Long Beach

Hotel in Bentota, Aluthgama & Induruwa

The five fan-cooled rooms here might be basic, but if you want paradise on the cheap, this family-run place is your best choice. There is a shady coconut grove of a garden and – with a feature that matches all the big-boy hotels – a gorgeous beach so close that you can lie in bed and listen to the waves.

The friendly owners share their library, cook excellent meals and can arrange scooters.