Visit Hatton and Bentota on a trip to Sri Lanka!
Known for its beautiful landscapes, spectacular green tea estates, stunning soft sand beaches, flavorsome food, ancient temples, UNESCO world heritage sites and an amazing tropical climate, Sri Lanka should be on every traveler list!
I visited this piece of paradise last year. After spending three nights in Bentota and two nights in Hatton I still didn’t wish to leave.
Once in Bentota, a visit to the turtle hatchery should be on every traveler’s list. Seeing a turtle hatch and swim for the first time is a sight to watch.
Head to Bentota Beach and watch the sunset. Sri Lanka is known for its stunning sunsets and one of the best beaches in Asia. All you need to do is relax with a glass of bubbly and enjoy nature’s colorful display.
In case you are wondering where to stay, I suggest this amazing hotel- Paradise Road The Villa Bentota.
Hatton is, in one word, Green. It’s a charismatic town skirted by beautiful landscapes of emerald tea and home to the epochal Adam’s Peak situated in the Hill Country of Sri Lanka. Bordered by sloping hills, cascading waterfalls, meandering streams, and colonial estate bungalows, Hatton is the largest city in the tea district of Nuwara Eliya.
I suggest experiencing Hatton by staying in a converted tea bungalow. We stopped at The Farm Resorts. This bungalow has a breathtaking scenic view with the Castlereagh reservoir, tea plantations and mountains.
You’ll have plenty of opportunities to learn more about the surrounding tea industry, with most factories offering tastings and tours to see the machinery in action. Many of the bungalows also run guided walks through the tea fields, where you can study the delicate art of picking the buds. You might see the tea pickers at work or weighing their day’s haul at one of the many roadside weigh-stations.
If you’re looking for a fun short getaway then Bentota and Hatton are just where you need to head!