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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 02, 2016
hikkaduwa or bentota  (3 Answers)

which place has better beaches and parties?



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 14, 2014
Daytrip to Bentota?  (2 Answers)

Hi Guys, I'm Samantha and may be travelling to Sri Lanka in January (2015), with my son. Is mid January a good time for a swim at the beach at Bentota? i'm assuming it's quite a safe beach. My son is autistic and loves water. We will likely stay in Dehiwala. A quick search told me I can get an express train early morning to Bentota and also return via train the same day in the late afternoon.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 14, 2014
September weather /tours  (4 Answers)

Can u lay on the beach in Sept? We r arriving Sept 7th also what tours are available & is it best to book through hotel? Can u visit temples? Also are there other types of money u can use in bentota eg dollars?
Too many questions 


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 07, 2014
Centara Ceysands Hotel  (1 Answer)

Hi guys,

Coming out there for 10 days in August with my family.
Staying at Centara Ceysands and wondered what's there to do out there, are there any tours we can do from the hotel?
Any tips and advice?
We've booked with Kuoni, who unfortunately are next to unless with info for us!

Thanks in advance!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 28, 2014
Airport shuttle  (2 Answers)

Can anyone suggest a good taxi firm that runs a service from Bentota to Colombo airport?

Thanks

Gary


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 24, 2014
modes of travel in srilanka  (2 Answers)

we are 4 adults and 1 child. Want to know the best way to travel from Colombo airport to bentota. and later from bentota to kandy


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 24, 2014
modes of travel in srilanka  (4 Answers)

we are 4 adults and 1 child. Want to know the best way to travel from Colombo airport to bentota. and later from bentota to kandy


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 25, 2014
West Coast Sri Lanka i.e. Bentota  (8 Answers)

When is the best time to go to Bentota Sri lanka


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 05, 2014
Sri Lanka tour, self touring or through traveling agency?  (5 Answers)

Hi,

I'm visiting Sri Lanka in mid January and have planned everything myself, the only thing left is transportation, I'm planning on hiring a driver.

It will be my first experience in an east Asian country, and I know especially in Sri Lanka that moving from one place to another and finding suitable accommodation can be difficult. Therefore, I am wondering if planning the tour through a traveling agency would be better than planning it myself.

Here is my plan, I would appreciate an comments or advise on it:

Arrival: 16 Jan 10 AM

Kandy 2 nights: 16 Jan - 18 Jan

Hotel: Hunas Falls by Amaya. Checkout: 12 PM

Activities and Places to visit: Elephant orphanage, Royal botanical garden.

Nuwara Eliya 3 nights: 18 Jan - 21 Jan

Hotel: Brockenhurst villa. Checkout: 1 PM.

Activities and Places to visit: Pedro state tea factory, Horton plains national park, Adam's peak, Gem mines, Gregory lake.

Mirissa 2 nights: 21 Jan - 23 Jan

Hotel: Villa Vatura @ Talaramba Reef. Checkout: 1 PM.
Activities and Places to visit: Beach, whale watching, Safari Yala national park, Deep sea fishing, hot air ballooning.

Bentota 2 nights: 23 Jan - 25 Jan. Hotel prices are inflated we couldn't find a suitable place.

Departure 26 Jan.

I have contacted some traveling agencies and they have proposed some itineraries. I found their prices quite expensive, since I am traveling with a group of 7 the total amount would reach $8000, excluding entrance fees and lunch and dinner . Based on my calculation, my plan would cost me much less.

Any advice?

