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Viventa by Taj-Bentota

Monday, September 24th, 2012

Location of Viventa by Taj-Bentota
Viventa by Taj-Bentota (formerly Taj Exotica) is located at the National Holiday Resort in Bentota, the foremost beach holiday resort in Sri Lanka. Bentota, 64km south of Colombo can be reached within two and a half drive from Colombo, the capital city of Sri Lanka. Bentota is the beach immediately next to the pristine bay beach at Beruwela, 56 km from Colombo that signal the beginning of a 130 Km-long stretch of golden beaches of Sri Lanka Holidays south-western and southern coastal belts.

Viventa by Taj- Bentota, Sri Lanka Holidays

Setting of Viventa by Taj-Bentota
Viventa by Taj-Bentota of extensive landscaped gardens is built upon a rocky head land that brings about panoramic views of the long stretch of Bentota beach contained within Bentota National Holiday Resort. National Holiday Resort in Bentota, a strip of land sandwiched between the beach and railway line to the west and Galle Road (A2 main motorway to the east) is a self contained beach resort: Bentota Beach Hotel, Serendib Hotel, Surf Bentota Hotel, Viventa by Taj, post office, shopping arcade, a cafeteria, open-air theatre where folk and mask dancing performances are staged regularly.

Viventa by Taj-Bentota, South-western coast

Sri Lanka Holidays Sustainable tourism (Green i.e., eco) credentials of Viventa by Taj- Bentota: To be edited

Type of hotel & star rating
Viventa by Taj-Bentota is a 5 star luxury hotel that offers luxurious facilities. Refurbished in the year 2012, the beach hotel is owned and managed by Taj Group of India.

Viventa by Taj-Bentota, South-western coast, Sri Lanka

Architecture and Interior Décor of Viventa by Taj-Bentota
Viventa by Taj is built in the colonial architectural style of Sri Lanka. Interior of the hotel with high ceilings and wooden pillars are well furnished.

Viventa By Taj-Bentota, Sri Lanka.

Accomodation at Viventa by Taj-Bentota
Viventa of Taj consists of 162 air-conditioned rooms. All three types of rooms, i.e. Standard, Deluxe and Superior Rooms have en-suite bathrooms with hot and cold water showers and hairdryers. The Deluxe and Superior Sea View Rooms set up with lounge area are more spacious than the standard rooms.


In-room facilities at Viventa by Taj-Bentota
In-room facilities include mini-bar, phone, satellite TV, electronic safe, tea / coffee facilities and 24-hour room service.

In house facilities at Viventa by Taj-Bentota: dining
Palm’s Coffee Shop: Sri Lankan and international buffets, Oriental Pavillion specializing in Chinese cuisine
Sea View Restaurant: fresh seafood dishes and continental cuisine
Sea Lounge Bar: by afternoon; high tea and by night: drinks and cocktails,
Aquarius pool bar: fresh juices and snacks

In house facilities at Viventa by Taj-Bentota: leisure and recreation
Large swimming pool with children’s pool
Beach volleyball, badminton court
Billiards, table tennis and other indoor games
Beauty Salon, Gift Shop, Library
Night club, regular evening entertainment

In house facilities at Viventa by Taj-Bentota
Conferences, ceremonies and weddings
Weddings: the hotel is also well organized to hold weddings and will plan your entire wedding day from a traditional Sri Lankan ceremony to the reception

In house facilities at Viventa by Taj-Bentota: Fitness center
Sauna, Jacuzzi and gymnasium
Fitness center, which is open 24 hours has an instructor from 7 in the morning to 8 in the evening. The center is fully equipped with cardio machines, multi gym machine, treadmills, cross trainer, exercise cycles, free weights, and exercise ball.

In house facilities at Viventa by Taj-Bentota
Babysitting, with 24 hours prior notification, Doctor-on-call
Currency exchange, Postal & Parcel Services, Airport transfers
Car rentals, Restaurant bookings, Local errands – shopping/medicines/telecommunication etc.

