HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit

Holidaymakers searching for holiday rentals in West Coast Sri Lanka also enquired about villas in South Coast Sri Lanka, villas in South West Sri Lanka and holiday homes in Central Mountains

Make a holiday rental home or villa on the West Coast of Sri Lanka your home away from home

The vast majority of Sri Lanka’s finest holiday resorts are located along its beautiful west coast. With white sandy beaches, warm waters and a laid-back atmosphere, these resorts make for the ideal beach holiday, but in addition to this there are ancient cities, fascinating wildlife, glorious weather and stunning landscapes all there to be enjoyed. Consider renting a self-catering villa on the west coast of Sri Lanka for a once in a lifetime holiday.

Things to do in West Coast Sri Lanka

It is the west coast of Sri Lanka that entices the majority of tourists to this delightful isle, and it is not hard to see why. The tropical beaches of white powder sand are some of the finest in the world, and they are backed up by clear warm waters that provide great water sports, swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving opportunities.

If you can drag yourself away from the beach you will find that there is much more to see and do, with historical landmarks, dense forests, religious monuments and busy cities all waiting to be discovered. Whether you plan a week of touring Buddhist temples, exploring nature, making the most of the spicy cuisine or simply relaxing, there is something for you on the west coast of Sri Lanka.

Places to visit on holiday in West Coast Sri Lanka

On the middle of the west coast, Colombo is the most populated city in Sri Lanka, and is a busy and bustling multi-cultural area that combines modern facilities with cultural and historic attractions. Some of the city’s main draws include the Colombo Museum, the Murugan Hindu temple, Viharamahadevi Park and Gallery Island.

Those looking for a more relaxing base should head further down the coast, as this is also where some of the finest beaches are. Bentota and Beruwela are where you find most of the tourist accommodation, and great water sports can be found further south in the ‘hippy’ town of Hikkaduwa.

Weather in West Coast Sri Lanka

The climate in Sri Lanka is one of relentless heat, and one best enjoyed sipping a cold drink on a beach. Temperatures rarely drop below 25C, and are more commonly around the 30C mark. The driest months are February, March and April, but visitors should expect rain at some point during their stay. Don’t begrudge it though – it is after all the reason for the country’s lush rainforests and roaming green landscapes.

Flights to West Coast Sri Lanka

Bandaranaike International Airport is Sri Lanka’s only international airport, but is conveniently situated for holidays to the island’s west coast. Situated 35km north of Colombo, the airport receives direct flights in summer from London Gatwick though Thomson Airways. Visitors making the journey outside of peak season may be required to change planes.

