The Surf Hotel occupies a coveted location on Bentota’s famous Golden Mile Beach. In front of the hotel is a clean secluded beach fringed by coconut palms and the hotel is itself surrounded and shaded by many large and beautiful flowering trees. Its key goal being to embrace privacy, The Surf offers 86 well appointed and stylishly designed rooms and suites, each with a breath taking view of what is known to be “the longest stretch of beach” on the South West Coast.
All 86 rooms depict warm tropical décor and seagull motif. Each room comprises air conditioning, cable TV, IDD telephone, writing desk, in-room safe and ensuite bathroom with shower and bath.
Superior Rooms come with their own private balcony affording views of the sea.
These include Family Suites that are ideal for families with children.
Interconnecting Rooms: No
Family Rooms: Family Suite (Suites With Extra Beds)
The hotel’s restaurant offers buffet and a la carte menu items. Al fresco dining is also possible on sprawling lush green garden. A romantic outdoor dinner along the beach with seafood favorites accompanied by a Calypso band may also be arranged. Light snacks and drinks are available at the poolside coffee shop.
Leisure activities include tennis and badminton courts, indoor games and freshwater swimming pool. The PADI center specializes in diving programs such as tank dives, night dives, snorkelling, and scuba diving in the open sea.
The Surf’s Ayurvedic Retreat offers a carefully developed and comprehensive approach to physical, spiritual and mental well-being through many treatments. Wth the assistance of an Ayurvedic Physician, guests are invited to visit the Herbal Centre where they can learn about medicinal herbs, trees and flowers that provide the base of oils and treatments used in the Ayurvedic process.
Our Experience And Advice
The Surf is located inside the Bentota holiday resort complex, next to 3 of the other major luxury hotels in the area, The Avani Bentota, Bentota Beach Hotel and Vivanta By Taj Bentota, so it’s easy to hop across to either if you want to sample a different place to wine and dine.
This is a good medium sized hotel with all of the rooms having superb sea views and amazing sunsets from the room balconies.
The room rates too are not bad either for a beach hotel with such a great location on the Golden Mile Beach – so overall it is fair to say that The Surf offers excellent value for money.
The Beach At The Surf
The Surf has a prime location on the famous Golden Mile Beach, which is one of its greatest attractions.
During the winter season there are many locations where you can wade into the sea in the gently shelving beach. If you want to actually bathe or swim in the sea in safety, take a local tuk tuk to the beautiful Barberyn Reef in the north.
Best Time To Go
Winter Season: November - April
The beaches are at their best at this time on the South West Coast.
Summer Season: May – October
Even during the off season, The Surf remains very popular with holidaymakers, especially families arriving during the school holidays.
DBL - BB
01.11.12 – 19.12.12
20.12.12 - 06.01.13
07.01.13 - 30.04.13
* Supplements May Apply During Peak Periods
Including The Summer Holiday Season and X Mas And New Year Season.
OTHER HOTELS NEAR TO THE SAME LOCATION
Eden Resort And Spa
A large resort by Sri Lankan standards with 158 rooms and an extensive array of specialist restaurants. The hotel has its own marina and a large Herbal Spa. Safe sea bathing is possible on nearby beaches. An ideal family choice.
One of the more up-market hotels on the Golden Mile Beach. Originally designed by master architect Geoffrey Bawa, the hotel now has a cool, retro-chic look providing subtle, luxury accommodation under the famous Anantara brand.
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