Facing the Indian Ocean, a vast tropical lagoon and a major river, Bentota offers water sports possibilities nowhere else to be found. It is 90 km from Sri Lanka’s international airport and 60 km from Colombo.
Apart from swimming, body-surfing or diving in the sea, you can jet-ski, windsurf, parasail or enjoy a romantic river safari on the river and lagoon. You can enjoy the sea, the lagoon and the river, all in one go.
Being one of the oldest established beach resorts in Sri Lanka, Bentota is famous for its professional tourist infrastructure. The many 5* hotels are often built in fantastic locations and even if you don’t stay there, you will not grudge dropping in for a tea and enjoying the scenery.
Bentota while offering 5* comforts also offers many affordable mid-range and budget places along the river and along the wide stretch of beaches.
Bentota is a well sought after destination especially by families. Safe swimming conditions combined with fun water sport and exciting excursions provide a marvellous and an ideal background for a relaxed holiday in Sri Lanka.