Banquet and Meeting Room facilities at Viventa by Taj-Bentota
Indoor: Orchid and Boardroom
Space: 6500 square feet of conference space
Capacity: Theatre style – 275 guests; Classroom style – 160 guests; U-shape – 70 guests; Boardroom – 24 Guests; Cocktails – 350 guests standing
Audio Video facilities: includes wall mounted, high-powered cube speakers and sub woofers powered by independent amplifiers mounted on moveable racks. Microphones, mood lighting and manually controlled remote controlled, pull-down screens and floor-concealed, audio/visual switch boxes,(Has to be hired out at a extra cost) all ensure that Vivanta by Taj – Bentota provides hosts with the latest and greatest technology that they can operate via a control panel for perfect adjustments during the event.
Boardroom is another indoor meeting center that suits for small meetings
Capacity: theatre style – 35 guests; classroom style – 18 guests; U-shape – 20 guests; cocktails – 30 guests standing

Outdoor: banquet lawn & Sea View Terrace
Banquet lawn is an open air venue well suited for for cocktails, dinners, launch parties and social celebrations.
Sea View Terrace, smaller than banquet lawn is Ideal for cocktails, dinners, launch parties and social celebrations.
Capacity: Cocktails – 250-300 guests

Excursions off Viventa by Taj-Bentota
Brief Gardens designed and developed by the landscape artist Bevis Bawa is a 200-acre landscaped garden that combine elaborate European layout with tropical wilderness.
Galpata Buddhist temple, as the protected lithic inscription therein reveals, was built by King Parakramabahu the Great who reigned in Sri Lanka Holidays Polonnaruwa in the 13th century.
Kosgoda tea turtle Project to learn of conservation of marine turtle and to release a freshly hatched three-day old turtle into the ocean.


Avani Bentota

Monday, September 17th, 2012

Location of Avani Bentota Resort & Spa
Avani Bentota  (Formerly Hotel Serendib, Bentota) is located at Sri Lanka’s most popular beach resort of Bentota in the south-western costal belt, where the tourist season begins in October and goes on till April. Bentota is 64km south of Colombo & can be reached by main southern coastal motorway called Galle Road that runs form Colombo to Sri Lanka Holidays Matara. The distance from Colombo CMB Bandaranayake International Airport to Avanti Bentota is 96 kms.

Avani Bentota Hotel, Sri Lanka Holidays

Setting of Avani Bentota Resort & Spa
Avani Bentota is a beach front . The stretch of broad sandy beach at Avani Bentota offers grand opportunities enjoy the tourist season with swimming, wind surfing ,water skiing, jest skiing and snorkeling.

Avani  Bentota Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Holidays Sustainable tourism (Green i.e., eco) credentials of Avani Bentota Resort & Spa: To be edited

Accomodation at Avani Bentota Resort & Spa
Avanti Bentota consists of 60 Superior rooms, 13 Deluxe rooms and 2 luxurious suites. All rooms are set up with its own private balcony or terrace. All 75 rooms are air conditioned, provided with DVD player, cable TV and completed with en-suite bathrooms-hot water and cold water.

Each and every superior room offers its own private terrace.
Superior rooms are provided with Hot/Cold water rain shower, Telephone, Mini Bar, Hair dryer, In-room safe and Tea & coffee maker
Spacious Deluxe rooms are built with their own guest patios.
Deluxe rooms are provided with Hot/Cold water with rain shower and bath tub, Telephone, Mini Bar, Hair dryer, In-room safe, Tea & coffee maker and Dressing area.

Avani Bentota Beach Hotel, Sri Lanka

Facilities at Avani Bentota Resort & Spa
Breeze, a buffet style restaurant and Frangipani, a fine dining restaurant at Avani Bentota serves Sri Lankan and International cuisines and seafood specialty dishes.

In-house facilities at Avani Bentota Resort & Spa
Conference facilities, business center with wi-fi internet
24 hour room service and laundry service

Avani Bentota, South-western coast, Sri Lanka

Leisure and recreations at Avani Bentota Resort & Spa
Fully equipped gym, two fresh water swimming pools, a separate children pool

The garden spa offers an array of beauty treatments and soothing massages
Beach Volleyball, water sports

Avani Bentota (formerly Serendib), Bentota, Sri Lanka Holidays

Excursions off Avani Bentota Resort & Spa
Set sail in a fishing expedition in a catamaran boat with the local fisherman at Sri Lanka Holidays Bentota
Visit the coconut palm sap tapping climbers early in the morning to enjoy the sight of them walk across tight ropes from one coconut palm tree to another, all round, to reach each and every coconut frond up in the trees and sap the juice. By the evening the coconut palm juice from the coconut fronds poured into clay pots ferment into a cider like alcoholic drink locally called Ra or Toddy.
Enjoy a boat safari along the tranquil River Madu ganga, a Ramsar Wetland, past quaint rural villages and en route visit the local markets, temples & craft and antique shops.
Enjoy landscape gardening in its most exotic form at Lunuganga, a life-long nature and sculpture project envisioned, launched and brought about to a fascinating nature attraction by Geoffrey Bawa, Sri Lanka’s foremost modern architect.
Visit Ariyapala Mask Museum at Sri Lanka Holidays Ambalangoda, the fishing village renowned for its folk masks carved of Balsa like lightweight Kaduru wood (Nux vomica). Folk mask dancing shows are held at Ariyapala Mask Museum on regular basis.


