- 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, The Vivanta by Taj - Bentota 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.
Save an additional 20% discount on the hotel price for holidays between 01 March - 31 October 2018 booked by 28 February 2018.
Free room upgrade
Guests receive a free room upgrade when booking a Superior Charm, Superior Charm Sea View or Deluxe Delight (Garden View/ Terrace) to next available room type for holidays between 01 June - 31 October 2018 booked by 28 February 2018.
Book a Superior room and receive a free upgrade to a Superior Charm Sea View for holidays between 22 December 2017 - 31 May 2018.
Early booking discount
Save up to 15% discount on the hotel price booked 60 days prior to arrival for holidays between 11 January 2018 - 10 January 2019.
Free night offer
Book 7 nights and pay for 5 nights for holidays between 01 March - 31 July 2018 or between 01 September - 31 October 2018.
Book 7 nights and pay for 6 nights for holidays between 11 - 31 January 2018, 01 - 31 August 2018 or for stays between 01 November - 22 December 2018.
Honeymoon couples receive a romantic dinner, a room upgrade to next category (subject to availability), fruits, flowers and a bottle of wine on arrival for holidays between 11 January - 24 December 2018.
Please note not all offers are combinable.
Bars & Restaurants
19:00 - 23:00
Enjoy mouthwatering Chinese cuisine.
19:00 - 23:00
A fine dining restaurant, serving continental fusion cuisine, accompanied by a selection of South African, Australian and Chilean wines.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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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What to expect
puddinglow, Yanbu al Sinaiyah, Al Madinah, Saudi Arabia
Apr 19 2018
The resort is as expected..everything was just right..room was nice and clean and the bed was very comfortable. The amenities were all of good quality. I would commend the all the hotel staff on...
The resort is as expected..everything was just right..room was nice and clean and the bed was very comfortable. The amenities were all of good quality. I would commend the all the hotel staff on excellent service . If you request something it???s brought to you almost immediately I was impressed with the speed. All the restaurants have excellent food. Pool is superb and ambiance great. A very relaxing place to be. Price is very reasonable. A very worthwhile visit. Would recommend it anytime
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“ Amazing hotel
Shy A, London, United Kingdom
Apr 15 2018
We stayed here beginning of April. What can I say...the hotel is just lovely. We had a warm welcome and were greeted with flower garlands. We chose the deluxe delight sea view room which was amazing...
We stayed here beginning of April. What can I say...the hotel is just lovely. We had a warm welcome and were greeted with flower garlands. We chose the deluxe delight sea view room which was amazing. Lovely view and nice and quiet as it's furthest away from the railway track so no noise. Saranga our room boy was great, left us cute animals, made from towels on our bed. The only downside would be there was no robe or slippers but this is a minor issue and we managed fine without them.
The buffet food at breakfast and dinner was delicious. Lots of choice and fresh. The deserts were a little limited but that didn't bother me too much as I don't have much of a sweet tooth. Suresh was also lovely and often spoke to us at breakfast and dinner.
The pool was amazing. Perfect temp and a good size. Was a little busy at times but we always managed to find a sun lounger.
Id definitely recommend it to anyone and we will return for sure.
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