Situated between the Indian Ocean and beautiful Bentota Lagoon, Bentota is a city in the Southern Coast of Sri Lanka. Only 90km from the international airport and 60km from the capital Colombo, Bentota provides great beach holidays and family holidays.
The Bentota beach is considered to be one of the very best in Sri Lanka’s west coast. Long and wide stretches the golden mile – away from the hustle and bustle of Galle Road. The sand is soft, the water is enchanting and the location provides for an array of watersport activities such as surfing, diving, jet-skiing, windsurfing, parasailing and much more. River safaris and lagoon excursions are also an option for indulgence as they give travelers the opportunity to explore the stunning surroundings within Bentota.
Pristine golden beaches and stunning sea views are all yours. Bentota is one of the most beautiful beaches in Sri Lanka, an idyllic place to soak up the sun or swim in the waves.
A wide range of water sports activities such as water skiing, jet skiing, mono skiing, wake boarding, banana boat rides, wind surfing and cannoning are available.
Cruise through mangroves and a host of little islands along a river resplendent with natural beauty. Boat rides and lagoon fishing can be easily arranged. This wetland is considered to be one of the last remaining tracts of pristine mangrove forests in Sri Lanka.
The Brief Garden was designed by Bevis Bawa, a well-known Sri Lankan artist who is also the brother of renowned architect Geoffrey Bawa. The Brief Garden is laid out over five acres, and includes a profusion of tropical trees, structures and sculptures.
The Lunuganga estate was the beautifully landscaped country home of the famed Sri Lankan architect, Geoffrey Bawa. Lunuganga, with its rare flora, is a real treat for nature lovers. The garden is open to visitors from 9 am to 5 pm daily with an entrance fee payable at the gate. A guided tour is also available on request.
Watch turtles in their natural habitat…you may even get to see turtles laying eggs in the evening hours. The Turtle Conservation Project is the only place where turtles are not held in captivity and therefore we strongly recommend that you visit this location instead of other hatcheries. See the five species of turtles found in Sri Lanka and the survival threats that turtles face.