Scattered among the shores of the breathtaking island of Sri Lanka are many coastal towns that awe visitors with all kinds of attractions and features unique to each respective locale. There is one town however, that has a particularly high number of places to explore, and attractions to satisfy the need for adventure of many a tourist. Such is the appeal of Bentota, a coastal city like no other, located a short distance away from the historical province of Galle. AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa is an ideal accommodation option in the region if you are looking to experience all that this destination has to offer.
Primarily admired for its iconic and unspoilt golden-sand beaches, Bentota has grown to be a major attraction for tourists looking to stay at a Sri Lanka beach resort. Bentota however is not just a pretty face as it were, because the town not only contains a variety of attractions but also a rich cultural heritage, such as the Kande Viharaye (temple). The temple in question is a stunning monument to Buddhism, and contains the world’s tallest sitting Buddhist statue, a staggering hundred and sixty feet in height.
Water-sports are amongst the popular activities in Bentota, and the Sunshine Water Sports Centre is the pinnacle of water-sporting bliss the town has to offer. The centre’s activities occupy a huge part of the spectrum of water-sports, from windsurfing and jet-sking to deep sea diving and river-fishing. A similar water-based adventure one can embark on is the Bentota River Safari where you can travel by boat where you can observe magnificent creatures ranging from monkeys to crocodiles, and many of the colourful birds the island of Sri Lanka is known for. Speaking of animals, the Bentota Turtle Hatchery, part of the local sea-turtle project, is a venture to preserve the precious sea-turtles, whose numbers have declined in recent times.
If you have adventure and relaxation on your mind and are seeking for a place to enjoy a getaway by the sea, look no further than the coastal town of Bentota.
Nigel Walters is a travel writer, who writes under the pen name, Fritzjames Stephen. His content is based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life.