Day Trips, Tours and Excursions from Nisala Arana Boutique Hotel, Bentota

Nisala Arana, a luxury boutique hotel set amidst lush greenery and spacious tropical gardens, only minutes from the beach. The Doctor's House, Coconut & Mango Villas offer six beautifully appointed colonial style bedroom suites. The freshwater pool, yoga inspiring gardens and open pavilion where delicious cuisine is accompanied by fine wines, make this hotel one of the finest discoveries in Sri Lanka.

Nisala Arana is set on four and a half acres of beautiful tropical gardens five minutes from the wide sandy beaches of Bentota. The former home of the famous village Ayurveda Doctor, the property has now been styled as a charming and exclusive Boutique Hotel.

The property, dappled with fruit and medicinal trees, palms and orchids is a sanctuary for native and migratory tropical birdlife. Expansive views of the property are offered from all three villas and overlook the raised colonnaded pavilion and freshwater swimming pool.

Enjoy a pot of Ceylon tea, an Iced Lime Juice or a snack in the Pavilion Cafe. Laze in the sun or under the shade of frangipani beside the pool. A library, hammocks, lawn games and badminton/volleyball court are a few more activities to be enjoyed within the property. Bicycles and our private Trishaw are also available for short trips and exploring the local area.


Located in Bentota on the South West coast of Sri Lanka, Nisala Arana lies on acres of coconut estate and Bawa designed gardens and is accessible by Vehicle, Train, Bus and Seaplane.


Spend theday exploring the narrow winding streets of the World Heritage site of Fort Galle. The most enjoyable way to experience the Fort is by walking. Entering the Fort a stroll takes one past the old Dutch Church, the Governor's house, the Spice warehouses, the Court Square, the Kacheri, the Lighthouse and then onto the seawall and ramparts. Climb to the highest bastions of the Fort for views across the town of Galle to St. Aloysius Cathedral, the Galle International Cricket groundand the Port. Galle Fort offers an appetizing selection of cafes & restaurants,exciting boutique shopping and galleries.

Udawalawe National Park lies on the boundary of the Uva Province. Created to provide a sanctuary for wild animals displaced by the construction of the Udawalawe Reservoir this national reserve covering an impressive 30,821 hectares is an important habitat for water birds and Elephants.

Five out of the seven species of sea turtle come ashore to nest in Sri Lanka. The best place to enjoy this is at the famous Kosgoda turtle sanctuary. Please inquire about evening baby turtle release times.Includes open-top Morris Minor & Driver