10 Best Things to Do in Bentota in 2020 (248 Reviews)

A prime seaside destination on the south-western coast of Sri Lanka, Bentota is a perfect place wherein to spend a week full of serenity, solitude and indulgence. River Bentara flows charmingly across the rural greenery that surrounds Bentota, covering the undulating landscape with the peaceful sound of gurgling water. The sea waves in the distance add to this natural music, while the birds contribute with their chirping music. Though relaxing in this pastoral serenity is a magical experience, the special fascination of Bentota comes from the Bentota National Holiday Resort Complex which also encompasses the Bentota Bay Beach. In addition to its pristine palm fringed beaches, the best thing to do in Bentota is the exciting watersports that you can enjoy here in Sri Lanka. You can enjoy swimming to your heart’s content as well as snorkelling, diving, sailing, wind surfing, water-skiing and deep-sea fishing, especially from November to April. Glorious river and sea cruises can also be enjoyed in Bentota. The Bentota National Holiday Resort Complex is a place full of luxurious resorts and shopping centres. The full-fledged infrastructure of Bentota was especially constructed with the needs of tourists in mind, so you will find plenty to occupy your time here.

Luxury items as well as local handicrafts, like batiks, traditional masks and handicrafts, hats and clothes, brassware and wooden ornaments, semi-precious and precious gemstones of Sri Lanka, can be bought at the Shopping Arcade while the diversity of restaurants offers interesting gastronomical choices to tourists. A little distance from Bentota is the Kosgoda Beach which houses a community based turtle hatchery and turtle watching project where tourists can learn about turtle conservation and interact with the gentle creatures. For those in search of further romance, the Brief Garden- a Japanese- style garden, is a magical place to explore. Explore the best things to do in Bentota on a Sri Lankan vacation and its blend of cosmopolitan luxury with traditional Sri Lankan culture.

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Sailing in Bentota in Sri Lanka Featured
Sailing in Bentota in Sri Lanka

3H

Bentota

About the Activity:Climb aboard on your very own chartered boat and cruise through the sea to see the scenery of Bruwela and Bentota.During this three hours journey, starting from 9 AM, while on board, you can relax and revel in a luxurious environment and also learn how to sail.The boat stops at a wonderful cove, where you can take a jump in the waters or go snorkeling and paddle boarding. Explore and marvel at the sight of the Barberyn island and its light house during the tour.End your amazing sailing trip at around 12 PM.
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26 Ratings

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INR 8,000

INR 7,500

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Blue Whale Watching Tour in Bentota and Koggala Featured
Blue Whale Watching Tour in Bentota and Koggala

8H

About the Activity: Delight in this amazing Blue Whale watching tour, witness these huge sea animals leaping out of the water in an experience like never before.Get picked up from your hotels at around 6 AM and reach the Mirissa Harbor from where at around 6.30 AM the boats will take you to the whale watching locations. The complete activity will take around 2-4 hours, depending up on the sight of the whales.After the whale watching, continue your journey and enjoy the time visiting turtle hatchery point, where you can watch cute little turtles hatching and making their way into the sea.Continue your journey and visit the age old tradition of stilt fishing at Koggala where fishermen sit balanced far from shore atop sticks and twine, hanging fishing rods into schools of fish.Aftermath, visit the famous Moonstone mine place and followed by an exciting shopping trip to the markets of Bentota.End your trip at around 2 PM by getting dropped off to your hotels. 
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33 Ratings

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INR 3,743

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Mangrove Bentota River Safari Best Seller
Mangrove Bentota River Safari

1H

Bentota

Famously known for the Bentota Beach, Bentota is a resort town located in the southern part of Sri Lanka. Pristine waters and lush green landscapes make this a town which cannot be missed visiting. We have an activity for you that will help you make the most of your visit here.About the Activity:Unveil the beauty of the fascination of uncharted mangrove forests of Bentota River as you have the Mangrove River Safari experience. There are two options to choose from, namely Mangrove River Safari Experience (60 mins) and Mangrove River Safari Experience (120 mins). Choose the one which excites you most.Cruising along the lush mangroves and waterside trees will help you create memories that are worth sharing and worth cherishing. Get to view exotic animals like herons, kingfishers, crocodile and others. Not to mention, you can enjoy a ticklish experience with a fun fish spa with this activity.Activity Schedule:Mangrove River Safari Experience (60 mins)Mangrove and Bentota river safariBirds, crocodile and other wild nature spottingMangrove River Safari Experience (120 mins)Mangrove and Bentota river safariCruise around the islandFish spaBirds, crocodile and other wild nature spottingAddress:Malu Banna Water Sport Centre, 19 Gagabada Rd, Aluthgama, Sri LankaHow To Reach:Autorickshaws are easily available for local commute in BentotaNote:Children aged 0-15 must be accompanied by an adult to join this activity.
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27 Ratings

