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Top 07 Water Sports in Bentota – Sun Sand and Surf Galore

Bentota is the most popular of beach resorts on the island. Catering to whims and fancies of all sun worshipers and lovers of water sports the town lets you experience a variety of top aquatic games.


Jet Skiing

Jet Skiing is one of the best for some adrenaline pumping action. Nothing beats the thrill of sitting on a powerful jet ski as you whizz across the calm clear Indian Ocean. There are plenty of aquatic clubs that will let you hire a jet ski while beginners are accompanied by skilled guides and taught the basics of handling a jet ski. Any resort Bentota is home to will easily arrange Jet Ski tours for you; or you can simply walk to the town or the beach and hook up with one of the water sports centres there.


Banana Boating

A fun experience for the whole family; balancing along on a banana boat is a lot of fun. Sunny skies and shimmering blue waters are all you need to enjoy a good day on fabulous Bentota Beach. Banana boat tours must be booked in packs of minimum 3 people or more.


Water Skiing

Water skiing is readily available in Bentota. You can ski around the confluence of Bentota River and sea. This sport too is readily provided by sports club and beach resorts in the area. Choose from one round to as many as eleven rounds. Instructors are readily available to guide enthusiastic first time skiers while special beginner courses may prove to be quite cost effective and beneficial in the long run.


Speed Boating

Speed boating is another adrenaline pumping water sport available in Bentota. You can steer the boat yourself or hop aboard for the exhilarating ride. Speed boats are provided by the aquatic clubs and beach hotels while river safaris as offered by AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa, for example, are fabulous experiences for nature lovers to discover mangrove forests, indigenous wildlife and historical little shrines on stony islets along the river. You can visit cinnamon plantations and even a crocodile farm for adventures that are beyond the initial concept of mere water sports.


Mono Skiing

If you like water skiing, mono skiing deserves a good shot. Get hooked up with a good training school and try your hand at this very exhilarating water sport. Mono skiing is well established in Bentota as such there are plenty of good instructors ready to make professional skiers out of all eager novices.


Wind Surfing

Let the wind fill your sails and whizz you across the Indian Ocean. Windsurfing is available as beginner courses and can be caught on quite fast. Glide over the shimmering water and enjoy the ride as the wind whips your hair and the sail twists and turns with the wind.


Snorkelling and Diving

The warm Indian Ocean is quite conducive to the thriving marine life. And a snorkelling or diving tour is highly recommended in order to enjoy the wonders below the waves. Equipment can be hired from your Bentota hotel or nearest sports club while dive tours and beginner courses are ideal for first timers to get acquainted with the sport and discover the treasures of the ocean.