Endless strips of sandy beaches, soft sound of waves lapping and the tropical sun shining down – the southern coast of sunny Sri Lanka is the ideal beach holiday destination. Out of the many towns and cities located in this coastal ribbon, Bentota is favoured by many to spend their holidays.
Two to three hours away from the city of Colombo Bentota can be accessed easily from any mode of transport. The town is mostly dominated by high end hotels catering to both the local and international travellers; however the budget travelers are not completely forgotten. The Bentota beach is a magnificent holiday sun and fun playground making it ideal for a family getaway. The AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa is amongst the best Bentota Resort for those who are looking for a luxurious contemporary hotel to unwind and enjoy that perfect holiday with your loved ones.
If your family prefers to get out and about to explore what the town offers then there are couple of things you can do in Bentota. A river safari on the Bentota River is the ideal way to add some excitement to your trip. Keep your eyes open along the way since you will come across the ancient Wanawasala Buddhist Temple and if the boatman forgets to mention it, you can always ask them.
Around ten kilometers inland from Bentota is the Brief Garden. The house which was owned by Bevis Bawa, brother of the famous architect Geoffrey Bawa, has a wide collection of interesting artwork on display. The highlight of the location is in the garden which is decorated with various statues, sculptures and excessively grown greenery.
Another great experience for both children and adults is a visit to the Beruwala Harbour which is located just minutes from Bentota. If you reach the harbor early morning you can witness the boats coming to shore filled a variety of fresh fish.
Uditha Dharmawardhane is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Roland Lefevre. He specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+