Looking for a destination on Sri Lanka’s famed south coast for plenty of fun in the sun, sand and surf? Here’s why Bentota should be your place of choice!
For a Beachside Escape
Bentota lies nestled on golden shores and provides an ideal getaway by the ocean be it for family escapades or romantic interludes. Properties such as Saman Villas can be found on a secluded stretch of sand adding to the allure of a holiday here, while sublime spa rituals and beach dining are on offer too.
Thrilling Water Sports
Be it at sea or the lagoon, there are many exciting water sports to be enjoyed in Bentota while staying at budget hostels or luxury hotels in Sri Lanka. Popular activities include jet skiing, wakeboarding, water skiing, windsurfing and banana boat rides. You can look to try deep sea fishing and diving too.
Amongst the best things to do in Bentota is to head off on insightful excursions; the Lunuganga Estate and Brief Garden with their beautiful architecture and gardens, the Kande Viharaya (Buddhist temple) and the Sea Turtles Conservation Research Project are a few of the attractions in the region to visit.
Intrepid travellers can look forward to some fun active pursuits as well; some hotels offer walking and cycling tours that will take you to picturesque paddy fields, traditional villages and sites such as the Katukoliha Temple which is over a century old. For a change of scenery, you can take a Bentota River cruise and spot local wildlife too.