Approximately 1 Hours 50 minutes Colombo to Bentota (85 km)

Bentota is a coastal town in Sri Lanka, located in the Galle District of the Southern Province, governed by an Urban Council. It is approximately 65 kilometres (40 mi) south of Colombo and 56 kilometres (35 mi) north of Galle. Bentota is situated on the southern bank of the Bentota River mouth, at an elevation of 3 metres (9.8 ft) above the sea level. The name of the town is derived from a mythical story which claims a demon named ‘Bem’ ruled the tota or river bank.

Bentota is a tourist attraction, with a local airport (Bentota River Airport) and a handful and world-class hotels. It is a destination for watersports. Bentota also delivers an ancient art of healing called Ayurveda. Bentota is famous for its toddy production, an alcoholic beverage made out of coconut nectar. It also has a turtle hatchery, located on Induruwa beach.

Hotels in Bentota:

  • Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa Sri Lanka Amarit.
  • Vivanta By Taj.
  • Panchi Villa.
  • Dalmanuta Gardens.
  • Laluna Ayurveda Resort.
  • Oasey Beach Hotel.
  • Mihin Villa Bentota.
  • Club Villa.
  • Marina Bentota.
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Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery

located 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) south of Bentota, is a community based turtle hatchery and turtle watching project set up by the Turtle Conservation Project (TCP) in association with the Wildlife Department of Sri Lanka.

Bentota Beach

Bentota Water Sport

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