Benthota is a popular town on the west coast of Sri Lanka. There are so many activities in the area to indulge in a boat safari on the Benthota River; an experience that should not be missed. The west coast of Sri Lanka is a colourful area in the island, very popular among locals and tourists alike, for its lively atmosphere and excursions such as surfing, diving and snorkeling. You will find many locals heading towards the west from the capital during weekends and long holidays.
Hotels in the area are well geared to accommodate the growing number of tourists who come to enjoy the sun and the sand in the area. Along with beaches, another highlight of the area is the Benthota River. The mangroves placed along this river are mostly uncharted, and can only be discovered by taking a long relaxing river safari. Sailing amidst the tangled roots and in the shelter of the overgrown trees is a truly magnificent experience that lets you slowly drift admiring the mangrove swamps and islets. Many Aquatic birds such as Cormorants and Herons can be spotted here. Monitors and crocodiles are only a few of the reptiles you will see here.
An hour long river ride will give you ample time to wonder around the area, and absorb the un-spoilt surroundings and the spectacular scenery upstream. However you are also able to extend your river cruise a little longer and visit the handicraft boutiques and the coconut Factories.
If you are on the lookout for a Bentota Hotel that will allow you to, slowly fall in to foot with this gorgeous coastal town at your own space, Avani Bentota Resort is a new luxurious Resorts in Bentota, that offers an experience of its own. With beautifully appointed rooms, that give exotic views and hospitality that makes you feel pampered the minute you walk in to its gorgeous premise the hotel is a favoured choice in the area.
So bask in the sun, pamper yourself with star class luxuries, and absorb the coastal area at your own pace, while you discover the little known swamps and mangroves in the area, and spend some lazy afternoons enjoying the wonders of truly Sri Lankan hospitality. What better way to enjoy your adventures while in the pearl of the Indian Ocean?