Luxury hotel holiday Cinnamon Bey Bentota

On a sweep of golden sand beach to the south of Beruwala, Cinnamon Bey is a luxury beach hotel within manicured gardens on the 'Golden Mile' of south-west Sri Lanka. Within well-kept gardens, the hotel is reminiscent of an oversized, contemporary pavilion, in which interiors show a Turkish influence from nearby Beruwala's history. With a spa, eight restaurants and a sports complex, Cinnamon Bey offers all the luxuries of city centre hotels beside the beach. 
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with Sri Lankan Airlines
  • Transport by private car with driver-guide if part of tour or private car transfers only
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, board and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Cinnamon Bey, Bentota

Cinnamon Bey in Beruwala is a 4-star plus luxury hotel which oozes with contemporary style and subtle Arabic designs. The indulgent dining options and beautiful coastal location offer guests a truly relaxing and indulgent stay.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 4 star plus

Location Five minutes' walk from the beach, approximately 45-miles from Galle

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Colombo Airport

Distance from airport Colombo Airport, 65 miles

Hotel facilities and services

Eight restaurants, Pool bar, Lounge bar, Two outdoor swimming pools, Baby pool, Spa, Sports complex.

Out and about nearby

Excursions available to Beruwala, Madu Ganga River Safari, Turtle hatchery and Bawa's Brief Garden.

Sports nearby

Water sports facilities such as Jet skis and Banana boats available for use at Bentota Beach Hotel.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Superior room for 7 nights

From about

£1,740

Holiday Code EXH1597

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Cinnamon Bey, Bentota

Room descriptions

Cinnamon Bey has 200 rooms and suites with 32" LCD TV, minibar, safety deposit box, WiFi, hairdryer, telephone with IDD, tea and coffee facilities, toiletries.

Superior with balcony
Deluxe in separate wing with access to private pool
Suite on top floor of resort with living and dining area and plunge pool

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Superior room for 7 nights

From about

£1,740

Holiday Code EXH1597

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Cinnamon Bey, Bentota

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Cinnamon Bey in Sri Lanka, our clients fly to Colombo, usually with Sri Lankan Airways on a direct flight from London Heathrow (or with Emirates from other UK airports via Dubai). This hotel is 2 hours’ drive from Colombo airport and is either a stay in its own right, in which case you will have a car transfer to the hotel and back, or it is stayed at as a coast extension at the end of a tailor-made touring holiday, in which case you will approach the hotel from a different location.

Additional information

Children: Children welcome.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Superior room for 7 nights

From about

£1,740

Holiday Code EXH1597

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Cinnamon Bey, Bentota

Highlights of Bentota, Wadduwa & the south west coast

In addition to relaxing on the beach, there are plenty of other things to see and do in this region. In and around Wadduwa: Fishing life along the coast; Long beach walks; Kalutara – famous for its historic Bo tree, grown from a sapling of the Sri Maha Bodhi in Anuradhapura, and Gangatilaka Vihara Temple - the only Buddhist shrine in the world which is hollow; Kalu Ganga (river) and Bolgoda lake; Richmond Castle – a 19th century spice plantation mansion, built for a regional Governor resembling an Indian Maharaja’s palace design, now open to the public. In and around Bentota/Beruwela: Watersports at Bentota/Beruwela on the Bentota river (there is a well-equipped centre offering a range of motorised and non-motorised water sports, including diving); Bentota mangrove river boat trip; Long beach walks; Brief Garden – home and landscaped gardens created by Bevis Bawa, the artist brother of Geoffrey Bawa. Behind a bamboo hedge lie walled gardens, bowers, lawns, sculptures and a Japanese garden; Lunuganga Estate – the home of celebrated Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa; Aluthgama – shops and market; Galapita Vihara Buddhist Temple - 12th century, 5 km upriver. Inland: Singharaja Rainforest; Plantations, farming and craft villages. Between Bentota and Galle: Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery; Buddhist Temples – e.g. Kumarakanda Vihara; Balapitiya –boat trips on Madu Ganga river and lagoon – birdlife, water monitors, islands; Mask carving and painting in Ambalangoda; Moonstone quarry in Meetyagoda; Beach walks; Hikkaduwa - tourist shops and restaurants, lower budget; Fishing trips, Snorkelling and scuba diving, waterskiing, kayaking, windsurfing and sailing – at Hikkaduwa (12 km from Galle). Wherever you stay on the south-west coast, day excursions can be made to historic Galle, Buddhist temples, Sinharaja Rainforest, Ambalangoda mask factory, the Kosgoda turtle hatchery. The water sports facilities at Bentota/Beruwela (or Hikkaduwa) are within an hour’s drive from any of the hotels.

Cultural highlights of Bentota, Wadduwa & the south west coast

In the small towns and villages that straddle the main trunk road and railway line, Buddhist temples sit alongside churches and mosques whilst livelihoods are gained through a mix of tourism, trading and fishing, farming and skilled crafts. It is fascinating to stroll along the beach and watch the fishermen preparing to launch their brightly-painted boats, later seeing them return with their catch. A venture into the hinterland reveals a world of lush plantations, tropical forests and lagoons. The rural villages are often known for a particular skill such as furniture or mask-making and weaving using dyed reed. Wadduwa, Bentota, Beruwela and the stretch of coast between Bentota and Galle all offer golden sand beaches, small fishing communities and watersports. Further inland, the Sinharaja rainforest is the only large undisturbed rainforest left in Sri Lanka where over 800 of the island’s endemic species of flora and fauna can be found.

Climate of Bentota, Wadduwa & the south west coast

The south-western part of Sri Lanka is the wet tropical zone. It is warm and humid all year round. Sea breezes make the coast a little cooler. The sunny, dry season is between November and March with average temperatures at around 26C. The south-west monsoon brings intermittent torrential rain, winds and rough seas, normally in May, June and July, with temperatures of up to 32C.There is also changeable weather during September and October. Humidity fluctuates between 70% in the day and 90% at night, which can be oppressive in built up areas.

Travel around the region

We include private transfers with all our holidays to Sri Lanka, and a personal chauffer with all our touring holidays. Driving Distances: Colombo International Airport to Wadduwa – 1.5 to 2 hours (56 km), Colombo International Airport to Bentota – 2 ½ to 3 hours (90 km), Colombo International Airport to Galle – 3 hours (150 km), Wadduwa to Kandy – 4 hours, Bentota to Kandy – 4.5 hours (180 km), Colombo to Wadduwa – 45 mins to 1 hour (30 km).

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