Soft ocean breezes, glorious coastal sunshine, golden sands and azure waters stretching as far as the eye can see. In the stillness of it all, you breathe in the clean air and take in this vista of paradise. But you know you are here for more. You tighten your grip on the handle in eager anticipation. The sound of the throttle kicking into action is carried on the wind as you set your eyes on the boat. You see the line becoming more taught as you anticipate that inevitable “pull”; your heart beating faster and faster matching it seems the increasing revs on the boat that will soon reach optimal speed. And in an instant you are whisked away, gliding along the surface at breathtaking speeds, the landscapes a blur around you and the need for speed taking full control. Waterskiing is just one of the many activities you can enjoy on your Bentota travel adventures that make it such an exciting place to visit!
Nestled along Sri Lanka’s South Coast, this charming town is a popular place for water sports and for good reason. On one side the vast expanses of the Indian Ocean and on the other a tranquil lagoon and a river, perfect for activities on the water. There are plenty of accommodation options available here too, but ideally look to find a place by the beach itself and which offers easy access to water sports. AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa is an ideal choice in this regard.
Apart from waterskiing what can be enjoyed here? Well thrill seekers will be spoilt for choice with jet-skiing, parasailing, windsurfing, body-surfing and wakeboarding available for those seeking some excitement when on a coastal getaway in Bentota. Even the kids can get in on the action with banana boat rides on offer for a fun and safe way to experience water sports. Of course there is much more excitement to enjoy here as well. The Bentota River is a great place to take a cruise as you go past mangroves which are home to wildlife as well. For a change of scenery you can always plan a short excursion to nearby Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery where you can get involved in turtle conservation including witnessing baby hatchlings being released to sea. It does not get any more exciting than that!
Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.