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Best SW beach?

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Best SW beach?

Hi - Me and my gf will be visiting the southwest beach area of Sri Lanka for several days in January. We would be very appreciative on any feedback on what may be the cleanest/best/most swimmable beaches this time of year and whether there are any particular accomodations you may suggest for around $200/night that are on the beach.

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1. Re: Best SW beach?

I'm a fan of Unawatuna, southern Sri Lanka but on the south western side just 10-15 minutes from Galle. Beautiful swimming beach towards the temple and plenty of accommodation options for low to mid range budgets. Higher range is limited and the best I have found is Kingfisher. There is the Unawatuna Beach Resort "UBR" (which I understand has been taken over, renamed and renovated but now lacks a decent beach), they do have a pool. Plenty of beach dining options. Kingfisher rates are around $120 per night and when I checked a few weeks ago UBR had rates from $75 upwards, probably the best you will find unless you look at private villas which are available on some sites. The two I have mentioned are seafront. Beaches around that area but more western side include Hikkaduwa and Bentota which will offer higher standard options of accommodation and various other towns but I don't think the beach is any better.

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2. Re: Best SW beach?

All beaches from Beruwala/Bentota and further south would qualify.


Edited: 21 November 2013, 04:27
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3. Re: Best SW beach?


Some more hotel suggestions;

Citrus Hotel


Chaaya Tranz Hikkaduwa


Coral Rock by Amaya


Some have recommended the following hotel also but I have no personal experience;

Roman Beach Hotel




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