South West Beaches in Sri Lanka

Explore Sri Lanka’s region of South West Beach which encapsulates long stretches of iconic beaches bordering golden coastlines with azure blue waters and lush green palm trees, starting from Panadura/Wadduwa, Waskaduwa/Kalutara, Beruwela, Bentota, Ahungalle and Hikkaduwa. This region includes the beautiful ‘Golden Mile’ beach in Beruwela. Beruwela, Bentota and Ahungalle are home to Geoffrey Bawa’s signature hotels and homes which reflect true Sri Lankan contemporary architecture. Bentota, the water sports capital has drawn many a visitor to try Sri Lanka’s waters. Hikkaduwa, a popular tourist beach and surf hotspot of all time; with its coral reef and shallow waters, Hikkaduwa has plenty of water activities for a thrilling beach holiday.


  • Long wide beaches of golden sands and blue waters for an ideal beach escape
  • This region has the popular excursion of Madu River Mangrove Safari and Fish spa
  • Discover some of Geoffrey Bawa’s work in hotels and his residential estate
  • Get a rush of adrenaline above the water at Bentota
  • Home to many authentic Ayurveda, spa and yoga retreats giving ultimate relaxing holidays
  • Explore Sri Lanka’s marine life under the sea with diving and snorkeling activities at Hikkaduwa
  • Savour scrumptious seafood along the beaches and road side cafes which are Sri Lanka-worthy
  • Become alive at beach parties that make the night life at Hikkaduwa happening

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