Rent a tuktuk in Bentota, Sri Lanka!

Bentota is famous for being the resort town on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka located in the Southern province of the Galle district.


Bentota consist of world-class hotels and a local airport known as the Bentota River Airport and also one of the best places to experience water sports. The golden sandy beach in Bentota stretches out to the northern shores also known as the Paradise Island which goes hand in hand with the Bentota lagoon. Bentota delivers the famous art of healing called Ayurveda, also one of the best places to taste the most famous Toddy production which is an alcohol made out of coconut nectar. The Bentota river holds the pathway to the ancient Galapota Temple which is one of the 5 clusters of ancient temples in the region. Here are a few shortlisted destinations, food options, and accommodation for you.

Sights in Bentota

Ventura Beach

A coast that will take you on a different venture, beautiful and crystal clear water will be a cooling element for your relaxing trip.

Lunuganga Geoffrey Bawa’s country estate

This estate is the country house of the renowned Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa. The estate has been used as a cinnamon estate during the Dutch era and a rubber plantation under the British. Click here to for the directions to the location.

Beruwala Lighthouse

Standing tall for 2 decades from the 1880s, this lighthouse is still been used up to date. The lighthouse is situated on the island of Barberyn which is accessible via a 10-minute boat ride.  Click here for directions to the location.

Kande Viharaya Temple

Kande Viharaya Temple is a major Buddhist location in the Kalutara district. The name “Kande Viharaya” is derived as it is built on top of a hill in the Aluthgama town. Click here for the directions to this location.

Brief Garden

Brief Gardens is a former house and landscape in Beruwala designed by famous landscape architect and owner Bevis Bawa. The estate’s unique name was derived from the fact it was purchased by his father, Benjamin, with funds from a successful legal brief. Click here for the directions to this location.

Food & Drinks

Nova Seafood Restaurant 

This restaurant is famous for its wonderful hospitality and interior. They have a wide variety of seafood dishes. For the location to the restaurant click here.

Golden Grill Restaurant

This restaurant is famous for its gorgeous view towards the Bentota river, and also not forgetting the authentic Sri Lankan food that you will not forget to have when on Paradise island. For the location of the restaurant click here.

Vintage Restaurant

A brilliant place to enjoy good food and a chilled beer along with the beautiful sunset. For the location to the restaurant click here.

Rana Seafood Restaurant

If you need to enjoy some delicious food with a great ambiance dont forget to check Rana’s Seafood. For the location of the restaurant click here.


Cinnamon Bentota Beach

Centara Ceysands Resort and Spa

Located in a beautiful location, overlooking the rice fields and wildlife. It would cost around $25 for two people for a night, which includes breakfast. For the location of the hotel click here.

Kurumba Villas

Located closer to most of the great locations to visit mentioned above this amazing place is built to showcase the authenticity of Sri Lanka. One night stay starting at $81, this brilliant location would take your breath away. To check out their website for more information click here.

La Casita Bentota

La Casita is a simple but yet elegant location to relax and have a good night’s enjoyment and sleep. One night stay starting at $43, its location is closer to the main road and also to most of the amazing restaurants and sights. For the location to La Casita click here.



How to get to Bentota from Colombo by train

You could take the train from Colombo fort to Bentota on a daily basis, where trains are available in the morning and evening where you can get off from the Aluthgama station and take a taxi or a tuktuk to Bentota which would cost around Rs.100 or Rs.200 depending where your final destination is. The journey would last for 1 hour and 30 minutes and cost you Rs 200 for second-class (which will most of the time guarantee you a seat).

How to get to Bentota from Colombo by bus

From Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus terminal you could hop into a luxury AC bus (route 2 – 3) which goes to Aluthgama (which will cost Rs 130, and take around 2.5 hours), and from Aluthgama, you could take a taxi or a tuktuk which will cost you around Rs 100 depending on where your accommodation is.

How to get to Bentota from Colombo by taxi

You can also arrange a private vehicle and driver to take you via a rental car or use one of the apps named Uber or Pick me (Sri Lankan Uber). This is the fastest but most expensive way to travel. It will take approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes from Colombo to Bentota assuming you take the Expressway, if you do take the normal route it would take approximately 2.5 hours. The ride would cost you around Rs 8000 – Rs 12000.

How to book a tuktuk in Bentota

  2. Check your mail inbox for the confirmation email.
  3. Upload your license details through the link in the email.
  4. Get ready at your requested booking time at the confirmed designated meeting point.

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