Bentota Beach Hotel | Sri Lanka


bentota-sri-lankaBentota Beach Hotel is a romantic tropical resort located between the sea and the lagoon, endowed with stunning views and exceptional recreational facilities. It is a popular location for romantic weddings, hosting over 300 traditional Sri Lankan wedding ceremonies for grateful guests over the past three years. It is also a preferred destination of honeymooning couples. Designed to satisfy all the senses, at all times, it is indeed spectacular in its hospitality.

An exquisitely crafted landscape and spacious and elegant architecture complement the unique ambience that can lie only between sea and river. Have your fill of water sports by day and at night, after the most beautiful sunset, indulge in the romance of dinner on a riverboat and let the intermediate hours entertain with a thousand delights. Explore the interior of the country along river or road for there are many places to visit…cinnamon islands, temples, monasteries, museums, and depending on how far you want to go, rainforests, wildlife and hills carpeted with the most sought after teas in the world.


The hotel has 105 comfortable standard rooms with air-conditioning and ensuite facilities, telephone, mini bar, radio, satellite TV, safe, balcony or terrace facing the sea or the lagoon. The rooms are very well appointed especially for a 4 star property with daily room service and an evening turn-down service.


Haute Cuisine is an experience in its own right. The Araliya Restaurant offers a mouth-watering array of exotic foods. For those with taste buds that are satisfied only by the best, this is the last word in fine dining.

The Peacock offers the full range of international and Sri Lankan dishes, juices, salads etc., with a well-stocked ethnic corner every night that will delight those who like to palate a slice of the exotic. The fact that many guests over the years choose Bentota Beach simply for its excellent foods makes further endorsement irrelevant.

If you want more privacy, you can scoot down to the Red Snapper which functions as a poolside bar during the day and a seafood restaurant in the evening, replete with a mini buffet. Excellent food, splendid service….all under a million stars. What more can be done to give romance that little extra glow?

Pontoon – River rides on the pontoon are what magic and romance is made of. Weddings and engagements on the river are popular and many happy couples have chosen pontoon rides to launch their married lives. It is of course not limited for wedding parties. You can choose to watch night invade the riverbanks as you glide along the water, feasting on barbeques and buffets under candle light. It is the ideal way to round off a day full of sun and frolicking.

Bentota Beach Hotel Images Bentota Beach Hotel by night


Ayurvedic Herbal Treatment Centre – gives you a full range of massage and other treatment options to relax, rejuvenate and relieve stress. Take your pick from herbal oil massages, steam baths, herbal seed therapy, medicated facial treatment etc., at the Veda Asapuwa where a fully qualified ayurvedic physician and team of attendants are ready and equipped to give your body and your mind that extra fillip.


The hotel is privileged to have as its neighbour ‘Club Inter Sport’, a state-of-the-art sports facility now managed by the hotel. If water-sports is your thing, then this is your place. Be it jet skiing, water skiing, wave boards, banana boating or surfing, you can do it here with experts at hand to get you on your feet. Or off your feet as the case may be. If terra firma is preferred, there is squash, tennis and table tennis. Elephant rides would not count as a sport, but for being unique and exhilarating, it certainly qualifies to be categorized under “fun”.


Madu Ganga (20min)
Boat rides on the backwaters of the river can take you to an enchanting world. You will meander through a unique mangroves ecology, pass local fishermen with their traps and move among quaint islands, each with unique features.

Boat cruise on the Bentota river (10min) Gently cruise through mangroves, observe fish, reptiles, insects, birdlife, and butterflies as you pass villages and villagers on either side of the river that do not seem to age.

Brief (25min)
Located 10km inland, Brief is the former home of Bavis Bawa, brother of acclaimed Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa. The gardens are an icon in the field of landscape architecture. Indeed it is unparalleled in the excellent use of contour, colour and foliage. Every bend, every corner, every garden seat even, has been designed to please the senses. Not only beautiful, the 2 hectare gardens are steeped in a history of luminary guests including notables like Lawrence Olivier, Vivian Leigh and Donald Friend. Well worth a visit.

Historic Galle Fort (1 hr 15min)
The 17th Century Dutch Fort in the port city of Galle is an imposing testimonial to the colonial era. An absolute must see.

Turtle Hatchery, Kosgoda (30 mts)
One can observe six different species of turtles in different stages of metamorphosis and development. The way of the natural world always brings enchantment. This you will experience.

Bentota Beach Hotel View From Above

Products & Services: Conference hall, Swimming pool, Tennis, Squash, Billiards, Water-skiing, Windsurfing, Boat cruises, Indoor games, Elephant rides, Wedding and party planning.

Check-in/Check-out Time Normal Check-in Time is 12.00 noon and Check-Out time is 11.00 a.m. Earlier Check-in Time or later Check-out time can be requested on a case by case basis and the hotel may agree depending on availability.

Address: Bentota, Sri Lanka
Airport: Colombo International – 80Km


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