Mainly known for its wonderful resorts and spicy food, Bentota is not among the popularly frequented places in Sri Lanka. However, it is fast making its presence felt on the tourist's map and is on its way to become one of the most popular tourist spots in Sri Lanka. Located 65 km away from Colombo, Bentota is a place you must visit if you want solitude mixed with natural beauty.
Bentota city gained popularity among honeymoon couples and became known for oysters during the 19th century. Earlier accommodation was limited to the British rest house located at the mouth of the river, the Bentara Ganga. Today Bentota hosts quite a few world famous hotels. It is house to the 100-acre National Holiday Tourist Resort complex, consisting of several major tourist hotels, a shopping centre, and exhibition centre. Bentota's wide beach provides with ideal opportunities for swimming and all types of beach sport. Bentota is a part of big disctict Kalutara, which includes many popular beach pllaces to stay like: Kalutara, Bentota, Kosgodа.