Luxury hotel holiday Paradise Road The Villa Bentota Bentota

Paradise Road- The Villa Bentota promises a relaxed atmosphere and an elegant yet fascinating architecture, influenced by the famous architect Geoffrey Bawa. Guests will particularly enjoy the spacious and airy rooms and courtyards of the hotel as well as the small art gallery. Relax by the pool and on the beach or perhaps explore the Bentota area including the lagoon where water sports are available. A good choice for a beach holiday to Sri Lanka or as a stop on one of our touring itineraries.
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 Paradise Road the Villa, Bentota

Paradise Road - The Villa Bentota is an exclusive, small luxury boutique hotel in a serene beachfront location. Delicious cuisine and excellent accommodation, designed by famed Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa, afford guests a relaxing and indulgent experience.

Facts in brief

Official star rating Small luxury boutique

Location The hotel is a minutes' walk from the beach, approximately 35-miles from Galle

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Colombo

Distance from airport About 3 hours by car

Hotel facilities and services

Open- sided Villa Café Restaurant - no air-conditioning, Lounge with Board games, Bar, Sitting areas and pavilions, 2 swimming pools, Paradise Road Gift shop with 10% discount for residents, Art Gallery space featuring local contemporary artists, Laundry and dry-cleaning service.

Out and about nearby

Within 30 minutes' drive from Paradise Road Bentota is a Turtle Hatchery, Brief Garden, Galapita Vihara Temple. There are numerous hotels with restaurants and some tourist shops in Bentota. Shops in Aluthgama town. 

Sports nearby

Watersports at Bentota Lagoon - including Waterskiing and Jet skiing, Fishing, River tours.

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

From about

£1,690

Holiday Code EXH974

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 Paradise Road the Villa, Bentota

Room descriptions

Paradise Road - The Villa Bentota has 15 rooms, all with En-suite bathroom with rain shower, Air conditioning and ceiling fan, LCD screen TV, Complimentary Wireless Internet Access, Tea/coffee-making facilities, Mini-bar.

Superior Suite
Deluxe Suite Larger than the Superior rooms, with a sitting area
Deluxe Suite with Pool
Grand Deluxe Suite with Swimming Pool. Two double bedrooms with a shared grand bathroom with free-standing bathtub and a separate lounge area.
Saman Villa Suite with Swimming Pool

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

From about

£1,690

Holiday Code EXH974

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 Paradise Road the Villa, Bentota

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Paradise Road The Villa Bentota 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 of all ages are welcome. Family rooms, extra beds and children's menus available. Infant cots (for under 2 year olds) are available free of charge. One child under 5 years old sharing parents' bed is complimentary.

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

From about

£1,690

Holiday Code EXH974

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 Paradise Road the Villa, 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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