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Things to do in Bentota

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Natural Feature
“Sprawling under an endless canopy of palm trees, the beaches continue several kilometers south from Bentota. The attractive southern end of Bentota beach, i.e. south of the railway station, comprises ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Food & Drink Shop
“Cargills food city is a super market where you can shop on meat items, vegetables and essentials. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Lodging
“A great place to enjoy a romantic meal for two or with a group, the restaurant features a similar menu to their famed Colombo restaurant 'The Gallery Café'. Check out the gift shop as well if you visit during the day, the shop has a smaller selection of products from their larger 'Paradise Road' Colombo stores.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
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  • 1 local recommends
Premise
“This lone structure which has stood the test of time upon the shores of Beruwela, has come to be known as a signature monument of the little coastal village. Still in operation, this lighthouse is located on the beauteous little Barberyn Island enveloped in lush greenery. The island is accessible via a 10 minute’s boat ride. (About 1.2km)”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Pier88 is a super relaxing Bentota River restaurant. Food is good quality, freshly prepared, friendly staff, super relaxing decor with outdoor dining right on the river. A great credit to the family-run business.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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  • 2 locals recommend
Locality
“Market day is Monday at Aluthgama. Plenty of fresh fruit, veg, interesting clothing and fabrics. Certainly worth the experience.”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Indian Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Pier88 is a super relaxing Bentota River restaurant. Food is good quality, freshly prepared, friendly staff, super relaxing decor with outdoor dining right on the river. A great credit to the family-run business.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend

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