Located at the southwestern coast of Sri Lanka, Bentota is a resort town that is renowned for its pristine golden sand beaches and immaculate ocean vistas. The region offers plenty to see and do for tourists who are eager to experience tropical bliss – if you are planning here anytime soon, here are a few attractions that you should consider visiting.
Being the attraction which has given Bentota its reputation of being one of the best resort towns on the island, Bentota beach offers soo many enticing activities for travellers to partake in. The waters that surround the beach is turquoise and clear allowing you to see elusive marine animals and corals without any hindrances. The beach is also popular among tourists as an ideal surf spot as well.
Lununganga Geoffrey Bawa’s Country Estate
This is a property which belonged to the world-renowned architect Geoffery, in fact, it was his house. Many believe that this is one of the properties where people could really witness tropical modernism being brought to life. The estate features intricate design features of this concept and will indeed inspire you to create your very own garden space inspired by this signature design movement!
Located just a few kilometres away from the Bentota beach, there is a lake that teems with a vibrant array of local and migratory birds. It is also a lush ecosphere that is home to numerous species of fish, amphibians and even mammals such as the torque macaques and many others.
Kosgoda Sea turtle conservation centre
This too being an attraction located at proximity to Bentota, is a nonprofit organization that belongs to the initiative of Sri Lankan government to conserve sea turtles. This place conserves endangered sea turtles by collecting turtle eggs, incubating them in a safe environment and releasing them to the oceans once they are hatched. Truly Sri Lanka a popular travel website also states that visitors could also help the initiative by volunteering for work and even offering them a small sum as a donation. If you are an animal lover this is certainly one of the best places to visit in Sri Lanka.