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Updated by Lucie Aurore on Apr 29, 2015
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Fun activities to do in Bentota - traveler’s paradise

Bentota is a tiny tropical lagoon that overlooks the Indian Ocean. Be it swimming, surfing, diving or simply chilling out – whatever you fancy, Bentota will host you with an impressive hospitality. With the increase of tourist influx recently in Sri Lanka, Bentota is teeming with quite a lot of fun activities.


Roam in the Brief Garden

Stretched across two hectares, the Brief Garden is easy to cover. Get to know its caretaker, he is important. He worked for Bevis Bawa, the original owner of the garden. If you ask the caretaker about Bawa, he will enlighten you about his old master with much respect. He will also show you around. If he takes time to explain, give him time. It is good to know your history while walking in this beach. This garden one time owned by Bawa is now a museum.


Deep dip in Swimming Pools

Bentota is not short of good swimming pools. In a city full of lakes and beaches, it is silly to find solace in a swimming pool. These natural swimming pools will give you much of what you simply miss in artificial pools. Brimming with fresh water, they will no doubt give you a family feeling. Nothing like a cool dip as you feel the waters running through your body. The beach is an ideal place to have a good tan. While children play with water, you can enjoy the sunshine tan.


Have a hearty workout in a fitness centre

Sweating, they say, boosts your immunity. It looks as if Bentota hotels follow that healthy tip. Almost every hotel in Bentota offers a fitness centre. These gyms are equipped with whatever fitness facility you desire. Burn those unwanted calories before going for a sumptuous dinner. You can rest assured of a healthy tomorrow then. If you just wonder about Things to do in Bentota, just take lodging somewhere like AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa and walk around.


Enjoy water sports

Calm, clear and tropical waters... What else does a water sport enthusiast look for? Simply speaking Bentota beaches are the ideal playground for water sports. The wide range of water sports will never make you bored. Be it water skiing, wake boarding and windsurfing, Bentota waters are just the apt place. If you get bore with the run of the mill water sport, get into a more adventurous sport like Jet Ski and para scooter.


To buy or not to buy

Haven't decided what to buy for your loved ones back in home country? Then do not get late much. A walk around the town will introduce you to some gift shops. Be careful though, as the vendors might try to force some keepsake on you to an extravagant price. Study the prices before you step into a gift shop. The gifts are worth buying as most of them are uniquely hand woven by local artisans.


Music and Events

If you do not have anything special schedule for evening, try to socialise a bit. The city has musical events during most evenings. These cultural evenings are a good gateway to know the country's culture and heritage.