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Top 5 Attractions in Bentota Sri Lanka – Unearthing the treasures of Bentota

Wild, wonderful and very relaxing, Bentota is one city in Sri Lanka that makes the perfect getaway for both locals as well as tourists. Exciting beaches and endless fun, there is lots you can do here


The beaches

The southern coast of Sri Lanka offers some of the finest beaches. Bentota is located in this region is no exception and has wild and roaring beaches that provide for plenty of adventure and fun. There are many attractions in Bentota, but nothing quite beats the beaches. To add to this Sri Lanka boasts excellent weather year-round that makes it all the more possible to enjoy Bentota's exquisite coastline. You can do whatever your heart desires; be it sunbathing, swimming or simply building sand castles with the family. After all, this beach is perfect for both lovers and families alike.


Bentota River

The Bentota River is yet another popular attraction in the city and is well known for the scenic appeal that it provides. One excellent way you can enjoy the beauty of this river and its surroundings is by indulging in a boat safari. This boat ride commences at the latter part of the river, passes through the Bentota Bridge and continues inward for a good whole hour.


Water Sports

Experiencing the water sports in Bentota is yet another major fad in this city. Especially if you have a thing for the adrenaline rush you will love all the fun you can have whisking across the ocean. Jet Skiing is perhaps the most thrilling of them all but that's probably because it is faster compared to the other available options. Other interesting water sports include the Banana boat, the doughnut and the mattress; all of which involves being towed around the water on an inflatable object via speedboat. All the bouncing and the falling that come with such activities make it plenty of fun.


Turtle Farms

The city of Bentota is dedicated in the conservation and preservation of natures many gifts to this place. In this light a lot of effort has been put to the conservation of turtles and the turtle hatcheries found in the neighbouring towns is proof of the fact. Offering a chance for one on one interaction with turtles, here you can see, touch and even carry the smallest turtles to the largest turtles.


The Resorts

When visiting Bentota it is important that one experiences the hospitality culture in this part of southern Sri Lanka. Resorts are big here and you get everything from the luxury hotels in Sri Lanka to other smaller and budget-friendly options. If you are looking for the added benefit of privacy, places such as Saman Villas is an option worth considering. The resort culture in Bentota is akin to all the wonders it beholds. Whether it's the facilities or the ambience, resorts in Bentota offers one of the finest experiences to holidaymakers in the country.