Bentota has always been a popular choice among local as well as overseas tourist for being one of the closest beach resorts to the capital city. Having a great beach the town has evolved into a great spot for tourist. The Benthara ganga that flows though the town has also become a key attraction due to the various activities that take place on it.
Some of the very first Sri Lanka Beach Resort came up here, today there are many hotels that have come up in and around this area to accommodate the huge number of visitors. One that has earned quite a bit of prominence from the visitors has been AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa. Designed by one of Sri Lanka’s renowned architects the hotel allows its guests to enjoy one of the best beaches in the island in a luxurious setting.
There are several sports centers located along the banks of the Bentara ganga offering various types of adventure sports. Some of the most popular ones include, water skiing, jet skiing, banana boat rides, tube rides, doughnut rides among many other. These centers provide equipment as well as instructors in order to engage in these sports. Trained professionals are always around to guide those who engage in these sports.
Apart from these adrenaline thrilling sports, along the Benthara river there are also river boat safaris which take place, which is a truly calming experience. The boat ride takes you through the mangroves which are a rich eco system. There is also a chance to spot some of the birds as well as other amphibians along the banks of the river.
Thanks to the Southern Express way most of the coastal towns are very well connected, making travel between them less time consuming. One of the places worth checking out while in the South is Galle, home to the Galle Fort a UNESCO world heritage site.
Shehera Fioni is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Catalina Forbes. Her content is based on many thrilling escapades offered to travellers across the world.