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Vivanta by Taj Bentota

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, 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.


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
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Good location, but ...
Thalaiva007, Mumbai (Bombay), India
Tripadvisor review Jun 19 2018
A great location by the beach. It???s a clean beach without too many people. The hotel property is huge. The room was small, bathroom was small, plug points old. Except for staff at reception other...
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Ajay Omprakash M, Mumbai
Tripadvisor review Jun 18 2018
The location of the place is wonderful, staff is very courteous and there is abundant and carefully crafted beautifully designed greenery . However it is one of those properties that desperately need...
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