Sri Lanka’s southern coastline is famous for its sunny skies, pristine beaches and golden sands, and one of the most favoured town’s here that attracts numerous visitors is Bentota. Loved by both locals and foreigners, this charming coastal town offers is not too far from the capital and yet offers the relaxed ambience of a well-needed holiday. Water sports activities are extremely popular here due in part to all the luxury resorts located along the beachfront, like the luxurious AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa, and the nearby lagoon.
But there are plenty of other Things to do in Bentota such as a trip to Cinnamon Inland where you can discover the age-old tradition of harvesting cinnamon. Sri Lanka is famous for its exotic spices and a trip to Cinnamon Island, lets you see a family run cinnamon plantation and learn more about the process behind producing cinnamon.
The charming islet which has been run by the same family for several generations, provides a change of scenery from the usual beaches and offers visitors curious about the spice trade a chance to learn more about how this age old spice is grown, harvested and the ways it can be used for various purposes.
As the heady aroma of cinnamon fills the air around you, watch as the entire process is demonstrated from the peeling and drying of the cinnamon bark followed by the rolling of the many thin layers to make entrancing quills; plus, learn how cinnamon is refined for the production of oil.
The cinnamon island allows offers not just a change of scenery from the beach front, but also an informative look behind what goes on to produce the spice along with details on the many health benefits offered by this highly prized spice.
Caleb Falcon is a travel writer who specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.