Additional service fee may apply.
  View Map Map
    avg/night
    • 4 BR
    • 3 BA
    • Sleeps 10
    Villa #4222623
    Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
      avg/night
      • 1 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 2
      Apartment #4056982
      Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
        avg/night
        • 3 BR
        • 2 BA
        • Sleeps 5
        House #2508530
        1
        Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
          • 4 BR
          • 4 BA
          • Sleeps 11
          Villa #8150369
          2
          Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
            Excellent! 4.7/5
            (9 reviews)
            avg/night
            • 4 BR
            • 4 BA
            • Separate Toilets
            • Sleeps 14
            Villa #622994vb
            9
            Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
              avg/night
              • 2 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 4
              Apartment #1940350
              Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                • 2 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Sleeps 4
                Apartment #1564590
                2
                  £8
                  avg/night
                  • 1 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Sleeps 2
                  Apartment #4363618
                  Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                    avg/night
                    • 3 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 10
                    Apartment #4057283
                    Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                      • 5 BR
                      • 4 BA
                      • Sleeps 10
                      Villa #1046064
                      2
                      Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                        avg/night
                        • Studio
                        • 4 BA
                        • Sleeps 8
                        Villa #2575262
                        Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                          avg/night
                          • 1 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 2
                          Apartment #973866vb
                          2
                          Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                            avg/night
                            • 2 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Sleeps 5
                            Apartment #3930521
                            1
                            Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                              avg/night
                              • 2 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Sleeps 4
                              Apartment #4350054
                              1
                              Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                • 2 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Sleeps 5
                                Apartment #4335737
                                  • 1 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 2
                                  Apartment #3907279
                                    avg/night
                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 4
                                    Apartment #4422849
                                    Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Sleeps 7
                                      House #4041300
                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 2 BA
                                        • Sleeps 6
                                        Apartment #4035497
                                        2
                                          avg/night
                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          House #2466020
                                          Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Sleeps 4
                                            Apartment #682521vb
                                            1
                                            Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              Apartment #3968729
                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                Apartment #3855812
                                                1
                                                  • 3 BR
                                                  • 3 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                  Apartment #3692061
                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                    House #4014466
                                                      • 3 BR
                                                      • 3 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                      House #4047296
                                                        • 1 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                        Apartment #4160439
                                                        1
                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                          Villa #4161546
                                                          1
                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                            (5 reviews)
                                                            avg/night
                                                            • 4 BR
                                                            • 3 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                            Villa #499626
                                                            5
                                                            Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                              (3 reviews)
                                                              avg/night
                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 3 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                              Villa #8061698
                                                              3
                                                              Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                House #2232007
                                                                1
                                                                  Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                                  (11 reviews)
                                                                  avg/night
                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 7
                                                                  House #815162
                                                                  11
                                                                  Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Apartment #6815749
                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                      Apartment #813709vb
                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                                        Apartment #3837655
                                                                        1
                                                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                          (12 reviews)
                                                                          avg/night
                                                                          • 4 BR
                                                                          • 4 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                                          House #2316834
                                                                          12
                                                                          Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 12
                                                                            Apartment #4058167
                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 10
                                                                              Villa #4322532
                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                Apartment #4108870
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                  Apartment #4079362
                                                                                  1
                                                                                  Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                    Apartment #1937750
                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                                                      Villa #3817254
                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                                                        Apartment #999576vb
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 2
                                                                                          Condo #3664056
                                                                                          Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                                                            Apartment #6829962
                                                                                            Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                                                              Condo #1014684vb
                                                                                              Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                House #913686vb
                                                                                                • 1 - 50 of 233
                                                                                                 

                                                                                                Recent Reviews

                                                                                                Our host Irantha and his wife made our stay in Sri Lanka enjoyable. The apartment is new and

                                                                                                4 of 5
                                                                                                Our host Irantha and his wife made our stay in Sri Lanka enjoyable. The apartment is new and spacious and the bed is very comfortable. The price included breakfast. The kitchen is equipped for cooking but lacks a microwave. There is AC in the bedroom but not in the living room which gets extremely hot. Obviously if an Ac unit was placed in the living room Irantha would have to increase his prices. Photos on the website need to be amended as some give the impression of there being a large pool - this is not the case. A small baby pool on the roof top terrace is inadequate. There is little to do or see in Panadura so Irantha offers a 'package' of daily visits to the 5star Blue Water hotel where guests can enjoy a welcome drink, use of sun beds , towel and pool and a buffet lunch at a very reasonable price, Please note this is obviously an additional daily cost . Tours are arranged by Irantha and he was an excellent guide.
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2017
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                Good ,Very Clean apartment.

                                                                                                5 of 5
                                                                                                The only draw back was on the night of the 8th, the adjoining apartment played extremely loud music till 1.30 am. Could not get any sleep as I had a journey to start at 4 am.
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: 11-Dec-2016
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                I really wanted to give Karthi all five stars because she was a great host, but I also need to be

                                                                                                5 of 5
                                                                                                I really wanted to give Karthi all five stars because she was a great host, but I also need to be honest for future travellers and there were a couple issues. Karthi and her father are super easy to work with and very accommodating. We arrived at 530 in the morning expecting to have to wait to check in, but she had us meet her father right away. He met us at 530 in the morning! The location is not a tourist area. Not a lot of tourist spots super close, but the Tuck Tuck cabs are super cheap. We actually liked being away from all that. The apartment is big and each room has its own shower which is really nice. It's quiet and there is a security team for the building. I gave her 4 stars on location and accuracy because the pictures show the rooftop pool and make it seem like there is a view of the ocean and that the ocean is close. The view from the room is not the ocean, but old rusty buildings. And it's a good 10 minute walk from the beach. I would have put 4 on experience because the water never got hot and the wifi didn't work, but I have to be fair and she did offer to fix them. I just wasn't that worried about it. So, if you want to stay away from the tourist traps and immerse yourself in the real Sri Lanka while feeling secure and being comfortable, I recommend this place. And again, Karthi and her father could not have been better.
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: 16-Nov-2016
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: Nov 2016