From the white cushioned loungers that line the pool to the evening sun-downer sessions on the sand, this chic hotel has a real beach club feel to it.
The Surf Hotel Bentota looks out over one of the best stretches of sand in this part of Sri Lanka. It’s in a really good spot for exploring the country, too – there’s a train station around the corner that’ll get you to Colombo and Galle.
There are only 100 rooms here, spread over two storeys, so the whole place feels quite exclusive. The design is really contemporary, as well – think lots of red and black, offset with plenty of mood lighting.
Both of the hotel’s swimming pools are just footsteps from the sea. The surrounding sunbathing terraces are lined with cushioned loungers and big parasols, and there’s a huge grassy lawn which makes things feel really spacious.
FOOD & DRINK
The main restaurant*, L’heritage, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can help yourself to the international buffet spread, or opt for the à la carte menu. Take your food out to the al fresco terrace to enjoy the sea views.
Fruits De Mer is an à la carte seafood restaurant*, nestled between the beach and one of the pools. Here, you can order your fish by the gram, and have it cooked however you like.
SPORTS & ACTIVITIES
There’s a small gym, which is kitted out with all the latest cardio and resistance training equipment.
Sun-downer cocktails* are served on the beach in the evenings. For something a bit special, reserve a spot on the ‘sand seats’ – a set of sofas that are sculpted into the sand.
After dinner, head to the chill-out lounge for drinks* and music. The suede sofas and comfy bean bags provide the perfect lounging spots.
HEALTH & BEAUTY
The hotel’s spa* is a real oasis. Professional therapists from Bali offer all sorts of treatments, from aromatherapy massages to shiatsu. There’s also a relaxation area, with outdoor showers and a hot tub.
All rooms are kitted out with satellite TV, free Wi-Fi, tea and coffee facilities, a safety deposit box and a balcony or terrace. You can also upgrade to a deluxe room if you want that added touch of luxury.
• On Bentota beach • 300m to Bentota town centre • 64km from capital city of Colombo
No of Pools
No of Restaurants
No of Bars
ALL INCLUSIVE OPTION
Along with the standard All Inclusive package, you'll be treated to these benefits:
- Local drinks