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Bentota, a beach on the west coast south of Colombo with wide golden sands and safe swimming conditions, was one of the first beaches to see large-scale tourism development. It is now home to numerous excellent restaurants and resort-style hotels.

If you’re interested in the Bawa brothers, architecture, or horticulture, you can visit the wonderful Brief Gardens and Lunuganga estate, as well as a lively weekly market in the nearby town of Aluthgama and a daily fish market in Beruwala.