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27 Ratings

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INR 2,000

INR 1,819

Cycling Day Tour in Bentota Best Seller
Cycling Day Tour in Bentota

4H

Bentota

Explore Sri Lanka by 30 km cycling through beautiful paddy fields, crossing rivers. Getaway from the busy city and explore the beautiful countryside of Sri Lanka with this cycling tour. About the activity:You will be picked with a guide from Beruwela or Bentota and start an exciting cycling tour in the countryside of Bentota. Go through the tea and rubber plantation to a river. You will use a local Perry to cross the river with cycles. Complete your 14 km trail and enjoy a light refreshment with a king coconut and witness many birds and land monitors in the river banks. Start the second phase of cycling and paddle 8 km bypassing some beautiful countryside attractions and cinnamon gardens before reaching a small lagoon. Enjoy your second refreshment and cycle approx 6-8 km through the village of Bentota and some wonderful scenery with paddy fields. Meals:Soft drink or Coconut drink and biscuits for refreshments will be served during the tour. Minimum occupancy: 2 PaxMaximum occupancy: 6 PaxStarting time: 08.30 amEnd time: 11.30 am
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35 Ratings

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35 Ratings

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INR 3,449

INR 2,300

Colombo Airport to Bentota Private Transfers Best Seller
Colombo Airport to Bentota Private Transfers

Bentota

A gorgeous town in the country of Sri Lanka, Bentota is home to numerous tall coconut palm trees and green environs in the background. If you are visiting this place you can book hassle-free airport transfers from Thrillophilia.About the Activity:Bentota is a city that will mesmerise you. With us book a chance to get transferred between Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo to Bentota. The transfer service is hassle-free and will take off the burden of reaching your destination off you.We provide a service where you get to relax in an air-conditioned car and enjoy the ride with an English speaking driver. Relish a private vehicle which takes off the hustle of public transportation. Book now and glide through roads seamlessly and reach your destination in Bentota or to  Bandaranaike International Airport in time.Note:Car: Toyota Axio, Prius Hybrid, Premio/Honda Fit Shuttle, or similar (2-3 passengers with 3 pieces of standard-sized luggage)Minivan: Toyota KDH/Nissan Caravan or similar (4-7 passengers with 6 pieces of standard-sized luggage)Standard-sized luggage: 22" x 14" x 9"
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33 Ratings

4.0

33 Ratings

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INR 7,000

INR 4,892

Jet Ski Ride Experience in Bentota Best Seller
Jet Ski Ride Experience in Bentota

Bentota

A resort town located in the southern part of Sri Lanka, Bentota is famously known for the Bentota Beach. Pristine waters and lush green landscapes make this a town which cannot be missed visiting. We have an activity for you that will help you make the most of your visit here.About the Activity:Upgrade your activities at the beach with us. Thrillophilia helps you have a jet ski experience in the town of Bentota. Let your adrenaline rush and your surf around water on a jet ski like a free bird. These 15 minutes of your visit to Bentota can never be forgotten.The activity starts with a guide helping you know the basics of the activity and coaching you. Then you will be allowed to wear safety equipment and then you are ready to go on this amazing experience. We assure you an amazing time and a lot of memories.Opening Hours:10:00am-5:00pm, dailyAddress:Malubanna Watersports, 19 Gagabada Rd, Aluthgama, Bentota, Sri Lanka. Please see map for referenceHow To Reach:Autorickshaws are easily available for local commute in BentotaNote:Minimum age to participate in this activity is 5+Children aged 5-12 need to be accompanied by an adult to avail Jet Ski rental services
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31 Ratings

4.0

31 Ratings

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INR 4,699

INR 2,531

Kayak Rental in Bentota Flat 20% off Best Seller
Kayak Rental in Bentota Flat 20% off

1H

Bentota

Around 62 km from Colombo, Bentota is a rural, beach and resort town located in the southern part of Sri Lanka. Famously known for the Bentota Beach, the town has derived its name from the word derived from Ben, a demon who once ruled the Tota or riverbank.About the Activity:With Thrillophilia, get the chance to go on an exciting kayak ride and explore Bentota’s natural landscapes. Wildlife and natural landscapes that surround the area makes paddling a worth experience. Discover the beauty of Sri Lanka’s nature as you glide above the water.There are two options to choose from, 1-hour and 2-hour. Choose what suits you best and grab the adventure. The fascinating wildlife that lives in the area helps you to connect with the wonders of nature during your adventure. Book now and be left with a lot of memories.Address:Malu Banna Water Sports Centre, 19 Gagabada Rd, Aluthgama, Sri LankaHow To Reach:Autorickshaws are easily available for local commute in Bentota and can be used to get to the activity locationNote:Children aged 0-15 must be accompanied by an adult to use the kayak rental services
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29 Ratings

3.0

29 Ratings

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INR 899

INR 711

Day Tour to Bentota Village
Day Tour to Bentota Village

1D

Bentota

About the Activity:If you are looking for some tour to explore the beautiful city of Bentota, this tour is a perfect fit for you.Get picked from your hotels in Bentota at around 8 AM and began your journey with the cherishing sights in the small village that is located amidst rich greenery.Indulge in the boat safari activity in Bentota river and explore the dense forest and its greenery.Visit and admire the stunning beauty of mangrove lagoons accompanying you throughout your safari, followed by the visit to turtle hatchery point where you can have sight of turtles moving to the sea.Aftermath, take a walk to the old coconut factory and delight in the lush-greenery of Bawa garden and Herbal garden.Visit the famous Buddhist temple, post this enthrall in an exiting shopping spree before enthralling in an array of water sports available at this small town.End your trip in the evening by getting dropped of to your respective hotels. 
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34 Ratings

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34 Ratings

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INR 3,062

INR 2,722

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