Surf Bentota

Sunday, September 16th, 2012

Location of Surf Bentota
Surf Bentota (formerly Lihiniya Surf) is located in National Holiday Resort, Bentota Beach, Bentota, 64km south of Colombo on the south western coastal belt (main tourist season: October- April) of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Holidays Bentota is the prime beach resort of Sri Lanka.
Bentota National Holiday Resort, a sustainable tourism project launched in 1969 and owned and managed by Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) is situated in a strip of land spreading over 100 acres between the Bentota beach and the main southern coastal motorway called Galle Road.

Surf Bentota or Lihiniya Surf Bentota

Setting of Surf Bentota
Surf Bentota, a pioneer tourist beach hotel in Sri Lanka, is a beachfront hotel encompassed within the National Holiday Resort, Bentota. Surf Bentota occupies an expansive and a loveliest beachfront with coconut palm trees giving good shelter. On the other sides, the well maintained garden of  flowering plants is well shaded by large tropical trees and secluded giving privacy to all guests. Furthermore, within a 5 minutes’ walk from hotel is Bentara River of Bentota which affords water sports.

Sri Lanka Holidays Sustainable tourism (Green i.e., eco) credentials of Surf Bentota: To be edited

Accommodation at Surf Bentota
Surf Bentota hotel consists of 31 air-conditioned standard rooms, 52 air-conditioned superior rooms and 03 air-conditioned suites all of which bring about magnificent views of the beach. Within all well-appointed rooms are bathrooms with hot & cold water. Each room has a balcony or a patio for the guests to enjoy the tropical sun shine and palm fringed beach views.

Surf Bentota Sri Lanka Rooms

In –house facilities & amenities at Surf Bentota
Ayurvedic Center, Gym, Health & Fitness Center, beauty salon and swimming pool, Business center, WI-FI and meeting facilities,

Currency Exchange, Travel Agent & vehicle hire
Coffee shop, Laundry
Upon the in-house Ayurvedic doctor’s advise the staff at in-house Ayurveda centre offers a range of 3, 7 and 12 day courses of Ayurvedic health treatments such as massages, facial treatment, thermo therapy, herbal oil and steam baths.
The conference room at Surf Bentota is large enough for 60 participants’ theatre style: 80 guests for cocktails. The event coordinators and support staff is ready to extend a helping hand including audiovisual facilities.

Surf Bentota, Sri Lanka Holidays

In-room facilities at Surf Bentota
Air conditioning and room service
Alarm clock, radio, telephone, safe deposit box

Surf Bentota Sri Lanka

Dining at Surf Bentota
The Dining Area and the Bar are set up overlooking the beach. The pool bar beside the open air swimming pool refreshes the guests with drinks and snacks.

Surf Bentota Sri Lanka

Sports and Leisure facilities at Surf Bentota
Tennis courts
Snorkeling and Scuba diving at the beach of Bentota

Excursions off Surf Bentota
River Madu Ganga Boat Safari.
915-hectare Madu Ganga Estuary, meets the sea at the fishing village of Ambalangoda. River Madu Ganga is one of the three Ramsar Wetlands of the tropical island of Sri Lanka. The others two wetlands are Bundala National Park of Hambantota disctrict (Sri Lanka Holidays Deep South) & Anawilundawa Sanctuary of Puttalama district.

Turtle hatcheries at the beaches of Induruwa and Kosgoda, immediately south of Bentota.
Sri Lanka Holidays VOC Galle Dutch Fort occupying a small peninsula at the seaport of Galle, 52km south of Bentota.


Villa Bentota

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

Paradise Road The Villa Bentota

Location of Paradise Road The Villa Bentota
Paradise Road The Villa Bentota is located at Bentota beach of Sri Lanka Holidays, 62 km south of Colombo, the capital city of Sri Lanka

Setting of Paradise Road The Villa Bentota
Paradise Road The Villa Bentota boutique villa, 5 minutes’ stroll away to the interior from Bentota Beach, is set in the shade and shelter of groves of coconut palm trees that dot the immaculately maintained expansive tropical gardens. Paradise Road The Villa Bentota boutique villa’s extensive coconut grove estate that stretches all the way to Bentota Beach is cut across by the Southern Railway line of Sri Lanka that runs from Colombo to Matara via Bentota and Galle. The extension of the Southern coastal railway from Matara to Kataragama, the domain of God Skanda (35 km) has already been commenced.


