Bentota Beach

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The beach town of Bentota in Sri Lanka is widely regarded as the country's premier beach vacation spot because it provides visitors with access to a wide range of exciting activities. Guests can participate in various water sports, such as snorkeling, windsurfing, water skiing, diving, and swimming, or they can relax at a well-known resort located right on the sand or travel to nearby turtle hatcheries.

Bentota Beach has all the elements necessary to be a first-rate seaside vacation destination: stretches of golden sand lined by palm trees that sway gently in the breeze, waters that are crystal clear, an atmosphere that is relatively untainted, peaceful, and family-friendly, and an abundance of water sports opportunities.


• Go to relax because the area is both clean and peaceful:

In addition, the sunsets that can be seen from the beach are nothing short of breathtaking. During the high season in Bentota, the currents are often mild, making the water suitable for a leisurely swim as well as various water activities such as boogie boarding and water skiing, to name just a few.

• Indulge your sense of taste with a hearty dinner:

Dine Sri Lanka or continental specialties at one of the restaurants that sit directly on the water in the surrounding area. You can also have a firsthand experience of the local seafood specialties and learn how to prepare them from the residents there.

Visitors looking for a more laid-back experience on the beach will also have access to the ideal facilities and amenities for achieving that goal.

• Consider a staycation:

It is home to several high-end luxury resorts that provide guests with the opportunity to stay on the enchanting beach and make use of services of the highest possible standard. Aside from that, several resorts also offer ayurvedic spas and retreats to their guests as an additional amenity they may use throughout their stay.

• A tour of the island:

During the island trip, guests can go to several different islands, where they can spend the entire day or just a few hours learning about places that have not yet been explored.

• Participate in the nightlife:

The nightlife can be experienced by attending one of the parties that are hosted by the beach resorts. Beach parties are a fun way to socialize with the locals and an excellent opportunity to gain firsthand knowledge of the stunning beach and charming surrounding community.

• Casting a line:

Fishing is yet another outing that guests have the opportunity to sign up for and participate in. The village of Bentota is well-known for the high quality of its seafood and the unusual method the local fishermen use to catch fish.

Not only may the guests try their hand at angling for fish, but they can also gain a better understanding of the techniques that professional anglers use.

• Participate in initiatives for the Conservation of Sea Turtles:

In addition, the beach is home to several different hatcheries for turtles. The hatcheries for turtles have been established to safeguard the turtles' eggs until they hatch and ensure that the eggs are kept in the appropriate climate and temperature.

Further, turtles are ill or injured and either receive medical care or have been involved in an accident.

• Adventure-filled activities:

  • Swimming with fish and diving in tanks

Because the seas are so beautiful and blue, tourists can partake in various water activities in addition to scuba diving, such as snorkeling and deep-sea diving.

  • Water Sports

Bentota Beach is known throughout the country as a premier location for a wide variety of water-based activities. This category includes sports such as windsurfing, water skiing, jet skiing, snorkeling, tube rides, banana boats, surfing, and scuba diving.

The beach is home to several water sports centers, all of which offer lessons and rental gear to make your time riding the waves as fun as possible.

  • Cycling Trips

In addition, guests can participate in cycling excursions, during which they can rent bicycles at reasonable prices and go on tours that cover the entirety of the beach.

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    4 hours

Address of Bentota Beach

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Opening & Closing time of Bentota Beach

  • Monday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Tuesday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Wednesday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Thursday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Friday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Saturday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Sunday
    Open 24 Hours