The broad, long and golden sandy beaches of Bentota are ideal for those who want to enjoy an extended beach vacation in sunny Sri Lanka. Located 65km south of Colombo, the beaches in Bentota are ideal for adults who want to swim and sunbathe, as well as kids who want to play on the wide expanse of beach and paddle in the warm tropical waters. The coast is lined with a variety of luxury resorts and villas that truly make the beach experience here all the more special.

Bentota is extremely popular for a wide variety of water sports that can be enjoyed at a number of locations along the stretch of beach. This is in addition to snorkelling and scuba diving, which can be enjoyed by beginners and more experienced divers alike. Bentota is best visited in the months between October to April.