Sri Lanka Holidays Sustainable tourism (Green i.e., eco) credentials of Paradise Road The Villa Bentota:
To be edited

Architectural concept of Paradise Road The Villa Bentota
Space, light and the passage of air in tropics encapsulate the architectural concept of the boutique villa. Paradise Road The Villa Bentota is restored, renovated and reinvigorated colonial era manor house called Mohotti Walauwa. In the year 1970, the manor house was renovated and refurbished by Sri Lanka’s foremost architect Geoffrey Bawa. In the year 2009, the manor house was once again renovated and refurbished by Shantha Fernando, a Sri Lankan lifestyle designer transforming it into masterpiece of architecture and interior decor.

Paradise-Road-The-Villa-Bentota, Sri Lanka Holidays

Privacy and solitude at Paradise Road The Villa Bentota
Paradise Road The Villa Bentota is enclosed by the walled gardens, securing the privacy and solitude of Sri Lanka Holidays tourists holidaying therein. It’s a much sought after villa for romantic weddings and honeymoons as well as for close-knit gatherings of families, groups and corporate entities on vacation.

Targeted clientele of Paradise Road The Villa Bentota
The luxury boutique s targets Sri Lanka Holidays tourists who wants luxury.

Accommodation at Paradise Road The Villa Bentota
Paradise Road The Villa Bentota consists of 8 air-conditioned rooms and 7 suites.
Rooms: The bathrooms of all rooms are fitted with hot water showers. Fine linen are draped over the luxurious king size beds. Suites: sea views are brought in by either a private balcony or terrace. Some of the suites have private plunge pools.
Mohotti Suite: two double rooms and private living room are built with large glass windows surrounding those. The result is lovely views of landscape and seascape.

Paradise-Road-The-Villa-Bentota, Sri Lanka

In room facilities
All rooms and suites of Paradise Road the Villa Bentota are equipped with LCD TV screens with cable channels, mini-bar, electronic safety locker and tea/coffee making facilities.
Extra beds, cots and baby baths are provided upon request as complementary services


In house facilities
Paradise Road the Villa Bentota consists of 2 luxurious swimming pools surrounded by fine lounge areas.

Dining at Villa Café
While the staff would grab at a chance to make suggestions on dining, the chef at Villa Café would prepare any on the menu on the double that feature an array of Sri Lankan and International cuisine.

Excursions [half day or one-day] off Paradise Road The Villa Bentota
Bentota Beach, on the whole, is the finest location for watersports. The beach, lagoon and river afford surfing, snorkeling and jet skiing. The traditional fishermen at Bentota welcome the Sri Lanka Holidays tourists to go fishing in Indian Ocean by traditional wooden Oruwa
Balapitiya’s River Madu Ganga a novel experience even to seasoned tropical traveler: within the river are 64 islets rich in birdlife; on both sides of the river are lush mangroves. The paddled canoe or outboard engine boat ramble round the islands and glide by the banks. Enroute is the chance to visit rural villages, local markets, Buddhist temples & craft and antique shops.
Ambalangoda presents the all tourists to gain knowledge of folk dances of Sri Lanka Holidays south western coastal belt and southern coastal belt. Ariyapala Mask Muesum exhibits the traditional masks used in the folk dances. Regularly staged at Ariyapala Mask Museum are theatrical performances by the dancers disguised as folk cjarachrers of legends in costumes and masks.
Galle, the legendary southern sea-port of Sri Lanka presents its limelight: the UNESCO World Heritage Site of 17th century VOC Galle Dutch Fort occupies the whole peninsula. Housed inside the fort build with massive ramparts overlooking the Indian ocean on three sides and Galle International Cricket Stadium and Galle Road is to the north, are Dutch and British period buildings restored and still in use, lining a maze of narrow streets.


Hotel Ceysands

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

Hotel Ceysands, the sands of Ceylon, true to its name is right on the sands of the Beach. And the beach is no other than the prime resort beach of Sri Lanka: Bentota. Then again, the thin strip of lush ever greenland where Hotel Ceysands sits is the prime real estate of Bentota: at the very tip of the Bentota peninsula called Paradise Island.

