Sri Lanka is well known for its sandy beaches, warm hospitality of the natives and cultural and colonial masterpieces besides stunning natural wonders and scenic beauties spread across the undisputed paradise island. The Southern Coast is a tourist haven with sunny golden beaches, cool swaying palm fringes and coconut trees facing the mesmerizing emerald waters of the Indian Ocean.
Bentota is a much sought after town in the in the South by tourists visiting from around the world due to the beautiful beaches available to laze around, amazing natural waves ideal for water sports including surfing and exceptional attractions found ideal for sightseeing. There are plenty of things to do in Bentota while vacationing with some of the famous tourist hotspots you must not miss out. Bentota is also known for its luxury beach resorts annexed along the beach that offer amazing holiday deals and help you enjoy a relaxing holiday lazing with sunbathing on the beach or enthral yourself with active water sports that are offered by most of these resorts. Avani Bentota Resort & Spa is one of the top notch hotels located in the heart of Bentota beach area that offer superior accommodation and pampering spa treatments.
A very important tourist attraction in Bentota especially for nature lovers is the Turtle Hatchery Project. Bentota beach is known widely for frequent visits of at least five endangered species of turtles for a long time as the beach is mostly undisturbed to lay their eggs. A wide stretch of the beach area here is protected for the turtles to hatch and thrive before they are set free.
Another remarkable place for nature lovers is the Brief Garden, a wonderful stretch of uniquely designed landscape which is spread over a vast number of acres of land just located about eight kilometres from Bentota town. It is a rare garden that houses stunningly beautiful Japanese-style gardens and lawns that are inspired by the colonial days which was the home of the famous architect Bevis Bawa.
There are many other cultural monuments to discover when you go interior from Bentota town that would have you spellbound. Taking a cruise down the Bentota River will help you to explore the hidden magic of Bentota and its bordering villages and experience the warmth of the native villagers.