Hotel Serendib

, Bentota, Sri Lanka
Review this Hotel
Popular Travel Destinations

Hotel Serendib

, Bentota
Bentota, - Bentota - Sri Lanka 34-227-5248
37 Traveller

Reviews - Hotel Serendib

Top Local Tips for Bentota

Stick with the hotel Bentota is a small village near a beautiful beach. THe hotels and beach are great but there is not a lot else outside them. There is 1 good jewellers and 1 reasonable restraunt.

Don't worry about Bentota This place is pretty ordinary compared to the rest of the coastal towns. If you can skip it, do so. Stay either in Hikaduwa, Galle Fort or Unawatuna further south, or just go to Colombo in the north, or even Mount Lavinia. Do not bother with Bentota.

Turtles Continued on 8km south to the village of Kosgoda, home to one of the west coasts biggest and longest established turtle hatcheries - originally set up by locals in response to the rapidly declining numbers of marine turtles visiting Sri Lanka. Turtle eggs, which would otherwise be sold on the black market and eaten, are bought for a few rupees each from local fishermen and re-buried in safe locations. They're left in the sand for 48 days to hatch, after which the baby turtles are left in holding tanks for 2 days before being released into the sea by night - with their survival chances significantly improved. The very few female turtles which survive to maturity will return around 15 years later to lay their own eggs here. Sadly, the project's holding tanks and stock of turtles were destroyed and swept away by the tsunami, and is struggling to re-establish itself, receiving no income except from low entrance fees and donations. Do pay a visit to see the larger specimens.

(hotels)loading

Other names for Hotel Serendib

  • serendib hotel bentota
  • Address: Bentota, - Bentota - Sri Lanka
Travel Library Traveller Rating?
8.0/10

See All 37 reviews

Review this Hotel
Candid Traveller Photos
  •  Loading Image...
  •  Loading Image...
  •  Loading Image...
  •  Loading Image...
(hotels)loading