Bentota, the prime beach resort of Sri Lanka’s southern and south-western coastal belt. Being a renowned tourist destination on the island, the town’s location has made it ideal for numerous leisure activities ranging from relaxed beach lounging to thrilling water sports in Bentota.
Flights to Bentota, provide an ideal vantage point from which to admire the stunning beauty of this coastal region, which is set amidst sun kissed shores and cobalt seas.
For those who travel to Bentota, holidays are filled with a myriad of things to do, see and experience. Ardent swimmers, water-skiers and divers can expect an unforgettable experience when they visit the Bentota beach and river which is famous for its water-skiing, fishing, wind-surfing and jet-skiing opportunities. The period from November to April, when the seas are calm makes for the best time for these exciting water sport activities.
Those looking for more relaxed Bentota holidays, can take advantage of vast beaches, serene seas and five-star facilities. In addition, the town’s rural river-landscape featuring lush greenery, which is home to a variety of wildlife, makes particularly stunning surroundings in which to rest and de-stress. A safari on the Bentota River provides the ideal opportunity to take in the town’s tropical beauty as well as the view of beautiful temples and small villages or you can stroll along its charming banks, well shaded by tall trees. Visitors holidaying in Bentota, can also embark on short sightseeing excursions to nearby destinations such as Induruwa and Kosgoda, which is famous for its turtle hatcheries.
Tourists can shop for batik clothing, traditional handicrafts and masks, wooden ornaments and precious gems at the Shopping Arcade located within the Bentota National Holiday Resort Complex. Accommodation options in Bentota range from budget to 5 star luxury, easily catering to the diverse preferences of those visiting the coastal town.