Located just 62 km south of Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, lies Bentota, a laid-back coastal town graced by towering coconut palms and kissed by frothy cerulean blue waters.
The serene town is situated in the southern province of the island and is a very popular pit stop with many tourists who are taking in the coastal areas. Given its proximity to Colombo, Bentota often attracts many city folks who visit to enjoy a quick getaway.
Things to Do
Things to do here are aplenty. From simply lounging on the golden shores with a cold drink to surfing, diving, and snorkelling, there are plenty of activities to amuse oneself with.
Things to See
The Town of Bentota offers many attractions. The stunning Brief Garden created by the world-renowned Sri Lankan architect Bevis Bawa is a must see, the Galpata Vihara which is said to have been built in the 12th century too would be worth a visit.
Places to eat
For the foodies out there, dining in Bentota will be a treat. There are plenty of small beachside cafés and restaurants offering fresh seafood dishes, spicy Sri Lankan food and international favourites. If one is in the mood for a large buffet spread why not head to a beach hotel in Sri Lanka including the likes of the Mermaid Hotel and Club for a veritable feast.
Catalina Forbes is a travel writer who bases her content on many thrilling escapades experienced across the world. Google+