A truly gorgeous place, which is full of places that will give an essential taste of the life of an adventurer and explorer; with quite a few options of things to do in Bentota for the regular traveller and tourist. There are fun adventure related activities like, parasailing, paragliding, boating, scuba diving, snorkelling, river rafting, dolphin watching etc. Apart from this the city has amazing places which have great historical and cultural significance as well. The city caters to your holistic growth as well, with the barrage of healing centres, along with yoga and pilates centre too. The city offers many happening bars and cafes as well.
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What to Do in and around Bentota
Enjoy 14 best Bentota attractions and points of interest to choose from!
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No. 13/A, Galle Road, Mahapalena, Kosgoda 80570, Sri Lanka
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
Sea turtles are on the verge of extinction in Sri Lanka. In order to preserve this rare species, Kosgoda village has developed a conversation project to preserve the sea turtles. This project is popularly known as Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project. The primary aim of starting this project is to monitor the behavior of sea turtle and conserve their local nestling sites. Through their program, they try to educate people about the protection of this beautiful creature.
Take a tour into their sanctuary where they collect and preserved turtle’s eggs that can be hatched later, away from the predators.
Hence, Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project is the must see in Bentota city.
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Aturuwella, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka
09:00 am - 04:00 pm
After exploring the nooks and crannies of Bentota, head over to the Spa at Saman Villas to pamper yourself with treatments based on age old traditions of natural healing using essential oils and herbs. Holistic therapies such as Aromatherapy, Ayurveda, Reflexology and Hot Stone therapy are used to give you an unforgettable spa experience.
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CGHW Highway/ A2 Highway/ Galle Road, near National Development Bank.
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
The town of Ambalangoda, which lies approximately 24 kms away from Bentota, is famed for its ancient devil masks and devil dancers. The town has many antique shops selling colonial furniture and jewellery. You will also get the famous masks at a bargain price!
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Mathugama road, Kalawila Village, Bentota
08:00 am - 05:00 pm
Around 10 kms inland from Bentota lie the house and gardens of Mr. Bevis Bawa, the brother of Sri Lanka's most famous architect, the late Mr. Geoffrey Bawa. The Brief Garden, as the gardens are also known as, is a wonderful place to get lost in! The house itself has a diverse collection of artwork on display.
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Bentota, Sri Lanka
12:01 am - 12:00 am
Having a lovely, picturesque shore, the Bentota beach stretches across for miles. Head over to have a leisurely walk along the beach or for a quick swim in the sea. However, visit early in the morning or in the evening, afternoon tends to be very hot and humid. Many of the hotels and accommodations are situated near the beach, so one can walk down to it to catch a beautiful sunset or a serene sunset. Activities such as snorkelling can be enjoyed in the sea waters.
Head out to this Ayurveda centre for yoga, panchakarma and ofcourse, body massages! Be at one with yourself, be at peace with the world! Do make it a point to visit the Bentota Ayurveda Centre for a through natural ayurvedic massage. They also have packages ranging from one week to three weeks and cost anywhere between $815 to $1812 depending upon the duration of your stay.
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Lunuganga Estate, Dedduwa, Bentota
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
The Lunuganga Estate was home to renowned Sri Lankan architect late Mr. Geoffrey Bawa. The gardens are open to public and the buildings on the estate have been converted into hotels. You must visit this place if you are an architect, a fan of architecture or an admirer of all things fine!
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River Avenue, Aluthgama
09:00 am - 06:30 pm
The Sri Lanka Watersports (Sunshine) centre lies directly on the Bentota River, in Aluthgama. They organize activities like Surfing, windsurfing, waterskiing, body boarding, banana ride, tube ride, jet-ski, River Fishing, Snorkelling, diving and river cruises. Go ahead, YOLO!
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Galle, Sri Lanka
05:00 am - 09:00 pm
Also known as Galapatha Raja Maha Viharaya, this temple is said to be one of the ancient Buddhist temples of the city. Story goes that the temple was built in 12th century. However, with Dutch invasion in 16th century, the temple faced serious damage. Later on, the temple was rebuilt. Today, when you visit the temple you get to see its renovated version.
The temple is famous not only because it is ancient but it also because of the tooth relic of the 3rd disciple of Buddha who was buried in the Stupa.
Watch out the cared pillars on the right near the entrance doorway which is said to have ‘Nari Latha’ motifs carved on it. The highlighted feature of the temple is the 25 feet long statue of sleeping Buddha. The large bell with inscriptions at the entrance is another must-see feature of the temple.
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135 Yatramulla, Bentota, Sri Lanka
12:01 am - 12:00 am
Yoga has always been considered as one of the best non-medicinal techniques to keep oneself healthy. Keeping this fact in mind, Samadhi Yoga Ashramaya has come up with some effective yoga sessions to enlighten the visitors on a healthy lifestyle with the help of Yoga.
The teachers of this yoga center are experienced and are capable enough to recommend the best yoga techniques as per your physical conditions.
Attend one of their sessions to learn different types of Asanas, Pranayama, Bandana and Shudhikriya.
Along with the yoga sessions, the center also offers balanced vegetarian meals with Sri Lankan cuisines, herbal tea as a drink and a biking tour around the village. If you are keen in staying back, accommodations are available.
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No. 6, Kaluwamodara, Aluthgama, Galle Road, Bentota, Sri Lanka
12:01 am - 12:00 am
For all those adventurous enthusiasts out there, Bentota is the perfect destination to indulge in some amazing water sports like snorkeling, surfing, sea-diving and jet skiing. La Luna Water Sports Centre offers opportunities to enjoy these activities with necessary safety measures. If you are new to this field, the experienced guides of La Luna Water Sports Centre promise you to offer the best water sports learning courses.
However if you are not in favor of such activities, boat rides are also provided by the center to admire the coastline of Bentota.
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Colombo-Galle-Hambantota-Wellawaya Highway, Sri Lanka
12:01 am - 12:00 am
History says, Bentota has been the center of Ayurveda for years. Hence, if you are visiting Bentota, you cannot give a miss to an ayurvedic treatment. And the place to get the best service for it is Panchi Villa Ayurveda Center. Nestled right in the heart of the coastal town, this ayurveda center is located within Panchi Villa. Surrounded with luxurious villas for accommodation, this center promises to provide the best ayurvedic treatment with serene beauty to compliment it. Their experienced doctors and specialized therapists assure you to provide the best service. Drop in here and pamper yourself with the best traditional massages!