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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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                                                                                                      Tranquil surroundings. Excellent service. Relaxing stay.

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                                                                                                      Stayed with family & children. Rural setting. Easy access to nearby attractions. Grandchildren loved the swimming pools. Chef very good. Excellent food. Efficient service from staff. Owner on hand if needed. [Called in to say 'Hello.'] Would return if visiting the area again. The Norcliffe family. UK
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Sep 07, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2017

                                                                                                      Beautiful Villa in Stunning Location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      A beautiful villa, in a wonderful location with amazing grounds, which are well maintained by a the gardening team, a fabulous pool and lovely tennis court. The house staff keep the house immaculate and cater for your every need. We stayed here for 4 weeks in July and used this villa as a base to explore. We enjoyed trips to Yala National Park, whale watching, turtle hatchery, temples, boat trips, Columbo, Galle and even managed to watch some test match cricket in Galle. We enjoyed many lovely strolls along the beach and enjoyed chatting to the locals. The nearest station is 10 mins walk away so we took advantage of the super rail system on some of our trips and other times we used a driver called Indy who was very knowledgable and a very safe driver. Our hosts were helpful with all our questions and queries. Thank you Jan and Agneta for sharing your beautiful home.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017