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How to pack for a beach trip in Bentota, Sri Lanka

Sun, sand and sea

By Rochell MeganPublished 3 months ago 3 min read
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Bentota is a stunning coastal town located in the south of the island of Sri Lanka. It is the perfect destination for a relaxing beach holiday. With its golden sandy beaches, deep blue waters and lush greenery, Bentota is quite an attraction for tourists from all over the world. As you plan your holiday to Bentota, Sri Lanka it is crucial to know what to pack. This will ensure that the experience will be as smooth and as hassle-free as possible. Here are some essential tips on what to expect and how to pack for your beach trip.

Finding the perfect accommodation is key

While the focus of this article is to provide the most essential list of carry-ons, for your next trip to Bentota, accommodation is also vital to ensure a stress-free experience. There are multiple options when considering a place to stay during your visit to Bentota. One of the best options would be a villa in Bentota Sri Lanka. There is a vast number of such places to choose from, including The Villa Bentota by KK Collection, which promises a luxurious stay with elegant rooms and stunning views. It will indeed be the perfect base for your beach getaway.

Now, let's get into the packing essentials:

Breezy clothing for the beach

When planning your beach trip in Sri Lanka, it is highly advised to pack light weight and breathable clothes preferably in light colours. As Sri Lanka is a tropical country, the weather in Bentota is most likely to be hot and humid. Loose fitting cotton or linen clothes will allow you to be comfortable while you enjoy the sand and waves. Packing swimwear and beach clothes goes without saying as well. It is better to leave the jackets and sweaters behind, because it is going to be hot and sweaty for sure.

Staying away from those harmful rays

The Sri Lankan sun can be quite intense, especially towards the middle of the year. Packing sun protection is a no brainer. What you need to remember is to pack sun screen that has a high SPF rating. Sun glasses, a wide-brimmed hat and a beach umbrella will ensure that you can have hours of fun on the beach without getting sun burnt. Another essential you should consider packing is a rash guard and even some long sleeved shirts to protect yourself especially when enjoying water sports.

Happy Feet

The Bentota beach is perfect for walking barefoot. The smooth sand is soft against your feet. But a pair of flip flops or sandals comes in handy especially when walking around the outskirts of the beach and exploring the nearby towns. It is also less of a hassle to wear and remove flip-flops when going in or coming out of the beach.

Other beach essentials

While heading to the Bentota beach, be sure to pack a large beach bag containing essentials like a beach towel, beach toys like buckets and spades for the kids, a juicy mystery novel and a reusable water bottle. Local vendors will wander around lazily, providing all kinds of snacks as well.

Insect Repellent and Medications

Sri Lanka is a tropical destination and is full of insects like mosquitoes that are a part of the natural ecosystem. It is always best to pack a good quality bug spray to keep those pesky bugs at bay. It is also a good idea to pack a mini first aid box and any long term medications you are on, to use in any emergency situation. Being prepared during a trip in a foreign country can always ensure a worry free experience.  

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Rochell Megan

writer who loves to travel the world

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