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Bentota Holidays, Sri Lanka

Bentota Holidays

Set 40 miles south of Colombo, Bentota is located in an idyllic spot and as a result has become a popular destination for those on a holiday to Sri Lanka. Bentota holidays offer some of the best beaches on Sri Lanka and with excellent facilities found both in the local hotels, and the town, it is no wonder why Bentota has become such a popular destination for repeat holiday travellers.

Bentota Holidays ? Best Lagoons and Swimming

Running through Bentota is the Bentota River or Ganga which has created a fantastic lagoon whose placid waters are perfect for those interested in swimming and other watersports readily available including waterskiing and windsurfing both of which are hugely popular in Sri Lanka. Bentota holidays are also popular with nature lovers with turtle hatcheries as well as a host of lagoon based wild life to be seen. Bentota has a selection of restaurants and bars to enjoy during the evenings while during the days of your holiday Bentota?s markets and Bazaars are definitely worth visiting.

Bentota All-Inclusive Holidays

Mercury Holidays is the leading All-Inclusive tour operator to Bentota and we have a range of Bentota hotels and holidays to choose from. All the stress is lifted from your shoulders as on a Mercury Holidays holiday we include everything including all flights and transfers in our great prices. So why not give us a call or check availability online and enjoy a Bentota holiday with us this year.

Weather and Climate

Sri Lanka has a typically tropical climate, temperature and humidity (approx 70%) remain high all year round, although on the coast a light coastal breeze makes this heat comfortable. Inland, the heat is significantly reduced due to the higher altitude. Rainfall is highest in May, and in Oct/Nov. The south-western coast has higher rainfall than the rest of the country, although many people find this a refreshing break, generally this occurs in the afternoon and is accompanied by thunder. The highest rainfall occurs in May (371mm) and the lowest is Feb (69mm). There is an average of 6-8 hours of sunshine per day, all year round.

Sri Lanka Temperatures

Bentota Highlights

  • Just 40 miles south of Colombo
  • Visit the turtle hatcheries

Fact File

  • Currency: Sri Lankan Rupee
  • Average Flying time: 10-14 hours
  • Minimum temperature: 29°C
  • Maximum temperature: 31°C
  • Spoken Language(s): Sinhala, Tamil, English
  • Visa (UK Passport Holders): Sri Lanka has introduced a compulsory visa for all visitors which can be issued before travel or on arrival. We would strongly recommend that these are purchased prior to travel either by calling "The Travel Visa Company" on 01270 250590 and quoting Mercury Holidays, who will be happy to arrange this for you at the cost of a visa plus a small admin fee or by going onto directly. (Children under the age of 12 will also require a visa and this can be done at the time of parents/guardians visa application)

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