a VirtualTourist member from Moscow
Good day, We are going to visit Sri Lanka on NY holidays (approx 28.12 - 09.01) with my girlfriend. Unfortunately just found this forum after the decision was made :( We choose the Golden Sun Resort in Kalutara (asked our travel agent to suggest smth - we need not expensive, good beach, smth to go aroun the hotel (disco, bar etc.) and was informed that Kalutara is the best place...Suppose our agent never have been in Sri Lanka at all... Would be grateful if somebody could tell me about the place (Kalutara)-beach, disco (not in hotel), bars etc and hotel (Golden Beach Resort). Thanks in advance
Not much in Kalutara, you would have been better in the Beruwala/Bentota area. Lots of hotels and restaurants to visit, but you could still take a tuk tuk. If you went to Bentota at night best to book your return tuk tuk as late at night there are not many running about..
Thanks a lot for your answer. Unfortunately we already made the payment to the Golden Sun Resort hotel ((( As i understood there are no disco/bar in Kalutara? And how long is from Kalutara to Beruwala/Bentota? Are the beaches in Kalutara/Bentota comparable?
Kalutara is about 16km from Berawela. There is a nice beach area in front of the Conffifi hotel which is protected by a reef. further along to Bentota the river runs out to the sea. you can take a short trip over to the over side where there is a stretch of beach between the river and the sea. It is very quite at that part, no beach boys! and some nice hotels to stop for a drink. 8 km north of Kalutara is Wadduwa with a lovely hotel The Blue Water. It has a nice bar area and a disco. Also visit the Buddhist temple Gangatilaka Vihara near Kalutara. Hope this is of some help.