced from their famed Gallery Café restaurant in Colombo. Seafood is a speciality (for platters order 24 hours before), there’s a wood-fired pizza oven and desserts are numerous.

Shopping
Bentota

AIDA Gems & Jewellery This established jewellers has a set up where you can first look at a gem museum, then visit their little factory where you can see gem cutters and designers at work, and finally visit their shop where there are a range of colourful designs on show. If you have a few days, you can design your own piece.

Aluthgama Wood Carving Centre Wood carving shop with lots of fishermen statues, sculpted elephants and masks. There is an attached workshop where you can see the wood craftsmen in action.

Cargils The best-stocked one-stop-shop for grocery items. There’s also a pharmacy here and a small selection of liquor, beer and wine.

Handicrafts Bazaar This little market has a few shops selling a range of souvenirs including wood carvings, sarongs, beach clothing, postcards, spices and other touristy souvenirs.

Paradise Road Tiny outlet of a beloved Colombo institution where you can pick up decorative design pieces, scented candles, leather-bound diaries and deliciously fragranced ayurvedic toiletries.

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