For those of you looking for that ideal beach spot to unwind and soak in some fresh sunshine and sand, all you have to do is head to Bentota. On the southwest region of Sri Lanka, Bentota is a resort island that gradually opens into a sandy stretch of beach known as the Paradise Island. The place is known for its lagoon, dive sites that offer the best views of coral reefs, century old Buddhist temples, gardens and long stretches of coconut trees. This is the place you loosen up, lay back and let laziness take over you. This is also the place for some water sports.
Attractions: Ventura beach, Lunuganga Garden, Kande Viharaya Temple, Diyakawa Water Sports Center, Brief Garden, and Barberyn Island.
Activities: Birds spotting, hiking, beach hopping, diving, cycling, parasailing, snorkeling, surfing, whale spotting, dolphin spotting and more
Shopping: LUV SL, Gemtrust, Themira Stores, Sunflower Arts and Crafts, Samadhi Souvneir Store, Bentota Bazaar, The Gift Bentota
Food: Malli’s Seafood Restaurant, Golden Grill Restaurant, Amal Restaurant, Randholee, Trax Garden Restaurant, Hotel Wunderbar, Ocean View Restaurant, and Aida Seafood Restaurant and Bar
Nightlife: Amal Shisha Bar, The Loft, Pier88 River Bar, The Kingsbury, In…on the Green, The Golden Grill Restaurant