The pristine golden sands of Bentota Beach watches the waters of River Bentara of Bentota in a swift quick-sand like motion yields, with no fuss at all, to the mighty Indian Ocean. The tiny Paradise Island is tropical to the every grain of sand at the beach of Bentota. The shaded and sheltered tongue of the peninsula resplendent in all shades and tones of greens has the turquoise waters of the Indian ocean hell bent in the romance: the sea, the sea goes on surfing, rolling, lapping at the beach courting the River Bentara. The river, river, she never tires: flows and flows and flows for ever to meet her lover.
The sands of Bentota: this is where the eternal romance burns in its high intensity tropical flame.  Hot and humid; breeze and shelter; river and ocean; the Palm trees and Tamarind trees; the stars and the moon; you and she. bunpeiris

The official front access to the Hotel Ceysands from Aluthgama (the beach village immediately south of Bentota Bridge) is by way of catamaran like duel hulled-non keeled, decorated and sheltered paddle boat- you could perhaps call it a ferry. The ferry takes you to Hotel Ceysands.
The rear entrance to the Hotel Ceysands can be made by a land route from the southern end of the peninsula at Bentota.

Bentota Delta

Bentota Delta

Hotel Ceysands location
Hotel Ceysands is located at 64km south of Colombo, at the beach of Bentota of the south-western coastal belt of Sri Lanka.

Hotel Ceysands Arrival by Lagoon

Hotel Ceysands Arrival by Lagoon

Bentota is the most popular beach resort in Sri Lanka is well supported by the infrastructure of the Bentota National Holiday Resort. Bentota is one of those beaches where you could enjoy at the beach as well as in the lagoon and the river: water skiing, wind surfing and various water related activities to suit the adventurous traveler on the beach as well as in the Bentota lagoon. Bentota River also affords the opportunity for river boat cruises.

Hotel Ceysands Lobby

Hotel Ceysands Lobby

Hotel Ceysands Excursions
Water sports, PADI & CMAS courses, Bentota river boat ride, Brief Garden, Turtle hatcheries. Please refer to Bentota.
Visiting VOC Galle Dutch Fort at Galle and Hikkaduwa Bay Beach protected by coral reef.

Hotel Ceysands setting: beach front and lagoon bound

Hotel Ceysands Accommodation

Hotel Ceysands offers a total of 104 air-conditioned rooms: 84 regular rooms and 20 superior guest rooms. All 104 rooms are provided with modern facilities and amenities include a balcony or terrace, hot/cold water, shower, and a telephone

Hotel Ceysands Facilities

Hotel Ceysands features a spacious Restaurant that serves sea-food specialties, exotic Sri Lankan cuisine, barbecues, buffets as well as delicious Chinese and various Eastern Dishes.

The two bars at Hotel Ceysands serve an exquisite range of wines, spirits, beers, fruit juices and other alcoholic beverages. The coffee shop is an ideal choice for you to relax and have snacks.
Among the recreational activities are a swimming pool with a children’s pool, tennis court, fashion and magic shows, a calypso band, beach and pool parties, beach barbecues and theme nights.

The services at Hotel Ceysands suit you all well: a shopping arcade with various batiks, jewelry, silk and local handicrafts currency exchange counter, herbal massages, laundry service, room service, conference facilities and Direct Dialing Services.


Saman Villas, Bentota

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009
Saman Villas, Bentota, Sri Lanka

Saman Villas, Bentota, Sri Lanka


Saman Villas, Bentota, Sri Lanka

Sustainable tourism (Green i.e., eco) credentials of the hotel
To be edited

Saman Villa is located on the south west coast, 65 km south of Colombo and 92 km from CMB Bandaranaike International Airport.

Saman Villas is perched on the summit of a headland rocky outcrop at the very border of the pristine beach of the south western coastal belt of Sri Lanka at the sleepy fishing village of Aturuwella in the prime beach resort of Sri Lanka, Bentota bay Beach.
The rocky outcrop bisects the golden sandy beach into two long seemingly endless, surf swept pristine stretches with dense coconut plantations right behind it.
The setting is not only of lofty, panoramic views but also one of tranquility, disturbed only by the sounds of birds and the waves breaking on the rocks below. No matter, your angle of view, the magnificence of the long stretch of twin beaches & coconut plantations never seize, at once to thrill & soothe the heart. This is a magnificent location.

