Tucked away along Sri Lanka’s south coast is the idyllic town of Bentota which offers the ideal beachside escape for families, couples and solo travellers alike. Here’s a sneak peek on what to expect.
The Glorious Beach
Of course, the golden sandy beach is one of the foremost attractions here and it is little wonder you will find 5 star hotels in Bentota along the shore. A stay at such properties means you can enjoy the finest comforts and spend all day at the beach, soaking up the sun and having fun in the sand and surf.
Thrills in the Water
Bentota is also considered the water sports capital of Sri Lanka and be it in the lagoon or ocean, many activities are on offer. Jet skiing, waterskiing, kayaking as well as donut and fly fish rides are popular, while hotels the likes of Cinnamon Bentota Beach even offer newer water sports such as flyboarding too.
The Art of Wellness
To truly unwind, nothing beats indulging in some wellness therapies at an Ayurveda spa in Bentota. Such spas can sometimes be found at the hotel itself and provide a tranquil space to experience rejuvenating massages, full-body treatments, facials and more for some holistic healing.
There are plenty of captivating things to do in Bentota; take a boat ride along the Bentota or Madu Ganga rivers to spot wildlife, visit picturesque Lunuganga, the country estate of Geoffrey Bawa or enjoy hands-on local experiences; these can include traditional mask carving, drumming, pottery or puppet making!