Sri Lanka, Bentota
Enjoy the best of Sri Lankan hospitality in one of the best beachfront locations at the Taj Bentota Resort. Boasting an impeccable blend of colonial glamour with contemporary 21st Century luxury, the building oozes sophistication with its traditional architecture, sweeping marble floors, high wooden ceilings and ornate decorative features. Stretched on shimmering golden sand with lush greenery and tropical flowers all around, there's natural beauty at every turn.
The vibe here is chilled and relaxed. Those in need of a little extra pampering should head to the five star Jiva Spa. Here you can find a huge range of treatments, many of which use luscious local herbs and oils native to the island to invigorate the body and mind.
Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner at The Palms Restaurant. Dine around is available at all restaurants for dinner against a set menu. All local alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages available 10:00 to 23:00, excluding the mini bar and night club.
Savour the authentic aromas and flavours of centuries old traditional Chinese cuisine. This is an ideal spot to enjoy a delicious dumpling dish or flavoursome noodle plate in a truly elegant setting.
An exciting continental fusion restaurant that will entice and invigorate the senses. Allow yourself to be dazzled by the choices on offer and the skills displayed by the chefs in bringing the dishes to life. Add to this the stylish, contemporary decor, tranquil ocean views and carefully chosen wines, and you can ensure a recipe for an unforgettable evening.
Mouth watering seafood and a tranquil open air setting offers guests a more relaxed option for lunch or dinner. Indulge in fresh fare from a morning and afternoon catch, expertly cooked on the grill to lock in the taste of the sea. All to be enjoyed with the magnificent vista of the Indian Ocean just yards away as a backdrop to your meal.
Relax and unwind after a day in the sun at this vibrant tropical bar. Grab a refreshingly cold beer or ask one of the expert bartenders to mix you up the perfect Piña Colada or a well deserved whiskey sour from the extensive, premium international spirit list. The bar also offers live music every evening and a pool table in house.
Embrace big local flavours and cool drinks at this authentic Indian and Sri Lankan eatery. Open all day, this tree lined, poolside choice is sure to satisfy those craving a more traditional option. The best time to visit is at night, when you can find a live band who will provide a soundtrack to your dinner.
There is no better place to cool off from the tropical heat than in the blissful surroundings of the palm fringed lagoon style swimming pool. For peace of mind and safety, a kids’ pool is also available for the little ones.
Allow the talented therapists to alleviate any stress, aches and pains with a selection of time tested treatments using the best, all natural products. Treat yourself to a much needed Indian full body massage or surrender to an energising Jivaniya herbal treatment. There is also a sauna, steam room and whirlpool facilities.
Boasting top of the range cardio, resistance machines and free weights, keeping up with your gym programme won't be a problem at this fitness centre. Access is 24/7 and trainers are onsite each day to give you a hand.
Brush up on your backhand at the onsite tennis courts or bring your A-game to the beach volleyball court.
A wide range of water sports are available at the local lagoon, with transportation available from the Taj Bentota Resort & Spa.
The hotel also has pool tables and darts facilities, as well as a shopping arcade for those in need of some retail therapy.
Immerse yourself in rich local history and culture with a trip to a 17th Century fort or a river safari which takes you to a Buddhist temple and spice plantations.
Taj Bentota Resort & Spa is located right on the beach, where you’ll find golden sands and crystal clear waters. Relax on a lounger and soak up the sun before heading into the sea for a cooling dip. Alternatively, head below the surface for scuba diving or snorkelling, or into the surrounding rainforest. Here you’ll find beautiful flowers and some exotic birds, as well as protected salt flats which are home to a variety of species.
Bentota itself is within easy reach and has a fascinating history as a former fishing village. Now a port town, it’s home to some exemplary colonial architecture, as well as a lively atmosphere full of colour and charm.
Taj Bentota Resort & Spa is 1 hour and 45 minutes from Colombo International Airport
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.
2 adults, 1 child
Deluxe Delight Sea View rooms have recently been renovated and are located on the higher floors.
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 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 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.