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Bentota Sri Lanka

Love is in the air at Bentota, perhaps our finest beach resort and favourite honeymoon and wedding destination for Sri Lankans and foreign visitors alike.
As well as its golden beaches, the resort’s calm seas during the peak holiday season are perfect for sailing, snorkeling, diving, water-skiing, wind surfing and sea fishing on traditional outrigger canoes.
Bentota Bay Beach is the prime attraction of the government-sponsored National Holiday Resort Complex, which was designed by renowned Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa in the 1970s.
Lying between Galle Road and the Colombo-Galle-Matara railway, the complex includes shopping arcades, a range of luxury hotels, and all the facilities that holidaymakers expect from a top resort on Sri Lanka’s renowned south-west coast.
These feature a shopping arcade where visitors can find that perfect memento of their visit, including traditional drums and masks, handmade lace and much more, plus an open-air theatre that stages regularly shows of folk and mask dancing.
With tourism and hospitality booming on this Indian Ocean paradise island, more and more effort is being made to ensure that foreign and domestic visitors enjoy the vacation of a lifetime.
The town centers on the picturesque lagoon where the River Bentara flows into the sea, and which hosts a wide choice of activities, including jet-skiing, windsurfing, parasailing and romantic river safaris.
A favorite activity is scuba and snorkel diving from Bentota Beach. Its warm and placid waters are a center for all the support services a hard-core diver can expect, including Professional Association of Diving (PADI) instructors.
Things to do in Bentota must include a visit to the Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery and turtle-watching project run by the Turtle Conservation Project (TCP) in partnership with the Wildlife Department of Sri Lanka.
You can also visit Bevis Bawa's Brief Garden at the former home of the late renowned landscape architect and brother of famed Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey.
Meanwhile, the historic Galapatha Raja Maha Vihare Buddhist temple, with its stone inscriptions, carvings, pillars and ponds, is also very much worth a visit.

Activities in Bentota


If you prefer cycling but aren't so keen on struggling with uphill climbs, there are many interesting trails in the lowlands of Sri Lanka that take you through a beautiful landscape of tea, rubber and spice plantations or even the ancient capital of POLONNARUWA .


Beaches are not just for sunbathing on, as any surfer will tell you. Especially in Sri Lanka, one of the most reliable surf destinations in the Indian Ocean. Since the early 60’s Sri Lanka attracts surfers from all over the world. The best surf points in Sri Lanka are located on the South


Windsurfing is a surface water sport that combines elements of surfing and sailing. It consists of a board usually 2 to 3 meters long, with a volume of about 60 to 250 liters, powered by wind on a sail. The rig is connected to the board by a free-rotating universal joint and consists of a


Often referred to as the ‘pearl in the Indian Ocean', Sri Lanka offers world-class Scuba-Diving and Snorkelling tours. A multitude of tropical fish, magnificently colourful coral reefs and fascinating ship wrecks can be explored at several locations off the south coast of Sri Lanka .

Dolphine and Whale Watcing

the largest creatures on Earth – as well as fin whales, sei whales, sperm whales, orcas (killer whales), dolphins, flying fish, turtles, manta rays and whale sharks can all be seen a few miles off the South Coast of Sri Lanka.


With its extensive coast-line and numerous reservoirs and lakes, Sri Lanka is an excellent place to cast your line and participate in the exciting sport of inland and deep sea fishing. Inland fishing can be arranged at any time of year due to the constant smoothness of the water on inland

Water Skiing

Water-Skiing is the ultimate rush on the water's surface! Whether you're a beginner who just wants to get round without too many falls or a well-seasoned water-sports fan, eager to check out slalom courses and jumps in Sri Lanka , you're guaranteed a good time! Full training, on dry land a

Turtle Watching

Five out of the seven species of sea Turtles come ashore to nest in Sri Lanka , making it an ideal country to go Turtle Watching. Turtles are very nervous when they are looking for a place to nest and can therefore be easily scared.

Photography and Filming

Sri Lanka a breathtakingly beautiful island set in Indian ocean, where the sun shines 12 hours a day.Sri Lanka offers a wide variety of locations.We offer exotic and extraordinary locations that are normally inaccessible such as naturally beautiful settings, majestic hills, mist clad mount


Sailing in Sri Lanka is rapidly turning out to be a favoured pastime while there are a number of well known Sailing bodies that cater to clients who wish to enjoy their holiday Sailing in yachts, catamarans and even dinghies.


Sri Lanka’s hill country is a land of tea-laden hillsides, gurgling waterfalls, stirring mountains and clear hill-country air. Here, in temperatures akin to a beautiful English summer’s day, is wonderful walking country.

Kite Surfing

Kitesurfing in Sri Lanka is booming! During the South-West monsoon from May to September the peninsula of Kalpitiya delivers 20 knot winds day and night, peaking around 26 knots. Blessed with a number of flat water lagoons, wave riding spots in the ocean and an archipelago of sandbanks and


Sri Lanka and its many lakes, rivers, and leisure centers are good for practicing all types of swimming activities. The numerous lakes and swimming pools offer a good chance for young and old alike to get fun and cool off.

City Tour

Explore our exotic city. We will let you have a feel and look around the city area in 4 hours on our half day city tour.

Jeep Safari

Jeep safaris are designed to make you experience the real spirit of the national park

Attractions in Bentota

Brief Garden-Bevis Bawa

A visit to Brief Garden, owned by the late great artist, gardener and landscaper Bevis Bawa, brother of famed Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey, is a highlight of any visit to the south-west coast resort of Bentota.

Madu Ganga Biodiversity Area

The Madu Ganga Biodiversity area at Balapitiya is Sri Lanka's second largest wetland and one of the last remaining tracts of pristine mangrove forests in the country.

Madu River

A boat trip on the Madu Ganga river at Balapitiya is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to see the huge number of animal and plant species that thrive on Sri Lanka’s premier wetland area.

Holiday Packages in Bentota

Classic Sri Lanka Tour

Kandy | Dambulla | Negombo | Nuwara Eliya

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Luxury in the Footsteps of Geoffrey Bawa

Colombo | Kandy | Galle | Dambulla | Bentota | Bandarawela

The Sri Lankan Architect Geoffrey Bawa is hailed as one of the most important Asian architects...

Journey of Sri Lanka

Colombo | Kandy | Dambulla | Bentota | Yala

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and Sigiriya Rock Fortress are two tour destinations most loved...

Romantic Escape

Kandy | Bentota | Nuwara Eliya

Complete your Love Story…visit “the finest island of its size in all the world”

Cape Weligama


Amazing views and panoramas complement the 39 private residences designed by Lek Bunnag...

Club Bentota


Bentota is water-sports, and Club Bentota has all you need to enjoy our beautiful marine environment

Family Adventure & Culture

Kandy | Bentota | Negombo | Sigiriya | Nuwara Eliya

This is a most popular Sri Lanka holiday package among adventure & culture loving families.

Sri Lanka Affordable Luxury Tour

Kandy | Dambulla | Bentota | Nuwara Eliya

This is almost 40% off discounted Sri Lanka Affordable Luxury Tour package.

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