Experience Blissful Bentota
Dubbed as the fishing village, Bentota has been a well renowned coastal town in Sri Lanka which embodies the charm of island living.
Hotels & Resorts:
While there are a string of resort hotels, villas and boutique properties strewn along the beach stretch, the most fascinating feature is that nearly all properties are sheltered by lofty coconut palms. AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa, Rock villa, Villa 700, The Muse by Taru Villas, Cinnamon Bey, Taj Bentota Resort & Spa, Centara Ceysands, Saman Villas are some heavenly retreats located in Bentota.
Activities available in Bentota are countless. No matter which part of the country or world you come from, Bentota is ready to offer you a variety of excursions that could make your dreamy vacation an unforgettable one to treasure for the rest of your life.
Bentota River Safari:
The Bentota River Safari is truly a soulful experience that nature lovers can experience. The boat ride which glides through the shady mangroves down the third largest river of Sri Lanka is an enchanting opportunity to capture beautiful pictures of rare bird species, water monitors, river birds, butterflies, squirrels and miniscule islands in the middle of the river. Delicious traditional meals with Kirala Juice (an indigenous mangrove fruit grown along the coast) are some must try delicacies for any foodie fan.
The Turtle Hatchery:
The Turtle hatchery which is 15 mins away from Bentota is another major highlight. As a part of a conservation project, this place gathers turtle eggs and safeguards them until they hatch. Week old hatchlings are released to the ocean when the tide conditions are perfect.
The Famous Brief Garden:
A visit to the “Brief Garden” of the famous Sri Lankan architect, Bevis Bawa is an excursion that one should not miss. The garden covers over two hectares, the lawns are made with the influence of British style. The plants and the secret seating areas are designed with the simple intention of creating a tranquil retreat with the influence of Japanese landscaping architects. “Lunuganga” the house of the renowned architect Geoffrey Bawa is built among the rare flora which is considered as one of his exquisite designs. He was undoubtedly the pioneer of Sri Lankan tropical modernized architecture.
History & Landmarks:
Guzzle up some history by visiting Kande Viharaya, a temple built on top of a hill dating back to the Kandyan era. Ancient sculptures and statues are recognized by the government as an archaeological site.
Visit the Beruwala light house also known as the Barberyn light house which located on a boat ride ten minutes away and is one of the signature monument pillars which is still fully functional. It is 20 feet above the sea level which has a perfect 360-degree panoramic view from above, proving to be an Instagram sensation.
For adventurous active travelers, Bentota is the ideal place for water sports. Jet skiing, wake-boarding, wind surfing, water skiing, banana boat rides, kayaking, canyoning are some of the thrilling activities that can be experienced.
Kick of your sandals and bury your feet under the silky warm sand and unwind while admiring the calm atmosphere, an idyllic place to soak up the sun or have a swim in the deep blue sea. Bentota is indeed the best place for any beach lover. Book with SoulTrek to visit Bentota and experience the bliss and the excursions that it offers you and make memories for life.