Day Trips, Tours and Excursions from Avani Bentota Resort and Spa, Bentota

Feel the golden sand between your toes and the warm sun on your skin, breathe in the fresh sea air and feel yourself come alive again in paradise. Welcome to the AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa, designed by world-renowned architect Geoffrey Bawa, who took inspiration from an 18th Century Dutch village to create a romantic home-away-from-home with a spectacular beach-side setting.

Make plans over a generous breakfast of all your favourites. Explore the wild mangroves on a boat safari and spot kingfishers and crocodiles, or visit the world-famous turtle hatchery and meet the day-old baby turtles. Maybe a lazy morning, indulge yourself with a skin-soothing massage at the spa, before getting to work on your new favourite hobby, zipping through the crystal-clear sea on a jet-ski built for two.

Location

Designed by Geoffrey Bawa, Avani Bentota Resort & Spa is located along the South Western coast of Sri Lanka in the beautiful resort town of Bentota. Famous for its serene golden beaches, Bentota is located approximately 64km away from Colombo while the drive from the Bandaranaike International Airport takes only about 15 minutes along the new Expressway. You can also enjoy a picturesque drive along the Colombo – Galle main coastal road while trains and bus services are available to the south on a regular basis.

Excursions

While holidaying at Bentota, guests can enjoy a number of excursions while the closest and convenient options are boat rides through the extensive mangroves of the Madu River and a visit to some of the nearby turtle hatcheries. For a more cultural experience, travellers can visit the Ambalangoda Mask Village and the magnificent Dutch Fort in Galle. The beach experience and water sports are readily available in and around Bentota while there are experienced trainers to assist you when required.