Located approximately 40 minutes away from the capital Colombo, Bentota is a haven of sun, sand and the gloriously beautiful beach. The town promises to create an unforgettable experience of the best of Sri Lanka’s coastal beauty during your stay at a Bentota Resort such as the AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa.
The top attraction of Bentota is undoubtedly the beach. There is a ruling hip and happening vibe in the air that makes the beach seem exciting, attracting a vast number of surfers local and from around the world to its bubbling waves. Even amidst the hustle and bustle there is also a sense of soothing reserve that enables you to sit back, relax and enjoy the comfort of a book or the exquisite touch of a luxury massage.
Bentota is also the place where you can become a hero by helping to save the lives of baby turtles. At the ‘Sea turtles project’ located 3 Km south of the Bentota bridge you will be able to be a part of the wonderful opportunity to release baby turtles into the ocean at night. Turtle hatcheries were constructed to rescue and protect turtle eggs because of the rapidly declining numbers of marine turtle in Sri Lankan shores. You will also be able to take a glimpse at the two very rare albino turtles that are kept at the sea turtle project for research.
Always dreamt of being inside a secret garden? Well here’s your chance. The Brief Garden, located ten kilometres inland from Bentota, is the home of Bevis Bawa, brother of renowned architect Geoffrey Bawa, which has now been converted to a magnificent garden that includes alcoves, nooks, bowers and garden sculptures that are spread out throughout the massive land. The gardens are subdivided and landscaped according to varying themes including a Japanese water garden.
Thanuja Silva is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Auburn Silver. She has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world. Google+