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Should I make bentota the last stop of my Sri Lanka Trip?

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Should I make bentota the last stop of my Sri Lanka Trip?

Hi all,

I'll be in Sri lanka for 12 days. Thinking of rounding off the trip at a nice beach resort in bentota.

My concern is that it is too far from the Colombo airport. About 2.5- 3.5 hr drive away?

Should I move to some place closer to the airport after spending 2 days in Bentota? Or back to Colombo for a day before my flight?

Thanks!

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1. Re: Should I make bentota the last stop of my Sri Lanka Trip?

If you want to be close to the airport Negombo is a better option. Hotels in Colombo are overpriced and the transfer from Colombo City to Colombo Airport can take 60-90 mins depending on the time of the day.

Hans

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2. Re: Should I make bentota the last stop of my Sri Lanka Trip?

If it is not rush hour you will be fine to get Airport from Bentota. I wouldn't stay in Colombo either Bentota or Negambo

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3. Re: Should I make bentota the last stop of my Sri Lanka Trip?

Thanks for your reply! I have decided to stay in Bentota since my flight is at 330pm.

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4. Re: Should I make bentota the last stop of my Sri Lanka Trip?

Bentota will be a lovely way to end your trip to Sri Lanka and it is perfectly reasonable to travel from there back to the airport. We did it in the early morning rush hour to get our flight, our hotel even gave us a takeaway breakfast to enjoy on the journey! If your flight is at 3.30pm then you should not have a problem.

Enjoy your time in Sri Lanka!

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5. Re: Should I make bentota the last stop of my Sri Lanka Trip?

Great to know! Thanks for sharing!

I'm actually looking forward to a relaxing beach break to end our 2 week travel in Sri lanka.

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6. Re: Should I make bentota the last stop of my Sri Lanka Trip?

We have just returned and Bentota was our last stop for three relaxing days. Travelled to the airport early at 8am for a 1pm flight. The hotel gave us a packed breakfast for the journey. Roads are quite good and part new motorway, so not a problem at all. Bentota beach is fabulous. Enjoy your trip.

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7. Re: Should I make bentota the last stop of my Sri Lanka Trip?

You will hardly save any time time by going via Southern Expressway.

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8. Re: Should I make bentota the last stop of my Sri Lanka Trip?

Bentota would be ok. But If you're looking for a shorter drive on the last day, then I would suggest Negombo. Then you can sleep in on the last day, have a good breakfast, check out around 11, take a 20 minutes drive & still get to enjoy the Sri Lankan beach. I also hate driving for more than 30 minutes before a departure flight.

Check out Jetwing Blue & Jetwing Beach in Negombo.

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9. Re: Should I make bentota the last stop of my Sri Lanka Trip?

Just an update: We spent the last few days of our vacation in Bentota and it was the most perfect day to end our Sri Lanka holiday. It was a quiet beach paradise esp great for couples.

We took 2.5hrs to get to the airport and the roads were very clear of traffic on the day when we were travelling (probably because it was the Sinhalese New Year and everyone is at home).

Thanks everyone for your advice!

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10. Re: Should I make bentota the last stop of my Sri Lanka Trip?

Nice to read your update. Thank you.

Archi