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Taj Bentota Resort & Spa

Sri Lanka, Bentota

Good for Couples

  • Peaceful Colonial-style hotel along preferred beachfront
  • Fresh fish at S.H.A.C.K beachside restaurant
  • Impressive range of tailored Ayurveda therapies
  • Infinity pool with Indian Ocean views
  • Range of excursions available, including river cruises
Located on a south west coast, along one of the most beautiful beaches on the island, Taj Bentota Resort & Spa boasts newly renovated rooms, fine dining restaurants and a relaxing spa, all combined with attractive colonial architecture and wonderful views of the Indian ocean. The Jiva Spa provides the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate, with a range of invigorating treatments, hammam, sanarium and laconium. Relax by the pool, enjoy exotic cocktails from the Tease bar or venture out on one of the many excursions on offer, including whale watching, elephant trekking or a tranquil river cruise. 

Hotel child prices apply to ages 2-11 years.


Bars & Restaurants

Oriental Pavilion

Opening Times:
19:00 - 23:00

Enjoy mouthwatering Chinese cuisine.

Sea View

Opening Times:
19:00 - 23:00

A fine dining restaurant, serving continental fusion cuisine, accompanied by a selection of South African, Australian and Chilean wines.


Opening Times:
19:00 - 23:00

Enjoy catch of the day at this beachfront restaurant.


Tease is one of Bentota's best lounges . Enjoy exotic cocktails and wines along with snacks. Try the popular Sri Lankan Coconut array shots to capture the tastes of Sri Lanaka.

The Palms

Opening Times:
07:00 - 22:30

Enjoy international, Sri Lankan and Indian dishes at this all-day dining restaurant, located by the pool.

Beach & Pools


Relax in the large lagoon style pool, surrounded by lush palm trees. There is also a Kids' Pool.

Spa & Wellness

Jiva Spa

The perfect mixture of ancient wisdom and modern therapies, the Jiva Spa focuses on the use of natural products and Indian rejuvenation treatments. 

Treatments include the energising Jivaniya, which includes a herbal scrub and heat-stimulating wrap, followed by an uplifting massage. 

Fitness centre

This 24-hour gym has a wide array of fitness machines, including cardio machines, exercise cycles and weights. There's also a Sauna, Steam Room and whirlpool, for relaxing after your workout.

Activities & Entertainment

Daytime activities

Guests can enjoy tennis, water sports and billiards, as well as beach volleyball and darts. The water sports are located at a local lagoon, and a shuttle service is available. There's also a shopping arcade and discotheque.

Visit the leisure centre for maps and information on local sightseeing. There are excursions like a visit to 17th century Galle Fort or a boat safari down the Madu river which includes a Buddhist Temple and cinnamon plantation.

About the location
Set on Sri Lanka's picturesque south-west coast is Bentota, one of the island's superstars. The beach itself is a long, pale gold ribbon taken straight off a postcard, with two distinct sides. The north is the wild side, with a glassy lagoon bundled up in jungle where you can hire canoes or try out water-skiing and windsurfing. The southern part is widely considered one of the prettiest bits of beach in Sri Lanka, with powdered-gold sand against a backdrop of straight-from-paradise coconut palms.

Boat safaris glide up and down nearby Bentota River, giving you the chance to spot local wildlife and flora, while dive boats whisk scuba enthusiasts out to offshore reefs and wrecks. Other out-and-about options include the 12th-century Galapota Temple and the wonderful Brief Garden, once owned by the brother of famous Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa.
Transfer Time
1 hour 45 minutes from Colombo International airport
Deluxe Delight Garden View/Terrace

2 adults, 1 child

Deluxe Delight Garden View/Terrace rooms have recently been renovated. Some have a private balcony, others are located on the ground floor with a private garden terrace.


Deluxe Delight Sea View

2 adults, 1 child

Deluxe Delight Sea View rooms have recently been renovated and are located on the higher floors.


Premium Indulgence

2 adults, 2 children

Premium Indulgence rooms offer spacious accommodation with a private balcony and additional amenities including DVD player, fresh fruit, evening canapés and house wine.


Superior Charm

3 adults

Superior Charm rooms feature a private balcony or terrace with partial views of the Indian Ocean. Facilities include satellite TV, complimentary WiFi (basic access), safe, tea & coffee making facilities and minibar.


Superior Charm Sea View

3 adults

Superior Charm Sea View rooms are located on the higher floors and feature private balcony or terrace with views of the Indian Ocean. Facilities include satellite TV, complimentary WiFi (basic access), safe, tea & coffee making facilities and minibar.


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Good Hotel
Kasun P, Ambalangoda, Sri Lanka
Tripadvisor review Dec 11 2018
A beautiful hotel with delicious food and located near sea.Rooms seems to be nice with wifi and cable tv.There is a nice swimming pool for kids and adults. Gym and tennis playing facilities are also...
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A decent hotel
Dips98, London, United Kingdom
Tripadvisor review Dec 10 2018
A good hotel, but could be better. The bathrooms could do with a refresh. The bar was great and seafood was second to none. Breakfast was nice by the pool overlooking the ocean. Wouldn???t return but...
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