26 extravagantly furnished suites plus one two-storey villa. These are built in the form of separate villas on either side of the rocky headland for maximum privacy. Designed in the best of traditional Sri Lankan style, the accommodation offers every comfort
Each suite is carefully positioned to provide spectacular views of the shoreline and sea. They include a terrace or balcony with a day bed and dining table, lounge area, sleeping deck.

The inviting infinity-edge swimming pool with sea blue water appears to merge with the vast Indian Ocean and beyond. The cascading gardens with beautifully manicured lawns on the rock face offer a variety of locations to appreciate the magnificent view, caressed by cooling sea breeze, in quite relaxation.
Two restaurants overlooking the pool and the sea beyond; the terrace restaurant caters for breakfast and lunch while the main restaurant on the upper level is open exclusively for dinner. The menus at the main restaurant offer a wide selection of Eastern, Western and Sri Lankan dishes with an extensive range of wines to complement your cuisine.

Dining under the stars of a tropical island
The Dining options include; dining by the golden sandy beach, on the pool pavilion overlooking the ocean, on top of a rock where the waves break, in a tropical garden, in a water garden or in the privacy of your own suite.


Bentota Beach Hotel

Saturday, February 7th, 2009

Bentota Beach Hotel, Bentota, Sri Lanka

Bentota Beach Hotel of Sri Lanka Holidays is a pioneer beach resort hotel located in the prime land of Bentota in the south western coastal belt of Sri Lanka: it is a pioneer venture (year 1970) in view of being one of first five international class hotels set up within 100 acres of Bentota National Holiday Resort (NHR) developed by Ceylon Sri Lanka Tourist Board; it is a prime land in view of its location that presents panoramas of ocean, beach and lagoon.


On to the west of Bentota Beach Hotel are turquoise waves of Indian Ocean breaking surf on to pristine sandy beach; onto the east are Bentota Delta, Lagoon and River. Over and above all that unrivaled advantages are Geoffrey Bawa’s (1919-2003) outstanding concepts of “with the nature” eco-oriented architecture. Furthermore sprawling gardens of 11 acres assures all the sunny tourists a coconut palm sheltered patch of beach or a shady pocket of land to make it their own place in the sun, even when the hotel is fully occupied during the main tourist season of October to April.

Bentota Beach hotel, Sri  Lanka Holidays

Sustainable tourism (i.e., Green, eco) credentials of Bentota Beach Hotel: to be edited.

Location of Bentota Beach Hotel
Located 62 km south of Colombo & 100 km south of Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB), Katunayake the hotel occupies the prime land at Bentota Bay Beach.

Bentota Beach Hotel

Setting of Bentota Beach Hotel
Bentota Beach Hotel sits pretty in sliver of land of 30 acres of coconut plantation, next to Bentota estuary, facing turquoise waters of Indian Ocean on the western flank & the tranquil waters of mangrove lined long lagoon of Bentota formed at the mouth of the scenic River Bentara Ganga on the eastern flank. That is to say we have an expansive golden sandy beach in the west & a long and broad lagoon used for water sports in the east as if the fine beach of Bentota wouldn’t do.The beach resort with an abundance of fauna and flora add enchantment to the landscaped gardens of Bentota Beach Hotel.

Bentota Beach Hotel, Sri Lanka Holidays

Architecture and Interior deco of Bentota Beach Hotel
With its design inspired by the 17th century Dutch Fort architecture, Bentota Beach Hotel, set in 11 acres of lush landscaped gardens, is one of the early masterful projects of renowned architect Geoffrey Bawa.

Bentota beach Hotel, Bentota, Sri Lanka

Accommodation at Bentota Beach Hotel
Arranged over 3 floors, Bentota Beach Hotel has 133 rooms with private balcony or terrace facing the sea or lagoon that offer spectacular views. Spacious air conditioned rooms contain mini bar, satellite TV & IDD telephone.
Standard and Deluxe Rooms: the rooms in the south wing have sea views and those in the north wing have beautiful views of the Bentota River. In-room facilities include a/c, overhead fans, satellite TV, IDD telephone, tea/coffee facility, mini-bar and safety deposit box. The Deluxe rooms also have wifi facility and pillow menu.

Bentota Beach Hotel

Suites: the three suites are spacious and consist of a separate bedroom and living area and two balconies. In addition to the standard facilities, the suites have a bar counter, DVD player, wifi facility and pillow menu.

Bentota Beach Hotel, Sri  Lanka.

Services at Bentota Beach Hotel
Room service, doctor on call, babysitting services, 24 hour reception, foreign exchange desk, left luggage service, airport transfers.
Bentota Beach Hotel also offers conference facilities with seating a seating capacity of 100 guests in theatre style.

