Sri Lanka - The West (Chapter)
This is the The West chapter from Lonely Planet’s Sri Lanka guidebook.
North of the capital are cheerful beach towns and a little-visited region that seems to consist of nothing but coconut plantations and lagoons,filled with dolphins. South of Colombo you will find the chic hotels and golden sands of Bentota and the backpacker town of Hikkaduwa.
- scanning the horizon for schools of playful dolphins in the waters off Kalpitiya
- finding your feet after a long flight in charming but ramshackle Negombo
- feeling the stress levels drop under the palm trees of lovely Bentota, and booking in for a pampering in one of the area’s boutique hotels
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: North of Colombo, Colombo to Negombo, Negombo & around, Negombo to Kalpitiya, Kalpitiya & Dutch Bay, Wilpattu National Park, South of Colombo, Aluthgama, Bentota & Induruwa, and Hikkaduwa & around.
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