Thank you

Sadeem


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 13, 2013
Need a Travel support during my stay in Bentota  (3 Answers)

my family will be in Bentota fm 16/11 - to 25/11 - so I would like to have a some excursion during my stay. But I have 2 adults + 3 children ( 14 years / 8 years / 3 years) - so long excursion suppose will be a problem for children.
For sure - I would like to have
1. yala jeep Safari
2. maybe rafting
some other which will be interesting for children

+ I studding the possibility to visit SIGIRIYA with one night in kandy -

so in case You can offer me some program for excursion & Your price - pls. send me an email.
[email]


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 05, 2013
prices in bentota  (2 Answers)

What is the average price of food and drink in Bentota and if anyone knows the price for day trips! thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 27, 2013
Is there a lot to do outside of the hotel complex's?  (2 Answers)

Hi
Me and my girlfriend like to get out of the hotel complex to do day trips and eat in local restaurants. Are there a lot of activities to keep us engaged for a weeks stay?
Andy


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 26, 2013
Mosquitos in bentota  (7 Answers)

Are they present all year round, visiting bentota in early October, how much of a problem will they be, staying in the vivanta hotel! would hope for nets over the bed.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 06, 2013
Cab from colombo airport to bentota  (5 Answers)

We are a group of 3 adults planning a holiday in Bentota.
How do we go from colombo airport to Bentota. I'm told that there are taxis available at the airport at any time.

Any know a tour operator / driver who can arrange for a taxi pick-up & drop at reasonable rates


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 17, 2012
Bungalow to Rent  (13 Answers)

My husband and I are travelling to Sri Lanka in January for 6 months. We are hoping to rent somewhere for a few months in Bentota, does anyone have any useful advice about costs etc.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 14, 2012
Price of transfer between Bentota > Colombo, and where to stay  (1 Answer)

Hi,

I am thinking of visiting Bentota in July. Where is best to stay (currently looking at Vivanta by Taj). Also, how much should we pay p/person to transfer between Colombo Airport and the Bentota area?

Thanks,
Priya


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 06, 2012
Honeymoon Suggestions  (6 Answers)

Hay all,

im interested in having my honeymoon in srilanka. main interests are exotic beaches and shopping. interested in visiting srilanka for around 7-8 days. for the purpose i have been looking at bentota and unawatuna. Kindly suggest nice beaches and accomodations(within LKR7,000-8,000).

will appreciate weblinks of hotels, beaches and images.

thanks :)


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 19, 2011
places in bentota  (3 Answers)

can anyone help me telling me about the places near bentota and what is the exact time to reach those places...like i know about breif garden .it is about 7 km to bentota ...likewise i want to know about other places....pls help me out


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 16, 2011
sri lankan test cricket ticket prices  (5 Answers)

Hey there anyone have any idea on how much it costs to go to the cricket in sri lanka going in 2weeks to galle kandy n colombo to watch the aussies play the tests there
Its the one thing can't find an answer for
Thanks
Piers


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 26, 2011
Bentota - Colombo for the cricket  (5 Answers)

Hi everyone,

I am planning a trip to Lihiniya Hotel, Bentota in March 2012 and have just found out the Englabnd cricket team will be playing in Sri Lanka in March & April. The 1st test is in Galle which I believe is very far away but I imagine they will play a warm up match in Colombo? How far is Colombo cricket ground from Lhiniya Surf, Bentota and is it affordable in a taxi or would you go an alternative way (train?).

Thanks for your help :-)

Chris


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 20, 2011
bentotal in August  (4 Answers)

I plan to visit bentota, kandy and nuwara eliya in August. So kindly advise me on the weather conditions. will there be heavy rains or will it be a good beach holiday.. is it advisable to visit during august..


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 26, 2011
Bentota activities  (2 Answers)

I am staying in Heritance Ahungalla hotel in bentota and would like to know if anyone stayed there and what do they think of it?

its my first time in sri lanka and ill be coming on 2nd June..i would like to plan a program which is feasible for 4 days stay .. where can i go?? is yala national park and kandy far away from bentota?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 04, 2011
Cycling  (4 Answers)

Next week i will come to Bentota and i would love to do some cycling there.
So is it possible to rent a bike, and are there any suggestions for a nice route ?
Thanks
Tom


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 11, 2010
Aida Ayurveda Resort  (1 Answer)