Bentota Beach Hotel Sri Lanka Holidays

Facilities at Bentota Beach Hotel
Recreational facilities include 3 swimming pools & large playing area which leads down to the lagoon. The sports complex offer a wide range of games: water-sports on the lagoon such as banana-boating, water-skiing, jet-skiing, diving (PADI), windsurfing and wave boarding & volley-ball, basket-ball, climbing frames, gymnasium, water-polo, badminton and elephant rides.
Also available are indoor games such as table tennis, pool and snooker.

Facilities at Bentota Beach Hotel: leisure and recreation
At Bentota beach Hotel, the guests will always have some leisure and recreational activities to enjoy:
The sprawling gardens which leads down to the lagoon to the rear of the hotel affords all guests to enjoy in archery, climbing frames, bird watching, volley-ball, basket-ball, badminton, tennis and elephant ride.
Club Inter Sport, the specialized sports center Bentota Beach Hotel offers an array of motorised water-sports in the Bentota lagoon: banana-boating, water-skiing, jet-skiing, diving, windsurfing and wave boarding
Indoor games: table-tennis, pool and snooker
In the evenings: open-air discotheque, sing along at karaoke bar or feature film shown on a giant screen.
In the arcade: hair-dressing salon; shops selling jewelry, collectibles, souvenirs, gifts, books, ornaments and saris
Sports center, gymnasium
The swimming pool is built into the natural contours of a rock
Azmaara Spa at Bentota Beach Hotel
Azmaara Spa offers Relaxing and Holistic Massages, Body Scrubs and Wraps, Spa Manicure and Pedicure and Facials.

Bentota Beach Hotel, Bentota

Get Married at Bentota Beach Hotel, Bentota, Sri Lanka

Excursions off Bentota Beach Hotel
Visit the nearby Lunuganga – a garden retreat located 4km interior from Bentota created by Sri Lanka’s iconic architect, Geoffrey Bawa.
Boat ride along River Bentara Ganga at Bentota affords the chance to enjoy the sights of aquatic birds, water monitors, crocodiles amidst the mangroves.
Boat safari along the tranquil River Madu Ganga is fascinating: meandering around the mangroves and gliding past no less than 66 islands rich in birdlife, the tourists enjoy the opportunity to visit villages, local markets, Buddhist temples and craft workshops. The starting point for River Madu Ganga boat safari is at Balapitiya 20km south of Bentota.
Kosgoda’s Marine Turtle Hatchery located 11km south of Bentota is a valuable conservation project that protects the endangered Marine Turtles of Sri Lanka.
20km south of Bentota is a 17th century Dutch Fort, UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sri Lanka Holidays VOC Galle Dutch Fort built upon a small peninsula like headland. Within the Fort of sturdy ramparts and bastions are narrow streets lined with Dutch and British colonial era buildings which are still in use, the lighthouse, and a growing collection of art galleries and several boutique hotels.
Bentara Galapata Raja Maha Vihara (Sinhala: Bentara Galapata Royal Buddhist temple) on the bank of Dedduwa lake is a main cultural attraction of Bentota. A lithic inscription therein reveals that the beautiful temple was built in the12th century by King Parakrama Bahu the Great who reigned in Sri Lanka Holidays Polonnaruwa.


Club Bentota

Saturday, January 17th, 2009

Location of Club Bentota
Club Bentota is located 100 km south of CMB Colombo Bandaranaike International airport (BIA), 62 km south of Colombo at Bentota Bay Beach, of which the neighboring beach to the north called Beruwale heralds the 132km stretch of Sri Lanka’s southern coastal line replete with palm fringed pristine bay beaches of soft garden sand.

Club Bentota Hotel, Sri Lanka Holidays

Setting of Club Bentota
Built on 80,000 sq. meters of coconut palm shaded garden in the peninsula framed by the Indian Ocean and Bentara River at Bentota, Club Bentota is a secluded beachfront hotel. The guests arrive at Club Bentota by crossing the Bentara River at Bentota by boat as if in an attempt to leave the rest of the world behind them.

Club Bentota, Sri Lanka

Sustainable tourism (Green i.e., eco) credentials of the hotel: to be edited.

Type of hotel and star ranking: 3 star beach resort hotel

Accommodation at Club Bentota
150 tastefully decorated air-conditioned rooms with piped music, IDD telephone etc. All rooms have attached bathrooms with h/w showers and balconies with river front views.

