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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

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                                                                                              5 of 5
                                                                                              We would like to thank you for our stay in your beautiful house. Very relaxing, we took pleasure in sitting on the terrace or reading near the pool. Thilak and the 2 women prepared us good dishes according to our tastes. Also very good pancakes for my children. I will recommend this address to some of my friends and hope to come again in the future Marie-Christine, Philippe from FRANCE
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: 22-Feb-2017
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                              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