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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 3 Hrs ₹ 7500 4.0 star View Details
Blue Whale Watching Tour in Bentota and Koggala 8 Hrs ₹ 3743 5.0 star View Details
Cycling Day Tour in Bentota 4 Hrs ₹ 2300 4.0 star View Details
Day Tour to Bentota Village 1D ₹ 2722 5.0 star View Details
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    Sailing in Bentota in Sri Lanka
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    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...

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    Blue Whale Watching Tour in Bentota and Koggala
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    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 t...

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    Cycling Day Tour in Bentota
    h4 Hours

    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...

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    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 a...

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Bentota Beach

An extraordinary experience amidst an ordinary setup lies 65 kilometres from Colombo and is named Bentota beach. Soak yourself in the ordinary golden sand while enjoying the marvellous sound of the mighty Indian Ocean crashing against the shores. The mesmerizing view of the sea will leave you speechless. If you are planning to break the monotony of the routine just try your hands at adventure sports found alongside the palm trees.

Highlights: You can visit Kasgoda Turtle Hatchery and also go on a boat cruise on the Bentota River.

Getting there: Bentota is very well  connected with the cities and is very easily accessible. You can ride from Galle or you can take a ride from Colombo. 
Bentota is approximately 101km south of the airport from Colombo

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Sakina Hararwala

10 May 2018

"Our tour guide was dimendu, a very helpful person"

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