I'll be in Bentota in mid december with five friends. I was wondering if we should book rooms with dinner inclusive or would it be better to check out local restaurants? Susanthas has been widely reviewed and suggested by a lot of tourists. And, are there places on the beach at bentota where you can just hang out and have a couple of drinks...like in Goa, India (like the shacks they have on the beach)?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 10, 2010
Wedding at the Taj...advice please!  (2 Answers)

Hi fellow travellers

My fiancee and I are considering having our wedding in the Taj in September/October 2011. Has anyone had a wedding there? What was your experience? Did you have a planner from the hotel? Were they helpful? So many questions.....as we have never been to Bentota and are relying on forums like this and the internet for advice. We are looking for 5-star quality..will we get it? Any advice would be appreciated. And of course I have to ask if the area is safe? We will be a group of about 40 ppl.

Thank you for your help...
kyles


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 09, 2010
Bentota here I come  (8 Answers)

OK I arrive in Colombo by 3 AM on 28th, when I take a bus to Bentota where do I get down? what is a good place to stay which is easily accessible to the beach? How do we commute inside bentota? I have not booked my hotels yet. It would be great if you could suggest budget hotels in bentota! And IS it raining there?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 10, 2010
*Important* Blind Date with Sri Lanka part 3

I am in no intention to bring in controversy to this forum....however I (my Wife) have this feeling of insecurity about the public travel i.e. busses/Auto Rickshaws etc as we are "Tamil speaking people". We are definitely in no intention of ticking anyone off...how is the temperature there in Colombo and Bentota about the above mentioned concern???? you could drop in an email as your response if you feel that this forum may not be appropriate...


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 07, 2010
My Blind Date with Sri Lanka  (1 Answer)

I love to travel. And I travel impulsively. I wanted to visit Sri Lanka ever since childhood and now after 27 years I have the opportunity. I have 3 nights and 4 days to spend in the country. My research has lead me to 2 cities Bentota and Colombo. I do understand that there is a forum separately for Bentota however I was thinking a one-stop solution would definitely help. My budget (excluding air fare) is roughly 25000 LKR. I am not a fussy traveler. here are my following questions that will help my quest.
1. From the International airport there is a bus that takes me to a bus stand. Do I have priate/state transport busses that take me to Bentota and a rough cost in LKR?
2. I have a flight that lands at 02:30 Local time and post immigration etc I may be free by 04:0 AM. Is it ideal for me to go to bentota at that time and will there be public transportation available?
3. Will I be able get budget accommodations in Bentota within a price range of 2000 LKR (twin sharing). Please note that I am travelling with my wife (good looking) and I want no trouble where I stay.
4. I am planning 2 days in bentota and 1 day in Colombo. Is that an ideal cost effective plan or coming to Colombo on the 2nd day and staying there makes better sense. Wife likes to shop and we both club too. (28th October - Thursday to 1st November Saturday morning)
5. Which is the central part of Colombo where I could stay and have easy access to shopping/pubs/clubs?
6. Over and above all of this, is 25000 LKR sufficient to conquer my quest?
I love the country and I need your advise...HELP PLEASE


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 07, 2010
Homestay in Bentota Area  (5 Answers)

I am planning to travel to Sri Lanka in March this year, when I will be attending my daughters wedding which will take place at the 'Taj Exotica Bentota Beach' hotel.
I visited Sri Lanka 9 years ago with my wife for a short holiday but this time I will be travelling alone and would very much like to learn more about Sri Lankan cultures and customs.
I feel that 'Homestay' may be a good way of doing this.
My intentions are to come over in mid to late February and stay for about one month during which time I would be also interested in getting involved in voluntary work.
Can anyone please give me any assistance or recommend who I should contact in order to arrange this?
I would welcome any advice you may have.
Thank you
Noel O'Halloran
England
[email]


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 25, 2009
Weather in June  (4 Answers)

I am travelling to Bentatota on the 4th June and staying at the Taj Exotica. Please can someone advise what the weather will be like and also any feedback on the hotel would be greatly appreciated.



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