WEST COAST, SRI LANKA

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 Just 40 miles from Colombo lies Bentota which has some of the finest beaches on the Indian Ocean coastline on one side and a large river on the other. Naturally there are many watersports available from jet skiing to more relaxing river cruises.


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Best time to be there

During our winter months, when the humidity is lower and the temperature more comfortable for sightseeing and exploration. However, the monsoon season of May to September should not be discounted for travel as the whole of Sri Lanka is bursting into lush greenery due to the rainfall showing you a side of this island not everyone sees.

Fly to

Colombo (Sri Lankan Airlines daily)

flying time

10 hours non-stop

time difference

GMT +6 hours

Visas

Required for British Nationals from 1st January 2012.

Health Requirements

Yellow fever if arriving from endemic area

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Our experts can tailor-make the perfect holiday to suit your individual requirements, however, if you need inspiration or a starting point, below are some of our suggested trips and experiences:

Uncovering the secrets of Sri Lanka

Nights: 17 | from £4,995pp

This indepth journey of Sri Lanka takes in the all the key attractions including the Cultural Triangle, visit historic Kandy before heading to the tea... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Family Sri Lanka

Nights: 14 | from £2,995pp

A magical 14 night family trip to Sri Lanka where you’ll enjoy the beaches of Sri Lanka's southwest coast and visit Polonnaruwa by bike. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

Family Holidays

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Classic Sri Lanka

Nights: 13 | from £2,475pp

The tear-drop isle is ideal for a two-week trip – that’s enough time to pack in ancient forts and temples, world-class wild-life, hill walks, historic... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Highlights of Sri Lanka

Nights: 8 | from £1,995pp

This journey takes in the key sites of Sri Lanka, combining history and culture. This short itinerary can be extended to include wildlife or time on the... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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A Hosted Journey - Gourmet Traveller Sri Lanka with Helen Anderson

Nights: 13 | from £4,535pp

Enjoy exclusive culinary experiences, with market visits, cooking demonstrations and tastings. You will also see the elephants of Minneriya National Park... Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

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Below are some of our suggested places to stay:

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Paradise Road Villa Bentota

Located one and a half hours south of Colombo, an excellent choice for a beach holiday on the south west coast. Each room and suite is unique in style,... Find out more

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Reef Villa, Wadduwa

Reef Villa is a unique boutique hotel where a fabulous team of gracious, friendly and professional staff are waiting to indulge and spoil all your senses.... Find out more

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Saman Villas, Bentota

Saman Villas has a magnificent setting high on the cliff top looking over the ocean and the pristine golden beaches. A boutique luxury villa property... Find out more

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Serene Pavilions, Wadduwa

Walk into the Serene Pavilions and be greeted by calming water features and open space overlooking the beautiful manicured gardens. Serene Pavilions is... Find out more

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Vivanta by Taj-Bentota

Conveniently located just 60km from Colombo, Vivanta by Taj-Bentota boasts one of the best beaches in the Indian Ocean, with the cluster of 160 rooms... Find out more

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Annie, Brandon, Debbie, Margaret, Vicky Hamlin, Vicky Smith and Rachel - are experts in designing travel experiences across the region to suit your personal needs, interests and budget. Their intimate knowledge of every hotel and resort featured in our Orient, India, Australasia and Indian Ocean portfolio, together with our own network of offices throughout these areas, allows us to offer unique in-depth knowledge, unparalleled insider access and the VIP service for which Abercrombie & Kent is renowned.

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