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Visit Bentota

Bentota is a well-known coastal resort town in the southwest of Sri Lanka, located 65 kilometers away from Colombo City. The name derives from a mythical story dating back to the era of kings, which relates to a devil named Bem who ruled this river (tota = river bank). Bentota offers a variety of tourist attractions, the most famous of which is Bentota Beach, also known as Ventura Beach. It is a long stretch of golden sand that resembles a remote beach island with lush vegetation and turquoise blue waters on either side. Visitors have access to top-notch facilities, including resort lodging, meditation and spa centers, and restaurants.  

Bentota has long been recognized as the water sports capital of Sri Lanka, offering a range of water sports such as speed boat and jet ski riding, windsurfing, boogie boarding, water skiing, and kite surfing. There are also leisurely rides available on a banana boat for families and kids. Furthermore, this coastal town is known for its production of toddy, an alcoholic beverage made from coconut nectar, as well as the healing Ayurvedic treatments it offers. Bentota is home to several popular tourist destinations, including Brief Garden, Bentota Beach, a few turtle hatcheries, and five native temples. Delux Holidays is here to make your holiday to Bentota exceptional! Contact Tour Operator to Sri Lanka – Delux Holidays to visit Bentota.

Interesting Travel Facts

The name Bentota is based on a mythological tale that relates to a demon by the name of “Bem” who ruled the tota, or river bank.

Bentota is a widely recognized tourist destination in Sri Lanka, for its toddy production, an alcoholic beverage created from coconut nectar. It also has a turtle hatchery, located on Induruwa Beach.

One of Sri Lanka’s most popular beaches – Bentota Beach, is known for its stunning beauty. Bentota beach is a calm beach with beautiful golden sandy beaches reaching out to the crystal-clear water, surrounded by tall coconut palm trees. People come here to enjoy themselves since it’s a quiet, comfortable location with peaceful surroundings. In addition to relaxing, Bentota beach offers many beachside activities for an adventure seeker, such as sailing, water skiing, windsurfing, kayaking, and deep-sea fishing.


Bentota is a coastal town situated in the Galle District of the Southern Province of Sri Lanka, and it lies approximately 65 kilometers (40 miles) south of Colombo and 56 kilometers (35 miles) north of Galle.

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