The Absolute Best Things to do in Bentota – South Coast Adventures

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Tucked away along Sri Lanka’s famed south coast, the town of Bentota is the perfect place for a seaside getaway. Not convinced? How does chilling on the beach, thrilling water sports and river safaris sound? Read on for more!

Bentota| Img by: Amila Tennakoon Via FlickrCC BY 2.0

Lazing on the Beach

One of the best things to do in Bentota is, of course, spending lazy days on its sun-kissed beach. Those staying at a resort Bentota has to offer by the shore can look forward to lots of sunbathing, playing on the shore and when evening comes, taking in a magical sunset.

Embarking on a River Safari

The Madu River (or Madu Ganga) is the ideal place for a river safari by boat set amidst idyllic wetlands and mangrove forests. The river, just 4 km from Shinagawa Beach, is also a place you can witness many bird species and visit islands to see cinnamon cultivation and a local temple.

Engaging in Water Sports

Bentota is often termed as the water sports capital of Sri Lanka and for good reason; here you can engage in all manner of thrilling activities including waterskiing, jet skiing, kite surfing, windsurfing and banana boat rides. Diving is also available for those looking for underwater exploration.

Exploring the Lunuganga Estate

The former home of world renowned Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa, Lunuganga features distinctive design and architecture that seamlessly blend with natural elements. The enchanting gardens here only add to the charm and make this a must visit when in Bentota.



Auburn Silver is a travel writer who has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world. Google+


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