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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.

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                                                                                              Recent Reviews

                                                                                              Lovely, quiet retreat with great staff

                                                                                              4 of 5
                                                                                              We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Nisalavila. After arriving in a thunderstorm a few hours late we were greeted by the driver at the airport and taken the hour or so to Beruwala. Throughout our 10 day stay nothing was too much trouble for Shan and Tharindu. Chris (owner) was also on site frequently and was invaluable for arranging trips, restaurant bookings and tuk tuk trips around town. The staff were great with the kids and during a thunderstorm that the kids were very scared during Shan even brought the table to the room so we could eat the meal we had ordered down there! The rooms were clean and spacious, the bedding changed every 2 days and towels provided for the pool and room. The wifi worked well (apart from after the storms but that was a wider problem) and the villa had some portable insect nets for the kids. We had the 2 downstairs rooms. The food was made to order with a small charge (around £6 per meal), the portions were large and the quality was good, Tharindu the chef deserves special mention. I'd particularly recommend the Sri Lankan curry for 2 with the various veg based curry dishes and your choice of meat as well. The gardens and pool were lovely and we had good fun looking at the birds, lizards and the house animals (pony, cow, guinea pigs, dogs, guinea fowl, chickens). We had a great time on the activities we did, nearby temple complete with big buddha and elephant, whale watching (2 hours drive to the south) where we saw blue whales, train to Hikkiduwa was hot and busy but a good experience nontheless, had a couple of days in the Cinnamon Bey hotel nearby (very good value for pool use and lunch buffet at 3k rupees for adults and free for kids under 6) the highlight for the kids was the turtle sanctuary (around 15 mins in a tuk tuk) where they let us release hatchling sea turtles into the sea at dusk. The only slight downside (hence the 4 stars and not 5) was the grout in the pool that I know Chris was addressing after we left and he had some free time. It lead to a few cuts on the kids feet and meant we didn't use the pools as much as we would have liked. A huge thanks to Chris, Shan and Tharindu for an enjoyable 10 days and wouldn't hesitate to recommend to others. It was great also to meet Chris's family who were also visiting at the same time.
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: May 06, 2017
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                              A lovely spacious Villa located on a lagoon ideal for large family.

                                                                                              4 of 5
                                                                                              A very spacious and well equipped villa with lovely garden, located on the lagoon, the main bedroom has a balcony overlooking the lagoon, lovely to sit out on with a glass of your choice,it has a lovely big pool very inviting, the villa is situated off the road and is very private,we found the housekeepers very helpful and friendly,we found the owner was very obliging and contacted us a couple of times while we were there to see if we were enjoying our stay,excellent value for money would recommend.
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Mar 2017