Club Bentota Hotel at Bentota, Sri Lanka

In-house facilities at Club Bentota
Shopping arcade is well stocked with lovely scarves and garments created from colorful batik; hand crafted folk dancing masks; coconut-shell handicrafts, T-shirts made colorful with images of Sri Lanka
Cyber Café equipped all modern requirements of an office: internet, direct dialing facility, photocopying and faxing
Travel desk is open to arrange excursions and trips for the guests.

Club Bentota, Sri Lanka

In-Room Amenities at Club Bentota
Air conditioning with temperature control, King sized or twin beds, Extra blankets and towels, Digital Safe, Mini-fridge, Ceiling Fan, Smoke Detector, Full length mirror
TV with satellite channels (including Russian channels),Telephone with International Direct Dialing,
Private terrace with wooden chairs and stool
Writing Table and Chair, Bedside lamps and drawer, Cushioned footstool, Lounge chair and stool, Wardrobe, Luggage Stool
Separate stand-in shower cubicle with hot and cold water, Bathroom closet, Hair dryer, 110-220V electric shaver outlet, Toiletries
Baby crib on request
Free bottled mineral water

Club Bentota, Bentota National Holiday ResortFacilities at Club Bentota : Dining
The large open-air terrace garden restaurant featuring vaulted ceilings and vintage décor spacious enough to accommodate is pleasantly set up to bring in panoramic views of the River Bentara Ganga at Bentota.

The buffet with a range of exquisitely prepared Eastern and Western cuisine is spread around an oven that supplies a variety of freshly baked bread.
Dinner on the Barge
Every Saturday, a three course lobster dinner on a barge can be scheduled for resident guests at Club Bentota. Entertained by a Calypso band, accompanied by a chef and five member staff, the dinner lasts for two hours while the barge cruise in the River Bentara Ganga at Sri Lanka Holidays Bentota.
Theme Nights
Let Club Bentota’s theme nights take you on a culinary adventure around the world: Around the World; B.B.Q Night; Canton Night (Chinese); Chef’s Night; Creole Night; English Night; Frankfurt Night; Goven Night; International Night; Southern Sri Lankan Feast; Dinner on the Barge.

Club Bentota, Sri Lanka

Sports & Leisure at Club Bentota
Large swimming pool with kiddies’ pool, deck chairs and sun shades. Tennis court with floodlight, table tennis, beach volley, aqua gymnastic, jogging, water sky, wind surfing, jet scooter, diving, deep sea fishing, river cruising, water polo, pool animation, theater animation.

Water sports facilities at Club Bentota
Club Bentota has offers a range of water sports including wind surfing, water skiing along the river, deep sea fishing with the local fishermen and diving. Other activities include riding along the river on a Jet Scooter, water polo, aqua gymnastics, beach volleyball, tennis, table tennis, an open-air discotheque, theater animation and children’s play area.

Diving lessons at Club Bentota
When it comes to water sports and water-borne adventure, Club Bentota goes the extra mile: Ypsylon Diving Centre (since 1982) at Bentota is engaged by Club Bentota to offer free diving lessons for the guests on Tuesdays and Saturdays. The professional divers equipped with diving gear train all in diving techniques.
Club Bentota is open to make bookings for deep-sea scuba diving expeditions.

Excursions off at Club Bentota
Sailing in a local wooden fishing boat (catamaran) with fishermen
Taking a boat ride along the tranquil River Madu Ganga past quaint rural neighborhood brings in a refreshing perspective of the environment of a wet land eco system.
Visiting Bevis Bawa’s Brief Gardens close to Kalawila village north of River Bentara Ganga and Geoffrey Bawa’s Lunuganga Gardens at Dedduwa lake south of Bentara Ganga.
Visiting Kosgoda Marine Turtle hatchery, a conservation project set up to protect endangered Marine turtles enlighten you with life of this ancient creature.
Visiting Ariyapala Mask Museum at Ambalangoda of intricate & vibrant folk masks of the Southern provinces of Sri Lanka provides you all an introduction to the traditions of folk dances. Masked dancing is also performed here regularly.
Visiting VOC Galle Dutch Fort, the fortress city founded in the 16th century is a must visit Sri Lanka Holidays attraction in a tour in Sri Lanka for those interested in colonial period.
Visiting local markets, temples, Batik & antique shops is an ideal way to pick up souvenirs.
Masked dancing is also performed here regularly.
Visit Mitiyagoda’s gem village where the semi-precious moonstones are mined and turned into intricate pieces of jewelry.


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