It is the jewel of Sri Lanka’s southwest coast. Its pristine coastal stretch has endless golden beaches, and the lagoon has a wealth of biodiversity. Bentota resorts are some of the most stylish you find on the island, offering luxurious pampering in the sun. There’s plenty of opportunity for adrenaline-filled water sports here. Madu River, which runs through the town, is a paradise for exotic discovery. Its mangroves, islands, bird-life, and cinnamon plantations on the banks create relaxing river cruises. You can also go on an architectural journey here as it was the home of Geoffery Bawa, the architecture genius. His Lunuganga country home is an excellent testimony to his skill. Bentota Sri Lanka nightlife by the ocean is also an exhilarating experience.
Water skiing, jet skiing, mono skiing, banana boat rides, windsurfing, wakeboarding, parasailing, and snorkelling are popular water sports here.
Cruise along Madu River that features 64 islands, wetland creatures, the most unspoilt mangrove forests, and a 200year old Buddhist temple.
The magnificent estate and country home of famous architect Geoffrey Bawa is a rare treat for nature lovers and architecture connoisseurs alike.
This conservation project does not hold turtles in captivity. Turtles lay eggs on the beach, and baby turtles are cared for until they are ready to swim.
This 20acre property and country home of landscaper Bevis Bawa, brother of Geoffrey Bawa, consists of exotic flora, sculptures, and paintings.
Situated on the south bank of Bentota River is this 12th Century Buddhist temple with a maze of tunnels, murals, stone carvings, and an ancient dagoba.